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December 9th

Donald Walton

December 9, 2014

Donald Walton

Donald Walton passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. He was 71 years old. He was born Aug. 9, 1943 in Hays, Kan., the oldest of three sons to Robert and Hazel Walton.

Carl Leroy McKellips

December 9, 2014

Carl Leroy McKellips

Carl Leroy McKellips, an 82-year resident of Bishop, passed away at Renown Medical Center in Reno on Dec. 1, 2014.
Leroy was a Korean War veteran who was proud to serve his country. He was a private 1st class in the Army. He was recognized for his excellent marksmanship. He loved the Owens Valley and all it had to offer.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Noreen; sons, David and Neil; daughter, Karen; mother and father, Carl and Martha; sisters, Bobbie and Dodi; brothers, Don, Dean and Johnny.

December 8th

Merchant Appreciation Party planned for Tuesday

December 8, 2014

Bishop Union High School’s Foundation for Excellence is planning a “Merchant Appreciation Holiday Party” to say thanks to all the local businesses who have supported the group over the past year.
 The BUHS Foundation for Excellence is a non-profit fundraising organization that relies on local support to help BUHS provide a quality education to local students.

Traditional Christmas story given a new twist

December 8, 2014

What everyone expects to be the worst school Christmas pageant ever turns out to be pretty darn good in author Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”
The story is a “hilarious yet insightful story of a small town church that puts on the Christmas Story as a pageant that end ups in a different way … Come prepared to be entertained,” said John Louth, who co-directs the production with Gail Swain.

VIDEO: Recap-Raiders pull off a win against the 49ers

December 8, 2014

Barber and Myers on the Raiders' win over the 49ers.

December 5th

BREAKING: Inyo County man arrested, charged with poaching deer

December 5, 2014

California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers have arrested a suspected poacher in Inyo County for illegally killing a trophy 3X3 deer in the G-3 zone – an area highly valued by hunters for its quality of deer and the limited number of tags issued for it each year.
Joseph Eugene Bragdon, 37, of Bishop was taken into custody without incident at his workplace today after a $15,000 arrest warrant was issued by the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office.

Cottonwood closer to opening

December 5, 2014

Construction at Cottonwood Plaza, at the intersection of Yaney and Main streets in Bishop, has moved from the parking lot and exterior of the buildings to the interior of the facilities in preparation for tenant improvements, the next step in the process to re-open the shopping center.
Susan Dennman, a member of Yaney Corner LLC, which is spearheading the effort to restore the plaza, said last week that electrical upgrades and concrete work is underway and plumbing upgrades were recently completed at the site.
“We’re close to being able to accept tenant improvements,” she said.

Independence’s internationally famous festival on the horizon

December 5, 2014

Gold chains, chest hair, fruitcake and eggnog are coming together next weekend for an internationally acclaimed event suited for everyone’s tastes.
The Internationally Acclaimed Independence Fruitcake Festival, one of the more unique holiday activities in Inyo County, is returning for its 10th annual installation beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Legion Hall at the corner of Edwards (U.S. Highway 395) and Kearsarge in Independence.

First-ever bridal fair planned

December 5, 2014

Yet another new event is coming to the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds, one that CEO Sally Symons hopes will become an annual attraction.
On the heels of a county fair filled with new events, contests and attractions and the recent return of motocross to the fairgrounds, Symons has announced the first-ever Bridal and Quinceanera Faire.
Free to the public, the event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7 and is modeled after large, industry-specific expos that cater to clientele searching for very specific items and services.

Fifth and final radio play of 2014 this Sunday

December 5, 2014

Metabolic Studios is closing out its first season of IOU Theatre live radio plays this weekend in Lone Pine.
The theatre members will be staging “War of the Worlds” for their 2014 season finale this Sunday, Dec. 7 beginning at 7 p.m.
The radio play is free to the public and will be staged at the Double L tavern, at the corner of Main and Willow. 
Those under 21 can watch a live broadcast of the performance at the IOU garden next to the Double L. The garden will also host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Sunday with IOU espresso being served along with an offering grown in the IOU garden.

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