February 8th, 2011
Rich ‘Chief’ Richardson
Funeral services will be held at 1 a.m. today at Brune Mortuary Chapel in Bishop for 48-year Bishop resident Rich “Chief” Richardson. The Rev. Caddy Jackson will officiate. Burial will be at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop.
Born Feb. 9, 1918 in Long Beach, Chief died Feb. 1, 2011 in Bishop. He was 93.
Chief served 24 years in the U.S. Navy, then 15 years with Contel Telephone Company in Bishop.
Bishop bocce ball beginners and experts now have a place to practice.
The Bishop Bocce Association and city Parks and Recreation officials recently completed construction of Bishopâs first bocce course at the City Park.
The $1,000 project began last year with fundraising efforts by the Bishop Bocce Club, and culminated Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Mayor Jeff Griffiths throwing the first official ball.
The Inyo County Water Department is accepting comments on the Coso/Hay Ranch Groundwater Transfer Project evaluation. The project has completed its first year of operation and has been evaluated and recalibrated by a third-party consulting firm.
The Conditional Use Permit for the project allows Coso Operating Company to pump water from its Hay Ranch property for use at its geothermal power plant. The Hay Ranch sits atop the Rose Valley aquifer.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Methodist Church in Big Pine, 150 S. School St. in Big Pine, for Howard Boyd.
Born Nov. 4, 1952, Howard died peacefully at his home in Big Pine on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. He was 58.
Elizabeth May Bailey
No services are planned for Elizabeth May Bailey.
Born Feb. 10, 1932 in Lone Pine to John (Jack) and Zelma Partridge, Elizabeth, better known to her friends as Betty or Betsie, died at the home of her friend, Michele D. Hanson, Jan. 15, 2011. She was 78.
Inyo is among six northern California counties to benefit next from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement strategy to use biometrics to identify and remove aliens convicted of a crime
Inyo and five other northern California counties, including Amador, Calaveras, Glenn, Modoc and San Benito, became the latest in the state to benefit from an ICE federal information-sharing capability this week.
What were once serious allegations concerning stolen valor, have now been confirmed.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that Bill Wenzel, one-time candidate for Fifth District Supervisor and former commander of the Lone Pine Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8036, pleaded guilty to a single charge of âfalsely altering military discharge certificatesâ and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service on Oct. 15, 2010. The community service was in lieu of a $500 fine.
Following a burglary on Monday evening, the Petite Pantry Restaurant is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the burglar or burglars.
The eatery, located on North Sierra Highway north of Bishop, was broken into, according to the owner Jay Jimenez. He said that sometime between closing on Sunday night and opening Monday morning a person, or persons pried open the back door of the establishment.
Cottonwood Plaza is still empty, but there is work being done to fill it. While waiting on environmental reports, the prospective buyer has reportedly been accepting bids to retrofit the plaza with new windows.
Realtor Stan Smith of Pleasant Valley Associates said Tuesday that everyone involved is awaiting the results of soil samples from the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board.
âNo oneâs backing out,â Smith said.
Lady Broncos Boarders sweep
Bishop Highâs womenâs team swept the slalom races down an icy âFascinationâ last Friday in the third divisional snowboard race with five of the six Lady Broncos finishing in the top 10.
In the morning, Jocelyn Crockett placed third overall; Angela Bell, sixth; Kelsey Nikolaus, seventh; Haley Pennington, eighth; Rebecca Borin, 10th and Brooke Ross, 11th.
The Lady Broncos did equally well in the afternoon race with Nikolaus finishing in second place, Crockett in fifth, Bell in seventh, Pennington in eighth, Borin in 10th and Ross in 12th place.