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October 17th, 2011

David Eric Richards

October 17, 2011

David Eric Richards
1964-2011

Born Oct. 6, 1964, David Eric Richards, 47, passed away Oct. 11, 2011 in Reno.
David was a resident of Big Pine for 29 years.
Dave was a very caring, loving father, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was a hardworking man who cared for his family and loved ones. He enjoyed spending quality time with his two daughters, being outdoors, maintaining his yard, cooking and relaxing on his porch listening to music.
David has touched many hearts and will be greatly missed.

Mary Dorothy Daughtry-Payne

October 17, 2011

Mary Dorothy Daughtry-Payne
1930-2011

Mary Daughtry-Payne, better known as Dottie, passed away peacefully at her home, on the evening of Oct. 7, 2011. She will be remembered for her warm heart and kind smile by all who knew her. Dottie was born April 11, 1930 in Mobile, Ala. to Nicholas and Regina Desmond. She was one of eight children and shared special bonds with all her siblings.

IMACA facing change and challenges

October 17, 2011

From food banks to housing assistance to weatherizing homes for energy-efficiency to help with paying the bills for low-income residents, the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. helps whomever they can, however they can.
IMACA also provides residents in need with holiday food baskets and runs the popular Wish Tree program at Christmas that provides local low income kids with gifts to open on Dec. 25.

Calif. man missing in Buttermilks?

October 17, 2011

Inyo County law enforcement is conducting a search of the Buttermilk area for a man last seen in July.
The man, 64-year-old Richard John Malten of Oregon House, Calif., was reported missing earlier this week, according to Inyo Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Carma Roper, leading investigators to his abandoned vehicle along McGee Creek west of Bishop.
That vehicle, so far, is the only lead investigators have on Malten’s whereabouts.

Local firefighters honored

October 17, 2011

Local leaders at the city and county level took some time this week to recognize local volunteer firefighters who are willing to train year-round for an opportunity to serve the community.
In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors honored Assistant Bishop Fire Chief Pat O’Neil as Firefighter of the Year.
A few hours later, the Bishop City Council, meeting on Tuesday due to the Columbus Day holiday, elected to honor the entire Bishop Volunteer Fire Department as the Citizen of the Quarter, an honor the council gives out every four months.

October 14th

Another tight match for the Lady Broncos

October 14, 2011

The Bishop Lady Broncos tennis team faced the Kern Valley Broncs, Thursday, and came away with another tight loss, 10-8.
The Broncos’ singles and doubles both took four matches.
Doubles team of Hope McIndoo and Tara Gardner, once again, kept it exciting with two tie-breakers, losing both by 3-7, but coming back to win their final match 7-5.
“Hope and Tara have taken a match to a tie-breaker against every school we have played,” said coach Patty Cummings. “They really battle.”
Final scores for McIndoo and Gardner against Kern: 7-5, 6-7, 6-7.

Eagles stalked by Bobcats

October 14, 2011

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles volleyball squad got bitten by the Boron Bobcats at home Thursday, losing 1-3 (8-25, 25-23, 21-25, 19-25)
“Boron’s strong serving and stingy defense kept us rattled throughout the match,” said coach Mel Joseph. “We lacked the inspiration and desire to push points when the opportunity was there. Everyone had moments of greatness, just not at the same time and Boron took at advantage.”
Lone Pine served 95 percent as a team.

Broncos trample Roadrunners

October 14, 2011

The Bishop Lady Broncos volleyball team scored a High Desert League win Thursday, taking down the Rosamond Roadrunners 3-1.
“It felt great to get a win,” said coach Sherri Sonke. “The girls were excited, they played well.”
Game scores: 25-17, 25-19, 18-25 and 26-24
The JV squad swept the Roadrunners, 25-16, 25-6. Jessica Borin had an 18-point run from the service line.
Next week, the Broncos have a home stand, taking on Desert on Tuesday and California City on Thursday. JV games start at 4 p.m., followed by varsity.
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Tara Baiano: 3 kills

October 13th

Search and Rescue going non-stop

October 13, 2011

This has, undoubtedly, been a busy season for search and rescue personnel.
In the past 12 days alone, Inyo County Search and Rescue responded to nine separate calls, from Sept. 28 to Oct. 9. From overdue hikers to a hiker who perished from suspected high altitude sickness, SAR has been beating the trails and assisting folks in the backcountry from Mt. Whitney to Bishop Pass.

Supes’ well field concerns linger

October 13, 2011

Inyo County signed off on a new draft pumping plan by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power that addresses concerns local officials had about potential over-pumping.
The LADWP released a draft pumping plan this spring that called for pumping levels in the Independence Blackrock area that the Board of Supervisors and Inyo County Water Department said were unacceptable.
In response, the LADWP presented a new, modified draft pumping plan that would reduce activity in the Independence Blackrock well field, but increase pumping at the Laws and Independence Oak well fields.

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