June 17th, 2014
Leonard L. Rosga
Born June 14, 1928 in Elmhurst, Ill. 24-year Bishop resident Leonard L. Rosga passed away June 5, 2014 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. He was 85.
Leonard was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a helper at Sunday School. He was a 20-year faithful volunteer at Salvation Army in Bishop. He was also in the Illinois National Guard during World War II. He loved being outdoors, fishing and hiking, and spending time with his family.
Leonard will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Local residents will be heading to market in Bishop with fresh, local, organic goods this week.
The Eastern Sierra Certified Farmersâ Market in Bishop kicks off at 9 a.m. this Saturday on Church Street behind Bishop City Hall between Warren and Fowler streets.
The Mammoth Lakes Farmersâ Market will kick off Independence Day weekend, and is being held in honor of past Mammoth Mayor Skip Harvey. âSkipâs Outdoor Marketâ will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, JulyÂ 2 at the Mammoth Luxury Outlet Mall.
The ESCFM is home to a number of local growers, each with their own unique niche.
High school students graduating in Inyo County earlier this month left their respective schools with not only the knowledge gained over the previous four years, but also close to $400,000 in financial aid.
More than $380,900 in scholarship money was awarded to high school seniors from Bishop to Lone Pine in what parents, administrators and school staff are calling an amazing display of generosity and support by the local community.
James David Boling
James (Jimmy) David Boling died at his home in Big Pine on May 27, 2014. Jimmy, who was also known by many as âBones,â was born on Oct. 22, 1950 in Pomona to James Harvey and Mary Katherine Boling. Jimmy, his older sister and three younger siblings moved to Aberdeen Resort with his mother and stepfather, Warren, and Mary Katherine Mann in 1963. Jimmy attended school in both Big Pine and Independence, graduating from Owens Valley High School in 1969. Jimmy lived most of his life in the Owens Valley and worked for the County of Inyo for a total of 18 years.
The final night of the California High School Rodeo Association Finals was a good one for local barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten.
The sophomore at Bishop High School came in with a strong second place finish after two gos, qualifying for the short go at the Tri-County Fairgroundsâ Mike Boothe Arena. There was a strong local contingent in the stands cheering her on as she entered the stadium for the final run.
A search is currently underway for a missing hiker last seen returning from a summit of Mt. Whitney on Saturday.
The Inyo County Sheriffâs Office was notified Sunday afternoon that 60-year-old John Likely from Dumont, N.J. had been separated from his hiking group and hadnât been seen since Saturday.
Itâs time to wrap up my list of fishing waters I want to explore during this season.
Making memories with fishing partners is a big part of fishing. Most of the time we fish in solitude, to be shared on the walk back to the vehicle or on the ride home.
Saddle Bag Creek reminds me of the small creeks in Southern California where I learned to fly fish.
Local leaders will meet at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to discuss service redesign for the Inyo County Library System and the Museum Services Department.
Among proposals on the table are options to combine the Library and Museum Services Director positions for a cost savings of $147,000, and a separate proposal to increase the Library budget by $167,000.
The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to discuss five separate proposals on Tuesday. However, it is not scheduled to make a decision on any of them.
Bishopâs City Council is expected to select a new administrative officer by the end of the month.
Concluding a final interview with one of the top two candidates for the position earlier this week, the council has directed background checks be conducted on both individuals.
According to current City Administrator Keith Caldwell, who is resigning in September to relocate back to Georgia, the background checks could take several weeks.
âHopefully the process will be complete by the end of June,â he said in an email sent out Monday after the councilâs closed session interview.
An unprecedented move by one of the auto industryâs fringe players this week could have trickle-down benefits for the Eastern Sierra.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced in a blog post Thursday that his company would be abandoning its patents in order to share the technology with competing manufacturers such as Audi, Toyota, Ford and General Motors.