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July 19th, 2013

Wye Road Project could soon go out to bid

July 19, 2013

The City of Bishop’s Wye Road Intersection Improvement project will be nearer its final phase once the City Council approves the announcement of construction bids, thus helping to secure increased future traffic safety at the Wye Road/U.S. 6 intersection.
According to Public Works Director David Grah, consideration of opening the bids will be on the Monday, July 22 Council agenda. If approved, open bidding for the $600,000 construction job would advertised the following day. Bid deadline is Thursday, Aug. 22.

July 17th

Harold Wesley Wells

July 17, 2013

Harold Wesley Wells
1922-2013

Edward L. Bouska

July 17, 2013

Edward L. Bouska
1943-2013

Forty-five year Mammoth Lakes resident, Edward Bouska, passed away at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage on June 21, 2013 of pancreatic cancer.

Bills for contested ‘fire fee’ hitting mailboxes statewide

July 17, 2013

A second round of controversial statewide fire fee bills are being sent out, and local property owners residing outside of local fire districts can expect to get their bills soon.
The new bills are set to go out beginning the week of July 15. The bills went out to home owners of record on July 1, for homes in state fire responsibility areas (any area outside of a municipal fire district) where CalFire is responsible for fire suppression.

Welcome home, Gia Joy, Mike and Heather

July 17, 2013

On July 6, Gia Joy, Heather and Mike Gehringer were met by a crowd of well-wishers upon their return home to Bishop after a seven-month stay at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where the toddler successfully completed treatment for cancer.
About 30-40 friends and family, carrying homemade signs and balloons, had waited nearly an hour on the street outside the Gehringers’ home, unsure of the family’s exact arrival time.
“The love was definitely apparent,” Gia’s maternal grandfather Howard Lehwald said.

July 16th

William Bevet Rowan

July 16, 2013

William Bevet Rowan
1932-2013

William Bevet Rowan, born Sept. 18, 1932 in Lone Pine, died June 21, 2013 at his home in Bishop with family by his side from a two-and-a-half year battle with lung cancer.
Bill was the second of two children born to Bevet Malcolm Lane Rowan and Alta Nevada Goode Rowan. At age three his father died in an auto accident. When he was 6, his mother married Walter Turner. Except for a couple of years in Bishop and Lee Vining, Alta and Walt raised Bill and his sister Margaret in Independence through their school years.

William David Chandler

July 16, 2013

William David Chandler
1922-2013

William David Chandler, 91, passed away July 2, 2013 in Visalia.
William was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946. He was also the first UPS driver in Bishop from 1961 through 1975 when he retired at the age of 53 and went fishing.
There will be no services.

Promo video hoped to reel in new biz

July 16, 2013

Initial plans have been solidified for the City of Bishop’s first promotional branding-concept video.
Details were hammered out at a July 9 planning meeting, where City Administrator Keith Caldwell facilitated discussions between citizens and film professionals.
“Attracting people to the area for potential business opportunities is our real focus,” Caldwell said. The five-minute introductory video and five, three-minute companion chapters – business, healthcare, real estate, schools and tourism – will promote the family and social quality of life here available in Bishop, he added.

Renaissance man

July 16, 2013

Some might call him a jack of all trades, other might say he is a Renaissance man but whatever the case, Bishop local Robert Miller never stops learning, creating and growing.
Since Miller’s May 31 art show and sale at East Side Books, the self-taught artist/architect/inventor/photographer/machinist and soon-to-be nonagenarian said he is deeply involved in experimenting with various ways to use charcoal. ”That’s where I live, in the journey of art.”

What’s in a name?

July 16, 2013

Change is coming to the Lone Pine Airport – the kind of change that local officials hope will help aviators identify the region they are in and the activities that are available when they fly into Lone Pine.
The Lone Pine Airport will be renamed the Lone Pine-Death Valley Airport. Local officials and a group of Lone Pine residents said Tuesday the new name will help tourists, especially foreign tourists, identify Lone Pine as a gateway to Death Valley.

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