Archive - Oct 2010
A recent surveying effort has revealed that hiking is the top reason most visitors come to Inyo County, second only to sightseeing.
Mount Whitney, of course, is Inyoâs most popular destination.
The majority of those surveyed said they enjoyed their visit to the area and there was very little that needed to be changed to make the experience better.
The surveys also revealed that most visitors would not change their plans if the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository was in operation.
Recent rain and snow in the Sierra have stopped growth of the Sheep Fire, which has been the source of smoky skies in the Owens Valley since it was ignited by a lightning strike in July.
The blaze has burned 8,962 acres â 5,837 in Sequoia National Forest and 3,125 in Kings Canyon National Park â over the past two and a half months.
The fire began in the southern cliffs above Cedar Grove and has grown predominately to the west.
Linda ‘Susie’ Zucco
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Independence Cemetery for lifetime Lone Pine resident Linda “Susie” Zucco. A cry dance ceremony will be held from 9 p.m.-midnight Friday, Oct. 8 at the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Community Center at 975 Teya Rd. in Lone Pine.
Born Feb. 28, 1950 in Lone Pine, Linda died Oct. 3, 2010 in Bishop. She was 60.
Bishopâs Lady Broncos played tough Tuesday in volleyball action against the California City Ravens but fell 0-3.
The first two games were nail biters at 22-25 and 24-26. âOur girls played great,â said coach Sheri Sonke. âThe games were exciting and the team is starting to gain confidence and really play well together.â
The Ravens scored 11 straight unanswered points in the final game before the Broncos rallied. Bishop came back to a close 15-20 but the early deficit was too much to overcome.
Tuesdayâs thunderstorms let up just long enough for a Bishop 10-3 tennis win over Mammoth.
The Broncos and Huskies players, coaches and spectators had to clear the tennis courts of hail stones before the match could begin.
The final sets were still in progress when the dark skies opened up again. By then, the Broncos doubles had already won six out of the 13 sets and the singles had taken three.
Eva Bohg swept her first two sets 6-1 and was ahead 3-2 when the rains came.
Shayna Citrenbaum won 6-1 against Mammothâs No. 3 seed.
The Lone Pine Lady Eagles volleyball squad remains undefeated in League play after a week of clean sweeps against the Vasquez Mustangs and Lucerne Valley Mustangs.
Lone Pine travelled to Acton on Tuesday to take on Desert Mountain League newcomer Vasquez for a key match-up.
The Lady Eagles came away with a hard-fought three-game sweep.
âThis was a key DML victory against a talented team,â said coach Mel Joseph. Serving played a critical role as the Lady Eagles served aggressively (96 percent with 12 aces) to keep the Mustangsâ passing game off balance.
Members of the Big Pine Tribe are asking the Board of Supervisors and Los Angeles City Council to re-evaluate the way they do business.
The Tribe logged an official complaint late last month claiming the Inyo County-L.A. Standing Committee violated the Brown Act when the Inyo County Board of Supervisors discussed the August Standing Committee meeting in the regular board meeting on Aug. 24 and directed its members on how to vote.
The Tribe is also alleging that, as there were no members of the L.A. City Council present, there was no quorum at the Aug. 27 Standing Committee meeting.
A Mammoth Lakes resident has been arrested for attempted murder and domestic violence after first allegedly claiming to be his brother, then allegedly beating up his girlfriend. To the girlfriendâs dismay, the suspect, Jonathon Anderson, 24, was eventually found hiding under her bed while she slept.
Mammoth Lakes Police Department is reporting that the incident started around 1:40 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.
With the allure of cooler temperatures and a holiday weekend coming, staff at Death Valley National Park are asking visitors to remain aware of the inherent dangers of the heat of the park and its beautiful landscapes that can be dangerous distractions.
Park officials are using one recent day in Death Valley, which saw the rescue of two different parties, as a reminder of dangers facing visitors.
The Bishop Bronco JV overcame a sluggish start to beat Mammoth 35-7. The Broncos and Huskies were tied 7-7 at the half but Bishop dominated the second half.
Bishop got on the board first with freshman Cam White blocking a Huskies punt, returning the ball to the 3-yard line. White then finished the short drive with a 3-yard touchdown run.
The Huskies evened the score late in the second quarter.