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April 9th

New law pushing for 75% cut in commercial waste

April 9, 2012

A mandatory commercial recycling law, seeking to reduce California’s solid waste by 75 percent through source reduction, recycling and composting, will change the way businesses and residents take out their trash.
In order to help business- and multifamily dwelling-owners comply with the new law, Sierra Conservation Project is offering a free start-up recycling program. Inyo County Integrated Waste Management is offering education, outreach and information as part of mandates of Assembly Bill 341, which spawned the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law.

Sport Shorts

April 9, 2012

Bishop Broncos’ Booster Bunco
The Bishop Broncos Booster Club will hold its annual Bunco event, Saturday, April 28 at 6 p.m. at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
Tickets are $20 and are available from most coaches or contact Stacy Van Nest at (760) 873-4275 ext. 226. The Boosters are also accepting donations for silent auction items.

Bishop Tennis Club Looking for New Members
With its Spring Tournament coming up April 21, the Bishop Tennis Club is encouraging new memberships with reduced tourney rates.

‘Tsunami’ recorded in Death Valley

April 9, 2012

In what has been described as an experience rarer than walking on the moon, residents reported witnessing an earthquake-related “tsunami” at the isolated Devils Hole area of Death Valley National Park.
According to the National Park Service, on March 20, Devils Hole was jolted by the shockwaves from a large-scale earthquake that took place in Oaxaca, Mexico. Devils Hole is located in the Amargosa Valley in Nevada.

British Soccer Camp returns to Bishop Park

April 9, 2012

Challenger Sports will be holding its British Soccer Camp in Bishop, June 18-22 and July 9-13 at Bishop City Park.
The camps run from Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s team of British soccer coaches.
Challenger’s new coaching syllabus provides an innovative daily regimen of foot-skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play.

April 5th

Terri Clark out; Uncle Kracker in

April 5, 2012

Mule Days event organizers announced Tuesday that concert headliner Terri Clark has cancelled her May 24 appearance at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
“It’s our understanding Ms. Clark cancelled four West Coast appearances in May, including ours, due to scheduling conflicts,” Barbara Laughon, Bishop Mule Days spokesman, said. “While naturally this is a disappointment, we are in talks with another nationally-recognized vocalist who is willing to step in at this late date.”

Project to revitalize Bishop’s commercial corridor

April 5, 2012

Phase one of the Warren Street Improvements project – conceived to functionally and aesthetically rejuvenate and expand Bishop’s commercial district – is under way and City of Bishop Public Works Department is actively soliciting public input.

Second home destroyed by second fire in Big Pine

April 5, 2012

Two separate fires in Big Pine Saturday destroyed two separate homes, one on Hill Street and a second at the end of West Street in an area known as Indian Camp.
According to Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Marzano, Big Pine firefighters were just mopping up after the home fire on Hill Street when the call came in at about 4:30 p.m. for a second structure fire on West Street.
Officials with CalFire are looking into the cause of the structure fire at Indian Camp although no foul play is suspected, according to the chief.

Joanne ‘Joie’ Hutchinson

April 5, 2012

Joanne ‘Joie’ Hutchinson
1929-2012

Joanne “Joie” Hutchinson, most recently of Ventura, passed away at Sherman Oaks Hospital on March 24. She was born in El Centro on June 5, 1929.
Joie enjoyed retirement in Independence, having been introduced to the Eastern Sierra when she was a young adult, by her mother, Lynette (Dolly) Hutchinson.

George Robert Drummond

April 5, 2012

George Robert Drummond
1920-2012

George Robert Drummond was born April 16, 1920 in Drummonds, Tenn. He died Jan. 17, 2012 in Las Vegas. George was an Owens Valley resident for 65 years, having migrated from East Prairie, Mo. in 1939.

April 3rd

Delwyn ‘Del’ E. Hronesh

April 3, 2012

Delwyn ‘Del’ E. Hronesh
1923-2012

Delwyn ‘Del’ E. Hronesh passed away Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012 at the South Lyon Medical Center/Long Term Care in Yerington, Nevada. He was 88.
Del was born in Santa Ana on Aug. 2, 1923 the son of Edward and Viva (Worthy) Hronesh.

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