October 28th, 2010
The California Department of Fish and Game will meet in November to vote on a controversial measure that some say will impact private fish stocking operations throughout the Eastern Sierra.
Specifically, the measure would require any entity in the state that stocks its waters from a private or state-run fishery to pay for an environmental study to ensure the fish do not interfere with, or cause harm to, one of 87 species under concern.
While the DFG says Eastern Sierra operations will not be impacted, local fish farmers arenât convinced.
Inyo County has an opportunity to have a third-party appraiser take a look at property the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is preparing to auction off to be sure the starting bids are not higher than the market value.
The Board of Supervisors had a split vote Tuesday because members could not decide if the board was willing to invest the $15,800 for the appraisals without any guarantee that the LADWP would use it or reimburse the county for the contract.
In the end, the board voted to hold off until it could get more definitive information from LADWP.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Brune Mortuary at 325 W. Elm St. in Bishop for Judy Kennedy. The Rev. Father John Gracey will officiate.
Born March 22, 1910, in Schurz, Nev., Judy died Oct. 19, 2010 in Bishop.
Judy was a lifelong resident of the Owens Valley who worked for the Bishop Laundry for more than 27 years.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Kennedy; father, Herbert Kennedy; and brother, Russell Kennedy.
Charles ‘Chuck’ Potterville
Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Highlands Mobile Home Park Adult Community Building for Charles “Chuck” Potterville.
Born July 25, 1927 in Salida, Colo. to Fred and Jessie Potterville, Chuck died peacefully at his home on Oct. 21, 2010 surrounded by his family and friends. He was 83.
Residents are invited to lace up their running or walking shoes and head over to Millpond next weekend for the annual Toiyabe Road Run, an all-ages, all-skill level event designed to celebrate healthy communities.
Those interested in participating in the event have the opportunity to compete in a 10K or 5K road run, or a 1K fun walk Saturday, Nov. 6 at Millpond County Park. And because the event is designed to cater to all ages and all skill levels, everyone has an opportunity to win by predicting their race time, or by being the first to cross the finish line.
Bishop Elementary School is calling out the big dogs â fathers, grandfathers and uncles, the men of families â to bring an extra set of eyes for security and to bring more positive male influences to the classroom and playground.
In an environment dominated by females, school officials are hoping that an increased male presence at the school this year will be to the benefit of all.
âThe buyers are chomping at the bit,â said Realtor Stan Smith of Pleasant Valley Associates, speaking of the new owners of the Cottonwood Plaza.
He said the current owner, Robert Crosby of Bishop, and the buyers, a private party represented by Stacy Bardfield of Mammoth Sierra Properties, are awaiting a report from the Lahontan Regional Water Board before moving ahead.
As requested by the deceased, no services will be held for Carrie Knight.
Born on March 10, 1949 in Pasadena, Carrie died at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento on Sept. 18, 2010. She was 61.
Norman R. ‘Norm’ Williams
A celebration of life for Norman R. “Norm” Williams will be held at a later date.
Born Jan. 15, 1926, Norm died quietly Oct. 14, 2010 at his son’s home in Bishop surrounded by family and loved ones. He was 84.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 105 N. Mt. Whitney Dr. in Lone Pine for Ralph Voetberg.
Born July 25, 1927 in La Grande, Ore., Ralph died at the Bishop Care Center on Oct. 10, 2010, after suffering a severe stroke on Father’s Day, June 20, 2010. He was 83.