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August 22nd, 2014

Public asked to weigh in on future of airport

August 22, 2014

Inyo County Public Works and Wadell Engineering Corporation are inviting residents to a series of public meetings next week designed to help shape the future of the Eastern Sierra regional Airport in Bishop.
On Aug. 25 and 26, Public Works will present the details of the Bishop Airport Layout Plan to interested community members.
According to county Public Works Director Clint Quilter, the layout plan builds upon the 2004 Bishop Airport Master Plan, prioritizing several key infrastructure improvements and upgrades discussed in the Master Plan.

Judge Canfield remembered

August 22, 2014

Inyo County lost a long-time public servant and well respected community member Tuesday afternoon.
Born Oct. 20, 1946, retired Inyo County Superior Court Judge Patrick Canfield passed away shortly before noon Tuesday of apparent cardiac arrest.
A life-long athlete with a passion for football and rugby, Canfield graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1964. He went on to study at Stanford University, where he joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He also spent a year studying abroad on Stanford’s Florence, Italy campus in 1966.

Keough’s blaze stopped at 18 acres

August 22, 2014

Southbound traffic on U.S. Hwy. 395 came to a screeching halt Wednesday afternoon as a brush fire, just south of Keough’s Hot Springs, generated heavy smoke and threatened to jump the highway.
The initial alarm went out at 1:57 p.m. Aug. 20, bringing responders from CalFire and U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management as well as Bishop, Independence, Big Pine and Mammoth Lakes fire departments. The fire burned up to the shoulder of the highway, but was contained at 18 acres, according to a press release from CalFire.

Baseball behind barbed wire

August 22, 2014

Seven years ago I stepped onto the sacred grounds of Manzanar with the frigid cool morning breeze greeting me on a February morning. I thought of the orphaned internee Dennis Bambauer who lived in the Manzanar children’s village and his quote, “there was always the wind.”

August 20th

Event funding on chopping block

August 20, 2014

A preliminary budget adopted by the Inyo County Board of Supervisors in June does not include funding for the county’s Community Projects Sponsorship Grant which has traditionally helped sustain some of the county’s most popular events.
Those missing funds have some organizations, including the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce, which received $31,000 from the program last year, concerned about the direction the county is heading in an effort to balance its budget.

NIH and Toiyabe team up

August 20, 2014

Northern Inyo Hospital and Toiyabe Indian Health Project are coordinating their healthcare efforts to ensure that local patients receive the best care possible without unnecessary costs.
Administrators for NIH and TIHP met Aug. 15 to discuss shared goals and challenges in managing healthcare in Inyo County.
NIH CEO Victoria Alexander-Lane said Wednesday that Toiyabe and NIH are planning to develop a county wide communication network for healthcare processionals that will ensure patients don’t receive duplicate services when referred from one organization to the other.

Educator takes on dyslexia screening, tutoring

August 20, 2014

One local child spurred her mother on to become a dyslexia specialist and open a business in Bishop that screens and treats dyslexics.
“A lot of people think dyslexia is a visual issue but it’s not,” dyslexia specialist Rebecca St. Marie said, but “switching letters as they process language is only one aspect of the learning disability.”

UPDATE: Firefighters contain Keoughs fire

August 20, 2014

Update 6:55 p.m. - CalFire reports that aggressive fire suppression efforts by ground and air resources stopped the forward rate spread of the fire at 18 acres. Full containment of the fire is expected this evening.
Approximately 70 firefighters battled the fire. There was no report of injuries to civilians or firefighters.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
U.S. Highway 395 is open and the public is asked to use caution while fire crews are mopping up and patrolling the fire.

August 19th

Virginia Marie Morgan

August 19, 2014

Virginia Marie Morgan
1924-2014

Longtime Mono City resident Virginia Morgan passed away on May 29, 2014. For the last 11 years Virginia has lived in Fallon, Nev.
Virginia was born in 1924 in Erie, Pa. During World War II she worked in a munitions factory producing bomb parts for the war effort. She later moved to Lone Pine where she met and married her husband of 40 years, Babe Morgan. They lived in Old Mammoth, June Lake, and Lee Vining before moving to Mono City.

Alan Joseph Gilbert

August 19, 2014

Alan Joseph Gilbert
1926-2014

Alan Joseph Gilbert, beloved husband, father and brother, died Aug. 7, 2014 in Fort Collins, Colo. at the age of 87 after a long illness.

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