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May 29th, 2012

Coming to a ballot near you …

May 29, 2012

In addition to deciding the political fates of state and national lawmakers and the men and women challenging them for office, local residents in three areas of the county will also be casting votes on next Tuesday in races affecting the Inyo County Board of Supervisors and Board of Education.
Residents from Lone Pine south to the Kern County line and east to the Nevada state line will be voting for District 5 Supervisor – a four-year term being sought by incumbent Richard Cervantes and challengers Jim Genrty and Matt Kingsley.

Voters quiz Dist. 5 hopefuls

May 29, 2012

More than 100 residents showed up at Lone Pine’s Statham Hall last week to hear the Fifth District Supervisor candidates’ take on issues ranging from potential conflicts of interest to the equitable distribution of county tax dollars.
After sitting through the responses of incumbent Richard Cervantes and challengers Jim Gentry and Matt Kingsley to five questions posed by the forum host, the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce, audience members were given the chance to query the contenders as well.
Following are the questions asked and the candidates’ responses.

Dist. 5 Supervisor candidates face voters

May 29, 2012

On Tuesday night, May 8, the three candidates for Fifth District County Supervisor – incumbent Richard Cervantes and contenders Jim Gentry and Matt Kingsley – met for a candidates’ forum hosted by the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce at Statham Hall. Assisting the chamber with the event were Independence Civic Club members Mary Roper, Nancy Masters, moderator Rose Masters and timer Annette Wood.
The forum was attended by more than 100 interested voters and supporters.

Congressional hopefuls get down to the issues, part 3

May 29, 2012

A total of 13 hopefuls are vying for the chance to represent California’s Eighth District in the U.S. House of Representatives – far and away the largest field of candidates Inyo County voters will have to choose from on June 5.
The top two vote-getters in the June 5 Primary will advance to the Nov. 6 General Election for the chance to represent District 8 as a U.S. Congressman.

Congressional hopefuls get down to the issues, part 2

May 29, 2012

As part of The Inyo Register’s ongoing efforts to help voters with their decision-making on June 5, candidates for local office – as well as state and national seats representing Inyo County – were asked a series of questions on various issues.

Congressional hopefuls get down to the issues

May 29, 2012

Thirteen men and women are vying for the chance to represent California’s Eighth District in the U.S. House of Representatives – far and away the largest field of candidates Inyo County voters will have to choose from on June 5.
The top two vote-getters in the June 5 Primary will advance to the Nov. 6 General Election for the chance to represent District 8 as a U.S. Congressman.

May 22nd

Dwight ‘Van’ Reed Van De Walker

May 22, 2012

Dwight ‘Van’ Reed Van De Walker
1935-2012

Dwight (Van) Reed Van De Walker was born April 8, 1935 in Rochester, Minn. He attended Rochester High School, graduating in 1953, and joined the U.S. Navy, serving in Lake Michigan as a corpsman. He married Gwen Barnett on Sept. 6, 1960 in San Diego.

Robert J. Mallory

May 22, 2012

Robert J. Mallory
1970-2012

Rowland Fansler

May 22, 2012

Rowland Fansler
1930-2012

Rowland Fansler, age 82, a lifelong resident of Big Pine, was born in his Gramma Rossi’s home in Big Pine on Jan. 26, 1930, and passed away early Wednesday morning May 16, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Mule Days volunteers enjoy mutually beneficial relationship

May 22, 2012

Hospitality doesn’t just happen.
Covering all the bases takes effort and long-range planning. For decades now, a large number of community service, school athletic and religious organizations have formed the behind-the-scenes army of volunteer workers  that help make Mule Days happen. They line lots, muck stalls, meet and greet and provide other indispensable visitor- and participant-services for the event’s four-legged and two-legged guests.  

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