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April 20th, 2012

Lone Pine school board begins budget cuts

April 20, 2012

The Lone Pine Unified School District Board of Trustees took the first step in slicing more than $678,256 from its 2012-13 budget at Wednesday’s board meeting.
Given the “downward spiral in school funding over the last years,” as Superintendent Larry Todd described it at the district’s Town Meeting, Monday, the board also approved the effort to continue paring away in the hopes of cutting an additional $30,000-$60,000 before the final budget is passed.

April 19th

Donny Lee Miller

April 19, 2012

Donny Lee Miller

Donny Lee Miller, 58, a 28-year Lone Pine/Keeler resident who was born in Des Moines, Iowa on Oct. 31, 1953, passed away April 11, 2012 at Southern Inyo Hospital.

Meet the Dist. 4 candidates

April 19, 2012

The Inyo Register’s election coverage moves a little farther north in Southern Inyo and the race for District 4 Inyo County Supervisor.
District 4 covers an area of the county that stretches just south of Bishop and continues to just north of Lone Pine, encompassing the communities of Independence, Aberdeen, Big Pine, Keough’s and Wilkerson.
Incumbent Marty Fortney and challengers Chris Dangwillo, Mark Tillemans and Nina Weisman have each provided a candidate’s statement which appears below.

NIH unveiling new facility, upgrades

April 19, 2012

With the Northern Inyo Hospital construction project nearing its completion, residents were recently offered sneak peeks of the brand-new facility and services to be offered there.
Hospital staffers have been giving tours to residents interested in seeing first-hand the fruits of the multi-year, multi-million dollar project paid for with taxpayer dollars.
Funded through a 2005, voter-approved bond, the project included the construction of up-to-date support, imaging and main hospital buildings at a cost of $62 million.

April 17th

Larry W. White

April 17, 2012

Larry W. White

Graveside funeral services for 12-year Bishop resident Larry W. White will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop. Barbara Crockett and Bishop VFW Post 8988 will officiate.
Born Feb. 16, 1940 in Alhambra, Larry passed away April 13, 2012 at his home in Bishop. He was 72.

George William Rye

April 17, 2012

George William Rye

George William Rye, 88, a 32-year Bishop resident who was born in Miami, Ariz. on Feb. 10, 1924 passed away April 10, 2012 at the home of his daughter, Lynn and son-in-law, Paul in Redding.
George was preceded in death by his parents and younger twin brothers, Bob and Dick Rye.

Meet the Dist. 5 candidates

April 17, 2012

The Inyo Register’s election coverage moves to Southern Inyo and the race for District 5 Inyo County Supervisor.
Richard Cervantes, Jim Gentry and Matt Kingsley have each provided a candidate’s statement which appears below.
With the 2012 Presidential Primary rapidly approaching, the Register recently invited all candidates for local and state office to share with readers a bit about themselves, their platforms and positions.

Inyo bracing for influx of prisoners from state

April 17, 2012

Inyo County is prepared to handle an expected influx of prisoners and probationers that will result from California’s Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011.
In an effort to alleviate overcrowding in state prisons, California will be realigning low-level, non-violent felony offenders from the state correctional system to locally-run, community-based jails.

OV School Board weighs cuts in face of deficit

April 17, 2012

Decisions faced at the school board workshop held in Independence last Wednesday are being played out across the state. State budget cuts, possible tax initiatives and a complex new funding formula have created a moving target for school districts.

April 16th

Ruth Alberta Perry

April 16, 2012

Ruth Alberta Perry

Ruth Alberta Perry, resident of Bishop for more than 60 years, born on July 21, 1918 in San Mateo, passed away March 31 at her residence in Idaho. She was 93 years old.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Dwight Richard Perry.

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