January 7th, 2015
Inyo County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio is in the market for a new Number 2, as current Deputy CAO Pam Foster (formerly Hennarty) plans to resign Dec. 15.
Foster is planning to take a position as Inyo County Superior Courtâs Executive Officer of the Courts, meaning the county will need to find a new manager to oversee the Parks and Recreation and Integrated Solid Waste departments and oversee several other projects and programs.
The CAOâs office is authorized to employ a Deputy CAO and a Senior CAO or Assistant CAO.
âComing Soonâ read the sign on the store front window at 192 W. Line St., Bishop. What was to be shortly arriving to the former Holmes Health Haven location was the question.
Blue Lupine Health Goods, another health food store, is the answer.
After Holmes Health Haven closed its doors in the summer of 2014, longtime employee Gale Lober went to work revamping the store in her own image.
Some positive changes have been taking place in The Inyo Registerâs newsroom, culminating in the hire of a new general assignment reporter.
Justin Hoover, 32, has officially joined the Register news team, which this past winter has consisted of only senior reporter Mike Gervais and editor Darcy Ellis.
As always, the small staff will share and rotate âbeatsâ and assignments when necessary, but Hoover will be covering some specific news areas: issues and projects related to the City of Bishop, Northern Inyo Hospital, law enforcement, education, outdoor recreation and new businesses.
Dale âJugâ Watterson
Dale âJugâ Watterson, 64, of Bishop, passed away Dec. 21, 2014 in his home surrounded by loved ones.Â Â
Jug was born in Bishop to Pearl Watterson on Sept. 14, 1950.Â He spent his childhood hunting and fishing with his Gramps, brothers and cousins. He joined the Army in 1969. He then met the love of his life, Patti Macklin, and on Aug. 14, 1976, made her a Watterson and together they raised two beautiful daughters.
Benett Kessler, one of the most recognized and respected journalists in the Eastern Sierra for a generation, has died. She was 65.
Kessler died Jan. 2 in Northern Inyo Hospital after battling cancer for more than three years, her close friend Scott Clark, a physician at the Bishop facility, said.
Kessler, the majority owner of Sierra Broadcasters, LLC in Independence, was a daily presence in Owens Valley and Mono County homes, delivering news reports and opinion pieces on television, radio, online and in print for 38 years about the most controversial issues in the region.
Last year ended on a high note for the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, which received word Dec. 31 that dust mitigation on Owens Lake should be completed in the next two years.
Sacramento Superior Court issued a stipulated judgement against the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power lawsuit that claims that dust mitigation is a waste of water that requires dust mitigation work to be completed.
Longtime Inyo County sheriffâs deputy Jeff Hollowell has been promoted to Inyo County Undersheiff.
Hollowell was sworn in by Sheriff Bill Lutze Monday, and immediately began work in his new position.
With years of experience with the Sheriffâs Department, Lutze said Monday that Hollowell was the obvious choice to fill the shoes of Keith Hardcastle, who retired as undersheriff at the end of last month.
As undersheriff, Lutze said Hollowell is the number two man in the department, responsible for overseeing virtually all aspects of the operation, from budgeting to personnel matters.
Next Weekâs Matchups:
Dallas @ Green Bay
What to watch for:
Dallas will travel to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and their dynamic offense. Green Bay has not lost at Lambeau Field yet this year. Dallas matches up well with Green Bay because they have a strong running game that can keep the clock running and keep the ball out of Green Bayâs hands. The weather might get the best out of Dallas as it is likely to be extremely cold. Green Bayâs offense will be looking to feast on a weak Dallas secondary.
Pick: Green Bay 31-24
Carolina @ Seattle
What to watch for:
Carolina (8-8-1) 27 vs
Arizona (11-6) 16
Geraldine (nee Ellis) Kerley
Geraldine (nee Ellis) Kerley, born July 1, 1933 in Silverton, Colo. to the late Frosty and Dora Ellis, passed away Dec. 12, 2014.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Edgar Kerley; her parents; and eldest sister, Eileen Leslie.
Survivors include siblings, Norma Samari, Avis Godown, Carol and husband Richard Nichols, Barbara Webster and Pat Mathieu; brother-in-law, Gene Leslie; and numerous nieces and nephews.