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Archive - 2011

November 3rd

Final report on deadly 2010 crash released

November 3, 2011

The long-awaited crash report on the deadly multi-vehicle accident that occurred in August 2010 has been released.
New details emerge in the report, but the questions that have been most asked still have no answers. There was no determination made on the cause of the driver distraction or inattention that ultimately led to the crash or what caused one of the vehicles to catch on fire.

Chamber strong despite city budget concerns

November 3, 2011

The City of Bishop is preparing its next budget, with a chunk of the funds going to promote the town. However, as with nearly any and every other city and state in the nation right now, Bishop is facing yet another year of lower revenues which means less money for advertising. This has been the same old song and dance since 2008, the beginning of the Great Recession.

Local court projects get state go-ahead

November 3, 2011

State court officials are considering stopping at least two court construction projects and delaying several more to fill a budget gap.
According to the Administrative Office of the Court, a working group tasked by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to oversee the judicial branch’s facilities program is recommending several ways to proceed with “minimal delay on most projects in the court construction program as well as the elimination of two projects in Alpine and Sierra counties.”

Dance like a zombie

November 3, 2011

Today is the day when tens of thousands of wanna-be zombies and ghouls around the world will growl and boogie in unison for the “Thrill the World.” It is an international attempt to set the world-record for simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” song and video and Bishop’s undead will be joining in this year.
Erin Livingston organized the local dance and has been holding lessons all month long.

Donald Frederick Raine

November 3, 2011

Donald Frederick Raine
1931-2011

Donald Frederick Raine passed away Oct. 16, 2011 at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. He was born in Malvern, Iowa Dec. 28, 1931 to parents Rheba and Charles Raine.  
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janice; his daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Matt Burkhart and their three children, Gordon, Douglas, and Margaret; and granddaughter, Kristen Packard daughter of deceased son Brian.  He is also survived by his brother, Gene Raine, and sister, Patricia Clark.

Pauline Elizabeth (Huarte) Pedro

November 3, 2011

Pauline Elizabeth (Huarte) Pedro
1929-2011

Pauline was born in Round Valley, Calif. on Sept. 9, 1929 and passed away on Oct. 23, 2011. She was 82 years old. She was a lifelong resident of Bishop.

Robert E. Clark

November 3, 2011

Robert E. Clark
1928-2011

Robert E. Clark, 83, born  April 24, 1928 in Seminole, Okla., passed away Sept. 13, 2011 in Lake Forest, Calif.
Robert’s family moved from Oklahoma to Lone Pine in 1935. Robert attended Lone Pine schools and worked at the Lone Pine Malt Shop, Lone Pine Drug Store, Lone Pine Café, Genevieve’s Gift Shop, and JC Penney’s. He also worked as a pin setter at the bowling alley, and a bell hop at the Dow Hotel.

Braedon Charles Hyland

November 3, 2011

Braedon Charles Hyland
1993-2011

Born July, 15, 1993, Braedon died Thursday, Oct. 13 due to complications after a car accident.

Bill Charles Sweat

November 3, 2011

Bill Charles Sweat
1930-2011

Bill Sweat, 81, passed away Oct. 6, 2011 with his wife of 46 years, Margo, at his side in Medford, Ore. Bill was born to Laura Mae and Jasper Newton Sweat on Jan. 9, 1930 in Hartshorn, Okla. Bill moved with his family to Shafter in 1939. After three years the family moved to Lone Pine. At an early age Bill started repairing cars.  In 1949 he married Caroline Hancock. From that marriage came three children, Susan, Bill and Shari.

October 28th

BYFL season finals

October 28, 2011

The Bishop Youth Football League teams played their final game of the season Oct. 22 in Yerington, Nev.
Bandits take a win against North Valley, 14-6, ending the season in seventh place with a record of 4-4.
Renegades lose to North Valley, 24-0. Their overall record was 1-7.
JV beats Yerington, 40-6, ending with a 2-6.
Collegiates lose to Yerington. 68-0. Season record: 7-0.

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