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February 8th, 2013

$80,000 awarded to community events

February 8, 2013

Inyo County will be dividing $80,000 among 13 different programs and 7 agencies through the county-funded Community Project Sponsorship Grant program.
Local leaders awarded funds to the Lone Pine, Death Valley and Bishop chambers of commerce, Playhouse 395, the Bishop Museum and Historical Society, the Friends of the Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery and the Bishop Mural Society.

February 6th

Elizabeth (Beth) Strelneck

February 6, 2013

Elizabeth (Beth) Strelneck
1936-2013

Elizabeth (Beth) Strelneck, 76, resident off Lee Vining and June Lake for 48 years, born in Hanston, Kan. on April 5, 1936, passed away on Jan. 30, 2013 at Bishop Care Center.
She is survived by her husband, Martin Strelneck of Lee Vining; sons, Eric Strelneck of Oakland and David Strelneck of Bath, Maine; granddaughters, Isabel Strelneck and Rose Strelneck of Bath Maine; sister, Alice Lazzerini of Turlock; and brothers, James Coiner of Covina, Charles Coiner of Alturas and Melvin Coiner of Baldwin Park.

Pauline Peters

February 6, 2013

Pauline Peters
1927-2013

Pauline Peters, 85, resident of Bishop for 58 years, born in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 9, 1927, passed away on Jan. 29, 2013 on her return home from Loma Linda Hospital.
Polly and Tom moved to Bishop in 1955 from Reseda, Calif. with their family. She worked at Northern Inyo Hospital for 35 years as a nurse then as the Medical Records Librarian until her retirement in 1989. Since her retirement, she enjoyed spending her time with family and friends. Polly and Tom have been married for 64 years.

Mary Ann ‘Sunshine’ Billingsley-Moore

February 6, 2013

Mary Ann ‘Sunshine’ Billingsley-Moore
1956-2013

Mary Ann “Sunshine” Billingsley-Moore passed Jan. 14, 2013 at the age of 56 at the Hospice of Kitsap from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She loved all who came to visit her in her last days and hours.
Mary Ann was born on July 3, 1956 to Colonel (Cricket) and Martha Billingsley of Chico. Her parents later moved to Chalfant Valley.

Sonia Montrose

February 6, 2013

Sonia Montrose
1942-2013

David Roy McLaughlin

February 6, 2013

David Roy McLaughlin
1931-2013

David Roy McLaughlin was born on Feb. 12, 1931 and passed away Feb. 4, 2013.
He was born in Sagle, a small town about seven miles south of Sandpoint, Idaho. David was the second son of David Elbert McLaughlin and Cora Jane Meadors. It was a large family, the father having six children from a previous marriage and the mother having three children (one deceased) from a previous marriage. Three more children would be born to this couple, making a total of fourteen children.

John Lloyd Ericson, Jr.

February 6, 2013

John Loydd Ericson, Jr.
1990-2013

Born June 31, 1990, 15-year Big Pine resident John Loydd Ericson, Jr., “John-John,” passed away Jan. 31, 2013 in Bishop.
John-John will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was a devoted and extremely loving father to his son Noah, whom was the light of his life. He lived an active life, loving the outdoors: fishing, hiking and all sports. He gave nothing less than 110 percent in all that he did, and was always there to lend a helping hand whenever needed.

Robert Clay Calhoun

February 6, 2013

Robert Clay Calhoun
1915-2013

Robert Clay Calhoun died at his daughter, Betty O’Neil’s home, in Bishop on Feb. 4, 2013. He was 97 years old.
Robert spent the majority of his wonderful life photographing nature in the Eastern Sierra. He loved fall colors, hiking and tennis.
Robert Calhoun is now resting peacefully with his beloved wife of 76 years, Clara.
He is survived by his sister, two daughters, grand- and great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A private burial will be held at Mono Cemetery in Lee Vining.

Supes agree to pay Langley

February 6, 2013

County leaders decided this week to rescind a decision it made in January, approving a retroactive contract for Inyo County Film Commissioner Chris Langley to ensure he is paid for work he did out of contract last year.
The board voted 4-1, with First District Supervisor Linda Arcularius as the dissenting vote, for a $30,000 contract from July 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013.
Langley’s film commission contract expired in June 2012 as county staff prepared a Request for Proposals for the position in response to requests from the public.

Court says LADWP owes for penalties

February 6, 2013

Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District said it has won another victory in the fight for dust control on Owens Lake.
Kern County Superior Court ruled earlier this week that the LADWP is responsible for paying penalties associated with its decision to withhold $1.1 million in air pollution control fees last year.
Those penalties could reach up to $8 million.
The LADWP sued Great Basin and the State Air Resource Board last year, claiming that it had met its obligation for dust control measures on Owens Lake.

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