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July 6th, 2011

Local Marine preparing to deploy

July 6, 2011

With July 4 approaching, Americans are asked to remember the sacrifices that this country’s service members make every day in the name of freedom.
Among those preparing to fight, protect and serve in the name of freedom overseas is Lance Cpl. Caylen S. Vetter, 24, of Bishop.
Vetter, a 2005 Bishop Union High School graduate, is gearing up with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit to be deployed to Afghanistan this summer.
Vetter has been in the military for two years.

June 30th

Coast to coast

June 30, 2011

A cross-country trip on U.S. 6 will bring travelers through a number of small towns and across even more scenic stops, but, according to Malerie Yolen-Cohen, Inyo County’s attractions have been some of the best so far.
Yolen-Cohen, a Stamford, Conn. resident and travel writer, is making the trip from Provincetown, Mass. to Long Beach, the traditional beginning and end of U.S. 6. Along the way, she has been blogging about her adventures.

Coso’s credit rating downgraded

June 30, 2011

The geothermal project in Southern Inyo County has had its credit rating reduced due to lowered energy capacity and output, and mounting debt.
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Coso Geothermal’s rating from a “B+” to “B.”
According to Standard and Poor’s, another credit rating firm, “credit ratings are not investment advice, or buy, hold, or sell recommendations. They are just one factor investors may consider in making investment decisions.”

The show will go on

June 30, 2011

Fun, friends and fireworks are just some of the attractions residents will find at the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport in Bishop this year as the Bishop Volunteer Fire Departments hosts its annual Independence Day fireworks show.
It’s a celebration that almost wasn’t this year, when the department considered cancelling the traditional festivities due to budget and manpower concerns – essentially the drain the show puts on both.
In the end, and hoping the community will pitch in with gate fees and donations, the volunteer firefighters decided the show must go on.

June 28th

Virginia Glidden

June 28, 2011

Virginia Glidden
1912-2011

No funeral services will be held for 32-year Bishop resident Virginia Glidden.
Born Aug. 21, 1912 in Oregon, Virginia died June 20, 2011 at home with her nephew/companion, Duane Dutro, at her bedside.
Virginia is survived by her three daughters, Virginia Kettle of Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho, Dr. Chrissie Gray of Tulsa, Okla. and Melissa Sledz of Tigard, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Joyce Duncan

June 28, 2011

Joyce Duncan
1924-2011

County seeking input on district boundaries

June 28, 2011

Local leaders are looking to the public for input on where supervisorial districts should be drawn.
Every 10 years, after the federal census is complete, the county is required to review its district boundaries and, if the population change found by the census shows a shift in the county’s population, re-draw the boundaries to be sure each county supervisor is serving approximately the same number of citizens.
According to Planning Director Josh Hart, each supervisor must represent between 17 and 23 percent of the population.

A life lost: Rambeau’s family speaks out

June 28, 2011

The murder trail stemming from the death of James Eric Rambeau, Jr. in June 2009 has included many tangents, such as the revelation of questionable behavior at the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office, the use of a widely mistrusted jailhouse informant, threats against D.A. Art Maillet and arresting officers, bomb threats at the jail, and a change of venue for the trial from Inyo to Ventura counties.

Caltech’s valley site in line for more ‘ears’

June 28, 2011

The famous Owens Valley “Big Ears” site is about to get even bigger.
The New Jersey Institute of Technology is planning to expand operations at the California Institute of Technology Radio Observatory north of Big Pine by adding a new set of radio telescopes.

June 24th

Locals compete in Bishop coed league

June 24, 2011

Despite a late-game rally, Just NDNs proved too much for Shirts ‘n Skirts in Tuesday evening’s Bishop coed softball game at City Park. The NDNs took out their opponent 11-3.
Both teams were held scoreless through the first inning. NDN Johnny Shoshone hit a 1-RBI single to get things started in the top of the second.
Suma Davis smashed a 2 RBI double into center field in the third. By the end of the inning, the NDNs had extended their lead to 6-0.
Shirts ‘n Skirts got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third. Bob Bishop hit a sacrifice fly ball to bring Justin Whitman home.

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