April 24th, 2012
For the penultimate installment in The Inyo Register’s series of candidate statements, the men and women running for the open District 8 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives present their personal biographies, reasons for seeking election and respective platforms.
The field of candidates includes 13 hopefuls. 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.
Mildred Lua Everingham Rye
Mildred Lua Everingham Rye, age 83, a resident of Bishop for 32 years was born Sept. 21, 1928 in Topeka, Kan. and passed away April 18, 2012 at Willow Spring Care Center in Redding with her daughter at her bedside.
Dorothy N. Craig
Candidates for the second supervisorial district of Inyo County gathered Monday evening to share their views on the local economy and their goals for office should they be elected in June.
The candidateâs forum, organized, hosted and moderated by Skandar Reid of inyoface.org, drew approximately 80 residents who were interested in seeing how each of the three candidates would handle the three questions posed to them.
The candidates include incumbent Susan Cash, and challengers Russ Aldridge and Jeff Griffiths.
Paiute Palace Casino staff and management were joined by representatives from the Bishop Paiute Tribe Council, the Chamber of Commerce and the Bishop City Council for the April 11 renovation completion ceremony.
Local fire departments are taking to social media websites and cable television this spring in their ongoing efforts to recruit additional volunteer manpower.
Residents responding to the sidebar ads on their Facebook pages or the commercials appearing in between âLaw and Orderâ reruns may be pleasantly surprised.
As of August 2011, all six volunteer fire departments in Inyo County have been drawing from a pot of federal grant funding that provides firefighters, EMTs and engineers with benefits above and beyond the traditional, $10-$25 per-call stipend.
The Lone Pine Unified School District Board of Trustees took the first step in slicing more than $678,256 from its 2012-13 budget at Wednesdayâs board meeting.
Given the âdownward spiral in school funding over the last years,â as Superintendent Larry Todd described it at the districtâs Town Meeting, Monday, the board also approved the effort to continue paring away in the hopes of cutting an additional $30,000-$60,000 before the final budget is passed.
Donny Lee Miller
Donny Lee Miller, 58, a 28-year Lone Pine/Keeler resident who was born in Des Moines, Iowa on Oct. 31, 1953, passed away April 11, 2012 at Southern Inyo Hospital.
The Inyo Register’s election coverage moves a little farther north in Southern Inyo and the race for District 4 Inyo County Supervisor.
District 4 covers an area of the county that stretches just south of Bishop and continues to just north of Lone Pine, encompassing the communities of Independence, Aberdeen, Big Pine, Keough’s and Wilkerson.
Incumbent Marty Fortney and challengers Chris Dangwillo, Mark Tillemans and Nina Weisman have each provided a candidate’s statement which appears below.
With the Northern Inyo Hospital construction project nearing its completion, residents were recently offered sneak peeks of the brand-new facility and services to be offered there.
Hospital staffers have been giving tours to residents interested in seeing first-hand the fruits of the multi-year, multi-million dollar project paid for with taxpayer dollars.
Funded through a 2005, voter-approved bond, the project included the construction of up-to-date support, imaging and main hospital buildings at a cost of $62 million.