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November 11th, 2010

Crash kills visitor northwest of Bishop

November 11, 2010

A single-vehicle accident in the Bishop area on Saturday has left a 20-year-old Long Beach man dead.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Raphael Contreras suffered fatal injuries after losing control of his 1994 Honda on U.S. 395 northwest of Bishop.
The CHP reported that Contreras was traveling southbound on U.S. 395 south of Mill Creek Road around 10:45 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, Contreras let the vehicle move to the left, onto the left shoulder. Contreras turned the vehicle to the right and lost control of the Honda.

November 4th

Glenn Clement Martin

November 4, 2010

Glenn Clement Martin
1948-2010

Thirty-two year Mammoth and Crowley Lake resident Glenn Clement Martin died Oct. 21, 2010 at the Bishop Care Center. He was 61.
Glenn was born in Van Buren, Maine on Dec. 19, 1948.
He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him, family and friends.

Maryellen Hancock

November 4, 2010

Maryellen Hancock
1918-2010

A Service of Remembrance for Portland, Ore. resident Maryellen Hancock will be held at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 4, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., in Gresham, Ore.  Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.  
Born May 28, 1918 in Bishop to John and Edythe (Dougherty) Watkins, Maryellen died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. She was 92.    

Frances Jane Falck

November 4, 2010

Frances Jane Falck
1918-2010

A graveside gathering to honor Frances Jane Falck will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 6 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop.
Born in Columbus, Ohio on May 22, 1918, Frances Jane died Oct. 29, 2010 in Eureka Springs, Ark. She was 92.

Turnout at annual cancer walk exceeds expectations

November 4, 2010

Almost 350 men, women and children from the Eastern Sierra and beyond gathered last weekend to show their moral and financial support for cancer victims far and wide.
A sea of pink – balloons, streamers, T-shirts, hats – greeted spectators and participants of Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance’s 10th Annual 5K Walk/10K Fun Run at the Bishop City Park on Saturday.

Chicken measure flies with voters

November 4, 2010

The feathers are still up in the air, but preliminary results show that chickens will be coming home to roost in the City of Bishop.
As of Wednesday morning, the Inyo County Elections Office said that Measure C, dubbed the “Chicken Measure,” received 474 “Yes” votes over 338 “No” votes in Tuesday’s election.

Brown elected governor again, Prop 19 a no-go and Boxer back in

November 4, 2010

California voters elected Jerry Brown as governor, shot down the legalization of marijuana via Proposition 19 and voted against Proposition 21 that adds an $18 surcharge for vehicle licensing to help support state parks.
Inyo County residents, however, would have elected Meg Whitman as governor and defeated the vehicle licensing fees proposition.
In most cases, Inyo County’s election results differed from the state as a whole, with local residents favoring Republican candidates while the statewide majority of the votes going to Democratic candidates in most races.

November 2nd

Francisca Belem Rael

November 2, 2010

Francisca Belem Rael
1939-2010

Funeral services were held Oct. 22, 2010 in Grand Junction, Colo. for Belem Rael.
Born Feb. 7, 1939 in Durango, Mexico, Belem died Oct. 15, 2010 in Monticello, Utah.
Belem was a homemaker and a wonderful mom, nana and great-grandmother. The family said she will be truly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Levi Rael, Sr., in April 2002 and was laid to rest next to him.

Local youth elect Jerry Brown in straw vote

November 2, 2010

The future leaders and decision-makers of Inyo and Mono counties – high school students – voted in a mock election on Thursday. The exercise is a way to introduce the soon-to-be voters to the process and for the local electorate to hear and see what the local youth have to say on matters.
Students of all grades, but mostly seniors, voted on four ballot measures, the California gubernatorial race and the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer.  

Making public lands stewards out of public lands users

November 2, 2010

Special guest speaker Linda McMillan will lead a conference starting at 9 a.m. Thursday that will explore ways of trying to turn public land users into public lands stewards.
The conference and discussion, “Building Connections to Success,” is being sponsored by the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association’s Public Lands Partnership Program along with the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management’s Bishop Field Office.

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