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January 15th, 2015

Frances M. Wood

January 15, 2015

Frances M. Wood
1919-2015

Born Aug. 20, 1919, Frances M. Wood “Caboose,” died Jan. 7, 2015.
Frances was a beloved mother, grandma and great-grandma. Frances will be deeply missed.
There will be no services held. The family will be celebrating her life every day.

Mary Ann Shaulis

January 15, 2015

Mary Ann Shaulis
1930-2014

Mary was born in Ursina, Pa. on May 7, 1930 to Harry and Katy Cameron. She passed away at her residence on Dec. 7, 2014.
Mary was 84 years of age. She lived in Lone Pine for more than 37 years. Before moving to Lone Pine, Mary also lived in the South Bay area of Southern California for a number of years. She worked at the Best Western Hotel and the Dow Villa in Lone Pine before she retired.

January 14th

Fourth year of drought for Sierra?

January 14, 2015

The Eastern Sierra is in the midst of the worst drought it has seen since the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power began keeping records in the 1930s.
Though January, February and March are the big snow years in the Sierra Nevada, Inyo County Water Director Bob Harrington said this week that conditions are on track to be as dry as last year.
However, Harrington did say there is always hope that the area can see another “Miracle March,” as experienced in 1991, when what was a dismally dry winter turned into a very wet spring.

Who’s who of Inyo off to Death Valley

January 14, 2015

Inyo County heavyweights are headed to Death Valley this weekend for an annual gathering that brings decision-makers and movers and shakers together over a not-inexpensive three-day period.
More than 100 residents and community leaders from throughout California will be meeting at the Furnace Creek Inn for the 2015 Inyo Associates Death Valley retreat, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 18.

Ellis back on Bishop City Council

January 14, 2015

The empty seat on Bishop City Council, vacated by newly elected Inyo County Auditor Dave Stottlemyre, has been filled.
The council voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint former council member Jim Ellis to the seat over fellow candidate and former appointee Keith Glidewell. Both Ellis and Glidewell received support for appointment during public comment.
Candidates for the seat expressed their interest for consideration through letters sent to City Hall following the resignation of Stottlemyre. Ellis and Glidewell were the only two residents who submitted letters of interest.

January 13th

Paul Michael Ranallo

January 13, 2015

Paul Michael Ranallo
1962-2014

Paul Michael Ranallo, age 52, passed away Dec. 2, 2014. A longtime resident of Bishop, he had a great love of music and writing. They were the biggest part of his life.

Paul Michael Ranallo

January 13, 2015

Paul Michael Ranallo
1962-2014

Paul Michael Ranallo, age 52, passed away Dec. 2, 2014. A longtime resident of Bishop, he had a great love of music and writing. They were the biggest part of his life.

Rodney Ernest Keener

January 13, 2015

Rodney Ernest Keener
1952-2014

Born in Lone Pine on July 7, 1952, Rodney Ernest Keener passed suddenly on Dec 22, 2014 at home in Lone Pine.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Everett Keener; sons, Travis, Ethan, Jonathan and Harrison Keener; his mother, Betty Keener; and sister, Kristy Keener.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leon Keener; and son, Douglas Keener.
Rod had many friends and many stories to tell. He was a welder, mechanic, cowboy and carpenter – a man of many talents, always ready to lend a hand.

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

January 13, 2015

1/18/15
Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7
What to watch for:

January 12th

Mono County praises Gorge ruling

January 12, 2015

Mono County District Attorney Tim Kendall is applauding this month’s court decision that requires the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to provide enough water in the Owens River Gorge to sustain local fisheries.
The ruling (which was covered in the Saturday, Jan. 3 article, “Owens Gorge issue settled”) was signed Jan. 7, about 24 years after proceedings were initiated by Mono County in 1991.

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