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Scholarships to Cerro Coso now available

November 14, 2011

Local residents hoping to enroll at Cerro Coso Community College in Bishop have an opportunity to catch a full ride this year.
Now in its 17th year, the Eastern Sierra Foundation is preparing to offer scholarships designed to ease the burden of obtaining a college education.
The Eastern Sierra Foundation Scholarship is available to any Inyo County, Chalfant or Benton resident who has lived in California for at least a year. The Foundation will pay full tuition and up to $300 for textbooks for eligible students planning to attend Cerro Coso full-time (12 units or more per semester).

Bronco alum Santana scores big at UCI

November 14, 2011

The University of California Irvine Anteaters men’s soccer team won the Big West Championship tournament Saturday, beating UC Santa Barbara 3-2 in double overtime.
Chino Santana, former Bishop High School soccer player, was a big part of that win, scoring the Anteaters’ first goal in the first half, his fourth of the season.
Santana’s assist in the semifinals helped propel the team into the championship match.
UC Irvine is ranked number 8 in Division 1 men’s soccer. The win gives the Anteaters an automatic berth in the NCAA playoffs.

Residents floating their own sewer rate proposal

November 14, 2011

Rather than merely oppose a proposed sewer rate increase, residents in Big Pine have drafted an alternative plan that they say will be easier on the pocketbook during these tough economic times.
The group of long-time residents and community advocates said the rate increase proposed by the Big Pine Community Services District is both “excessive” and “oppressive.” Tom Phifer used those two words over and over again when talking about the proposed increase during an interview at the home of fellow opponent Bob Steele.

Golden Eagles win 1st round CIF playoff game

November 14, 2011

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles will have home-field advantage in round two of the CIF 8-Man football playoffs.
The 32-14 win over the Lancaster Baptist Eagles Friday night secured Lone Pine’s spot in the quarterfinals. The Golden Eagles won the coin flip Monday morning, giving them the advantage over Excelsior Education Center in the Nov. 18 match-up.

Supes split over Inyo film commish contract

November 14, 2011

Local leaders were at odds Tuesday when the issue of renewing the contract for the Inyo County film commissioner was brought to light.
The board was scheduled to approve a $40,000, one-year contract to retain Film Commissioner Chris Langley as a sole source provider for his services – but the issues of the perception of fairness versus preservation of valuable expertise collided at the dais.
When the county approves a sole source provider, it does not submit a Request for Proposals for the position in question, and does no outside recruitment.

RaVonne Wines

November 14, 2011

RaVonne Wines
1954-2011

A memorial service will be held at the Oasis of Grace Church Jan. 28, 2012 for 18-year Bishop resident RaVonne Wines. More details will be forthcoming and published in the newspaper and available at the church at a later date.
Born March 2, 1954 in Aurora, Colo., RaVonne passed away Nov. 8, 2011 of breast cancer.

Maureen H. O’Brien

November 14, 2011

Maureen H. O’Brien
1926-2011

Maureen H. O’Brien went to be with her Savior on Oct. 29, 2011. She is survived by her five children, David O’Brien, Mark O’Brien, Sheila Anderson, Michele Enkenrode and Sean O’Brien, together with their spouses, and her 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Maureen was an OB nurse at Northern Inyo Hospital and lived in Bishop 34 years.

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