June 3rd, 2014
Lifetime Big Pine resident Argus Jerald âJerryâ Horton, also known as âMoonâ to good friends and family, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, May 22, 2014. He was 71. Jerry was born March 18, 1943 at the Northern Inyo Hospital.
His parents, Clyde and Minnie Horton; sister, Mary Ann; and brother, Jim âNorg,â preceded Jerry in death.
Michael Dane Armstrong
Michael Armstrong, 47, of Pacifica, passed away peacefully in his sleep from a prolonged illness on Thursday, May 22 at his residential care home in San Jose, Calif.
Michael moved to Bishop as a child with his family in 1975 and attended schools in Bishop and was a graduate of Bishop High School. Michael was on Bishopâs swim team and was an avid skier on the Bishop High School ski team. He choose his profession as a chef and was a wonderful and gifted cook.
Across California today, voters will be helping to narrow the field of candidates in eight races for state office, including governor and attorney general.
Residents of various districts throughout the state will also be weighing in on races involving the state Assembly, Senate and their Congressional representatives.
Today is the big day with residents from all over the county encouraged to head to the polls.
The only race in Inyo County is the one District 1 residents will be deciding for the seat on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors being sought by Dave Tanskley, Dan Totheroh and Bill Stoll.
Last Tuesday, The Inyo Register and the Independence Civic Club hosted a candidateâs night at the Bishop Senior Center to allow voters to get to know the candidates a little better.
This yearâs continued drought may be contributing to recent bear sightings in the Bishop area.
Reports came in over the weekend placing one or more bears on West Line Street in the area of Calvary Baptist Church, and in the Round Valley area near the CalFire Conservation Corps camp.
Inyo County Sheriffâs Public Information Officer Carma Roper said Monday that sheriffâs dispatch was notified of a bear on West Line Street at about 10 p.m. Sunday.
First District Supervisor Rick Pucci sweeps up after a single-vehicle collision Friday evening at Bishop Chevron at 950 Tu Su Ln. Pucci said he is a friend of the businesses owner. According to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Dennis Cleland, at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Carolyn Rose Kaatz, 69, of Bishop, was driving through the parking lot of the gas station at about 10 miles per hour. For an unknown reason, Kaatz failed to stop in a parking stall in front of the convenience store, and drove through a glass window, into the business. Cleland said no injuries were reported.
At this past Tuesdayâs candidateâs forum for District 1 Supervisor hopefuls Bill Stoll Dave Tanskley and Dan Totheroh had an opportunity to field questions from constituents.
In the Q&A portion of the Candidateâs Night Forum, residents were invited to submit a question or questions to one or all three candidates. The forum co-host, the Independence Civic Club, screened the questions to ensure there were no repeats. (See the Thursday, May 29, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register to see how candidates responded to four questions given in advance regarding countywide issues.)
About a dozen Eastern Sierra residents, representing both Inyo and Mono counties, attended the final public hearing on a proposal to list the bi-state distinct population of sage grouse as threatened and create nearly 2 million acres of critical habitat to help the bird recover.
Despite the sparse turnout, two local leaders, Mono County Supervisors Larry Johnston and First District Inyo County Supervisor Linda Arcularius, spoke on the matter.
Thursdayâs meeting was the final public hearing on the proposed sage grouse designations. The deadline for comments is June 9.
Visitation is on the rise in Bishop, with current numbers set to eclipse a record set in 2006.
Itâs a trend the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau hopes to maintain over the next few weeks, not just for Bishop but for the entire Eastern Sierra as two major events bring hundreds of travelers and potential media exposure to the area.
Mark Alvin Kiner
Mark Alvin Kiner, age 63, resident of Bishop his entire life, born on Oct. 5, 1950, passed away May 19, 2014 at his home in Bishop.
Mark was a Vietnam veteran and lifetime member and past commander of VFW Post 8988 in Bishop. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping, hunting and fishing.
He was a loving husband to his wife, Phyllis; and a loving father to his sons. He was always willing to help people in need, as well as friends and family.