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July 15th, 2011

Teen follows his dreams to Julliard

July 15, 2011

It may sound like a clichéd movie plot: a small-town boy, following his dream, practices diligently, puts his heart and soul into his work, overcomes the odds and earns the chance to make his dream a reality.
But this is no Hollywood script, it’s the real life of Bishop teen Andrew Hallenbeck, who got to audition with the prestigious Juilliard School.
Hallenbeck was vying for one of just a 150 or so spots among thousands of applicants from more than 40 countries. And – spoiler alert – the kid knows what he wants, and knows how to get it.

Mary Zolkiewicz

July 15, 2011

Mary Zolkiewicz
1921-2011

Born in Purley, England on May 28, 1921, Mary died July 11, 2011 in Bishop, California. Served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. Developed a lifelong interest in Polish culture and language. After the war, Mary was an English teacher to Polish military personnel who were exiled in England. She married one of her students, Leszek, who passed away in 2006. They were married 58 years. In 1948 Mary and Leszek moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Katana Marie Taylor

July 15, 2011

Katana Marie Taylor
2011-2011

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop.
After being delivered Katana passed away July 13, 2011.

July 14th

Inyo County balks at DWP pumping totals

July 14, 2011

Local leaders are contesting the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s operations projections for the coming year.
The county has initiated legal action requesting that the LADWP reduce the amount of groundwater it plans to pump from the Owens Valley over the next 12 months.
In its annual Owens Valley Operations and Pumping Plan, the LADWP said it planned to pump 91,000 acre-feet of groundwater from the valley, the highest level of groundwater pumping by LADWP since 1989.

Residents aid ailing veteran

July 14, 2011

“There are still people out here in America, in these small towns, that still take care of veterans,” an emotional Bruce Scott said after a group from the community donated and set up an exercise pool for the Vietnam veteran. “I’m still pinching myself, I can’t believe it.”

Deputy attacked by dog while investigating bomb threat

July 14, 2011

An alleged bomb threat that turned into a foot pursuit and then a dog attack on a deputy and the arrest of three local residents, kept local law enforcement busy for a couple hours in Bishop on Monday night.
Christina Perez, 28, Joel Soto, 19, and a 16-year-old male, all of Bishop, were arrested on charges ranging from resisting arrest to battery on a peace officer.
The juvenile was cited and released to his parents.
Perez was booked to Inyo County Jail on charges of allegedly resisting arrest with bail set at $5,000. She was also held on $200,000 in out-of-county warrants.

Mary Zolkiewicz

July 14, 2011

Mary Zolkiewicz
1921-2011

Born in Purley, England. Served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. Developed a lifelong interest in Polish culture and language. After the war, Mary was an English teacher to Polish military personnel who were exiled in England. She married one of her students, Leszek, who passed away in 2006. They were married 58 years. In 1948 Mary and Leszek moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Marvin ‘Marty’ Bramlette

July 14, 2011

Marvin ‘Marty’ Bramlette
1931-2011

Marty passed away at his home in Bishop July 7, 2011 with his loving wife Jackie at his side.
He was born at Little Lake Calif. to parents Wales G. and MaBelle V. Bramlette. His father and grandfather built the old Little Lake Hotel and ran businesses there. He spent his days there until he was about 10 years old when his parents bought the old Bramlette Ranch in Benton, Calif. above the State Quarantine Station.

Carl S. Wright

July 14, 2011

Carl S. Wright
1926-2011

July 12th

Accounting for the sales tax decrease

July 12, 2011

The elected officials of the Golden State have passed a budget that includes the discontinuance of a 1 percent sales tax increase.
As of July 1, the first day of the 2011-12 fiscal year, the statewide base use rate is 7.25 percent; in Inyo County, it is 7.75 percent, to accommodate additional, local taxes.
The State Board of Equalization explained in a press release, “In areas where there are voter-approved district taxes, the total tax rate related to sales and purchases is the statewide base tax rate of 7.25 percent plus any applicable district tax.”

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