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March 18th, 2013

County helps set stage for brand-new, regional event

March 18, 2013

Local leaders have approved the closure of Millpond County Park for a new, dual-county event for Mammoth and Bishop residents and visitors to the area.
High Sierra Events is planning the first annual Mammoth 2 Bishop Fun Bike Ride on June 15. Event organizer Lloyd Cearley said the event will showcase the area to cycling enthusiasts of all levels and will feature live music at Millpond, the day’s destination.

County’s solar project finally a-go

March 18, 2013

Inyo County is ready to get to work on a solar project at its Independence campus thanks to a low-interest loan offered by the California Energy Commission.
Using the 15-year loan with a 1 percent interest rate offered by the CEC, Inyo County is beginning plans to construct a 612.8 kilowatt photovoltaic electric system.
Last week, county leaders approved a contract with Solar City for the roof-mounted system for county facilities in Independence.

Harry LeRoy Whitman

March 18, 2013

Harry LeRoy Whitman
1948-2013

The Lord chose Sunday, March 3, 2013 to quietly and peacefully bring Harry home after a year-long battle with cancer. The Lord had placed Harry on this sod on Feb. 17, 1948 to spend some time raising a beautiful family and doing a few things that God had planned for his life, including two years of service to our country in the U.S. Army.

Harry LeRoy Whitman

March 18, 2013

Harry LeRoy Whitman
1948-2013

The Lord chose Sunday, March 3, 2013 to quietly and peacefully bring Harry home after a year-long battle with cancer. The Lord had placed Harry on this sod on Feb. 17, 1948 to spend some time raising a beautiful family and doing a few things that God had planned for his life, including two years of service to our country in the U.S. Army.

Yvonne D. Jack

March 18, 2013

Yvonne D. Jack
1939-2013

Yvonne D. Jack, age 73, resident of Bridgeport for 35 years, born in Round Valley on April 14, 1939, passed away March 15, 2013 at her residence in Bridgeport.
Yvonne worked as a nurse’s aid for several years. She was also an excellent cook and took great pride in cooking for the annual, traditional walk from Lee Vining to Yosemite Valley for 20 years. She was also active in many community affairs.

Genie Lee Chiatovich

March 18, 2013

Genie Lee Chiatovich
1952-2013

Genie was born in Bishop on Nov. 22, 1952. She passed away March 12 in Reno from cancer.
She is survived by her parents, Gene and Jackie Billingsley; her husband, Wayne Chiatovich; a son, Timmothy Brown; and two granddaughters, Rilee and Mollee Brown. She also had two adopted four-legged boys, Jasper Banner and Yonder Blue. They loved her and she dearly loved them.

Terry Marie (Reed) Sepsey

March 18, 2013

Terry Marie (Reed) Sepsey
1956-2013

Terry Marie (Reed) Sepsey was born on Feb. 24, 1956 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop and passed quietly at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev. on March, 3 2013 with her children by her side. She was 57 and a beautiful and loving young woman.
Born to Nancy and Edwin “Sandy” Reed, Terry was the younger of two daughters.
Having lived most of her life in the Owens Valley, Terry enjoyed the outdoors, working with friends and lovingly raised four children, Daniel, Amber, Ryan and Rahn.

March 15th

Inyo, BrightSource settle on project mitigation figure

March 15, 2013

After nearly two years of negotiations, county leaders have come to an accord with BrightSource Energy regarding financial compensation for impacts that will be created by a tax-exempt 250-megawatt solar facility BrightSource wants to build.
BrightSource proposes constructing the 5.1 square-mile solar plant in remote Southeast Inyo, just west of the Nevada border near Charleston View. Local leaders, including Inyo County Sheriff Bill Lutze, have said that impacts created by the project will increase costs to the county.

City agrees to back IMACA project

March 15, 2013

When faced with a choice between two entities vying for grant funding through the city to pay for community projects, Bishop leaders on Monday chose to back local seniors.
The City Council unanimously voted to apply for a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of the Inyo-Mono Advocates For Community Action in its efforts to improve living conditions at the Valley Apartments on Clarke Street. The council said it was a “hard decision” to back IMACA over Mammoth Lakes Housing, which was requesting funds to continue its first-time homebuyers program.

‘Pink Ladies’ gear up for blood drive, fundraising efforts

March 15, 2013

The Pink Ladies are always busy anyway but right now they are in the midst of a flurry of activities aimed at bolstering their continued contributions to the local hospital.
The Northern Inyo Hospital’s Auxiliary’s affectionately nicknamed the Pink Ladies are beefing up their membership, spiffing up their gift shop inventory, amping up their fundraising – and, oh yes, planning the upcoming blood drive it helps organize for United Blood Services. All of this is, as always, in service of NIH and its patients.

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