Archive - May 2011
Officials at the Tri-County Fair sought Tuesday to put an end to speculation about the 2011 headliner, announcing that none other than Blue Ă–yster Cult will be taking the stage on Friday night, Sept. 2.
â€śTickets are not yet on sale for the fairtime concert, but many people have been asking who this yearâ€™s band would be,â€ť said Fairgrounds CEO Jim Tatum. â€śWe are so excited to bring back a classic rock concert and we hope everyone comes out to enjoy Blue Ă–yster Cult.â€ť
In 2001, a group of local Lone Pine residents got together to discuss how they could bring their community together. Rather than having a Cinco de Mayo celebration, they decided to expand the concept to hold it the week afterward to include everyone in the community, celebrate Motherâ€™s Day as well, and call it Fiesta de Lone Pine.
Nearly four years after the 55,000-acre Complex Fire of July 2007 nearly burnt the structure down and three years after heavy rainfall on the burnt areas sent a flood of mud and debris through the historic grounds, the Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery is not only recovered but newly expanded.
Friends of Mt. Whitney Hatchery are inviting the public to celebrate the opening of the new Wildlife Interpretive Center at the hatchery this Saturday.
The fun starts at 6 p.m. with dinner, live music by Sandy and Clay Anderson and cowboy poetry by Duane Rossi.
The Bishop Lady Broncos softball teams came home from Rosamond Tuesday with a JV win and a varsity loss.
The final league games will be played today against the Desert Scorpions.
It took just five innings for the JV team to beat the Roadrunners, 15-4.
The trouncing went a long way to avenge the Broncosâ€™ 16-11 loss to Rosamond in mid-April. That loss was the last defeat for the Broncos who head to the final league game today at Desert with a 6-2 record, 14-3 overall.
The Bishop Broncos travelled to Rosamond Tuesday for a rematch with the Roadrunners. The game was pivotal, assuring Bishop the High Desert League championship and, potentially, keeping the team in the top four for CIF baseball playoffs.
The Broncos clinched the first with a 7-3 win over Rosamond. The playoff schedule will be announced Sunday. The Broncos have one more league game, an away match today with the Desert Scorpions who have yet to see a win in league play.
Alexander A. Kaders (Kochanski)
No funeral services have been announced for Alexander A. Kaders (Kochanski.)
Born April 16, 1918 in Chicago, Ill. to Alexander Kochanski and Veronica (Kazsuba) Kochanski, Alexander died peacefully at his home in Bishop on April 20, 2011. He was 93.
Alexander is now reunited with his wife in Heaven.
The National Park Service is seeking public input in the development of a Wilderness Stewardship Plan and Environmental Impact Statement to guide existing and future wilderness use and management at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
The parksâ€™ eastern boundary is the western boundary for much of the Inyo National Forest along the summit crest of the Sierra Nevada.
The fire department in Bishop is staffed fully by volunteers, except for the chief. Not only do these volunteers dedicate their spare time, and dedicate themselves to drop whatever theyâ€™re doing to respond to a call at anytime of the day or night, but now theyâ€™re putting their donations together to buy a new truck for the department and the community.
The department has also received an Indian Gaming grant totalling $26,900 that will go toward new pagers used to notify volunteers when their services are needed.
A graveside service was held May 6 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine for Paul deHam.
Born Sept. 20, 1945 in Denver, Colo. to Fred and Juanita deHam, Paul died Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Viera, Fla., surrounded by his family.
Morris Sterling “Morrie” Loyd
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood for Morris Sterling “Morrie” Loyd.
Born April 15, 1917 in Bolivar, Mo. to Charles R. Loyd and Maud Sterling Loyd, Morris died peacefully April 30, 2011 in Caldwell, Idaho. He was 94.