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Ann Cappodanno

Ann Capodanno: 1934-2018

Independence resident Ann Capodanno passed away in Flagstaff, Arizona, on July 4 after a brief battle with cancer. She was 83. During an adventuresome life that took her from her East Coast home to numerous stops across the West even as far as Hawaii, Ann discovered the Eastern Sierra. She lived throughout the Eastern Sierra […]

 
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Evelyn-Mae Nikolaus: 1931-2018

Evelyn-Mae was born June 16, 1931 in Pomona, CA, to Ralph and Frances Page. She developed a life-long love for the outdoors while enjoying camping trips to the Eastern High Sierra with her family. Evelyn-Mae attended high school in Alhambra, CA. Following high school, she graduated from Whittier College with a degree in home economics which positioned her for her move to Big […]

 
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Measure K would help Lone Pine Unified School District

By Deb Murphy Lone Pine and Independence schools have a lot in common. Both facilities need more than just good maintenance; they need new wiring, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, plumbing fixes, wiring upgrades, energy efficient windows. The list goes on. The major difference between the two: Lone Pine schools are 20 years […]

 
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Elsie Jean Clair: 1935-2017

Elsie Jean Clair was born December 22, 1935 and passed away November 25, 2017. She was 82 years old. Better known as Jean or Jeanne Clair and was the eldest of four children. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Miles Clair, and by her parents , Bessie Lee and […]

 
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Inyo Supervisors approve parking restrictions

By Deb Murphy It all started with an Airstream parked on Whitney Portal Road in Lone Pine selling outdoor gear. It may have ended at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting with a parking ordinance addressing specific issues in both Lone Pine and Independence. A very brief background: The Airstream, Mt. Whitney Gear, was […]

 
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Indy Day Parade: The crowd at the 2016 Independence Day. (Photos submitted)

Celebrate Independence Day in Independence

Press release Independence Day in Independence is Inyo County’s premier Fourth of July celebration. This year’s festivities will stretch over four fun-filled days, and feature performances by three different local bands, two beefy barbeques with all the trimmings, dedication of Inyo County’s newest railroad, a unique Fourth of July parade, and, of course, a rousing […]

 
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Alas, just a Yuletide Gathering in Independence

Press release Independence’s traditional and Internationally Acclaimed Fruitcake Festival is postponed until 2017, and in it its place the town Is having a Community Yuletide Gathering, 6pm, Saturday December 10th at the American Legion Hall in beautiful and historic, downtown Independence. Living up to its reputation as the Poltuck Capitol of Eastern California (maybe the […]

 
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Mike Mairs: 1974-2016

Michael Omie Mairs leapt into life on April 29, 1974 and he never looked back up to his passing on July 31, 2016 after a courageous two year battle with cancer. Mike was born and lived his life in Independence, graduating from Owens Valley High School in 1992. He was a peaceful warrior, caring and kind-hearted, […]

 
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