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Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to Injured Backcountry Pack Riders

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 From:             Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

 Date:               July 22, 2014

 RE:                 Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to injured backcountry pack riders

SAR Operation - Agnew Meadows Pack Trip
SAR Operation – Agnew Meadows Pack Trip

On the afternoon of Friday, July 18, 2014, at approximately 3:00pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding two injured backcountry pack trip participants.

A multi-day guided pack trip was returning from their trip, when approximately 1.5 miles from the Agnew Meadows pack stations, two mules became spooked and the riders were thrown from the mules. The Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) team responded to aid the two injured riders. One rider suffered a bruised leg. The other rider sustained serious injuries. Eight SAR members hiked in and stabilized the seriously injured rider for evacuation to the trailhead via a wheeled litter. Mono County Paramedics met with SAR team members and the victim and transported them by ambulance to Mammoth Hospital for treatment.

Written and prepared by Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer



Storms Washout Roads in the White and Inyo Mountains

News Release
For Immediate Release
July 22, 2014
Media Contact: Deb Schweizer
(760) 873-2427
Storms Washout Roads in the White and Inyo Mountains
The series of storms that passed over the Eastern Sierra last week have caused damage to the several roads in the White Mountains.
Summer thunderstorms brought heavy rains to some areas of the White and Inyo Mountains, where road washouts have occurred. Roads in the Crooked Creek drainage, including the Crooked Creek Road (Road 05S01), the Cottonwood Road (Road 35E315) and the Wyman Canyon Road, require skilled travel on dirt mountain roads.  The Forest Service is completing repairs on forest service roads.
Visitors should take precautions when travelling on dirt roads and report any road damage to a US Forest Service office.
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Obituaries: Frank Grazide, 101, of Bishop

 Francisco ‘Frank’ Antonio Grazide III

Frank Grazide
Frank Grazide


Born in La Puente, California to Helen Walsh and Francisco Grazide II on March 13th, 1913, Frank Grazide lived a long and prosperous life, passing away peacefully in Bishop, California on July 16th at the age of 101.

Frank is lovingly remembered by his family and friends as a remarkable man who in his later years defied odds by living an active and interesting life, with the vigor of a man decades younger than his true age.

Frank was raised in La Puente in the Los Angeles area on the Grazide ranch in the family adobe home, which later went on to become a state landmark for its rare heritage as an adobe house which was built by his grandfather Francisco Grazide for his young bride Isabel Rowland in 1875.

An explorer at heart, Frank left home early when the family fortune was lost in the great depression, and spent many years travelling the West Coast as a truck driver, establishing a pattern of travel that would stick throughout his life.

Frank eventually joined the Navy, working aboard the USS Onslow as an engine mechanic where he proudly served during World War II from 1942-1944.  He would recall vividly his duties and experiences as a young man in the armed services,  it was a time in his life he spoke of with a distinct pride.

He married Arlene Grazide and had four children; Philip, Michele, Rex and Dana Grazide.  After his time in the Navy, he became an avid sailor and enjoyed many years of sailing out of Newport Harbor with his boats.  Making frequent trips to Catalina and Mexico with members of the family, he instilled a particular love of the ocean in his youngest sons Rex and Dana.  Frank eventually made a home for himself in Bishop, CA, having first gone through Bishop on a cattle drive as a very young man on horseback, making the trek from the family homestead in La Puente, it is hard to imagine such an adventure this day in age.

An entrepreneur his entire life, Frank enjoyed the freedom of trucking in his early days, and then as an investor in business and real estate later, he was buying and selling up until the very last years of his life.  He believed in staying active, and never felt comfortable sitting for too long, he loved to stay on the move.

A generous and supportive man, he made a positive impact on everyone in his life, and will be sadly missed but happily celebrated by his extensive network of family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his life partner Katherine Lewis, son Phillip Grazide, daughter Michele Smith and granddaughter Jana Barnes.  His remaining grandchildren include Nicole Behrendt,  Ron Bartely, Amber Smith, Philip Grazide Jr., David Grazide, and Stephanie Grazide-Tidwell.  He leaves behind 8 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren, all of whom were blessed to have had him in their lives for such an extraordinarily long time.

A graveside service will take place at the East Line Street Cemetery at 10:00am on Friday, July 25th.  A reception will follow at Frank’s favorite spot in town, Jack’s Waffle Shop, from 11:30am-1:00pm.

Frank enjoyed countless breakfasts there for the last several years of his life, and his family would like to celebrate with those who knew him, his favorite breakfast items will be served in his honor.

Francisco ‘Frank’ Antonio Grazide III

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Obituaries: C.B. Jack Frost

C.B. Jack Frost, 70, of Big Pine

C.B. Jack Frost, age 70, resident of Big Pine, CA for 28 years– was born in Fresno, CA on February 8, 1944 to parents C.B. Jack Frost Sr. and Georgerina Frost. He passed away on July 12, 2014 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop, CA surrounded by his loved ones.

Jack served int he Navy from March 21,1962 to March 21, 1968. He was a Vietnam Veteran. Upon discharge from the Navy, he worked briefly for Sylvan School District in Modesto, CA. He then began his 32-year career working for the State of California Department of Corrections. He retired from Owens Valley Conservation Camp as Camp Commander on December 12, 1997.

Jack is survived by his wife Patricia of 45 years, children David, Dennis, and Denise of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Peter Frost of Vacaville, CA, Pamela Hartshorn of Missouri, and Paula Roberts of Fresno, CA. 8 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. Sisters Nancy Webber of Modesto, CA and Kathryn Berta of Modesto, CA. Brother Thomas Frost of Prather, CA. He is also survived by numerous Nephews and Nieces.

Memorial Services will be held on July, 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM in Bishop, CA at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988.

C.B. Jack Frost, 70, of Big Pine

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