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Diana Jean Laird: 1937-2019

It is with tremendous sorrow that we say goodbye to Diana Jean Laird, daughter, wife, mother, teacher; a truly genuine and gracious woman. Born February 8, 1937, Diana was the youngest of three girls in the Schacht family. Born in Redlands and raised throughout California, she went on to graduate from UC Santa Barbara with […]

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Judy Frew: 1954-2019

Judith ‘Judy’ Anne Frew passed away on Aug 14th 2019 after a long illness. She was 65 years old.   Judy was born  ‘Judith Anne Long’ on January 26,1954 in Louisville, Ky. Her family moved to Long Beach, Ca in 1958 after her father, who was a police officer was killed in the line of […]

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Sandy Reed: 1931-2019

Sandy Reed 1931 – 2019 Sandy passed away at his home in Bishop, CA on February 1, 2019, at the age of 87. Sandy was born in Bishop and raised in Benton. He spent his entire life in the Owens Valley. Sandy was a jack of all trades, and could make or fix anything. He […]

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Virginia Ruth MacLeod: 1943-2019

VIRGINIA RUTH MACLEOD 1943 – 2018 Virginia Ruth MacLeod was born on November 12, 1943 in San Rafael , CA and passed away on February 2, 2018 from rare neurological disease. Virginia is survived by her husband Joe; brother Roome Paget and sister in law Vickie; daughter Ychelle Arbuckle and husband Clifton; daughter Sue Dishion […]

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James “Jim” Tatum: 1958-2019

James “Jim” Tatum, age 60, passed away on January 27th. He was surrounded by family at his home in Bishop as he concluded his courageous battle with cancer. Jim, a lifetime Bishop resident, was an incredible husband, father, brother, and community contributor. His love of the local community was evident in all of his professional […]

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A television news crew from Albuquerque takes a ride on a CV-22 Osprey Aug. 7 and finds themselves in the midst of aerial scenery that is breathtaking, as is the angle of flight during part of the ride.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Markus Maier)

A cool sight: Ospreys train at Bishop Airport

Bill Snyder filed this story for Sierra Wave Media The US Marine Corps VMM161 Greyhawks squadron of Tiltrotor MV-22 Ospreys recently concluded nearly two weeks of training at the Bishop Airport. The Osprey, while technically a plane, is a hybrid of a helicopter and airplane, capable of both horizontal and vertical take-off and landings, and short […]

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Trail Crest: The DeDeDecker family, father Paul, mother Mary, sisters Joan and Carol, after summiting Mt. Whitney in 1947. DeDecker Family Photo.

The DeDeckers: ‘Sage and Sierra’ this Saturday in Independence

Press release Joan DeDecker Busby and Carol DeDecker Wiens will sign copies of their recently released book, “Sage & Sierra, A Memoir: Growing Up In Owens Valley,” at the Eastern California Museum, 155 N. Grant Street, in Independence from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. The engaging work revolves around the girls’ “uncommon childhood” in […]

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LADWP calls off testing of W385R

DWP Press release OWENS VALLEY, CA— Los Angeles Department of Water and Power water managers have elected to call off testing of well W385R due to the alarming lack of snowpack and possibility that the eastern Sierra may be slipping back into drought conditions.  LADWP had planned to conduct the two-month-long test now through February, […]

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