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June 23rd, 2014

Luxury haven for adventurers opens in Bishop

June 23, 2014

The Chalfant House on Academy Avenue is seeing a bustle of activity lately, reminiscent of times past. Its rooms and kitchen are once again filled with a multitude of strangers, friends and stories.
While this is nothing new for this property, the person who brought them here is.

June 20th

Authors talk about Rufus, Death Valley’s ‘Rescue Dog’

June 20, 2014

Authors John and Barbara Marnell will be making a presentation and signing copies of their book “Good Samaritans of Death Valley: Lou Westcott Beck and Rufus,” at the Eastern California Museum in Independence today, Saturday, June 21.
The slide show and presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. In addition, the authors will be at the museum to sign copies of their book from 1-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

McAteer offers LPUSD a deal it can’t refuse?

June 20, 2014

Half of the hurdles in the final resolution of the Blackrock 94 dispute have been cleared; the final once will be dealt with at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power approved the resolution Tuesday, June 17; the California Environmental Quality Act documents have been prepared and attached to the existing Environmental Impact Report. The dispute resolution will be on the supervisors’ meeting agenda this coming Tuesday.

Massive search ends with recovery effort

June 20, 2014

One of the largest search and rescue operations in Inyo County history came to an end this week with the discovery of hiker John Likely’s body.
The discovery – made early Thursday evening during the last planned reconnaissance flight of the day – brought a sad conclusion to a massive, five-day search involving almost 100 experts and professionals from across California.
It was obviously not the conclusion hoped for by either Likely’s family or the searchers themselves, who refused to consider their mission a recovery rather than a rescue operation.

June 19th

The Outdoorsman: Intake II, South Lake by float tube are the hot spots

June 19, 2014

Summer is official on June 21, but if you asked the high country lakes it got here a week or two ago. Over the past week I have been hiking high passes and Piute and Bishop pass lakes are all ice-free, at last. The fish in these high country lakes are hungry and offering up some real consistent fishing.

Domingo ‘Mingo’ Sanchez Parra

June 19, 2014

Domingo ‘Mingo’ Sanchez Parra
1940-2014

Domingo “Mingo” Sanchez Parra passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Mingo was the fourth of 10 children born to Pedro and Maria Parra on April 19, 1940 in Deming, N.M. While growing up in New Mexico, at the age of 15 he met the love of his life Cecilia Granadino. The two were married on Feb. 24, 1962. The couple had four sons while still living in New Mexico.

Stephen Dennis Rinehart

June 19, 2014

Stephen Dennis Rinehart
1950-2014

Stephen Dennis Rinehart of Bishop went home to his heavenly Father on May 20, 2014. Steve came into this world on Aug. 12, 1950, a miracle son born to Larry and Florence (Brock) Rinehart in San Diego.
Steve was a survivor. Born three months premature he wasn’t expected to live, but with prayers offered up by his Dad and Mom, he amazed all the doctors and nurses at the military hospital where he was born.

Margaret Gale Lowden Young Hurd

June 19, 2014

Margaret Gale Lowden Young Hurd
1931-2014

Margaret died June 13, 2014 at the Bishop Care Center following a long illness. She was born to Mildred and Spencer Lowden on June 14, 1931 in Redding, a fourth generation Californian. She and her family moved to Bishop in 1934, where she attended Bishop Elementary and graduated from Bishop Union High School. She also graduated from Reno Business College. She worked for Southern California Edison, Union Carbide and Continental Telephone Company. She married Daniel Young in 1953. She married Whistler (Clarence) Hurd in1972.

Shannon (Smith) Dews

June 19, 2014

Shannon (Smith) Dews
1974-2014

On May 30, Shannon (Smith) Dews left us to be with Jesus full-time, forever, whole, healed, completely filled with peace and joy.
She was born on Oct. 11, 1974 at Northern Inyo Hospital to Les and Debbie Smith. She attended Bishop schools and graduated from Bishop Union High School in 1992. After high school Shannon worked as a nanny for several families both in Washington state and in California.

June 18th

What ‘needs to change’ on Inyo Nat’l. Forest?

June 18, 2014

Residents and visitors are invited to weigh in on the future of the Inyo National Forest as the Forest Service wades deeper into Forest Plan revisions this week.
A public workshop will be held from 5-8 p.m. today at Cerro Coso Community College in Bishop to discuss the Inyo’s “Need to Change” document and share their thoughts on what the Forest should look like.

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