Archive - Sep 21, 2010
The department heads for the City of Bishop presented the City Council with updates from their respective offices at the councilâ€™s bimonthly meeting on Monday.
One of the busiest departments in the city right now is the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Ray Saguine said August set a record with 39 calls and the volunteers are keeping busy in September with approximately one call a day.
County leaders are hoping to direct attention to a need for community service in Inyo County as there have been no volunteers to sit on the county Water Commission.
The Water Commission has not had a quorum since the beginning of the year, meaning that it has been unable to meet in its capacity as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors and the Water Department.
The board decided Tuesday to re-advertise for the three vacant positions rather than disband the group and hand its duties over to the Natural Resources Advisory Commission.
Fairs are ancient traditions which go back many generations, across many centuries. Even today, going to the local County fair is a childhood rite of passage for most Americans. The sights and the sounds of the carnival lights and music blend with the promising smells of delicious foods amid a cacophony of shouting carnival barkers alongside the excited squeals of laughter and excitement of fairgoers.
Three decades ago, a California resident could walk into the Department of Motor Vehicles and, for the sum of $3.25, leave with a brand-new driverâ€™s license issued to any name of their choosing.
Not only has the price for a CDL increased in the past 30 years to its current $31, but the DMV can now only issue an ID or license with a personâ€™s legal name on it.
The City of Bishop said goodbye and hello to some top personnel at the Sept. 13 City Council meeting.
The departure of City Administrator Rick Pucci was made official with the welcome of his successor, James M. Southworth.
In addition, the resigning Police Chief Kathleen Sheehan said she was happy to be leaving the city in capable hands. â€śI leave with complete confidence in the department,â€ť she said. The council appointed Lieutenant Chris Carter as interim-chief until a replacement for Sheehan is found.
In the Bishop football teamâ€™s home opener, the Broncos jumped ahead early and never looked back, beating Western Christian, 51-6.
Bishopâ€™s defense was able to pin the Lancers in their own territory much of the night, allowing the Broncosâ€™ offense to have good field position.
â€śIt was phenomenal,â€ť Bishop coach Bill Egan said of his teamâ€™s defense.
The Broncosâ€™ special teams defense fueled its offense in the opening minutes of the game as Kiko Gonzalez blocked a Lancers punt and dove on the loose ball in the end zone, scoring the Broncosâ€™ first touchdown of the game.
In one of its last tune-ups before Desert Mountain League play begins, the Lone Pine volleyball team won the Bronze Bracket Championship at the 21-team California City Tournament this weekend.
The Lady Eagles struggled against three tough teams in pool play Friday, going 0-2-1.
Lone Pine faced Santa Clarita Christian in its first match and lost, 18-25, in both games. The Lady Cardinals went on to take first in the Silver Bracket.
In the Lady Eaglesâ€™ second match, they played Desert, who placed third in the Gold Bracket and beat Lone Pine 25-4 and 21-25.
Big Pineâ€™s football team endured a third-quarter comeback attempt by Hesperia Christian Saturday to win 56-26.
The Warriors took a big lead early using their no-huddle spread attack.
Big Pineâ€™s first score of the game came when Isaiah Bacoch hit Jesse Chirrick for a touchdown.
Soon after Chirrickâ€™s score, Tyler Amisoneâ€™s interception led to another touchdown for the Warriors, who took a 13-0 first-quarter lead.