Archive - Feb 17, 2011 - News Article
The words of poets past and present filled the room last Friday evening at Inyo Council for the Arts, as eight anxious yet excited students from local high schools recited the poems they had chosen for the county finals of the Poetry Out Loud program.
The first-place winner, Tyler Holt, a senior at Big Pine High School, impressed the audience with his recitation of Lord Alfred Tennysonâ€™s â€śThe Charge of the Light Brigade,â€ť and his second poem, â€śWays of Talking,â€ť by the contemporary Chinese poet, Ha Jin.
A grim discovery in a remote region of southeastern Inyo County has authorities searching for answers.
Sheriffâ€™s investigators are attempting to piece together clues that may lead to a positive ID and possibly even cause of death for a body found late last week near Pahrump, Nev.
An individual recreating in the desert last Friday located what are said to be skeletal remains in a remote area west of Pahrump.
According to Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Public Information Officer Carma Roper, â€śthe remains were fairly deteriorated, so they could have been out there for months.â€ť
Three high-profile criminal cases will be returning to Inyo County Superior Court today. Murder suspects Louis LePlat and Edward Keller, Jr. along with self-confessed arsonist John Christiana will appear before a judge today in Independence.
Christiana was scheduled to appear for sentencing Tuesday, Feb. 8 but, according to the Court Clerkâ€™s Office, his date was pushed back due to a long calendar that day. The office also said he is acting as his own counsel, or pro per.