January 4th, 2011
Self-confessed Schulman Grove Visitors Center arsonist John Thomas Christiana is preparing to serve as his own counsel in Inyo County Superior Court.
Christiana recently appealed court orders that he is incompetent to stand trial and that he be subject to involuntarily administration of anti-psychotic medication. On Dec. 10, the court rejected the first contention but reversed the order authorizing the medication. There is no word of when Christiana will be standing trial.
Manzanar National Historic Site is preparing to open a new interpretive exhibit and to conduct more interviews with former internees, camp staff and local residents.
Paying for the new features at the historic site is the Friends of Manzanar, which recently received $58,833 in grant money from the National Park Service.
According to Manzanar Chief of Interpretation Alisa Lynch, staff will utilize the grant money to review archives and find information to put on display at the newly refurbished mess hall.
A celebration of life for Kathy Yeager will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Boulder Creek RV Resort in Lone Pine.
Born Dec. 17, 1949, Kathy Yeager, 61, of Independence, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010.
Sadly, she is joined in death by her much loved sister, Beverly Reilly. Kathy was not only a great mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, but such a dear friend to so many.
Beverly Jean Reilly
A celebration of life for Beverly Reilly will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Boulder Creek RV Resort in Lone Pine.
Beverly Jean Reilly, 64, of Lone Pine, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010.
Beverly was born Dec. 21, 1946 in Pasadena and raised in the Owens Valley.
In remembrance, and as a possible inspiration for others to donate, fellow quilter and friend of the sisters Cathryn Cotler of Smith Valley, Nev. has donated a quilt to the cause. The winner of the quilt will be chosen at random from those who have donated to the Jeff and Alie McKee Family Fund. That fund is set up at The Santa Lucia Bank, P.O. Box 6047, Atascadero CA 93423. The winner of the quilt will be chosen on Jan. 31. No tickets are being sold. The quilt measures 61 inches by 61 inches and is machine-pieced and machine-quilted.
December 28th, 2010
Sometimes no news is good news and the past holiday weekend was no exception.
Despite a record-setting snow storm, heavy traffic and bitter temperatures, Inyo County experienced what local first responders are calling a âquietâ holiday weekend. Law enforcement and fire departments had little if anything to report on Monday.
For many local families, the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport played a silent but no less critical role in todayâs Christmas celebrations.
This is particularly true, according to airport officials, if one or more presents unwrapped by happy loved ones this morning was purchased online earlier this month as part of holiday shopping meant to save both time and money.
With the cold temps comes the need for heat. With the heat should come vigilance by consumers in ensuring that the heat source is not compromised. An expert on the subject, Bishop Fire Chief Ray Seguine, recently offered a laundry list of safety tips to be fire and heat safe this winter season.
Grants are still available through the City of Bishopâs first-time homebuyer assistance program. The assistance comes in the form of loans that will act as a silent second, or a matching amount, for a mortgage.
The program started taking applications in April and still has money available.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles took a tough loss to the visiting Lucerne Valley Mustangs Saturday.
With the Mustangs ahead 57-59 in the final seconds, the Eagles tried to tie the game up by grabbing the rebound of Mike Cappelloâs intentionally missed free throw. They got the rebound but missed the tip-in. The Mustangs came up with the ball and Lone Pine was faced with a tough loss.
The Eagles outscored the Mustangs in all but the third quarter, but that was the killer. Lucerne scored 21 points to Lone Pineâs 8.