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February 14th, 2014

Honoring Alice Piper

February 14, 2014

Ninety years ago, a 15-year old Native American girl from Fish Lake Valley took an important step toward access to quality education. Alice Piper and six unnamed co-plaintiffs sued the Big Pine School District and prevailed in the California Supreme Court.
While the court’s judgment stopped short of abolishing the concept of “separate but equal,” the case is considered a precedent for the United States Supreme Court decision that did, Brown v Board of Education.

Sheriff’s Office launches crime data webpage

February 14, 2014

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office took steps this week to simultaneously reduce costs and provide the public with easier access to current crime-related information.
On Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office launched a new, online Citizen RIMS program that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere looking for information from the department, freeing staff from having to process those requests over the phone or in person.

Every little bit helps boost local disabled athletes

February 14, 2014

On behalf of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, Bishop’s Independent Living Center Bowling Team recently accepted a donation from Happy Hoods founder Carri Coudek.
Through the Pasadena Rose Bowl flea market sales of her anti-bullying Happy Hoods program gear, Coudek raised enough funds to donate $20 to DSES on Feb. 6 at the Back Alley, 649 N. Main St., where the United Methodist Church Social Services team meets twice-weekly. Since Happy Hoods was founded in 2012, Coudek has routinely donated to various local causes $1 for each smiley-face, anti-bullying hoodie she sells.

February 13th

Significant Details: The Little Things

February 13, 2014

FEB. 8, 2013 –– There’s a sappy little saying that assures us “it’s the little things in life that count.” Well, here are some little things that are annoying, amusing and befuddling, especially if you’re getting grumpy about getting older.
It’s not reassuring when you walk into an antique store and your first thought is, “Gee, I didn’t realize all my kitchen utensils and equipment are worth so much money.”

Ronald Walton

February 13, 2014

Ronald Walton
1960-2014

The smile of Ronald Walton (more affectionately known as Ronnie, Ron-boy and Smiley) beamed from Feb. 11, 1960 until Feb. 3, 2014, and will continue to shine in the memories of the many who loved him. He was a good and generous friend to all and an inspiration to many.

Michele Urquhart (Pinizzotto)

February 13, 2014

Michele Urquhart (Pinizzotto)
1947-2014

We are sad to announce the passing of our sister, aunt and friend, Michele Urquhart (Pinizzotto), on the morning of Feb. 4, 2014 at Renown Medical Center in Reno. Michele left us unexpectedly after a brief illness.

Brenda (Larson) Mack

February 13, 2014

Brenda (Larson) Mack
1960-2014

Brenda (Larson) Mack, 53, beloved educator and wife of Louis J. Mack, died peacefully at home in her sleep on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Weaverville in 1960, she grew up in Northern California. She graduated from Yreka High School in 1978. While attending College of the Siskiyous, she met Louis Mack, and together they attended Humboldt University, graduating in 1982. The same year, Brenda and Louis were married in Yreka.

Russell H. Forsyth

February 13, 2014

Russell H. Forsyth
1912-2014

Russell H. Forsyth, age 101, a resident of Big Pine for 35 years, born in Los Angeles on June 29, 1912, passed away Feb. 7, 2014 in Bishop.
Russell worked for the same company for 47 years, retired and moved to Big Pine with his wife Norma. They traveled 125,000 miles through 49 of the 50 states stopping to play his favorite sports: golfing and fishing. He loved life, his family and fishing Big Pine Creek.

February 12th

City Council meetings to remain at night

February 12, 2014

With a vote pending to set in motion a change of its meeting times from evening to afternoon, the Bishop City Council on Monday instead abandoned the proposal at the behest of concerned constituents.
A second reading of an ordinance and subsequent adoption of that ordinance would have made the council’s proposal official, and effective in 30 days. For the foreseeable future, the City Council will continue to meet at 7 p.m., allowing for the largest segment of the local population to continue to be able to attend council meetings outside of working hours.

Hamilton takes first in Inyo’s Poetry Out Loud

February 12, 2014

Big Pine High School senior Robert Hamilton took first place in last week’s 2014 Inyo County Poetry Out Loud Finals and is expected to represent the county in the Sacramento state finals poetry battle this spring.

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