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Missing Whitney hiker found dead

December 2, 2010

A search for a missing hiker in the Eastern Sierra wilderness came to a grim end this week with the discovery of the Portland, Ore. resident’s body.
Inyo County Search and Rescue recovered the body of 37-year-old Christian Meining Wednesday afternoon near the Mt. Whitney Trail, nearly 24 hours after he was first reported missing.
According to Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Carma Roper, search crews were dispatched Monday morning when Meining failed to hike out of the Whitney Portal area Friday morning as scheduled.

Lone Pine tradition honors unsung heroes

December 2, 2010

Lone Pine residents will be honoring volunteer firefighters this holiday season with a Christmas parade dedicated to local men and women who volunteer to leap from bed, dash from the dinner table or leave their day jobs at the drop of a hat to help anyone in need.
The Lone Pine Christmas Parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 and will feature firefighters from virtually every volunteer fire department in the county, dozens of entries from local citizens and Lone Pine Fire Chief LeRoy Kritz as grand marshal.

Disaster drill puts Southern Inyo first-responders to test

December 2, 2010

“A terrorist bomb has torn apart a water filtration facility in Southern Inyo, injuring approximately 15 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees. Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel from Lone Pine and Olancha responded quickly, triaging and transporting every victim from the scene and to medical facilities in Lone Pine in less than 45 minutes.”

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