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March 6th, 2014

Op-Ed: L.A.’s 20th century solution to a 21st century issue

March 6, 2014

Does the sun no longer shine in Los Angeles? This is essentially what the city’s utility is asserting, for why else would a metropolis with millions of acres in rooftops and parking lots and thoroughfares under the Southern California sky look to a coveted landscape 200 miles away to install solar panels? Any thinking person can see that California would be a better place if solar panels were integrated into the city.

March 5th

Owens Valley ranching in the spotlight

March 5, 2014

Last Thursday’s Ranchers Panel portion of the Community Reads program was held just a day after the Owens Valley woke up to clouds and puddles following the first night of rain in nearly two months.
The rain made for a more optimistic panel of four cattlemen and the topic of the first question asked by County Office of Education Superintendent Terry McAteer. Tom Noland with the Spainhower Ranch in Lone Pine admitted he ran outdoors at 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 and “got wet.”

Adventure Trails under environmental review

March 5, 2014

Work is continuing on an environmental report for the pilot Adventure Trails program that proponents hope will attract tourists to the area for off-highway vehicle recreation.
When complete, the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails Program will designate several city and county roads as “combined use.” The designation will allow licensed drivers of green-sticker off-highway vehicles, such as quads, ATVs and side-by-sides, to travel from local communities to OHV recreation areas using local streets and roads.

Letter to the Editor: Selling city property to courts a bad idea

March 5, 2014

(Following is a letter the author intends to present to the Bishop City Council later this month. –Ed.)

Attention: Bishop City Council Members
Subject: New Courthouse Proposal
I am somewhat dismayed and seriously concerned that you are considering approval of this proposal. I sincerely hope that it proves to be a consideration only and not an approval.
Following are my reasons of concern. I hope you take the time to read all of them. I would certainly welcome the opportunity to discuss them further with any of you.

Driver killed, passenger hurt in Mono rollover

March 5, 2014

Local law enforcement is investigating a fatal, single-car collision Wednesday morning that claimed the life of an as-yet unnamed, 51-year-old Fallon, Nev. resident and left a 21-year-old Lancaster woman with moderate injuries.
Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash.
The CHP is withholding the names of the two vehicle occupants, pending notification of the next of kin of the deceased.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision took place on Lundy Lake Road at U.S. Highway 395 just before 5:30 a.m. The CHP was notified of the crash about 5:36 a.m.

Significant Details: Reading between the want ads

March 5, 2014

There was a “secret language” in use for decades before Twitter and texting turned millions of people into linguistic twits who think they are being cute because they use “words” only the cool kids understand. Hate to break it to you cool kids, but today, even Grandma knows how to LOL.

March 4th

Harold Francis Kopp

March 4, 2014

Harold Francis Kopp
1926-2014

On Feb. 19, 2014, Harold Francis Kopp, age 87, longtime resident of Inyo and Mono counties, passed away peacefully at his home in Bishop. He was born Dec. 30, 1926 to Hillard Daniel Kopp and Anna Christine Scott, in Venice Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Clara; and brothers, Hillard Daniel Jr. and Gerald Loyal Kopp.

Helen Julia Barlow Talbot

March 4, 2014

Helen Julia Barlow Talbot
1916-2014

Helen Julia Barlow Talbot was born Aug. 20, 1916 in Bishop, the oldest of four children of Arthur and Edith Barlow. Her grandfather was one of the early settlers in the Owens Valley and Barlow Lane was named after the family. She passed away peacefully on Feb. 21, 2014.

Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt

March 4, 2014

Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt
1930-2014

Born June 16, 1930 in Davidson County, N.C, Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt passed away Feb. 15, 2014.
Margaret graduated from Ashebore High School and served in the U.S. Navy from June 1951 through June 1953. She married Robert Lee Prewitt May 5, 1957.
After settling in Lone Pine, she worked as a nurse at the local hospital until she retired in 1972. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Richard Orrill

March 4, 2014

Richard Orrill
1924-2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Richard Orrill at the age of 89. Richard passed away Feb. 24, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.

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