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June 11th, 2014

Ranchers caught between a rock and a hard place

June 11, 2014

A chapter in the Owens Valley water story became crystal clear during cattleman Mark Lacey’s presentation at the Metabolic Studio’s IOU Garden in Lone Pine Monday evening.
The 1991 Long Term Water Agreement between Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power appeared to provide a steady flow of irrigation and stock water for the valley’s ranchers. Those ranchers are now caught between a long history of consistency in both LADWP lease agreements and water supply and the added pressure of water diversions for restoration of Mono and Owens lakes and consecutive drought years.

June 10th

Theo Weyer

June 10, 2014

Theo Weyer
1937-2014

Amanda Nora ‘Mandy’ Rumble

June 10, 2014

Amanda Nora ‘Mandy’ Rumble
1969-2014

Olathe, Colo. resident, Mandy Rumble passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at her home in Olathe. She was 44 years old.
Memorial services will be held Friday, June 6 at the Delta High School with the Rev. Brian Workman officiating.
Amanda Nora “Mandy” Doloughan was born to William John and Claire M. (Garrett) Doloughan in Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa.

Patricia ‘Patty’ McCartney Peace

June 10, 2014

Patricia ‘Patty’ McCartney Peace
1960-2014

Patty was born Oct. 17, 1960 in Las Vegas, Nev. and passed away May 30, 2014 at her home in Bishop at the age of 53.

Arden D. Houser Jr.

June 10, 2014

Arden D. Houser Jr.
1931-2014

D’backs end season with a big win

June 10, 2014

Saturday was the Diamondback’s day. The Bishop Little League Majors team took a 12-2 win over the Astros in the final game of the regular season and Cal Omohondro ended his Major’s career with his 14th home run of the season.
The Astros put up a better fight than the score reflected; batters were making contact and getting on base but just couldn’t string enough hits together to cross home plate.

Family fun at Saturday’s Indy Fishing Derby

June 10, 2014

This Saturday is a 15-year- old, time-honored tradition for families in the Eastern Sierra and beyond: the Independence Fishing Derby traditionally held on Father’s Day Eve.
With the Derby falling on Flag Day, June 14, participants sporting the flag will get a special prize to commemorate the day.

June 9th

County wants exemption from groundwater bill

June 9, 2014

With California enduring its third consecutive drought year, two water-related bills that may impact the Owens Valley are being pushed through the state legislative process.
According to Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington the Water Bond legislation will likely bring money to the area to the area for regional water management planning, water system funding and watershed restoration projects. However, the more controversial, and more “complicated” measure, Harrington said, is the statewide Groundwater Management legislation.

Veterans helping veterans

June 9, 2014

Who better to help another person with their problems than one who has the same or similar problems?
Two local veterans, Steven Canter and Dan Stone, both of whom suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, have stepped up to provide that help in the Bishop area.
The two decided to start a local group for veterans suffering from PTSD offering them a place to turn, in a group setting, to discuss their problems stemming from the disorder.

Because the show must go on …

June 9, 2014

Not even the arts are immune from America’s economic downturn, which has hit many local businesses and individuals.
Last week, Playhouse wrapped up a successful 50/50 raffle at Bishop Mule Days, and is kicking off its annual membership drive this week to ensure that the show can indeed go on.
According to Playhouse Treasurer Stan Conger, the all-volunteer community theater group struggled through the recession only to find that after three good, but financially disappointing events in a row, the group is extremely low on operating capital.

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