June 23rd, 2014
Residents and visitors are invited to head over to the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds this weekend to help with the final fundraising push for a new Inyo County Animal Shelter.
Just last week, Inyo County released a request for bids for the new shelter in Big Pine. Thus far, there have been three responses, ranging from $700,000 to $767,000 for the construction of the project, which will also require about $100,000 worth of site grading work.
To date, ICARE has raised between $750,000 and $770,000 for the new shelter.
Lone Pine lost a dear friend this past weekend, but his legacy will live on through the Beverly and Jim Rogers Lone Pine Film History Museum.
Jim Rogers, a business owner and philanthropist who helped Lone Pineâs dream of building a film history museum come true eight years ago, died Saturday evening at his Las Vegas homeÂ following a lengthy battle with cancer.
According to Bob Sigman, executive director of the museum, Rogers was a lifelong fan of classic Westerns and many of those films were shot in and around Lone Pine.
The Chalfant House on Academy Avenue is seeing a bustle of activity lately, reminiscent of times past. Its rooms and kitchen are once again filled with a multitude of strangers, friends and stories.
While this is nothing new for this property, the person who brought them here is.
Authors John and Barbara Marnell will be making a presentation and signing copies of their book âGood Samaritans of Death Valley: Lou Westcott Beck and Rufus,â at the Eastern California Museum in Independence today, Saturday, June 21.
The slide show and presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. In addition, the authors will be at the museum to sign copies of their book from 1-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Half of the hurdles in the final resolution of the Blackrock 94 dispute have been cleared; the final once will be dealt with at Tuesdayâs Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power approved the resolution Tuesday, June 17; the California Environmental Quality Act documents have been prepared and attached to the existing Environmental Impact Report. The dispute resolution will be on the supervisorsâ meeting agenda this coming Tuesday.
One of the largest search and rescue operations in Inyo County history came to an end this week with the discovery of hiker John Likelyâs body.
The discovery â made early Thursday evening during the last planned reconnaissance flight of the day â brought a sad conclusion to a massive, five-day search involving almost 100 experts and professionals from across California.
It was obviously not the conclusion hoped for by either Likelyâs family or the searchers themselves, who refused to consider their mission a recovery rather than a rescue operation.
Summer is official on June 21, but if you asked the high country lakes it got here a week or two ago. Over the past week I have been hiking high passes and Piute and Bishop pass lakes are all ice-free, at last. The fish in these high country lakes are hungry and offering up some real consistent fishing.
Domingo âMingoâ Sanchez Parra
Domingo âMingoâ Sanchez Parra passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Mingo was the fourth of 10 children born to Pedro and Maria Parra on April 19, 1940 in Deming, N.M. While growing up in New Mexico, at the age of 15 he met the love of his life Cecilia Granadino. The two were married on Feb. 24, 1962. The couple had four sons while still living in New Mexico.
Stephen Dennis Rinehart
Stephen Dennis Rinehart of Bishop went home to his heavenly Father on May 20, 2014. Steve came into this world on Aug. 12, 1950, a miracle son born to Larry and Florence (Brock) Rinehart in San Diego.
Steve was a survivor. Born three months premature he wasnât expected to live, but with prayers offered up by his Dad and Mom, he amazed all the doctors and nurses at the military hospital where he was born.
Margaret Gale Lowden Young Hurd
Margaret died June 13, 2014 at the Bishop Care Center following a long illness. She was born to Mildred and Spencer Lowden on June 14, 1931 in Redding, a fourth generation Californian. She and her family moved to Bishop in 1934, where she attended Bishop Elementary and graduated from Bishop Union High School. She also graduated from Reno Business College. She worked for Southern California Edison, Union Carbide and Continental Telephone Company. She married Daniel Young in 1953. She married Whistler (Clarence) Hurd in1972.