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February 25th, 2014

Dennis Ray Wiley

February 25, 2014

Dennis Ray Wiley
1953-2014

Dennis Ray Wiley was gracefully drafted up to pitch with the Heavenly Angels on Feb. 16, 2014, at home with family by his side after a short battle with esophageal cancer. He was 60 years of age.
A celebration of Dennis’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Calvary Chapel, 210 E. Springer in Ridgecrest. Pastor Billy Phipps from RCA will officiate and reception to follow. Softball attire/casual wear is highly encouraged as this is what Dennis would want.

Marie Louise Taylor

February 25, 2014

Marie Louise Taylor
1946-2014

Marie Louise (Swenson) Taylor passed in her sleep on Feb. 16, 2014 at her home in Round Valley.
Marie was born in Stockholm, Sweden and moved to the United States with her adopted parents, Mary and Bruno Swenson, at the age of 4. They entered through Ellis Island, N.Y. and made their residence in the East Bay Area of California.
Marie began her education in the public schools of San Leandro, Calif. When she entered school she did not speak English.

Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt

February 25, 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.

James W.H. Charlton

February 25, 2014

James W.H. Charlton
1916-2014

James W.H. Charlton, also known as “Bill,” was born Feb. 29, 1916 in Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada. In 1922, his family was flooded out and moved to Riverside. Bill spent his school years, kindergarten through Riverside Junior College, in Riverside. From 1936 to 1938 Bill went to U.C. Berkeley and received his Bachelor’s degree in Forestry. He went to work for the U.S. Forest Service on the Cleveland National Forrest.

Lynelle Jo Romero

February 25, 2014

Lynelle Jo Romero
1950-2014

Born April 26, 1950 in Coalinga, Lynelle Jo Romero, 63, passed away Feb. 14, 2014 at Riverside Community Hospital.
Lynelle was preceded in death by her father, Virgil Oyster.
Lynelle was a teacher who had taught in numerous places in her 38 years of teaching at Utah, Big Pine, Owens Valley High School and Lone Pine High School. She loved spending time with her sons and grandchildren. She loved to read books and travel with her mother and sons. She had a heart of gold and will be truly missed by all.

Ruth Marie Barney

February 25, 2014

Ruth Marie Barney
1923-2014

February 24th

Inyo IDs areas for solar, wind development

February 24, 2014

County planners will meet Wednesday to discuss the future of solar development in Inyo County and exactly where any new, large-scale solar or wind farms should be located if more developers set their sights on Inyo County.
In the wake of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power proposing a widely unpopular 1,200-acre solar ranch east of U.S. Highway 395 across from Manzanar, the Inyo Planning Department is moving forward with a General Plan amendment that will identify areas of the county that local leaders feel are appropriate for renewable energy development.

Year of the woman?

February 24, 2014

While the national news media has been promoting the 2014 election as “The Year of the Woman” in politics, it doesn’t appear to be the case in Inyo County.
When it comes to the Board of Supervisors, the county’s top political decision-making body, as of yesterday not a single woman has filed for the available seats in either District 1 or District 3, according to the County Clerk-Recorder’s Office.

Council OKs new water and sewer fee structure

February 24, 2014

Effective July 1, City of Bishop property owners and other ratepayers will see a new water and sewer rate fee schedule that officials believe is simplified and more equitable.
Despite a few protests, the City Council adopted the 2014-19 fee schedule earlier this month, which includes increases in some places and decreases in others. Overall, according to the council, the new structure is the fairest way to charge system users in the absence of meters.
The fee schedule was based on the 2013 Water and Sewer Rate Study initiated last spring.

February 21st

Days of remembrance

February 21, 2014

There are days in American history that are not simply remembered; they are engraved in the thoughts of those who lived through them. We recall where we were and what we were doing on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 – a day now referenced with the code phrase “9/11.” Baby boomers vividly remember obscure details of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

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