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November 12th, 2010

L.A. preparing for 3-year solar project on Owens Lake

November 12, 2010

Officials in Los Angeles are considering two different locations on the Owens Dry Lake that may suit its needs for a proposed 1,600-acre, 200 megawatt solar ranch.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power recently released a Notice of Preparation for an Environmental Impact Report that will determine which site is most suitable for the project, and what impacts the solar ranch will have on the surrounding environment and the community of Lone Pine.

Inyo facing first-responder shortage

November 12, 2010

There is a shortage of trained, volunteer first responders in the area. From firefighters to emergency medical technicians, Inyo County needs more able-bodied people to help out, and it needs a way to keep the ones it has.
But, as stressed by more than one local leader, “If someone calls 911, someone will answer that call – the ambulance will still arrive.”

November 11th

Merlin ‘Moe’ Fletcher 1923-2010

November 11, 2010

Merlin ‘Moe’ Fletcher


A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at Mt. Whitney Baptist Church in Lone Pine for Merlin Edgar “Moe” Fletcher. A luncheon will be provided at the church following burial at the Mt Whitney Cemetery.

Born to Harry Carlisle Fletcher and Louise (Mossbacher) Fletcher on Sept. 9, 1923 in Los Angeles, one of three children, Moe died Nov. 1, 2010 at Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine.

Frances Jane Falck 1918-2010

November 11, 2010

Frances Jane Falck


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, Jane died Oct. 29, 2010 in Eureka Springs, Ark.

Norma Cyrus Spratt 1927-2010

November 11, 2010

Norma Cyrus Spratt


Funeral services for Norma Spratt will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Big Pine; private burial will follow. Viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8 for family and close friends at Brune Mortuary in Bishop.

A lifelong resident of Big Pine born in Fish Springs on March 14, 1927, Norma died in Bishop on Nov. 3, 2010. She was 83.

Big Pine brings home league title

November 11, 2010

The Big Pine Warriors topped their season with a win over the Tigers and the Hi-Lo League championship Saturday afternoon at Lee Vining.
With the score 10-23 in favor of the Tigers at the half, this was not your typical Big Pine get-out-in-front-early rout. The Warriors waited until the second half to rack up the points, for a final score of 49-37.
“What else could we ask for,” said coach Mark Tillemans, “to win the title on the last game of the season.”

Broncos make short work of Rosamond Roadrunners

November 11, 2010

The Rosamond Road-runners didn’t live up to their mascot’s reputation Friday night at Schwab Field. The Bishop Broncos, in the role of Wile E. Coyote, dropped crate-loads of dynamite on their little heads. There was no triumphant “beep beep” to be heard, all night.
The Broncos won 44-0, stayed unbeaten in league play and added one more game to the win column.

XC on way to CIF Prelims

November 11, 2010

The Bishop girls cross country team took second place at High Desert League finals at California City, advancing to CIF Prelim-inaries at Mt. SAC, Nov. 13.
The boys team finished fourth, just six points behind Kern.
“To have the girls advance to CIF Prelims is a well-deserved honor,” said coach Jeff Perry.
“Our boys gained a sizeable victory over Desert,” said Perry, “and ran very respectable times, but our competition was simply faster this year.

Lady Eagles season ends, perfectly

November 11, 2010

The Desert Mountain League finale between Lone Pine and Mammoth lived up to its billing on Thursday. The Lady Eagles took five games to maintain a perfect season record.
Lone Pine ends the regular season 14-0 in league and 23-3 overall.
It was standing-room-only at the Lone Pine gym. The bleachers erupted in “Go Eagles,” “Go Huskies” chants that could have been heard on top of Mt. Whitney.
With a 3-0 sweep of the Huskies in mid-October, the Eagles were surprised by a 9-5 Mammoth team intent on being their season spoiler.

Study predicts Yucca Mtn. will hurt tourism

November 11, 2010

recent study confirms what county leaders and residents have long suspected: The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository becoming reality in nearby Nye County, Nev. will be bad business for Inyo.
Because tourism is the primary driver of the local economy, Gruen Gruen and Associates conducted surveys of visitors in Death Valley National Park to gauge likely socioeconomic impacts.

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