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February 24th, 2011

Leon ‘Buck’ Bills

February 24, 2011

Leon ‘Buck’ Bills

Services are pending for 80-year Olancha resident Leon “Buck” Bills. The family plans to gather in early summer to celebrate his life.
Born Dec. 31, 1917 in Indiahoma, Okla., Buck died Feb. 18, 2011 in Lone Pine. He was 93.

State’s silence on funding causes local budget concerns

February 24, 2011

Inyo County is still operating under a cloud of fiscal uncertainty due to state budget concerns, but county department heads continue to tighten their belts and, in most cases, live within their means.
In his annual mid-year budget update, County Administrator Kevin Carunchio said the local government has reason to be proud, but also plenty of reasons to worry.
According to Carunchio, county department heads have held to their mid-year projections without going over budget, but state budget issues may still have an impact.

Forest Service planning now for future planning efforts

February 24, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a proposed planning rule to guide future planning rules. The plan will update procedures that have been in place since 1982. The new proposed planning process will, reportedly, use the latest in science-based approaches to management of lands, such as recognizing and preparing for climate change.
Nancy Upham, public information officer for the Inyo National Forest, called the new planning plan “a framework for integrating resource management.”

Donate blood, save a life

February 24, 2011

It’s time to pull up a sleeve and save a life. Residents of Southern Inyo are being asked to donate blood, once again, at the Lone Pine Blood Drive and to fulfill the need for plasma throughout the U.S. 395 corridor.
The goal for this year’s drive is 55 pints, up from 50 last year. Jan McKee, senior donor recruitment representative for Untied Blood Service of Reno, said she hopes that new Southern Inyo Coordinator Donna Carson will be bringing in plenty of donors.
The drive will be held from noon-6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at Statham Hall.

Roller Hockey game and playoff results

February 24, 2011

Dufort Constrsuction: 7
Coach Tim Talbot
Goalie Nathan Coakley, 35 of 39 saves
Amerigas: 7
Coach Darrell Davis
Daniel Klemenic: 30 of 37
Holland & Allred: 8
Coach Shelby Jordan
Dustin Waasdorp: 35 of 40
Alpine Paint: 5
Coach Albert Branca
Brendon Shibley: 27 of 35
Phillips Camera: 4
Coach Andrew Stevens
Jon Hecht: 25 of 26
Dufort Construction: 1
Coach Tim Talbot
Nathan Coakley: 27 of 31

Whiskey Creek: 14
Coach Luis Roberts
Cullen Aukee: 13 of 24
Bar-B-Que Bills: 11
Coach Shelby Jordan
Marty Tiernan: 22 of 36
Nightown Trucking: 5

Indian Basketball Tourney results

February 24, 2011

The Bishop High School and Barlow gymnasiums were the sites of basketball games, every hour on the hour, last weekend. The event: the Bishop Indian Sports Club’s 41st All Indian Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tour-nament, with teams from all over the West in attendance.
The tourney started Friday evening and ended with championship games Sunday afternoon.
Katelyn Lent was crowned tournament queen at the Friday night opener.

2011 Bishop Indian
Sports Club
Tournament Results

2011 Queen
Katelyne Lent
Tssiuvvu Dewey
Men’s Results:
1st Place
Shot Callerz from Washington

February 22nd

Police planning DUI checkpoint

February 22, 2011

In attempt to make the roads a little safer one car at a time, the Bishop Police Department will be checking for drunk and unlicensed drivers via a checkpoint this weekend.
Officers will be stopping all traffic on an undisclosed road Saturday, Feb. 26 between 8 p.m. and midnight to ensure motorists are following traffic laws.

Leilah Juanita Stone

February 22, 2011

Leilah Juanita Stone

Private services will be held at a later date in Bishop for Turlock resident Leilah Juanita Stone. Friends and family are invited to share their memories at
Born April, 1914 in St. Joe, Mo. to Frank and Florence McCumber, Leilah died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at Bel Air Lodge Convalescent Hospital. She was 96.

Jim Gooch

February 22, 2011

Jim Gooch

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Grace Lutheran Church, 711 N. Fowler St., in Bishop for James “Jim” Harvey Gooch. Pastor Kent Puls will officiate.
Born June 6, 1941 in Holtville, Jim died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at Ridgecrest Healthcare Center. He was 69.
Jim spent his early years in Brawley and moved to Modesto while in high school. Jim and Pat were married in 1963 and had two girls, Suzanne and Julie.

Gabriel Navar Avitia

February 22, 2011

Gabriel Navar Avitia

A Rosary Mass was held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at Brune Chapel for 42-year Ridgecrest resident Gabriel Navar Avita. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 19, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Bishop. Father John Gracey will officiate. Burial will be at the East Line Street Cemetery.
Born Sept. 12, 1935 in San Jose De La Boca, Mexico, Gabriel died Feb. 15, 2011 at his home in Ridgecrest. He was 75.

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