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November 11th

Broncos repeat as HDL Champs

November 11, 2011

Playing on their opponents’ turf, the Bishop Broncos scorched the Desert Scorpions Thursday night, 61-20, to officially claim the High Desert League Championship for the second straight year. Bishop is seeded number one in the Northeast Division with a 5-0 league record, 9-1 overall.
Desert brought all the weapons in their arsenal to the game, but most of them backfired. The Scorpions, tied with Kern, Frazier and Cal City at 2-2 going into the final league game, had to play spoiler to the Broncos to have a shot at making the playoffs.

November 10th

A few good women

November 10, 2011

Though not under formal military command until the early 1900s, women have played an active role in the armed forces since the American Revolution, serving alongside their male counterparts in fighting for country and freedom.
Today, an estimated 1.5 million women – 214,000 of them active – are serving their country among the five branches of the U.S. military, according to the Department of Defense, accounting for 14.5 percent of the nation’s military service personnel.
The number of female veterans in the U.S. is estimated at 1.2 million.

Community recovery effort reaches second year

November 10, 2011

A full year has passed since determined community members announced their intention to make a difference in the lives of residents recovering from addiction, and in the community as a whole.

Mammoth anticipates big opening weekend

November 10, 2011

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is kicking off its 2011-12 season this weekend with the help of a fall storm that dropped seven inches of snow last week.
Mammoth was set to turn on the lifts at 8:30 a.m. today in advance of four days of festivities and events for early-season skiers and boarders to celebrate the opening of the season.
The resort planned several industry film debuts from the DC snowboard team, live music daily on the mountain and “swag giveaways.”

Marjorie Patterson

November 10, 2011

Marjorie Patterson
1946-2011

Marjorie Patterson was born in Schurz, Nev. on Dec. 21, 1946 to Hank and Margaret Patterson. Marge was the 11th of 12 children. She passed away on Nov. 7, 2011 at Dolano Regional Hospital.
Marge was a very happy, giving lady and loved life. She loved playing handgames, fishing and being around her family and friends. She could always make people laugh.

November 9th

Sage to Summit announces kinder, gentler Race Series

November 9, 2011

Only a month to go before Sage to Summit begins its annual Winter Race Series at Millpond.
The first of the five-race series starts Saturday, Dec. 10. According to race organizers, the routes will return to courses from the first two years of the series. Apparently, the more challenging courses used in 2010 brought mixed reviews.
This year, Sage to Summit is teaming up with the Bishop High School Cross Country Team and coach Jeff Perry. The Winter Race series will be a fundraiser for the team.

2011 Tri-County Fair Horse Show Results

November 9, 2011

The following are more results from the Tri-County Fair Horse Show held in September.

TRAIL
Rookie Horse
1st - Lianne Talbot, Ellie
Lead line, 5-6
1st Harlee Bardonnex, Sugar Butter Bars
2nd - Cade Dondero, Pavos Peppy Topps
3rd - Alison Campbell, Jackie Sunshine
4th - Maclain Rossi, Sundae Ambition
5th - Xavi Federman, Lady
6th - Connor Allen, Holly
Walk/Trot 5-11
1st - Khylie Small, Southside Gus
2nd - Madeleine Morrison, Sugar Butter Bars
3rd - Estraya Federman, Lady
4th - Emily Marsolais, Sweet Melissa
6th - Gracey Wilcox, Extremely Printed
Lope, 5-8

November 8th

‘Occupy’ movement comes to Bishop

November 8, 2011

Occupy Wall Street started it all and the movement spread across the country from there. People have camped out at Los Angeles City Hall and it got ugly in Oakland, as more violent factions began breaking off from the main group of demonstrators, resulting in a running confrontation with Oakland’s beleaguered police department.
This past Saturday, Nov. 5 the Occupy movement reached Bishop, and it did so Bishop style. It was noted that, unlike the protests in metropolitan areas, the “Occupy 395” movement seems to have a legible agenda and identifiable players.

Clean air issues top Inyo agenda

November 8, 2011

County leaders will meet in Independence today to discuss clean air programs, attorney fees from a 2005 lawsuit and a request by Tecopa residents to hold a music and arts festival next year.
The board is scheduled to meet with Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Clean Air Projects Program Administrator Lisa Isaacs at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the program.
According to a staff report, Great Basin recently established the program to reduce harmful emissions emanating from identifiable sources.

Fundraiser to focus on boosting EMT ranks

November 8, 2011

A sudden departure of two volunteer first responders in Southeast Inyo has left just one man, one volunteer Emergency Medial Technician, on-call 24 hours a day.
According to a fire district board member, the volunteer, William “Billy” Eichenbaum, rarely has time for a breather, much less the time to travel the 35 miles one-way to the grocery store. An upcoming fundraiser will focus on garnering donations to help recruit more volunteers.

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