October 21st, 2010
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 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.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for former Bishop resident Donald Everett Redmon of Mountain Home, Ark.
Born Sept. 25, 1922 in Santa Rosa, Donald died Oct. 13, 2010. He was 88.
Don and his wife Jaylyle relocated from Bishop to Mountain Home in 2003.
After years of financial challenges and concerns about displacing an endangered species, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors appears to have solved the Tecopa sewer pond problem and will soon have a contractor working on repairs.
Tuesday, the board awarded the $793,370 contract for repairs at the sewer lagoon to Prominent Systems, Inc. of Industry.
Inyo County Parks and Recreation is currently responsible for maintenance and operations at the Tecopa Hot Springs Park and campground, which is located on land owned by the Bureau of Land Management.
A 1911 postcard touting the âFirst Annual Harvest Festival, Bishop Ca.â promised attendees âa day of jollificationâ and celebration in âthe Owens Valley, the land of plenty.â
Now, 99 years later, the Eastern California Museum in Independence will try to provide the public another âday of jollificationâ during its first annual Harvest Heritage Day on Saturday, Oct. 23. The âjollificationâ will commence at 1 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m., at the Eastern California Museum, 155 N. Grant St., in Independence (three blocks west of the historic courthouse).
“At first, I was afraid to talk, even in the police department,” said “Nancy,” a local resident recounting the beginning of the end of a nightmarish two-year relationship with an abusive partner.
According to Nancy, her abuser forced her to tell law enforcement that there was no abuse, after the victim’s coworkers – suspecting domestic violence in the relationship – called the police. She said she did as she was told out of fear, “and it was still a blood bath that night.”
Ruth Alice Nielsen
Memorial services for Ruth Alice Nielsen will be held some time around Thanksgiving. The time and date will be announced at a later date.
Born April 5, 1938 in Chicago, Ill., Ruth died Oct. 10, 2010.
Bishop Highâs tennis team pulled out another win against Kern Valley Thursday.
The singles players, Shayna Citrenbaum, Eva Bohg and Maddy Talmage, only gave up 13 of the 54 games, winning all nine sets.
Lady Broncos doubles teams won five of the nine sets. Madi Taylor and Jocelyn Crocket won 6-2 and 6-1. Hope McIndoo and Karen Hinek took two sets 6-3 and 6-1. Ashlee Lee and Sivonna Becket won 6-4 but lost a set at 4-6.
A determined Boron Bobcats volleyball team came to Lone Pine Thursday afternoon, out for Eagle blood. It didnât happen.
The Eagles and Bobcats traded games through nearly two hours of gruelling play, but Lone Pine polished off the tie-breaker, 15-13 and remains undefeated in the top spot in Desert Mountain League play.
âWe usually go five games against Boron,â said coach Mel Joseph. âThey have a good program and great defensive instincts.
âBoron was scrappy and did not let too many balls hit the floor. They were aggressive from the service line.â
Local law enforcement is planning to focus more attention on drunk driving offenders and motorcycle safety while the state Office of Traffic Safety is going to be picking up the tab.
The Bishop Police Department has been awarded a new $53,000 traffic safety grant for a year-long anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on local roadways.
The first annual Harvest Heritage Day Celebration is asking for donations from local gardeners of their large zucchini, pumpkins or squash so they can be dressed in clothes during the event.