June 4th, 2012
A grim discovery in Mono County earlier this week may have re-opened the book on a two-year-old bank robbery case out of Bishop.
Mono sheriffâ€™s deputies located the remains Tuesday of a man believed to be Steven Craig Wiswell, the suspect in the March 17, 2010 armed robbery of Bishopâ€™s Chase Bank.
According to Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Lieutenant Robert Weber, deputies were notified about 3 p.m. May 22 that residents in the Benton area had possibly found a human skull off a dirt road, in tall sage brush, on the west side of U.S. 6 near Benton.
With commercial permits almost assured by legislation, the final chapter on the High Sierra Hikers Associationâ€™s lawsuit against the National Park Service that threatened to shut down stock packers in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks may have been written.
Lake Sabrina Boat Landing
What a difference a week can make. Highs at the lake in the mid-70s with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoons sure beats 36 with a wind chill of 16.
The highs in the 70s means the flatlands are in the 90s to the triple digits. You all now know where to come to get cooled off.
Donna Ruth Astells McAlister
Donna was born Nov. 12, 1942 and went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on May 21, 2012.
Donna was born in East Los Angeles and moved to Lone Pine when she was 13. She graduated from Lone Pine High School in 1960. She spent most of her life raising and loving her children. She loved Lone Pine. Although she spent time living in other places she always considered Lone Pine her home.
Edith was born Sept. 29, 1916 on her parent’s, William and Zoe Whitley, ranch near the small town of Bandera, Texas in the Texas hill country. She died May 22, 2012 at the age of 95 in the Bishop Care Center. Edith grew up and attended school in Bandera, and business college in San Antonio, Texas. She moved to Oakland in 1935 and lived with a sister.
On a recent walking tour, Bishop Mural Society members shared local history and kept the humorous anecdotes flowing as they showed off nine of the organizationâ€™s 15 murals with locals and 12 members of a Southern California Airstream club, in for Mule Days.
Mural Society board member Shirley Fendon, president Patty Holton, secretary Betty Cameron and treasurer Andrea Shallcross painted a vivid picture of the power of murals as they revealed the rich history behind the works of art which citizens walk or drive past every day.
With the concrete dry and rails secured, the youth of Southern Inyo are heading out to the brand-new Lone Pine Skate Plaza.
After a year-and-a-half of planning, Lynn Bunn said the skate park officially opened last week, and has already seen a lot of attention from Lone Pine youngsters.
â€śYou canâ€™t believe the number of kids who are out there skating already,â€ť Bunn said. â€śThe other morning there were some kids, 4 or 5 years old, on Razor scooters, and they were just having a great time.â€ť
Digital 395 has passed another milestone and is nearly ready for the construction phase.
On Wednesday, May 23, Forest Supervisor Ed Armenta signed a Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Digital 395 Middle-Mile Project, essentially saying the project poses no major environmental concerns.
Armentaâ€™s signature now allows Praxis, the contractor responsible for the project, to install, operate and maintain approximately 49 miles of underground fiber-optic cable in the Mammoth, Mono Lake and White Mountain Ranger districts of the Inyo National Forest.
Bill Harris, 95, was born on June 15, 1916 in Porterville, California to Albert Asbury Harris and Harriet Barclay Harris. He died on May 23, 2012, at his home in Klamath Falls, Ore. These are the statistics.
Summer is fast approaching and Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance is gearing up for a busy season ahead.
First and foremost is the groupâ€™s Fifth Annual Night of Lights Walk. The community is invited to this social/charity event on Saturday, June 2 â€“ to gather their friends, family and walking buddies and head over to â€śthe Bishop Union High School track for a night of fundraising and good, healthy fun,â€ť said ESBCA board member and public relations person Heather Marvin.