Archive - Oct 2010
Community members are invited to lay all their chips on the table tomorrow night as they bet on a good cause.
The Bishop Elks Lodge will host its annual Casino Night, featuring traditional table games such as poker and craps, and a raffle for a slew of prizes ranging from gift certificates to a weekend get-away.
Residents can head over to the Elks Lodge on East Line Street at 6 p.m. for the event. For $10, the Elks will hand over $100 worth of chips that can be played on any number of tables, including black jack, craps, poker, BINGO and the Wheel of Fortune.
Eastern Sierra business leaders are getting ready to launch off the spring board of the Digital 395 Project that will bring faster Internet connections to Inyo and Mono counties.
The Sierra Business Council and the Sonoran Institute are in the preliminary stages of identifying local economic strengths and weaknesses to take full advantage of the project when the time comes.
âThe timing is right,â said Vickie Taton, Eastern Sierra field representative for Sierra Business Council.
Bishopâs City Council and staff got an ear full from area contractors on Monday as the cityâs leaders try to hash out a way to give local businesses an upperhand when it comes to bidding on municipal jobs.
The main point of contention at the meeting, for the council and the city attorney, is how much preference can be given within legal boundaries. The contractorsâ concern was that the preference was not enough to make an impact.
Bishop Highâs undefeated season came to an end Friday night as the Bishopâs Knights checkmated the Broncos in La Jolla. The final score: 10-21.
âWe didnât play that well,â said coach Bill Egan. âThey just had a better team. The Knights werenât any bigger, they werenât any more physical. We just got out-blocked and out-tackled.â
The Broncos were in the game to the end and played a closer contest than the score reflected. âWe werenât dominated,â said Egan. âIf weâd had some breaks go differently, we couldâve won it.â
The Big Pine Warriors held on in nail-biting overtime against the Trona Tornadoes Friday night to stay undefeated at 5-0 for the season.
The Warriors pulled ahead in the final seconds for the 35-34 win, redeeming Big Pine after last yearâs loss to Trona in the last play of the game.
âThis is a game the boys will never forget,â said coach Mark Tillemans. âWe really went through all the extremes of high and low.
âIt was a real character-builder. We learned a lot of lessons. We canât come out flat, we have to play four quarters.â
Lewis Thomas ‘Tom’ Miners
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Bishop Christian Center for former Big Pine resident Lewis Thomas “Tom” Miners.
Born on February 15, 1936, in Ishpeming, Mich. to Allyvion and Signa (Oust) Miners, Tom died Oct. 1st, 2010, at home with his family in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was 74.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and community members will soon be taking part in the annual walk at the park to raise money for patients and to remember and honor those who have fought long and hard against the disease.
The Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance will be holding its 10th annual walk this year at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Bishop City Park. This is the ESBCAâs largest fundraiser of the year.
The ESBCAâs primary goal is to help patients pay for the costs associated with cancer, be it for travel or simple living expenses.
Autumn is here. The days are getting shorter, the weather is cooling off, the leaves are changing and the Big Pine Paiute Tribe is preparing for one of its favorite festivities, the Fall Fandango.
Beginning Thursday, Oct. 14, the Big Pine Tribe will host a slew of festivities, including the Miss Big Pine Paiute Tribe, an art show and reception, community breakfast and dinner, live music, hand games and more.
Everything kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday with the Little Miss and Miss Big Pine Tribe pageant and art show reception.
At 92 years old, Bishop resident James Hurlburt has witnessed the invention of and American infatuation with radio and television, the long reign of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, the Great Depression, seven American wars, the Civil Rights Movement, the moon landing and much, much more.
The Lone Pine Fire Department will be showing off a returning member of the team at the 21st Annual Lone Pine Film Festival parade on Sunday. The member is a 1934 Chevrolet fire truck, recently found in a private collection and in near-mint condition.
Fire Chief Le Roy Kritz said the truck is quite possibly the first engine the department and district ever owned. He said heâs seen pictures of the 1889 Lone Pine Fire Brigade with pull-along carts, but no engines before this one.