September 26th, 2013
Duane Peter Scott
Duane passed away peacefully on the âopening day of deer season.â He was born in Bishop on June 5, 1938 to his loving parents, Charles and Marion Scott, and was the oldest of three children.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents; his younger brother, Roger Scott; and his loving wife, Joyce Paine.
Donna Ross, of Los Osos, died Thursday, Aug. 30 at her home. She was 58.
Donna was born June 20, 1955 in Gibsonia, Pa. to Oscar and Elanor Sahli. She attended Pine-Richard High School in Gibsonia. In 1985 she married Dennis and together they had one child, Meagan. Dennis passed away Dec. 19, 2001.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors volleyball squad headed over the mountain Tuesday and came home with a win over the Beatty Hornets.
âBoth teams played really well,â said Big Pine coach Shelly Snoderly. âThe Warriors just wanted it more.â
Gena Lewis started the Warriors out with a 4-point lead and 1 ace in game one. The lead went to 8-5 with Sienna Gutierrez at the service line.
The Hornets tried to hang in, according to Snoderly, but Erin Lind and Anna Huston were serving aces. The Warriors were ahead 17-10 when Gutierrez laid down 4 more points for Big Pine.
The remnants of a Los Angeles Aqueduct construction camp have produced insights into how the aqueduct workforce lived and worked, what they ate, smoked and drank, and how the physical layout of the camp itself reflected âscientific management practicesâ introduced in the early 1900s to improve productivity and control the diverse workforce.
Lone Pine resident and 2012 graduate Manuel Ruiz has won second place in the prestigious annual L.A. Screenplay Competition, which announced the final five finalists last week. These scripts are specially marked for production and will be passed around to producers in the business in hopes someone will decide to develop the project.
The final competition was described in a letter and an invitation to the final five red carpet event and ceremony.
Tuesday night in Lone Pine was a total scream-fest. The Lone Pine Lady Golden Eagles took on the Silver Valley Trojans in a marathon volleyball match that went down to the fifth and final tie-breaking game.
The Eagles lost, by a hair, in a match that should bode well for this season. Lone Pine hit 90 of its 94 serves with 14 aces; the teamâs passing kept the Trojans scrambling throughout the match.
âWe played a great overall match, team-wise,â said coach Mel Joseph. âAt times our hesitation and communication getting to balls allowed the opposition to stay in the match.â
When Utah residents Belinda Crnich and Charity Winsor decided they wanted to get married, they knew theyâd have to go to California â the closest state within driving distance where their union would be legally recognized.
And when the couple, dating for almost two years and living together for almost nine months, sat down to plan their nuptials, they knew theyâd had to have their civil ceremony in Independence, Calif. â a town whose name struck a chord with the women who have experienced their share of oppression, discrimination and prejudice.
Last week, residents of Big Pine and Independence weighed in with their opinions on the proposed General Plan and Zoning Code Update at workshops held by the Inyo County Planning Department.
Many of the comments mirrored those made in other community workshops, while some were contradictory.
For 16 years, animal care workers and residents of Inyo County have been trying to fund a new animal shelter to replace the outmoded facility currently operating in Big Pine. With the adoption of a new county operating budget on Sept. 17, the project will finally be getting under way.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors has earmarked $200,000 toward the shelter project, which brings the total funds to roughly $500,000 to build a brand-new shelter to replace the aging cement structure on County and Reynolds roads.
Federal authorities are re-opening the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository, asking local governments that may be impacted by the proposed nuclear waste site to offer suggestions on how to proceed.
According to Greg James, the county-contracted attorney who handles all Yucca Mountain matters, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reconsidering Yucca Mountain as a nuclear repository site in response to lawsuits filed by the state of Washington and North Carolina after licensing proceedings for Yucca Mountain were suspended in 2009 due to a lack of funding.