Archive - Jul 30, 2013 - News Article
He had one of the most recognizable voices in the Eastern Sierra â€“ a voice he used for more than two decades to greet listeners each morning with their favorite songs, humorous anecdotes, congratulations on milestones and achievements, event announcements and summaries of the important news of the day.
Chances are better than good that if you lived, worked or grew up in the Owens Valley during the 1980s or â€™90s, at some point â€“ if not on a regular basis â€“ you started your day with John Young.
Sow it, grow it and show it at this yearâ€™s Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Sept. 1.
The Tri-County Fair Board and staff at the fairgrounds have released the 2013 Exhibitorâ€™s Guidebook, available at the Fair office and online at www.tricountyfair.com, and have announced the flavors for this yearâ€™s contests and the line-up of entertainers for the annual Labor Day weekend event.
Despite wind, rain and floods that hampered initial response efforts, law enforcement officials were able to apprehend a man suspected of committing a violent robbery Sunday night in Pearsonville.
According to the Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Johnny Pulido-Gonzalez, 24, of Los Angeles, was arrested Tuesday, July 23 in the Kennedy Meadows area for an alleged car-jacking and attempted murder. He later confessed to Sunday nightâ€™s robbery during which he stabbed a convenience store clerk.
The Aspen Fire, located within the Sierra National Forest in Fresno County about seven miles North of Big Creek continues to grow. As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, the fire had grown from 11,101 to 14,147 acres. It is currently 25 percent contained.
The fire is currently burning off Stump Springs Road, North of Aspen Springs. The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team is in command of the Aspen Fire.