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Jesse Ray Smith: 1931-2013

Jesse Ray Smith, born September 1, 1931, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, December 6, 2013. Born in Wewoka Oklahoma, Jesse served bravely in the Army during the Korean War. In 1964, while working at Helms Bakery, he met Jeanne St Pierre and on February 13, 1965 they were married. He lived in […]

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Author Butler at ECM this Sunday

- Press release Author Judith L. Butler’s family history reaches back four generations and stretches from Tonopah to Keough’s Hot Springs, and from Big Pine to the Hamill Valley to the Eastern Sierra’s Basque sheepmen. Coming from such a deep and interesting pioneer background, it’s no wonder that Butler would gravitate to writing poems and […]

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Barbecue restaurant review

New Copper Top BBQ Open in Big Pine Restaurant review by Charles James Spare rib anyone? – Adam in the Garden of Eden Delicious barbecue has likely been around ever since humankind discovered fire, but it was the guy or gal that came up with the barbeque sauce that should most likely be credited with […]

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Fire approached Hwy 136.  Photo by Dennis Mattinson.

Fire east of Lone Pine

Sunday morning, fire broke out somewhere near the Lone Pine dump and spread north and south, whipped by extremely high winds.  Lone Pine Fire Chief Leroy Kritz said that eight agencies responded.  At 6pm Sunday, the fire had calmed way down and crews were being released. Fire Chief Kritz said he and others are not […]

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Tentative cause of Fish Fire

The weekend after the Fourth of July, fire broke out about five miles south of Big Pine. A fierce wind blew the fire quickly toward the Big Pine area. Fast work by fire fighters from many agencies stopped the ferocious flames about a half mile outside the town. It was a nerve-wracking experience for residents. […]

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Fire fundraising dinner in Big Pine

Members of the Pierce family of Big Pine suffered the loss of most possessions in a house fire recently.  Neighbors managed to rouse Harold Pierce, Jr. and Daniel Pierce, saving their lives.  Now the community wants to help: Pierce Family Fire Fundraising Dinner Slow roasted underground cooked Beef Mashed potatoes Assorted Salads and Desserts Live […]

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Dust Storm Closes 395

US Highway 395 was closed between Independence to Big Pine about 1:30 p.m. Friday. A press release from CalTrans said, “Due to the current wind conditions in the Eastern Sierra’s, Hwy 395 has been closed from Independence to Big Pine.  Visibility is zero due to dust. “The Highway may reopen around dusk if the wind subsides.”   […]

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Bishop Chamber unveils new history tours

The Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau issued the following press release: The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce a new program designed to give Owens Valley visitors and locals a broader and deeper understanding of our unique and intriguing history. Beginning on September 24th, the Chamber will […]

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Inyo’s Shane Scott garners more honors

the following press release was issued by the Inyo County Shefiff’s Department: Sheriff’s Investigator, Shane Scott, has been selected to receive two additional Medal of Valor Awards for his selfless, and decisive actions during a vehicle collision that took place on August 9, 2010 which resulted in the rescue of a 22-year old college student […]

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The current animal shelter was an old milk barn, not designed to house pets and people.

ICARE: Time for new animal shelter in Big Pine

The following letter was submitted by Ted and Lisa Schade of ICARE: Dear KSRW, After reading the article regarding a possible new Inyo County office building in Bishop (KSRW website, September 9, 2011), we propose the county has a much greater facilities need—a new Animal Shelter in Big Pine to replace the totally inadequate current […]

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