SMHS says “thanks” for Cajun Night


 The Southern Mono Historical Society (SMHS) would like to thank all who helped make our Cajun Night by the Creek jazz fundraiser event a HUGE success. Most especially our headliner Tom Rigney and Flambeau who were a favorite band at the past Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee and who brought down the tent with their fabulous […]

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Bob Harvey Obituary Picture

Bob Harvey: 1926-2016


 Robert Clayton Harvey, Jr. 1926 – 2016 Robert C. Harvey Jr., passed away on Thursday, July 7th, at the age of 90.  He was born on June 7, 1926 in Hunter, North Dakota. Bob’s  family moved to Lee Vining when he was a young boy and they owned the Mono Lake Dairy.  He and his […]

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Update on Inyo’s Obsidian Project


 By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s 21st Century Obsidian Project was born on a long road trip to the west side of the mountains. Kevin Carunchio and Brandon Shults, Chief Administrative Officer and Information Services Director, respectively, spent the time trying to figure out how to bring high speed internet access to all the small nooks […]

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Inyo Supervisors consider comments to Forest Plan


 By Deb Murphy Inyo County Supervisors hosted a three-plus hour session on the Inyo National Forest Plan Tuesday with a run-down by the Planning Department’s Cathreen Richards and INF Resource Planning Officer Leeann Murphy. The purpose of the presentation: comments from the Board to submit within the public comment period. The draft plan and Environmental […]

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Chalfant man now charged with first-degree murder


 By Deb Murphy Paul Harris, the 75-year old Chalfant man arrested in the death of his wife Lee, will be in Bridgeport Court today for a status conference. According to prosecutor David Anderson, the initial charge was voluntary manslaughter, but as of late last week, Harris will be facing first degree murder charges. Anderson would […]

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Geraldine Pasqua: 1932-2016


   Geraldine Janice Pasqua   1932-2016 Our dear Auntie has left us for the final time. We honor her memory each day and look for comfort in those memories.   She passed away on June 13, 2016 surrounded by her family at the home of her sister Laurine Napoles.   Geraldine was born at the Sunland […]

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Darlene Orrill: 1930-2016


 Darlene J. Orrill 1930-2016 Darlene was born February 10,1930 in Cogswell, North Dakota to Nellie Elizabeth Christianson and Wallace Everett Nelson. She had one older sister Shirley Mae.She lived her young life as a farm girl outside of Cogswell. She was always happy to tell her stories about about the hardships and fun times on […]

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Fawn Piatt: 1972-2016


 FAWN ARNOLA PIATT (WHITE) 1972 – 2016 Fawn was born on October 29, 1972. She passed away peacefully at home on June 12, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones following a courageous battle with cancer. Fawn was a compassionate, caring person who loved interacting with clients in her job as an Optical Tech at Toiyabe […]

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State decision puts Tri-Valley water in a bind


 By Deb Murphy The California Department of Water Resources rejected a multi-agency request for a basin boundary modification that would separate the Tri-Valley (Hammil, Chalfant and Benton) water basin from the Owens Valley basin. In addition, DWR identified Fish Slough as a sub-basin, the majority of which lies in the Tri-Valley area. Only dedicated water-watchers […]

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Quai-Nana Butterbredt: 1998-2016


 Harold Wayne Quai-Nana Butterbredt, Jr. 1998 – 2016 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:00 am at the House of Mercy Pentecostal Church located at 393 S. Paha Lane, Bishop, for 18 year old resident Harold Wayne Quai-Nana Butterbredt, Jr. Reverend Stanley Summers will officiate. Interment will follow at the Sunland […]

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