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Charlotte Walecke: 1918-2016

Charlotte Walecke was born October 28th 1918 in northern Ontario, Canada in the area of Monteith Iroquois Falls to Parents Dominic & Alice McAndrew – whose occupation was running the Family Farm which consisted of mostly sheep and other domestics wool – shipped out by train and spare time was knitting plus other the other working […]

 
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Richard Leroy Williams: 1945-2016

Richard Leroy Williams 1945-2016 Richard was born in Lee Vining, CA on August 22, 1945 and raised by his grandmother Vina Williams. In 1959, Alice and Art Dumas became his foster parents and moved him to Big Pine, CA where they finished raising him. He attended Big Pine High where he played football, basketball, baseball, […]

 
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Marina Fire update: 300 personnel on scene

Forest Service update The Marina Fire remains at 600 acres this morning and is 5% contained. The fire is located north of Lee Vining and west of Highway 395 and is burning in pinyon and brush. The fire spotted across Highway 395 yesterday south of Mono City pushed by strong down canyon winds. Crews worked […]

 
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Bobbie Paranick: 1926-2016

ROBERTA KATHRYN PARANICK 1926 – 2016 Bobbie, as she was known, was born to Charles Lane Adair and Kathryn Conway Adair on October 3, 1926 in a house on May Street in Bishop. She passed away on January 3, 2016 in Bishop Care Center, after a short stay there, receiving excellent care. Bobbie met her […]

 
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Walker Fire update: Campers being escorted to sites; 3,613 acres burned

News Release Lee Vining, CA: For the campers that were evacuated along Hwy 120 (Tioga Pass), there are escorts today into those campgrounds for property and belongings to be retrieved. The escorts will take place until 3:00 pm this afternoon and tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19th 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. depending on law enforcement availability. If you need […]

 
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Carl Dondero: 1932-2015

Carl Dondero was born on October 10th, 1932 in Lee Vining/Mono Lake, CA and passed away February 13th, 2015 surrounded by his family.  He was raised in Yosemite, CA Indian Village. Throughout his childhood growing up in Yosemite, Carl enjoyed the outdoors while also learning his Paiute culture.  As a teen he attended Stewart Indian […]

 
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Van Dyke Fire estimated at 450 acres

The Van Dyke Fire has been mapped at 450 acres and is 75% contained. The fire is in grass and sage fuels and has received measurable moisture. More rain and snow is in the forecast in the next few days. Fire crews are improving fireline today and mopping up lingering hotspots. Crews expect to fully […]

 
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Tourist runs into Tioga Mart

A man visiting the Eastern Sierra from New York “inadvertently applied the accelerator instead of the brake”, according to California Highway Patrol officers. The man ran into the front side of the Tioga Gas Mart in Lee Vining. The CHP said that the Bishop Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call Monday morning around 7:30 that […]

 
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Citations and warnings in CHP aircraft speed enforcement

(Press Release – CHP Bridgeport)  On Sunday, September 22nd, California Highway Patrol Bridgeport  Area, in conjunction with the CHP’s Inland Division Air Operations Unit, based at Apple Valley Airport, conduced an aircraft speed enforcement detail on US-395, south of Oil Plant Road (between Lee Vining and June Lake).  This section of highway has a posted […]

 
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