January 9th, 2014
James Paul Misenhimer
Specialist James Paul Misenhimer entered eternal life on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 in Bamberg, Germany.
James was one of three boys born to parents Terry and Julie Misenhimer. He has an older brother, Matthew, and a twin brother, Brian. James was born in San Diego and raised mainly in La Quinta, but also had lived in Bishop and Carlsbad for a time.
Eugene David Shaffer
Eugene David Shaffer, 90, of Apple Valley, passed away Friday, Dec. 27 2013.
He was born Feb. 22, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio. Eugene, fondly known as Dave, graduated from Bishop High School in 1940. He went to work for Cal Interstate Telephone Company in Bishop after graduating high school. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and fought in World War II as a Navy pilot. He married Thelma Norberg in 1946, and they lived together in Bishop before relocating to Big Bear Lake in 1962.
Evelyn Mary Deming
Mrs. Evelyn Mary Deming, 88, passed away Dec. 24, 2013. She was born in New York on July 30, 1925.
She leaves a beloved son and daughter, Bev and Craig; and her grandson, Aaron. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Steve; and her daughter-in-law, Vonnie; and family.
She is so cherished and missed by us all. We will have a private service.
Step back Sandra Bullock â Bishopâs Kristina Blum is the new Miss Congeniality, after winning the title in the Miss California USA 2014 pageant.
Representing the Eastern Sierra, 22-year-old Blum competed in the Miss California USA 2014 Pageant Jan. 2-4 in Long Beach. She is the first blind contestant to compete in that pageant and âhopes to challenge others to be all they can be no matter what challenges they face,â said Micah Williams, Blumâs acting public relations person and significant other.
Inyo County Superior Courts have been asked to set a trial date for Dawndee and Kenneth Rossy, the Bishop couple accused of embezzling as much as $1.5 million from the Inyo County Health and Human Services Public Assistance program while Dawndee worked as a supervisor in the department.
District Attorney Tom Hardy said Tuesday that during a Dec. 18 hearing on the embezzlement case, he requested the courts schedule a trial for this coming May. The courts are now tasked with deciding if that is an appropriate time line for the trial to begin.
Has definitive proof been obtained to finally convince the world that one of its most enduring myths is actually reality? And did local brothers Daniel and David Greene play a key role in the discovery?
Neither the Greenes nor Spike TV will say, but urge the curious to tune in tomorrow night to the premier of the new reality series, â10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty.â
Starting this month and for the first time in more than 20 years, local residents will be able to take the General Education Degree test in Inyo County.
Through the coordinated efforts of Cerro Coso Community College and the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Office, the Bishop campus of the Eastern Sierra College Center will be the site of monthly testing dates for a wide variety of state and national tests.
All but two local public officials appear to be seeking re-election in the upcoming June 3 Primary.
With 59 days remaining in the filing period, nine other incumbents have taken out Petitions in Lieu of Filing Fees and a 10th â Coroner Leon Brune â announced his intention to run for another term on Monday.
So far, 11 days into the 2014 election cycle, the field of prospective candidates includes 10 incumbents and two newcomers testing the waters for 16 public offices, which include four seats on the Inyo County Board of Education.
In 1997, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and several others parties, including Inyo County, signed an agreement outlining the Lower Owens River Project.
That Memorandum of Understanding included the parameters of the project â the largest river restoration in the western U.S. â as well as its overriding goal.
Schat.net of Bishop got an early Christmas present last month when the California Public Utilities Commission approved a resolution that provides it with a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. This is the first time the CPUC has approved such a certificate, which is typically reserved for telephone companies, rather than independent Internet service providers.
Schat.net applied for the CPCN last February to qualify for California Advanced Services Fund grants for two proposed last-mile projects in Mono and Inyo counties.