Archive - Nov 2010
Norma Cyrus Spratt
Funeral services for Norma Spratt will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Big Pine; private burial will follow. Viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8 for family and close friends at Brune Mortuary in Bishop.
A lifelong resident of Big Pine born in Fish Springs on March 14, 1927, Norma died in Bishop on Nov. 3, 2010. She was 83.
The Big Pine Warriors topped their season with a win over the Tigers and the Hi-Lo League championship Saturday afternoon at Lee Vining.
With the score 10-23 in favor of the Tigers at the half, this was not your typical Big Pine get-out-in-front-early rout. The Warriors waited until the second half to rack up the points, for a final score of 49-37.
â€śWhat else could we ask for,â€ť said coach Mark Tillemans, â€śto win the title on the last game of the season.â€ť
The Rosamond Road-runners didnâ€™t live up to their mascotâ€™s reputation Friday night at Schwab Field. The Bishop Broncos, in the role of Wile E. Coyote, dropped crate-loads of dynamite on their little heads. There was no triumphant â€śbeep beepâ€ť to be heard, all night.
The Broncos won 44-0, stayed unbeaten in league play and added one more game to the win column.
The Bishop girls cross country team took second place at High Desert League finals at California City, advancing to CIF Prelim-inaries at Mt. SAC, Nov. 13.
The boys team finished fourth, just six points behind Kern.
â€śTo have the girls advance to CIF Prelims is a well-deserved honor,â€ť said coach Jeff Perry.
â€śOur boys gained a sizeable victory over Desert,â€ť said Perry, â€śand ran very respectable times, but our competition was simply faster this year.
The Desert Mountain League finale between Lone Pine and Mammoth lived up to its billing on Thursday. The Lady Eagles took five games to maintain a perfect season record.
Lone Pine ends the regular season 14-0 in league and 23-3 overall.
It was standing-room-only at the Lone Pine gym. The bleachers erupted in â€śGo Eagles,â€ť â€śGo Huskiesâ€ť chants that could have been heard on top of Mt. Whitney.
With a 3-0 sweep of the Huskies in mid-October, the Eagles were surprised by a 9-5 Mammoth team intent on being their season spoiler.
recent study confirms what county leaders and residents have long suspected: The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository becoming reality in nearby Nye County, Nev. will be bad business for Inyo.
Because tourism is the primary driver of the local economy, Gruen Gruen and Associates conducted surveys of visitors in Death Valley National Park to gauge likely socioeconomic impacts.
Enrollment at Owens Valley High School is at its minimum and the district will be holding a special meeting tonight to discuss the implications of such low student numbers.
Principal and Superintendent Joel Hampton said Monday the district has been notified that its high school enrollment will not meet education codes and the district may face lapsation, or closure.
He said the high school enrollment is down farther than had been anticipated.
A single-vehicle accident in the Bishop area on Saturday has left a 20-year-old Long Beach man dead.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Raphael Contreras suffered fatal injuries after losing control of his 1994 Honda on U.S. 395 northwest of Bishop.
The CHP reported that Contreras was traveling southbound on U.S. 395 south of Mill Creek Road around 10:45 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, Contreras let the vehicle move to the left, onto the left shoulder. Contreras turned the vehicle to the right and lost control of the Honda.
Glenn Clement Martin
Thirty-two year Mammoth and Crowley Lake resident Glenn Clement Martin died Oct. 21, 2010 at the Bishop Care Center. He was 61.
Glenn was born in Van Buren, Maine on Dec. 19, 1948.
He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him, family and friends.
A Service of Remembrance for Portland, Ore. resident Maryellen Hancock will be held at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 4, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home, 520 W. Powell Blvd., in Gresham, Ore. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
Born May 28, 1918 in Bishop to John and Edythe (Dougherty) Watkins, Maryellen died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. She was 92.