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July 21st, 2011

Isaura Franco-Gonzalez

July 21, 2011

Isaura Franco-Gonzalez
1938-2011

Isaura Franco-Gonzalez, age 74, resident of Bishop for 31 years, born in Picachos, Nayarit, Mexico on June 10, 1938, passed away on July 18, 2011 in Pomona.  
A great mother, strong woman and humble person who loved flowers, she was the glue that held the Franco family together and will continue to be.  

Dolores ‘Dee’ Daniels

July 21, 2011

Dolores ‘Dee’ Daniels
1941-2011

Dolores “Dee” Daniels, 69, resident of Bishop for 18 years, born in Inglewood on Sept. 3, 1941, passed away on July 18, 2011 at Renown Medical Center.
Dee was retired from the Mammoth Lakes Water District, where she worked for 16 years, and was a resident of Mammoth Lakes from 1984-1994.

Local girls hope to dance in Idaho pow wow

July 21, 2011

Two local girls have been traveling all summer, going to pow wows and representing the Owens Valley.
Now the two, Junior Miss Pabanamanina and Miss Big Pine Paiute Tribe, want to dance and represent their communities, cultures and tribes at a giant Idaho pow wow and are hoping the public can help them get there.
Miss Big Pine Paiute Tribe Bailee Piper, 13, and 11-year-old Aurora Toledo, Junior Miss Pabanamanina, have set their sights on the 48th Annual Shoshone Bannock Festival on the Fort Hall Reservation, Fort Hall, Ida.

Implementation of Travel Management Plan begins

July 21, 2011

Crews with the Inyo National Forest have begun converting words on paper from the 2009 Travel Management Decision into actual, on-the-ground actions.
As residents travel through the Inyo National Forest this summer they will likely see a diverse array of volunteers, partners and forest crews placing signs on newly designated routes, disguising and blocking unauthorized roads and fixing problem sections of system routes to ensure that they will be stable and can remain open for motorized use.

Waiver would benefit Big Pine residents rebuilding after fire

July 21, 2011

County leaders decided Tuesday to hold off on a motion that would waive building permit fees for residents of Big Pine who are rebuilding after the Center Fire earlier this year.
The potential move comes on the heels of Inyo County Public Works receiving requests from fire victims to waive certain building code provisions, such as snow load requirements and fire safety measures that were not required of older homes due to a grandfather clause.

July 20th

Juanita Jean Butterbredt Kinney

July 20, 2011

Juanita Jean Butterbredt Kinney
1949-2011

Juanita Jean Butterbredt Kinney, age 62, resident of Bishop for 34 years, born in Kelso, Calif., on May 18, 1949, passed away on July 14, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop.

USDA offering farm aid for 2009 losses

July 20, 2011

Farmers who suffered significant production losses in 2009 due to drought or other natural disasters could be eligible for federal aid.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program.
According to USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Klint Koble, “The SURE program compensates producers for production and/or quality losses during times of disaster. All producers who have experienced crop production and/or crop quality losses must apply for SURE program benefits by the July 29 deadline.”

County, courts hammer out new service contract

July 20, 2011

County leaders and state court officials have renewed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining the responsibilities of each entity as they work together to provide court services to rural Inyo County.
Since the State of California assumed responsibility for the operation and funding of the Superior Court, the county has continued to provide certain services to the court under an MOU, including bailiff services provided by the Sheriff’s Department.

July 18th

Just NDNs smothers Bad Company

July 18, 2011

Just NDNs proved why it sits atop the City of Bishop’s Coed B League standings with an 18-7 win over Bad Company last Thursday.
Bad Company was game, putting up a challenge in the fifth and sixth innings, but fell victim to NDNs lethal bats and impenetrable defense.
NDNs goes into the single-elimination tournament, starting tonight, as the team to beat for the Coed B championship.
Adrian Santana started the scoring drive for Just NDNs in the bottom of the first, with a double and scramble to third on an infield error.

July 15th

Buttermilk area in need of ‘facilities’?

July 15, 2011

Everybody does it, even climbers, hikers and off-road vehicle enthusiasts. And, there are so many of them doing it in Buttermilk area that the Forest Service is thinking about putting in facilities – yes, toilets – near the popular climbing boulders.
The Inyo National Forest is wrapping up a public comment period on its proposal to construct up to two permanent, vault toilets near the Buttermilk climbing area. The proposal provides two possible locations for the toilets: the first at Birthday Boulders and the second, if needed in the future, at the Borrow Pit.

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