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October 23rd, 2014

Norma Inez Forsyth

October 23, 2014

Norma Inez Forsyth

Norma Inez Forsyth, age 94, was born in Nebraska and passed away on Sept. 29, 2014 in Lone Pine. Norma raised her family working as a waitress for more than 30 years in the Southern California area before marrying Russell Forsyth and retiring to Big Pine where they lived for more than 40 years. During their retirement years she and her husband traveled throughout the United States, fishing and golfing through nearly every state (having only missed two of the 50) and enjoying being in the outdoors.

Marie June Chalmers

October 23, 2014

Marie June Chalmers

Marie June Chalmers, 84, born in Sacramento on June 20, 1930, passed away Oct. 10, 2014 in Bishop.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 2009.
She leaves behind her loving daughters, Debra, Janice, Christine and Linda; grandchildren, Bryan, Sarah and Roman.
She moved to June Lake in 1970 before migrating to Bishop in 1997 with husband Al to escape the snowy winters of June Lake. Marie served in the Lady Bills and enjoyed playing bingo at the Elks Lodge with friends. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

VIDEO: Rivers v. Manning: Who wins Thursday night

October 23, 2014

On Pro Football Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Don Banks, Super Bowl champion Amani Toomer, and Sports Illustrated senior writer Andrew Perloff discuss their predictions for Thursday night's matchup of the Chargers and Broncos.

October 22nd

Toiyabe awarded more wellness money

October 22, 2014

Toiyabe Indian Health Project has received its second Center for Disease Control grant this month.
“We are the only organization in the United States to accomplish this. It’s like winning the Lottery twice,” said Toiyabe grant writer Su Yates.
Last week, Toiyabe announced that it was awarded $1.5 million from the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, grant.

Community leaders take home ideas from SBC conference

October 22, 2014

Community leaders from throughout the region are buzzing about the Sierra Business Council’s Peak Innovation Conference, where they listened to expert speakers and brainstormed ideas on how to improve every aspect of life in local communities.
Held Oct. 8-11, the conference featured nationally acclaimed writer Terry Tempest Williams and clean energy economy leader Van Jones as keynote speakers.

New SAR base dedicated to longtime coordinator

October 22, 2014

Inyo County Search and Rescue has a new base of operations for missions in Southern Inyo – a converted storage facility now bearing the name of one of the Sheriff’s Office’s most dedicated members.
On Saturday, Oct. 18, the South County Search and Rescue Command Center, located at the Lone Pine Airport, was officially unveiled and dedicated to soon-to-be-retired Undersheriff and longtime SAR Commander Keith Hardcastle.
Hardcastle began his career in 1985 as an Inyo County sheriff’s deputy; he has been a SAR Coordinator since 1994.

October 21st

Blue Ribbon Week ends Saturday

October 21, 2014

Residents are encouraged to wear blue ribbons this week to help spread awareness of the dangers of asthma and to show support for those who suffer from the respiratory condition.
"Sometimes we don't think that asthma can be life threatening, but it is," said Bishop resident Debbie Schumacher, whose son, Christopher John Schumacher, died on Oct. 19, 1996 as the result of a severe asthma attack. He was 14, just shy of his 15th birthday. "Christopher was very athletic and won many gold medals in the Junior Olympics."

Drucilla Mae Jeffery

October 21, 2014

Drucilla Mae Jeffery

Born April 27, 1919 in Maricopa, Drucilla Mae Jeffery died Oct. 14, 2014 surrounded by her beloved family.
Dru moved to Bishop in 1958 with her family.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bus; her son, Bill; and her grandson, Darren.

October 20th

Traffic stop leads to drug, counterfeit charges

October 20, 2014

A couple who had recently relocated to Big Pine from Southern California were arrested Saturday, Oct. 11 after they were allegedly found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle, stolen personal information, methamphetamine, counterfeit money and burglary tools.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Gabriel Michael Anderson, 29, of Corona, and Alisa L. Erl, 27, of Perris, were taken into custody shortly after 9 p.m. last Saturday after they were pulled over for a seat belt violation on Crocker Street in Big Pine.

Wildlife rehab center to hold fundraiser

October 20, 2014

Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care is in need of public support so that it can continue helping wildlife victims, which suffer primarily from injuries caused by humans.
To that end, ESWC founder and director Cindy Kamler is inviting the community to sponsor, support and attend ESWC’s Ninth Annual Wild Spirits Fundraiser. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 26 at Mountain Light Gallery, located at 106 S. Main St. in Bishop.

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