August 18th, 2011
Early in the 2011-12 budgeting process, Inyo County is looking at a $9 million deficit.
During a hearing Tuesday to review preliminary budget requests, County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio said most county departments were able to maintain budgets similar to last yearâ€™s numbers. Some departments, he said, are requesting larger budgets to fill positions that were left vacant last year to save money, and all departments are dealing with the rising cost of doing business.
Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan â€“ When the Army goes on missions outside the wire, they are susceptible to any number of threats, ranging from extreme weather conditions and rocks being thrown at them to small arms fire and roadside bombs. Having well trained medical professionals attached to Army units ensures a quick response in the event a Soldier is wounded and in need of emergency medical attention.
Darrell Conrad Quessenberry
Darrell Conrad Quessenberry, age 55, made his home and raised his children in Newberry Springs and Bishop. He lost his battle with lung cancer on his birthday, Aug. 11, 2011.
Darrell had a career with Southern California Edison for 31 years. He loved to hang out, barbecuing with his family, collect antiques, go fishing, metal detecting and four-wheeling.
Virginia Jean Fenton
The following are results from the High Country League championship meet held in Minden, Nev.
Boys 25 Fly, 6 & under
Eli Beard, 3rd in finals (1:19.72)
Girls 1000 Free, 13-14
Jamie Shultz, 13th in finals (15:24.43)
Girls 1000 Free, 15+
Melodie Aust, 5th in finals 12:05.14)
Kylie Meneses, 10th in finals (13.54.44)
Girls 200 IM ,15+
Kylie Meneses, 19th in prelims 2Ăš45.62)
Maddie Morgenstein, 22nd in prelims (2:50.03)
Girls 200 IM, 11-12
Squid Morgenstein, 15th in prelims (3:10.24)
Emily Ball, 21st in prelims (3:16.68)
Boys 200 IM 11-12
The Second Annual Jerry â€śJJâ€ť Davis Memorial One-Pitch Softball Tournament played out last weekend with the Dream Catchers taking the championship in the final game Sunday afternoon.
The Dream Catchers, sponsored by Chris Holt of Hi Country Market of Big Pine, beat the Jokers 6-5 after taking out the Jacksons, the BSâ€™ers and Team Meat. The Jokers faced down the Redtails, Swing Men and One Hit at a Time to secure a spot in the final round.
Twelve teams in all competed in the two-day tournament. Proceeds from the event go to Davisâ€™ three children.
Four Coed C teams faced off Friday, Aug. 12, in the semifinal rounds of the championship tournament.
The CBC Crusaders went on to the finals and the championship, but first had to take on Unloaded.
The game went into extra innings before the Crusaders came out with a 1-point win.
Unloaded went out to an early lead that held until the sixth inning.
Mona Amado, Tony Alger and Amber Richards loaded the bases with singles, setting the stage for a 3-run top of the first.
The teamâ€™s defense held the Crusadaers to a 1-hit, 0-run bottom of the inning.
With a federal grant in hand, Inyo County is on its way to identifying property that can be used for renewable energy generation and transportation.
Inyo County is now partnering with Nye, Esmeralda, Lincoln and White Pine counties in Nevada to spend $1 million on a quest for land that can be used for renewable energy.
The five-county cooperative group received an Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Coalition Assessment Grant to conduct environmental site assessments and area-wide planning in support of renewable energy, transmission and economic development.
County leaders approved a $75,000 project Tuesday that will get a long awaited project at the Bishop Sunland Landfill off the ground.
Using a local contractor, the county will install a new building at the gate of the landfill, providing handicapped accessibility, new restroom facilities and storage and work space for landfill employees.
Deputy Public Works Director Jeff Alstrom said the county received five bids for the project, which aims to erect a modular building at the entrance to the landfill along with a new sceptic system and water lines.
The sweet smell of the Tri-County Fair is in the air.
Entry forms for exhibits are being accepted starting this week and tickets go on sale next weekend in anticipation of the annual end-of-summer celebration scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 1.
The Fair exhibit office, located near the stables on the grounds, will be open all this week through Saturday to accept exhibit entry forms. Exhibits themselves will be accepted on varying schedules â€“ depending on the type and contest â€“ as outlined in the Fairâ€™s Exhibit Guidebook.