November 8th, 2011
Occupy Wall Street started it all and the movement spread across the country from there. People have camped out at Los Angeles City Hall and it got ugly in Oakland, as more violent factions began breaking off from the main group of demonstrators, resulting in a running confrontation with Oaklandâs beleaguered police department.
This past Saturday, Nov. 5 the Occupy movement reached Bishop, and it did so Bishop style. It was noted that, unlike the protests in metropolitan areas, the âOccupy 395â movement seems to have a legible agenda and identifiable players.
County leaders will meet in Independence today to discuss clean air programs, attorney fees from a 2005 lawsuit and a request by Tecopa residents to hold a music and arts festival next year.
The board is scheduled to meet with Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Clean Air Projects Program Administrator Lisa Isaacs at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the program.
According to a staff report, Great Basin recently established the program to reduce harmful emissions emanating from identifiable sources.
A sudden departure of two volunteer first responders in Southeast Inyo has left just one man, one volunteer Emergency Medial Technician, on-call 24 hours a day.
According to a fire district board member, the volunteer, William âBillyâ Eichenbaum, rarely has time for a breather, much less the time to travel the 35 miles one-way to the grocery store. An upcoming fundraiser will focus on garnering donations to help recruit more volunteers.
Jane Spoor Wuest
Jane Spoor Wuest, 89, died Oct. 23, 2011, in Bishop. A native of Redlands, she was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, while her mother was attending a family wedding. She was the daughter of former Redlands resident, E. H. (“Tac”) Spoor, and stepdaughter of longtime Redlands High School Teacher Marion Cornelius Spoor.
Irvin R. Miller
Born July 15, 1920, life-long Independence resident Irvin R. Miller passed away Nov. 2, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop.
Irvin grew up in Inyo County and loved to pack into the Sierra. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Irvin was also a World War II veteran, serving as a mechanic on early jet aircraft.
In his later years, one of his biggest sources of fun was traveling to Bishop to enjoy his friends at the Paiute Palace Casino.
Harold D. Lawson
Harold D. Lawson was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on March 10, 1925. He passed peacefully on Nov. 3, 2011.
Hal joined the Marine Corps in 1946 and served during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
In 1969, he married Rose Major who preceded him in death in 1993 after 24 years of marriage.
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients will be receiving their first cost-of-living-increase in three years. Recipients will begin seeing their first income increases in December and January, the first theyâve seen since 2009.
The granting of COLAs, based on a complicated mathematical algorithm, has been delayed due to an overall unhealthy economy.
Officials with the Bureau of Land Management and Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District are teaming up to tackle an Environmental Impact Report that may lead to dust control measures on the Keeler Dunes.
According to Great Basin Air Pollution Control Officer Ted Schade, the district is seeking input from regulatory agencies and other interested parties regarding the scope and intent of information that should be included in the EIR.
There will soon be only two propane providers in Inyo County as AmeriGas has made an offer to acquire Heritage Operating, L.P. and Titan Energy Partners, L.P. the parent companies of Turner Propane and other smaller local providers such as Lone Pine Propane.
The $2.9 billion deal will secure AmeriGas as the leading propane provider in the nation, according to AmeriGas.
Marion Amolee Weatherly
Funeral services for 51-year Lone Pine resident Marion Amolee “Amie” Weatherly will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 5, 2011 at Mt. Whitney Baptist Church in Lone Pine. Pastor Terry Randolph will officiate. Interment will be at the Mt. Whitney Cemetery.
Born June 18, 1929 in Hartford, Mo., Marion died Nov. 2, 2011 at Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine. She was 82.