Tag Archives | Lone Pine

It’s agreed – ‘Portagee Joe’ stays

By Deb Murphy Political correctness met Inyo County Wednesday evening at Supervisor Matt Kingsley’s town hall meeting in Lone Pine. Both appeared to come out the winner. The initial topic was Inyo County’s Portagee Joe Campground off Tuttle Creek Road in Lone Pine. Not so much the camp itself, but the name. Allen Berry had […]

 
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Let the sun shine! Visitor Center in Lone Pine turns on solar system

USFS press release The Inyo National Forest is pleased to announce that the solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine was turned on in December. This system should meet nearly 100% of the facility’s electrical demand. “The solar photovoltaic system installation at the visitor center in Lone Pine exemplifies the Forest Service’s commitment […]

 
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Sonny Lindsey: 1943-2016

Willie “Sonny” Lindsey passed away Sunday, December 18th, 2016 after a lengthy battle with ALS. Sonny was born February 1st, 1943 in Winona, Arkansas to Wille and Majorie Lindsey. After graduating high school, he served in the Army from 1964 to 1966. After returning from Korea he moved to Bakersfield, CA where he met his […]

 
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Juanita Inez (Ruiz) Ellis: 1925-2016

Juanita Inez (Ruiz) Ellis joined her Lord God on December 2, 2016. A lifelong Owens Valley resident, she is reunited with her beloved sisters, Gracie, Vina, and Pauline, and brother, Carl. Juanita was born in Lone Pine on December 8, 1925 to Pauline (Valdez) and C.D. Ruiz. She was born into a large and loving family that included […]

 
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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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Veterans Day Services in the Eastern Sierra

VETERANS DAY SERVICES IN THE EASTERN SIERRA MAMMOTH LAKES Veterans Day November 11, 2016, 9 a.m. Mammoth Lakes Main Fire Station “Honoring Those Who Served” Presentation of the Colors – The MLFD Color Guard The Flag Salute – Mammoth Lakes Girl Scouts Troop #580 The National Anthem – Chuck Scatolini Welcome Rich Boccia / Executive […]

 
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Southern Inyo Hospital holding steady

By Deb Murphy Just a year ago, the Lone Pine community met at Statham Hall for what turned out to be the start of Southern Inyo Hospital’s near collapse. Within two months, the hospital had no administrator, no board and no license. Fast forward to November 2016 with apologies for using medical analogies: the patient […]

 
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Jane Andreas: 1935-2016

Jane Ann Hackett Andreas was born on January 1, 1935 in Lone Pine, CA to Alex and Effie Hackett. Jane passed away on August 14, 2016 in her home surrounded by her loved ones. Jane grew up in Lone Pine where she spent most of her time with her grandma and grandpa. She also enjoyed […]

 
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Rachel Chandler: 1976-2016

Rachel Angela Chandler, 39, a resident of Bishop, CA for 33 years, was born in Ontario, California, September 2, 1976 and passed away August 9, 2016 in Lone Pine, CA. Rachel will always be remembered for her big heart, kindness, and willingness to always help others out. Rachel will be remembered for her love of […]

 
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Happy tails! ‘Leo’ found outside Lone Pine

The heartbreaking story of a missing dog had a tail-wagging happy ending today when Leo was reunited with his owners who are visiting the Eastern Sierra from Idaho. Leo, a sheltie, went missing last Friday in Lone Pine but was found today when a man and his dog noticed Leo hiding in the brush near […]

 
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