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October 5th, 2010

Owens Valley School facing closure?

October 5, 2010

Thanks to recent changes in programs and administration, Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer told the Board of Supervisors that Inyo County’s schools are in good shape despite financial challenges and declining enrollment that is threatening one school.
Owens Valley High School, with only 11 students this year, may be facing closure due to a lack of enrollment.
“We all have declining enrollment, but the Owens Valley High School is nearing lapsation. If it goes into lapsation, it will face disposal of school territory and property,” McAteer said.

Rising from the ashes

October 5, 2010

From the ashes of a devastating fire comes a new visitors center to welcome people from all over the world into the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest – home to some of the oldest living things on Earth.
It has been two years since an alleged arsonist burnt the log cabin structure to the ground, but now funding has been secured and a contractor has been chosen to begin the re-building process.

October 1st

Joe Leland Snoderly

October 1, 2010

Joe Leland Snoderly
1948-2010

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at the Bishop Christian Center for longtime Bishop resident Joe Leland Snoderly.
Born June 13, 1948 in Waynesville, Mo. to Roy and Willene Snoderly, Joe died Sept. 23, 2010 at Renown Medical Center in Reno from complications of open heart surgery. He was 62.

Dale Carroll Dietzman

October 1, 2010

Dale Carroll Dietzman
1930-2010

A private family service will be held at a later date for 65-year Bishop resident Dale Carroll Dietzman.
Born Jan. 27, 1930 in Los Angeles, Dale died Sept. 25, 2010 at the Bishop Care Center. He was 80.
Dale was raised in Chalfant Valley. He attended Bishop Union High School. He worked as a self-employed plumber for many years and loved restoring old cars.
Dale was also a member of VFW Post No. 8988, BPOE Bishop Lodge No. 1603 and the plumbers’ union.

Film Fest returning to Lone Pine next weekend

October 1, 2010

Lone Pine’s annual celebration of the county’s rich film history – and the movies, TV shows and men and women who contributed to this cinematic legacy – returns to the spotlight next weekend.
The classic Lone Pine Film Festival festival highlights, such as the parade and tours in the Alabama Hills, are back on the script this year, joining some new scenes and attractions.

September 30th

Walter J. Knight

September 30, 2010

Walter J. Knight
1923-2010

Services will be held at 11 a.m.  Saturday, Oct. 9 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for Walter J. Knight.
Born Sept. 6, 1923 in Pomeroy, Wash, Wally, as he was known to his friends, died Sept. 18, 2010. He was 87.

James F. Wickser

September 30, 2010

James F. Wickser
1938-2010

No funeral services have been announced for James F. Wickser, the former head of the water system and assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He was 72.
Born March 22, 1938 in Los Angeles to Frank Tobe Wickser and Edith May Wickser, Jim died Sept. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure as a result of several strokes he had suffered since 2006.

William ‘Bill’ Nunn

September 30, 2010

William ‘Bill’ Nunn

Graveside services at the Big Pine Cemetery next month are pending for William “Bill” Nunn.
Bill, a resident of Topaz Lake, Nev., died Saturday, Sept. 25. He was 82.
Bill was a long-time resident of Big Pine and after retiring from DWP in 1983 moved full-time to his residence at Topaz Lake.  
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leattrice Mae Nunn.

Calvin Howard Hazley

September 30, 2010

Calvin Howard Hazley
1922-2010

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the East Line Street Cemetery for four-year Inyo County resident Calvin Howard Hazley. David McLaughlin of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will officiate, along with Kim Lehigh Hazley and family.
Born to Esther Willamina Frances Ohlson and Harvey Howard Hazley in Minnesota on Dec. 15, 1922, Calvin died at the Bishop Care Center on Sept. 24, 2010. He was 87.

Another Bishop business burglarized

September 30, 2010

Bishop police investigators are looking into the second burglary of a downtown business in less than a week.
According to Sgt. Dave Jepson, Schat.net, located at 174 N. Main St. was burglarized at about 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26.
It appears a burglar or burglars entered the electronic store through the rear door in Whitney Alley.
The thief or thieves stole various electronic items, including new XBox 360 game units that retail for between $300 and $450 each, and iPods. The burglar also stole a roll of receipt paper.

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