March 12th, 2012
Leland F. Campbell
Members of the Bishop Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 8988, family and friends are mourning the loss of three-war veteran Leland F. Campbell, 87.
Campbell, who was known to many in Bishop as the “Sierra Street Waver,” served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, Korea and Vietnam before starting his own bakery in Nevada City, Nev. Later, he returned to college and worked as an auto mechanic.
Itâs crunch time for 11-year-old Chalfant Valley resident Corie Elizabeth Campbell, who launched a vigorous fundraising campaign in September to earn $8,000 by May 1 to finance a People to People Student Ambassador tour of the United Kingdom.
Two ongoing raffles with prizes to be announced in April, chores for hire and a hand-painted mug sale have helped Campbell to get half way to her goal so far.
On April 1, two raffle prize winners will take home either a Sturm Ruger 10/22 rifle or a Remington 870 .12 gauge shotgun. The first-place ticket-holder gets first choice.
City leaders will be going back to school next week as part of their ongoing efforts to encourage widespread participation in municipal government.
Through a program called âCouncil on Campus,â Bishopâs elected officials have arranged for their next, bi-monthly study session to take place in an auditorium full of high school seniors and other members of the public.
According to City Administrator Keith Caldwell, Mondayâs meeting at Bishop Union High School represents perhaps the first time in Bishopâs history that the City Council has convened in open session at a school campus.
Mammoth Lakes resident Wangdowa Sherpa might be the only man in town who considers the 14,000-foot peaks outside of town to be a bit short.
But he can be forgiven.
Sherpa was born in a small village in Nepal, not far from 29,029-foot Mount Everest, where anything below 15,000 feet is considered the foothills.
Bishop hosted the Califonia City Ravens at the first track meet of the season Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Broncos took the meet win, 81-60. The Broncos lost 48-82.
Coach Rick Behrendt was pleased with the results, noting that he has only nine returning athletes on his very young teams.
That gives Behrendt and the Broncos a lot to look forward to as the underclassmen develop and the returners get back in the groove.
Paul Leonard Fath
Paul Leonard Fath of Lone Pine went to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on March 3, 2012, after an extended illness. “Lenny” was born Sept. 26, 1960 in Ridgecrest.
Inspirational adventurer and author Aron Ralston joined Inyo Countyâs Community Reads project Tuesday to share his story of hope and survival.
This yearâs Community Readâs book, Ralstonâs âBetween a Rock and a Hard Placeâ and the subsequent movie â127 Hoursâ starring James Franco, tell the tale of Ralstonâs fateful trip into the remote Utah wilderness in 2003.
While hiking solo down Blue John Canyon in Canyonlands National Park, Ralston dislodged a boulder that came crashing down on top of him, crushing Ralstonâs hand against the walls of the narrow canyon.
The 10th annual National Problem Gambling Awareness Week seeks to raise public awareness of the tragic effects of compulsive gambling while drawing attention to the widespread recovery services available.
National Problem Gambling Awareness Week is observed March 4-10 to âeducate the public about signs of problem and pathological gambling behavior,â said Karen Kong of Inyo County Health and Human Servicesâ Prevention arm.
In another sign of the depressed economic and increased environmental awareness times, the Clean Air Projects Program recently announced that it received 49 proposals requesting $16.5 million in funding for âclean air projectsâ throughout the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, with includes Alpine, Inyo and Mono counties.
With a budget of $5 million, it was noted that CAPP administration and the Air Districtâs proposal review committee âundeniably have their work cut outâ as they cull a majority of the requests and select the best of the proposal crop.
Patricia ‘Pat’ Mae Pettet
Pat Pettet was born on Sept. 24, 1937 to Theo Beth (Stark) and William Merton Hill. Pat Pettet left the world at age 74 on Feb. 24, 2012. She went to be with the Lord in Pomona and was transported back to Bishop where she lived all her life.