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May 7th, 2014

Wildfire Awareness Week declared in California

May 7, 2014

Drought conditions have led to a significant increase in wildfire activity and to ensure Californians are ready, Governor Jerry Brown declared May 4-10, “Wildfire Awareness Week” throughout the state.
In observance of the governor’s declaration, CalFire is reminding residents of the dangers posed by wildfires and the simple steps that should be followed to prepare for and prevent them.

May 6th

Pete ‘Buddy’ Garner

May 6, 2014

Pete ‘Buddy’ Garner
1937-2014

Pete “Buddy” Garner, a barber at the House of Styles for 34 years, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was born Jan. 14, 1937 in Lone Pine.
Buddy went to Lone Pine High School. He played football and basketball. He loved basketball the most. He grew up in the heart of the Sierra, packing mules with his dad in the late ’50s and early ’60s. He competed in the PRCA Rodeo Circuit before going to school to become a barber/stylist. He finally settled down in Bishop and cut hair for 34 years.

Mary Ann Chiles (Grimble) Braidhill

May 6, 2014

Mary Ann Chiles (Grimble) Braidhill
1923-2014

Mary Ann Braidhill passed away at home, surrounded by her family on April 27, 2014 at the age of 91. She was the daughter of Benjamin Willis Chiles and Pinckney Lafayette Twitty.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John Marshall Chiles and Benjamin W. Chiles, Jr.; sisters, Sarah Catherine Tucker, Pinckney Louise Masters, Martha Elizabeth LaRuey and Betty Sue Smith; and son, Ronald Ray Grimble.

May 5th

REGPA revisions up for discussion

May 5, 2014

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors will begin its regular open session meeting today at 10 a.m. and then, at 1:30 p.m., will discuss modifications to the Draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment.
This meeting is open to the public and time will be set aside for residents to make comments to the board.

City wants to partner with county on sales tax increase

May 5, 2014

Bishop City Administrator Keith Caldwell will be going before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors today to propose a joint increased sales tax that could help fund local services, such as police and fire departments for the city, and solid waste disposal for the county.
Officials in Bishop are considering placing a Transaction and Use Tax increase on the Nov. 4 ballot and are hoping the county will want to join forces in the effort to bring in much-needed revenue.
Currently, Inyo County charges a .05 percent TUT.

Local playwright’s latest work takes on family, redemption

May 5, 2014

Have you ever wondered whether your siblings grew up in a totally different house than you did? That very question inspired Bishop playwright Eva Poole-Gilson’s production, “Who’s Lying Down in Your Heart?”

Mary Ann Chiles (Grimble) Braidhill

May 5, 2014

Mary Ann Chiles (Grimble) Braidhill
1967-2014

Mary Ann Braidhill passed away at home, surrounded by her family on April 27, 2014 at the age of 91. She was the daughter of Benjamin Willis Chiles and Pinckney Lafayette Twitty.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John Marshall Chiles and Benjamin W. Chiles, Jr.; sisters, Sarah Catherine Tucker, Pinckney Louise Masters, Martha Elizabeth LaRuey and Betty Sue Smith; and son, Ronald Ray Grimble.

Eleanor Elaine Humphres

May 5, 2014

Eleanor Elaine Humphres
1951-2014

Eleanor Elaine Humphres, age 62, resident of Mono County for 11 years, born in Tulare County on Aug. 15, 1951 passed away on April 27, 2014 at the Bishop Care Center.
Eleanor was a good hearted person; she would do anything for you. Loved by her family, the layaway Queen of Tulare County, her life was on her own terms.
She is survived by sisters, Shirley C Muranda and Sandra Bazzle; sons, Albert Lisenbery and Scott Lisenbery; grandsons, Evert, Calvin and Albert Lisenbery; granddaughter Liz Lisenbery; and two nieces, Alpha Castellanos and Judy Bazzle.

Karl Allen Riesen

May 5, 2014

Karl Allen Riesen
1967-2014

May 2nd

Blum making headlines

May 2, 2014

Inyo County Citizen of the Year Kristina Blum is making national headlines again – this time in a leading trade publication.
Blum, also Miss California USA’s Miss Congeniality, is featured in a three-page spread in the soon-to-be released Summer 2014 issue of Pageantry magazine, the most recognized pageant publication worldwide.

Summary and Trail Report Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover...
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet...
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo...

 

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