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January 27th, 2011

Bishop leaks $162 million

January 27, 2011

The report on how much money local consumers spend in out-of-town sales, or leakage, on the City of Bishop is complete and the numbers are in. The report also spotlighted why locals shop out-of-town.
Aaron Farmer of The Retail Coach gave a presentation to the Bishop City Council and many attendees on Monday on numbers and the results of a recent consumer survey.

Connie Conway named Legislator of the Year

January 27, 2011

One of Inyo County’s state legislators has been named “Legislator of the Year” by a council of peers.
The Regional Council of Rural Counties announced that it has selected Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R-Tulare) as one of two recipients for the annual “Patti Mattingly Award” for 2010. 
According to a press release, “The Patti Mattingly Award is given to a policymaker that has demonstrated leadership on rural issues and an understanding of the unique challenges that rural communities face.”

Delores Faye Buff

January 27, 2011

Delores Faye Buff
1936-2011

Funeral services for Delores Faye Buff  will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at the Methodist Church in Independence with graveside services to follow at the Independence Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at the Mt. Whitney Funeral Home in Lone Pine.
Born Aug. 31, 1936, in Schurz, Nev., Delores died Jan. 19, 2011, in Lone Pine.

Vivian Marie Zeigler

January 27, 2011

Vivian Marie Zeigler
1947-2011

A private service will soon take place to lay Vivian Marie Zeigler to rest by her loving mother.
Born July 22, 1947, in Lone Pine, Vivian died Jan. 7, 2011, in Los Angeles.
The family is feeling the loss of a loving sister with a child-like, gentle mind.
She was a beautiful soul, a bird awaiting flight, a bud wanting to bloom. Now she sits in the lap of The Father who lovingly wraps his arms around her.

Venita Marie Adams

January 27, 2011

Venita Marie Adams
1931-2011

At her request, services will not be held for longtime Bishop resident Venita Marie Adams.
Born April 28, 1931 in Wheeler, Texas, Venita died Jan. 21, 2011. She was 79.

Vincent Stanley Yoder

January 27, 2011

Vincent Stanley Yoder
1920-2011

No funeral services have been announced for Lone Pine resident Vincent Stanley Yoder.
Born July 14, 1920, Vincent died Jan. 3, 2011.
Vince was an avid naturalist, including ornithology and botany, and whatever else he ran across during his time in the outdoors. His bird watching life list dates back to 1937.
He worked for the California State Highways for 31 years and spent most of his free time locating hikes and taking his children along.

Reyer Jacob (aka Jack) Schat

January 27, 2011

Reyer Jacob (aka Jack) Schat
1934-2011

Informal graveside services for Reyer Jacob (aka Jack) Schat are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 at the Ukiah Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will follow at The Todd Grove room located at the Ukiah Golf Course.
Born in the city of Utrecht, Holland on June 7, 1934, Jack died Jan. 15, 2011 in his home in Brookings, Ore.

January 25th

Recalls issued every day; few impact Eastern Sierra consumers

January 25, 2011

A month into 2011, and manufacturers have already pulled what may seem like a startling number of products from the market due to mandatory or voluntary recalls.
But these recalls, affecting products nationwide from clothing to antacid, are more common than consumers might think, according to local health officials.
These officials, whose job it is to look for recalls that may affect those on the Eastside, also say that while consumers may be ill-informed when it comes to nationwide recalls, there are both new and tried-and-true ways the public can stay up-to-date with the latest news.

January 24th

Hoops Update

January 24, 2011

LONE PINE
Golden Eagles 65 vs Boron Bobcats 73
The Eagles were just a point behind going into the fourth quarter. Lone Pine pulled ahead by 4 points, but the Bobcats rebounded to take the win.
“It was one heck of a game,” said coach Scott Kemp.
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Michael Cappello: 18 pts., 10 rebounds
Gabe Galindo: 17 pts.
Umberto Romero: 16 pts., 10 rebounds
Neil Bhakta: 6 pts.
Seth Gilmore: 5 pts.
Mike Palsrok: 3 pts.

Lady Golden Eagles 57 vs. Lady Bobcats 31

Broncos drop two to Rosamond Roadrunners

January 24, 2011

Friday’s matches between Bishop and Rosamond did not end well for the Broncos.
The boys lost, 46-54; the girls fell in overtime, 42-45.
Both the varsity girls and boys played with intensity; they were simply out-fought, literally in the case of the girls, by the undefeated Roadrunners.
The Broncos played well enough to win, but fell short in the last quarter with a 46-54 final score.
“We’ve played our two best games (against Rosamond and Kern Valley) but still come away with two losses,” said coach Jon Michener. “We’re improving but we need a win.”

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