April 3rd, 2012
Deborah Margaret Barlow
Deborah Margaret Barlow (nee Exley) passed away on March 29 after a short fight with pneumonia and leukemia. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. to Gerald and Lorraine Exley on Jan. 22, 1953. Debbie moved to Orange County in 1984 and to her home in the mountains in Swall Meadows in 2009.
A Big Pine resident is being hailed as a hero after noticing smoke coming from a neighborâs house and breaking down the door to wake the sleeping occupants.
According to the Inyo County Sheriffâs Department, Galen and Veronica Moore, of 994 Bowers St. in Big Pine, saw black smoke rising from their neighborâs home at 994 Hill St. Saturday morning.
âAs Galen ran up to the residence he could see flames on the east side of the residence,â the press release states. âGalen attempted to open the front door but the door handle was too hot.â
City leaders are teaming up with the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action to apply for state funds to tear down and rebuild a senior living facility that has been in operation since the 1940s.
Last week, the Bishop City Council approved IMACAâs request that the city apply for $1.1 million of state Community Development Block Grant to reconstruct the Valley Apartments on Clarke Street.
In the month of April, the 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness campaign goes local, national and web-wide, moving beyond awareness to place an emphasis on promoting prevention through healthy sexuality.
Sexual abuse is a systemic social issue that has costs in the millions of lives and billions of dollars.
Born on June 1, 1927 in Blanchard, Okla., Naomi moved to California with her family at the age of three. Naomi was raised in Corona and spent all of her early years in the Southern California area. It was during this time that she met her husband, Boyd, and where both of their daughters were born.
Terry Gordon Beitler
Terry Gordon Beitler returned home to his Heavenly Father on March 23, 2012, at his home in Toquerville, Utah. Terry developed a very aggressive, non-curable cancer and passed quickly and peacefully at home with his family gathered around.
Getting a driverâs license may be longed-for rite of passage for many teenagers, but for 16-year-old Wesley Blum, it is ânot a priority.â
Blum has set his sights high, planning to earn his international pilotâs license by passing the Federal Aviation Administrationâs written, practical and oral tests in 2013.
Blum has come a long way since his first flight with family friend George Batchelder four years ago. While the young man isnât exactly sure when he caught the flying bug, Blum recalled that he âwatched (the movie) âTop Gunâ every single day as a kid.â
The scarred landscape was the first to recover after the Center Fire blew through Big Pine just over a year ago.
Mert Stewartâs pasture, blackened from fence line to fence line, sprouted green shoots within weeks. The skeletal trees above grazing land south of Baker Creek Road are shrouded in a pale green haze after lying dormant for the past year. Nature has a way of healing itself and so, to an extent, do the people who spent the night of March 18, 2011 wondering what they would come back to the next morning.
Lone Pine is inviting the community to save the date of April 14 for the communityâs first annual Alabama Hills Day, hosted by the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group.
The Stewardship Group has planned a full day worth of tours in the Hills, lectures on local history at the Lone Pine Museum of Film History and information sharing between different user groups who love the Hills.
Alabama Hills Day will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday afternoon was not a bright spot for Lone Pine Golden Eaglesâ fans.
The Boron Lady Bobcats leveled the Lady Eagles softball team 3-14. The baseball match-up wasnât much better with a 9-15 loss for Lone Pine.
The combination of strong Boron teams and errors from Lone Pine was fatal.
âOur offense was good,â said baseball coach Chris Riesen, âwe just have to work on our pitching and defense. Weâre a competitive team but not an overpowering team. We canât make mistakes. We had too many walks and too many errors.â