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October 14th

Economic study under way in Eastern Sierra

October 14, 2010

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.
“The timing is right,” said Vickie Taton, Eastern Sierra field representative for Sierra Business Council.

Council weighs contractors’ needs vs. taxpayer concerns

October 14, 2010

Bishop’s City Council and staff got an ear full from area contractors on Monday as the city’s 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 contractors’ concern was that the preference was not enough to make an impact.

October 12th

Knights hand Broncos first loss of season

October 12, 2010

Bishop High’s undefeated season came to an end Friday night as the Bishop’s Knights checkmated the Broncos in La Jolla. The final score: 10-21.
“We didn’t play that well,” said coach Bill Egan. “They just had a better team. The Knights weren’t any bigger, they weren’t any more physical. We just got out-blocked and out-tackled.”
The Broncos were in the game to the end and played a closer contest than the score reflected. “We weren’t dominated,” said Egan. “If we’d had some breaks go differently, we could’ve won it.”

BP Warriors beat Trona by 1 in OT

October 12, 2010

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 year’s loss to Trona in the last play of the game.
“This is a game the boys will never forget,” said coach Mark Tillemans. “We really went through all the extremes of high and low.
“It was a real character-builder. We learned a lot of lessons. We can’t come out flat, we have to play four quarters.”

Lewis Thomas ‘Tom’ Miners

October 12, 2010

Lewis Thomas ‘Tom’ Miners

1936-2010

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.

Breast cancer walk coming soon

October 12, 2010

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 ESBCA’s largest fundraiser of the year.
The ESBCA’s primary goal is to help patients pay for the costs associated with cancer, be it for travel or simple living expenses.

BP Tribe ready to celebrate

October 12, 2010

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.

Living long and prospering

October 12, 2010

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.

October 11th

Relic returned to Lone Pine Fire Dept.

October 11, 2010

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 he’s seen pictures of the 1889 Lone Pine Fire Brigade with pull-along carts, but no engines before this one.

Surveys reveal top local attractions

October 11, 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 Inyo’s 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.

Summary and Trail Report Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover...
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet...
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo...

 

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