September 30th, 2014
Anita Rae Wallis
Born May 10, 1948, Anita Rae Wallis passed away Sept. 12, 2014.
She is survived by her partner of 21 years, Linda Gregg of Independence; her daughter, Deena Roberts and her family of Arkansas, including Anitaâ€™s grandchildren; brother, Mike Wallis; sister-in-law, Pam Wallis of Bishop; as well as family and friends of more than 58 years, including Steve and Rosie Young of Lone Pine.
A celebration of life was held Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Lone Pine VFW Hall.
Louis â€˜Louâ€™ Richard Hahaj
Louis Richard Hahaj (Lou), age 56, died at Renown Regional Medical center in Reno, Nev. on Sept. 13, 2014 after a long illness.
Born Aug. 28, 1958 in San Gabriel, Louâ€™s family moved to Bishop when he was 6. Lou served in the United States Marine Corps from 1978 until 1983 when he was honorably discharged. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for 37 years.
Lou had a big heart and loved his family very much. He would have given anything to anyone in need. Lou will be missed.
Remember those debates about whether the Pac-12 could overtake the SEC as America's best conference? Well, week five is all Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak needed to see. He explains why fans out west need to lower expectations... a lot.
In an effort to strengthen the local tourism economy by increasing overnight hotel and motel stays, the Bishop City Council has taken steps to establish a Bishop Tourism Improvement District.
A resolution that would establish the BTID was approved by the City Council as its Sept. 22 meeting.
(The following is the third of three stories on new administrators at local school districts. â€“Ed.)
Of the three educators moving into new administrative roles at new schools, Karen Marshall has the easiest transition into the role of superintendent/principal. She has been at Round Valley Elementary School for 15 years and served as vice principal for the last three under Dan Moore.
Marshall attributes the closeness of the community and parent involvement with that special feeling at RV as well as the relationship among the staff.
A cavalcade of street rods, hot rods, classics, antique and muscle cars will be rolling into Bishop this weekend for the annual Fall Colors Car Show hosted by the Owens Valley Cruisers.
The 21st Annual Fall Colors Car Show will kick off at 4:30 p.m. Friday with cruise-in registration in the Vons/Kmart parking lot.
Each year, the car club welcomes early arrivals for the show with music and a chance to hang out and show off their rides at the cruise-in. Show participants are also invited to cruise Main Street in Bishop during the cruise-in, from 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Last week Arizona, this week USC. if you missed it late Saturday night, you have to see the Trojans' Hail Mary against Oregon State to end the first half.
The dispute between the Lone Pine Unified School District and the Inyo County Office of Education appears to be resolved without litigation.
The chain of events leading up to a suit brought by Lone Pine â€“ alleging Brown Act violations on the part of the County Office â€“ began in early June with a letter from County Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer signed by his board of trustees. Because no reference was found to the letter in meeting minutes or agendas, the Lone Pine board called it a Brown Act violation.
Dozens of local residents have been working hard to roll out the welcome mat for dancers and drummers from all over the West as they convene on Bishop for the 2014 Pabanamanina Pow Wow, running now through Sunday, Sept. 28.
Festivities, held in honor of California Indian Day, kicked off Friday night with registration, dancing and a grand entry, all at the pow wow grounds across from the Paiute Palace Casino on North Pa Ha Lane.
A recent Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau report indicated benefits for the city garnered from local as well as tourist events.
On Sept. 22, Chamber Executive Director Tawni Thomson reported to the City Council on past and upcoming events, some of which constitute considerable enrichment of the local economy.
Thomson began with a report on Chamber activities and achievements.