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Scorpions sting Lady Broncos

October 21, 2010

Despite a hard-fought match, the Bishop High Lady Broncos volleyball team fell in straight sets to the Desert Scorpions Tuesday.
The Broncos’ ball control, serving and aggression at the net would have defeated a lesser team, but the Scorpions’ brick wall at the net was the deciding factor.
“We played hard, we played strong,” said coach Sheri Sonke. “I’m proud of the effort, this was our best game as a team yet.”
Bishop got off to a strong start in Game 1. The teams were blow for blow until the Scorpions turned on their after-burners, pulling away to the 15-25 finish.

BH Cross Country crushes Scorpions

October 21, 2010

With the Tungsten Hills as a backdrop, the Broncos Cross Country squads dominated the Desert Scorpions, winning in both the boys and girls three-mile races Tuesday.
Also invited to participate, but not compete, were Mam-moth High; Mammoth Middle School and Home St. Middle School running two-mile courses.
“We’re very pleased with the runners’ steady improvement,” said coach Jeff Perry. “This victory was needed to keep us in reach of the CIF preliminaries,” added coach Tracy Lawrence.

Earl Raymond Duarte

October 21, 2010

Earl Raymond Duarte
1935-2010

Funeral services will be held for 13-year Lone Pine resident Earl R. Duarte at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Turner Barnes VFW Post 8036 on Gene Autry Lane in Lone Pine. Burial will be private at Mt. Whitney Cemetery.
Born in Long Beach on Aug. 6, 1935, Earl died Oct. 15, 2010 at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda. He was 75.

Ralph Voetberg

October 21, 2010

Ralph Voetberg
1927-2010

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church at 105 N. Mt. Whitney Dr. in Lone Pine for Ralph Voetberg.
Born July 25, 1927 in La Grande, Ore., Ralph died at the Bishop Care Center on Oct. 10, 2010, after suffering a severe stroke on Father’s Day, June 20, 2010.  He was 83.

Don Redmon

October 21, 2010

Don Redmon
1922-2010

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for former Bishop resident Donald Everett Redmon of Mountain Home, Ark.
Born Sept. 25, 1922 in Santa Rosa, Donald died Oct. 13, 2010. He was 88.
Don and his wife Jaylyle relocated from Bishop to Mountain Home in 2003.

County finds way out of Tecopa sewer predicament

October 21, 2010

After years of financial challenges and concerns about displacing an endangered species, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors appears to have solved the Tecopa sewer pond problem and will soon have a contractor working on repairs.
Tuesday, the board awarded the $793,370 contract for repairs at the sewer lagoon to Prominent Systems, Inc. of Industry.
Inyo County Parks and Recreation is currently responsible for maintenance and operations at the Tecopa Hot Springs Park and campground, which is located on land owned by the Bureau of Land Management.

Resurrecting a fall tradition

October 21, 2010

A 1911 postcard touting the “First Annual Harvest Festival, Bishop Ca.” promised attendees “a day of jollification” and celebration in “the Owens Valley, the land of plenty.”
Now, 99 years later, the Eastern California Museum in Independence will try to provide the public another “day of jollification” during its first annual Harvest Heritage Day on Saturday, Oct. 23. The “jollification” will commence at 1 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m., at the Eastern California Museum, 155 N. Grant St., in Independence (three blocks west of the historic courthouse).

‘He knew no one would hear me call out for help.’

October 21, 2010

“At first, I was afraid to talk, even in the police department,” said “Nancy,” a local resident recounting the beginning of the end of a nightmarish two-year relationship with an abusive partner.
According to Nancy, her abuser forced her to tell law enforcement that there was no abuse, after the victim’s coworkers – suspecting domestic violence in the relationship – called the police. She said she did as she was told out of fear, “and it was still a blood bath that night.”

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