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October 28th, 2010

John Ivan Atwood

October 28, 2010

John Ivan Atwood
1953-2010

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church in Bishop for John Ivan Atwood.
Born Jan. 28, 1953 in Lone Pine to John O. and Louise Atwood, John died at his home with his wife and two children by his side on Oct. 21, 2010.

Pestmaster parking space sparks talk of layoffs, relocation

October 28, 2010

One of the only companies that has its national corporate headquarters located in Inyo County says it is afraid it may have to leave the area because of a single parking space. However, the solution may be as simple as changing the wording on an application.
Pestmaster Services had received word from the City of Bishop that it would have to seek a Conditional Use Permit from the city Planning Commission to set aside parking requirements and to allow for a trailer and storage facility to remain on the property in accordance with city ordinances.

Alpers opposes DFG stocking proposal

October 28, 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 aren’t convinced.

Inyo concerned about LADWP land values

October 28, 2010

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.

October 26th

Judy Kennedy

October 26, 2010

Judy Kennedy
1946-2010

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

October 26, 2010

Charles ‘Chuck’ Potterville
1927-2010

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.

Toiyabe event focuses on healthy communities

October 26, 2010

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.

D.O.G.S. to roam Bishop Elementary School campus

October 26, 2010

Bishop Elementary School is calling out the big dogs – fathers, grandfathers and uncles, the men of families – 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.

Cottonwood deal close to closing

October 26, 2010

“The buyers are chomping at the bit,” 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.

October 22nd

Carrie Knight

October 22, 2010

Carrie Knight
1949-2010

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.

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