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March 5th, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Selling city property to courts a bad idea

March 5, 2014

(Following is a letter the author intends to present to the Bishop City Council later this month. –Ed.)

Attention: Bishop City Council Members
Subject: New Courthouse Proposal
I am somewhat dismayed and seriously concerned that you are considering approval of this proposal. I sincerely hope that it proves to be a consideration only and not an approval.
Following are my reasons of concern. I hope you take the time to read all of them. I would certainly welcome the opportunity to discuss them further with any of you.

Driver killed, passenger hurt in Mono rollover

March 5, 2014

Local law enforcement is investigating a fatal, single-car collision Wednesday morning that claimed the life of an as-yet unnamed, 51-year-old Fallon, Nev. resident and left a 21-year-old Lancaster woman with moderate injuries.
Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash.
The CHP is withholding the names of the two vehicle occupants, pending notification of the next of kin of the deceased.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision took place on Lundy Lake Road at U.S. Highway 395 just before 5:30 a.m. The CHP was notified of the crash about 5:36 a.m.

Significant Details: Reading between the want ads

March 5, 2014

There was a “secret language” in use for decades before Twitter and texting turned millions of people into linguistic twits who think they are being cute because they use “words” only the cool kids understand. Hate to break it to you cool kids, but today, even Grandma knows how to LOL.

March 4th

Harold Francis Kopp

March 4, 2014

Harold Francis Kopp
1926-2014

On Feb. 19, 2014, Harold Francis Kopp, age 87, longtime resident of Inyo and Mono counties, passed away peacefully at his home in Bishop. He was born Dec. 30, 1926 to Hillard Daniel Kopp and Anna Christine Scott, in Venice Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Clara; and brothers, Hillard Daniel Jr. and Gerald Loyal Kopp.

Helen Julia Barlow Talbot

March 4, 2014

Helen Julia Barlow Talbot
1916-2014

Helen Julia Barlow Talbot was born Aug. 20, 1916 in Bishop, the oldest of four children of Arthur and Edith Barlow. Her grandfather was one of the early settlers in the Owens Valley and Barlow Lane was named after the family. She passed away peacefully on Feb. 21, 2014.

Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt

March 4, 2014

Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt
1930-2014

Born June 16, 1930 in Davidson County, N.C, Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt passed away Feb. 15, 2014.
Margaret graduated from Ashebore High School and served in the U.S. Navy from June 1951 through June 1953. She married Robert Lee Prewitt May 5, 1957.
After settling in Lone Pine, she worked as a nurse at the local hospital until she retired in 1972. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Richard Orrill

March 4, 2014

Richard Orrill
1924-2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Richard Orrill at the age of 89. Richard passed away Feb. 24, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.

Harold Carmical Jr.

March 4, 2014

Harold Carmical Jr.
1948-2014

Harold Carmical Jr., age 66, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. He was a native of Harlan, Ky. but lived in Rutherford County, Tenn. the last few years.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Carmical Sr. and Rosalie Carmical; and brother, Roger Carmical.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Carmical; daughter, Michelle (Bill) Cravens of Murfreesboro; brother, Damon Carmical of Corbin, Ky. and Robert Carmical of Virginia; sister, Kathy Dutta of Frankfort, Ky. and Jamie Carmical of Frankfort, Ky.; and grandson, Tyler Vandagriff Cravens.

March 3rd

Manzanar Committee denounces county plan

March 3, 2014

With the Inyo County Board of Supervisors scheduled to make a final ruling on the controversial proposed Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment at its Tuesday, March 18 meeting, a number of community members and organizations are publicly opposing the amendment.

CalFire: burn while you can

March 3, 2014

Recent storms that washed through the Owens Valley provided as much as a half inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain on the Owens Valley floor and 36-48 inches of snow in the Mammoth area.
That was enough moisture for state fire officials to lift a burn suspension that has been in place since the beginning of the year.
CalFire Public Information Officer Elizabeth Brown said Monday the burn suspension was lifted in both Inyo and San Bernardino counties as of 6 a.m. Monday morning. The burn suspension in Mono County was lifted in January.

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