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July 28th, 2011

John M. Kilgore

July 28, 2011

John M. Kilgore
1932-2011

Born Sept. 25, 1932 in Dow, Okla. to James R. and Thelma M. Kilgore, John M. Kilgore passed away July 15, 2011.
John was the second of seven boys and one sister. He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Jimmy.
He is survived by his brothers, Roger, Rudy, Wayne, Kenneth and Jerry; and sister, DeLana.
John enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. He served his boot camp at Fort Riley, Kan.

Robert Eugene Frazer

July 28, 2011

Robert Eugene Frazer
1923-2011

Robert Eugene Frazer was born in Tecumeseh, Neb. on July 13, 1923 to Eugene Cooper Sherman and Lema Armona Darnell Sherman and passed away in Bishop on July 14, 2011.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II as a signalman and underwater demolition team member in 13 invasions on the U.S.S. Doyan.

July 27th

Opposition to Trails bill comes from SoCal

July 27, 2011

A group of Southern California residents is hoping to “bury” the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails legislation as it winds through various state Senate committees on its way to becoming law.
Introduced as AB 628 by Assemblywoman Connie Conway, the bill aims to designate a number of local county roads as dual use, allowing licensed and insured riders of green sticker off-highway vehicles to travel up to 10 miles on paved roads to reach amenities such as food and gas, and travel back out to legal OHV routes.

Inyo County turning heads at State Fair

July 27, 2011

Inyo County’s wonders and attractions are on display and drawing crowds at the California State Fair in Sacramento.
This year’s exhibit, “Camp Inyo,” has caught the eye of fair judges, community leaders from across the state and the thousands of potential tourists who attend the annual expo.

Esther Mae Barnes

July 27, 2011

Esther Mae Barnes
1922-2011

Esther Mae Barnes was born March 17, 1922 in Osawatomie, Kan. to Lloyd and Ethel Wollen. She passed away June 28, 2011. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and teacher.
She is survived by her sister, Nancy Tinker of Visalia; brother, Linton Wollen of Merced; daughters, Alison Barnes and Leslie Troncale; granddaughter, Alyssa Coleman; and three great-grandchildren.

Lilian K. Davis

July 27, 2011

Lilian K. Davis
1922-2011

After a long battle with cancer, Lillian K. Davis passed away on June 27, 2011 with her two daughters by her side.
Lillian was born Nov. 19, 1922 to George and Elisabeth Kaufmann in Detroit, Mich.She graduated from Denby High School in Detroit in 1942. Lillian married her best friend LeRoy Davis on May 1, 1944. They were married 40 years.

July 25th

County upholds Coso Geo decision

July 25, 2011

County leaders decided Tuesday that the Coso Operating Company’s Hydrological Mitigation Monitoring Plan is adequate in addressing potential environmental impacts created by its pumping of water for use at its geothermal energy plant.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved a Conditional Use Permit in 2009 to allow the Coso Operating Company to pump groundwater from two existing wells on its Hay Ranch in Rose Valley and transport it via pipeline to Coso’s geothermal plant at China Lake Naval Weapons Station.

Fundraiser planned for local cancer victim

July 25, 2011

A small bump felt under an arm has in a matter of a couple months turned a family upside down.
Cancer has reared its ugly head in Southern Inyo, inflicting 30-year-old Kristin Palmer, wife and mother of four from Lone Pine.
Palmer is at the City of Hope in Duarte undergoing her first of 16 weeks of chemotherapy and then radiation treatments. Her cousin, Michelle Hykes, said despite the battery of tests and biopsies, doctors are still unsure exactly what kind of cancer Palmer has. It may be Stage III breast cancer or Stage IV lung cancer, Hykes said.

Sally DePerro

July 25, 2011

Sally DePerro
1950-2011

Just before sunrise on Saturday morning, July 16, 2011, Sally DePerro left her beloved Eastern Sierra.
Sally was born in Pomona, Calif. on Sept. 28, 1950. She was raised in southern California and married her high school sweetheart, John. Shortly after they married, John and Sally went on a wonderful tour of the United States to find the perfect place to live and raise their family. They eventually settled in Mono County where they lived for 34 years.

Sandra ‘Sandee’ Lee Dohnel

July 25, 2011

Sandra ‘Sandee’ Lee Dohnel
1959-2011

Sandee passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on July 21, 2011. Sandee was born May 28, 1959 in Santa Monica and raised in Lafayette for most of her childhood.
The love of her life and her greatest joy was her son, Justin Paul Dohnel.

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