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Marilyn Leavitt: 1924-2015

Marilyn Elizabeth Leavitt Died at her home in Bishop, CA on February 25th, 2015 following a brief illness.  Born in Osceola, NE on February 21st, 1924 to Esther and Coleman Brown.  She attended Osceola High School and following graduation worked briefly in Denver, CO. Marilyn moved further west to California, living and working in Culver […]

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‘Pennies for Patients’ under way at Bishop Unified School District

Bishop Unified School District is running a district wide “Pennies for Patients” campaign between March 2nd and March 20th. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. During this 3-week period they will have many activities to help raise money and awareness of Leukemia and Cancer and students of all ages will be collecting money […]

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Donald ‘Mutt’ Clarkson: 1932-2015

Don (Mutt) Clarkson passed away peacefully February 19, 2015 at Northern Inyo Hospital with his family by his side.  He was born April 11, 1932 to George & Louise Clarkson, in Bishop.  He was raised on the Jeffery Ranch, which is now the White Mountain Ranch.   Don went all through school in Bishop.  He […]

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The Northern Inyo Hospital Perinatal Services Team with the Golden Nugget Award. Back row, left to right: Julie Core, Darlene Whiteside, Lori Gable, Dan David, Rhonda Aihara, Eva Judson, Maura Richman and Anneke Bishop. Front row: Megan Scott, Lindy Butler with her daughter Haddie (a NEST baby), and Natalie Marcus. Not shown: Ali Feinberg, Lisa Cobb, Gretchen Schumacher and Bree Trimble. Photo courtesy Bob Rice

Excellence: Northern Inyo Hospital’s NEST program

- Press release Northern Inyo Hospital’s NEST program received a state level award of excellence for supporting exclusive breastfeeding among new mothers. Natalie Marcus, the hospital’s Maternal Child Family Coordinator, accepted one of the California Breastfeeding Coalition’s first-ever Golden Nugget awards during the fifth annual Breastfeeding Summit held in Garden Grove on Jan. 28. NIH’s […]

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Bishop woman arrested for attempted homicide

A 38-year-old Bishop woman was arrested Saturday night on charges that included attempted homicide and assault with a deadly weapon. A press release from the Bishop Police Department identified the suspect as September Anne Downey, 5-feet, four-inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. The press release reads: On Saturday, February 28, 2015 at about 8:50 PM, […]

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Owens Valley Bird Festival flying in April

- Press release Lone Pine, CA – Each year in spring and fall Owens Lake, at the terminus of the Owens River near Lone Pine, CA, supports hundreds of thousands of shorebirds during their annual migrations between continents. Dried by drastic diversions to bring water to the people of Los Angeles, today dust mitigation and […]

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NIH meeting: ‘We have to work together’

By Deb Murphy Wednesday evening’s meeting of the Northern Inyo Hospital board was, literally, standing room only. The board opted to strictly adhere to the 50-person limit on the meeting room on Birch Street; the other approximately 50-55 people in attendance lined a long hallway through a 90-minute report from the district’s auditor, waiting for […]

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Patricia Ann Elbers: 1933-2015

Patricia Ann Elbers was born March 27, 1933, in Schurz, Nevada, to Frances Leah Brown, mother, and George Brown, father. Pat lived in Round Valley most of her younger years growing up with her two brothers, Kenneth and George, and sisters, Bette and Polly. She attended Round Valley School. Her and her siblings rode to […]

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