March 27th, 2013
Tom William McCrary
Tom W. McCrary went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2013 at his home in Bishop. He fought a short, tough battle with lung cancer. He was 78.
Tom was born in Rapid City, S.D. on Nov. 17, 1934 to Thomas and Pauline (Peck) McCrary. Tom grew up in Rapid City. He graduated from Rapid City High School in 1953, and attended Florida Technological University in Orlando, Fla. where he received a B.A. in Math-Education.
Mike E. Keller
Mike E. Keller was born Feb. 13, 1948 in Los Angeles to Mike Paul Keller and Eve Galloway. He passed away March 20, 2013 at his home in Big Pine.
Mike lived in Los Angeles until the middle of grammar school when they moved to Bishop. He graduated from Bishop Union High School in June of 1966. He then went to West Coast Trade School and studied Auto Mechanics 1966-1967.
Robert M. Gillis
Robert M. Gillis, age 93 of Lone Pine, passed away Thursday, March 21 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. Born in Wynnewood, Okla. on Aug. 29, 1919, to Bert Gillis and Viola Parker Gillis, Robert âBobâ moved with his family to Compton in 1928.
Inyo County is on the road to adventure now that planning efforts for a dual-use on- and off-road network are awaiting approval from state and local agencies.
The Adventure Trails map is currently in the hands of county road planners, the California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. Once those agencies sign off on the proposal, project proponents will seek community input before beginning implementation.
The daughter of an early civil rights activist will be honored for her fatherâs contributions in that field as well as her own at this yearâs Manzanar Pilgrimage.
Civil rights advocate Karen Korematsu will be the featured speaker at the 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage at noon on Saturday, April 27. She is also a co-founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, which was named after her father who challenged the 1942 U.S. government internment order and was later integral in establishing an act that attempted to remedy that wrong.
Lone Pine resident Chris Langley will continue to serve as the Inyo County film commissioner for at least another year.
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a long-term contract with Langley that allows him to continue work heâs been doing on the countyâs behalf for five years â and get paid for it.
Langleyâs new contract will run from April 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2014 in an amount not to exceed $71,975.
With cases of infection by antibiotic-resistant âsuperbugsâ on the rise nationwide, local health facilities are on standby â although they say the chances of cases developing in this area are very low.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are an increasing number of cases of new superbugs, a group of bacteria called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, which are not treatable with the strongest antibiotics currently available.
Healthy Communities of Southern Inyo is saying farewell to its longtime director at the end of this month and in the meantime, community members are invited to join various local officials and residents in bidding Charles James a fond farewell later this week.
The Healthy Communities Board of Directors, along with a number of residents whose lives have been touched by James, are planning a farewell celebration of his service at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at âThe Buildingâ in Lone Pine.
Local authorities say residents are still being victimized by credit card fraud that, in many cases, can be traced to local businessesâ hacked computer systems.
As the Bishop Police Department continues its investigation, authorities are advising residents to use cash or checks whenever possible to protect their financial information from cybercrime hackers.
âWeâre still getting reports on a day-to-day basis,â Bishop PD Public Information Officer Katie Coffman said. âItâs been slowing down some over the past couple weeks, but weâre still seeing about six reports, or more, a day.â
Owens Valley youth are getting the benefit of a new focus on mock crash demonstrations that impress the potentially devastating results of distracted driving by teenage drivers â text messaging.
During a simulated vehicle collision, complete with play victims and real rescue and law enforcement personnel, Death Valley Unified School District middle and high school students saw the increasingly prevalent, devastating results of texting while driving, said DVUSD Superintendent Jim Copeland.