Archive - Oct 18, 2013 - News Article
Sixteen days and more than $24 billion in lost revenue and wages later, the U.S. government shutdown has ended with approval of a national spending plan that will be in place from now through Jan. 15.
Federal officials have also agreed to raise the nationâ€™s debt limit through Feb. 7 to avoid defaulting on debt.
The end of the shutdown means workers deemed â€śnon-essentialâ€ť who were furloughed Oct. 1 have been allowed to return to work and the â€śnon-essentialâ€ť federal services that were shut down will resume.
Locally, the national parks are once again open to residents and travelers.
Longtime Bishop resident Kathryn Henderson passed away last week just after her 80th birthday, leaving behind the lifetime legacies of a loving family and a strong commitment to community and public service.
Henderson died on Oct. 13, 2013 at Renown Medical Center in Reno surrounded by family, according to daughter-in-law Cindy Henderson. In her obituary, son Don Henderson wrote, â€śShe was a born-again Christian who loved her family and savior, Jesus Christ.â€ť
Local law enforcement has opened an investigation into the theft of medical records from Northern Inyo Hospital in a case that has shaken community members and NIH itself.
This past summer, hospital officials noticed that an employee in the records department had illegally obtained and was in possession of a patientâ€™s medical file. Hospital Administrator John Halfen said Thursday that the employee, Cherie LaBraque, was fired within hours of the discovery, but the ramifications of the theft are far-reaching.
One hundred sure-footed, long-eared equines are hitched up and lined up along Aberdeen Station Road â€“ across the highway from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Aqueduct Intake â€“ in anticipation of a 240-mile journey to Southern California.
LADWP and City of L.A. officials were on hand for a plaque ceremony that memorializes the opening of the Intake and the L.A. Aqueduct in February, 1913.