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March 11th, 2013

Grant to help Inyo keep invasive weeds at bay

March 11, 2013

Inyo County recently received $88,000 to manage invasive weeds along the Lower Owens River.
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board approved $5.2 million in Proposition 84 grant awards last week to assist Sierra ranchers and farmers in 18 counties with conservation measures designed to protect California’s most important watersheds. The funding award includes $88,249 for weed control in Inyo and Mono counties, which will be used along the Lower Owens River Project.

Luminary Walk to shine light on cancer fight

March 11, 2013

Cancer survivors, their families and the community are invited to walk in honor of cancer patients and cancer survivors at the second annual Shine on the Sierra Luminary Walk this week.
This culminating, public event is in memory of and in support of cancer patients – those who died, those who still struggle with all forms of the disease and those who have vanquished it.
The luminary walk is the big finalé to Bishop Unified School District’s Feb. 25 through March 15 district-wide Pennies for Patients fundraising campaign to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

March 8th

Ralph A. Reeve, Sr.

March 8, 2013

Ralph A. Reeve, Sr.
1917-2013

Ralph A. Reeve, Sr. was born in what is now known as Coos Bay, Ore. on Nov. 20, 1917 to George and Wilda Reeve.
His family moved to Azusa when he was a small child. His uncle, Alex Reeve was a rancher in the Owen’s Valley. Ralph spent many of the years he grew up in the Owen’s Valley.
In 1937, Ralph married Louella Iris Reeve. Together they had five children, Judith Lee, Janet Kay, Cheryl Ann, Carol Lynn and Ralph Alex Reeve. Two of his daughters passed in infancy, Janet Kay and Carol Lynn.

Dawson ‘Bud’ Reed Kilpatrick

March 8, 2013

Dawson ‘Bud’ Reed Kilpatrick
1918-2013

Durango, Colo. resident Dawson “Bud” Reed Kilpatrick died on Sunday, March 3, 2013, after a short stay at Four Corners Health Care Center in Durango. He was 94 years old.
Bud was born to George and Bessie Kilpatrick on his family farm in Lincoln County, Tenn.

County takes over patient-advocacy program

March 8, 2013

An organization that has befriended, defended and advocated for local long-term care facility residents for decades is scheduled to be permanently dismantled at the end of the month, with its services to then be provided by the county.
“After nearly 23 years as the state-designated provider of long-term care ombudsman services in Inyo and Mono counties, Ombudsman Advocacy Services of Inyo & Mono will close its doors on March 31,” OASIM Executive Director Kathyrn Williams said.

Post-Digital 395 Internet speeds yet to be determined

March 8, 2013

With completion of the Digital 395 project slated for July, local Internet service providers are looking at what kinds of service packages they can offer to residents.
Digital 395 proponents have said that the completion of the backbone project has the potential to improve local Internet speeds, but by how much and at what cost is going to be up to service providers.

Visitors have Martian experience in Death Valley

March 8, 2013

Hundreds of science fans recently got the best idea of what life on Mars could be like and how scientists are researching the red planet, all without ever having to leave Earth.
During the second Mars Festival in Death Valley National Park, visitors had an opportunity to hear NASA scientists, go to “Mars Hill,” look down into a hydro-magmatic crater and learn about microbes in the muck at Badwater Basin.
The event included presenters from several institutions who highlighted current research being conducted both in Death Valley and on Mars. 

Fire off Five Bridges

March 8, 2013

The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department, CalFire and crews from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power responded to a wind-driven fire off Five Bridges Road north of Bishop at about 9:30 a.m. Friday. Crews were able to contain the fire to a few acres, but a stiff breeze caused spot fires to break out downwind of the main blaze. Shortly before noon it appeared firefighters had beaten the burn into submission. Crews remained on the fire to ensure no hot spots flared up. No other information was available at press time.

March 6th

John Kennedy

March 6, 2013

John Kennedy
1915-2013

John Kennedy, 93-plus years old, a resident of Oasis in Fish Lake Valley for the past 26 years, born in Death Valley between 1915 and 1919, passed away Feb. 12, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

Marie E. Spor

March 6, 2013

Marie E. Spor
1930-2013

Marie E. Spor was called home to heaven on Feb. 18, 2013 in Bishop at Northern Inyo Hospital.
She was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Nov. 15, 1930 to Orvis and Isabelle Myers where she grew up and attended Our Lady of Victory Catholic Academy.

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