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March 15th, 2011

New forest boss selected

March 15, 2011

The third time appears to be the charm for Inyo National Forest, which announced last week that Ed Armenta of Arizona is slated to become its next head honcho.
Armenta, currently the district ranger of the Payson District of the Tonto National Forest, will be the third Forest Service employee to step into the forest supervisor post vacated by Jim Upchurch in September 2010.
Upchurch transferred to Coronado National Forest and two temporary replacements had filled the position until a permanent replacement – Armenta – could be named.

Eastern Sierra tradition returns for 44th year

March 15, 2011

With the Southern Inyo Early Opener Trout Derby in the books, anglers’ attention has now turned to the Eastern Sierra’s other major pre-season fishing tradition: The Blake Jones Trout Derby.
Named for a beloved longtime local resident and angling promoter, the annual derby returns this Saturday to Pleasant Valley Reservoir, where the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau gives fishermen yet another chance to compete for cash, prizes and bragging rights – or simply gather the family to cast a line in prime Eastern Sierra waters – well in advance of the regular fishing season.

March 11th

J. Patrick Farrell, Sr.

March 11, 2011

J. Patrick Farrell, Sr.
1934-2011

Graveside memorial services for J. Patrick Farrell, Sr. will be held at noon today, Saturday, March 12 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop. Pastor Chris Costello will officiate.
Born Jan. 25, 1934 to Gertrude and William Brian-Jennings Farrell, Pat died March 5, 2011.

Ina June Raworth

March 11, 2011

Ina June Raworth
1924-2011

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 19 at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Hemet for Ina June Raworth
Born in Victor, Colo. on Oct. 1, 1924, June died Feb. 24, 2011. She was 86.
June graduated from Manitou Springs High School in Colorado. She worked as a dental assistant and later at Hope School for the Handicapped for 14 years.

County trying to dig up input on dump deficit options

March 11, 2011

Inyo County Integrated Waste is facing a half-million dollar operating deficit this year and is looking for residents to help decide how to solve the budget shortfall.
During an almost empty public meeting in Lone Pine on Wednesday, Jeff Ahlstrom, managing landfill engineer, laid out six plans that would close the projected $592,874 gap. Those plans include three basic strategies to save on costs and generate more revenue, ranging from fee hikes to layoffs to reductions in services.

Suspected bank robber nabbed outside of Bishop

March 11, 2011

A routine traffic stop outside of Bishop earlier this week led to the arrest of a suspected bank robber wanted by the FBI.
According to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Dennis Cleland, Charles R. Leighton was arrested Thursday night after being identified as the suspect in a Nevada bank robbery.
Cleland said a CHP officer initiated a stop on the 43-year-old for “a mechanical violation” at about noon Thursday on U.S. 395 near Pine Creek.

New art center gives Tribal youth a place to ‘stand up’ for their future

March 11, 2011

The Bishop Paiute Reservation has a new place for all youths, teens and young adults to “wünüt” or “stand up” – be creative, constructive and learn skills they will take with them for the rest for their lives.
The WünüT Novi Youth Media Arts and Infoshop was born out of the loss of young people to violence and drugs and alcohol. Still in its infancy, the program is seeking more volunteers and donations that will allow the center to stay open longer and offer more to the community.

March 10th

J. Patrick Farrell

March 10, 2011

J. Patrick Farrell
1934-2011

No funeral services have been announced for J. Patrick Farrell.
Born Jan. 25, 1934 to Gertrude and William Brian-Jennings Farrell, Pat died March 5, 2011.

Margaret Jane McMurtrie Lay Carrington

March 10, 2011

Margaret Jane McMurtrie Lay Carrington
1932-2011

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10 at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, 600 Hobson St., in Bishop for Margaret Jane McMurtrie Lay Carrington. Burial will follow at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop.
Born Dec. 23, 1932, long-time Bishop resident Janie Carrington died March 5, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.

BIA directs Timbisha to hold a new election

March 10, 2011

After more than two years of controversy, complaints and appeals to federal authorities, the Timbisha-Shoshone Tribe will have its day at the polls to elect a new tribal government.
Friction between two factions of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, which has members spread throughout the country, has created a situation where two separate tribal elections are held each year, creating a dispute about which Tribal Council is the recognized body.

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