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March 19th

Popular Earth Day event switching venues in 2012

March 19, 2012

Fun, food and information are key ingredients in Bishop’s second annual Earth Day, an eco-centric, awareness-raising celebration scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Bishop City Park.

Man, 19, charged with attempted murder

March 19, 2012

A Lone Pine man was arrested and another individual was sent to the hospital following an alleged stabbing last weekend.
Bretton Austin Begaye, 19, was arrested Saturday, March 10 on charges of attempted murder, felony battery and felony assault for allegedly stabbing an unidentified person earlier that morning.
According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, dispatch received a 911 call about 7:30 a.m. reporting a stabbing at a residence in Lone Pine.

March 15th

County to pursue idea of consolidated office building

March 15, 2012

County leaders voted Tuesday to move forward with a non-binding agreement that will allow them to pursue construction of a new consolidated office building in Bishop.
The agreement the Board of Supervisors signed with Joseph Enterprises Tuesday is a term sheet that outlines all necessary steps and a time line that must be completed before the county can build a new, 4,200 square-foot consolidated office facility.
The term sheet is non-binding, which means the county has the right and ability to stop negotiations up until the lease agreement for the new building is signed.

Popular angling event returns for 45th year

March 15, 2012

Green will be sprouting up along the shores of Pleasant Valley Reservoir and banks of the Owens River this weekend in celebration of spring, the sport of trout fishing and yes, St. Patrick’s Day.
Anglers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to suit up in the spirit of the holiday Saturday, March 17, as they head out for the 45th Annual Blake Jones Trout Derby, once again hosted by the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce.
“We’re hoping everyone comes out wearing green, but in case they don’t, this year’s event T-shirt has green in it,” Chamber Executive Tawni Thomson said.

Youth tackle issues with elected representatives

March 15, 2012

Bishop Union High School and the Bishop City Council collaborated earlier this week to encourage student awareness, understanding and involvement related to municipal government.
The collaboration took the form of the first-ever Council on Campus event, a special meeting of the City Council held at 10 a.m. Monday in the BUHS auditorium. The meeting replaced the City Council’s usual study session at City Hall, held at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of every month.

March 14th

Ellen Mayo Harbert

March 14, 2012

Ellen Mayo Harbert
1941-2012

Ellen M. Harbert, 70, a resident of Big Pine for 13 years, born in Los Angeles on Dec. 19, 1941, passed away peacefully at her home in Big Pine on March 8, 2012.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Marie Harbert of Encino; granddaughter, Melissa Harbert; brother, Edward Mayo of Houston, Texas; and niece, Nesta Mayo of New York City, N.Y.

Fairgrounds working to save Jr. Livestock Show from state cuts

March 14, 2012

Officials at the Tri-County Fairgrounds are seeking outside funds to preserve the integrity and traditional benefits of one of the Eastern Sierra’s most popular, youth-oriented events.
Fair CEO Jim Tatum said the elimination of state funding has made it necessary to solicit additional financial support for the 2012 Junior Horse Show and Junior Livestock Show.

Ft. Independence Tribe brings back tradition

March 14, 2012

For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Fort Independence Paiute Tribe will be hosting its own Native American Pow Wow.
Scheduled for September, the revived event will feature traditional dance contests for adults and kids, drum groups, interpretive displays, singing, food and more.

Topaz man found dead in submerged vehicle

March 14, 2012

An Eastern Sierra man died late last week during a fishing excursion along Topaz Lake.
The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident, which ended with the body of 74-year-old Francis McConnell, of Topaz, being pulled by a dive team from his submerged vehicle.
According to a press release issued Monday by the Mono County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were notified about 3:30 p.m. Friday that a vehicle “had been driven into the water, from the shoreline, at Topaz Lake.”

Big Pine’s road Warriors drop home game to Wolves

March 14, 2012

The Big Pine Warriors were the only Owens Valley baseball team to survive the Yerington Tournament last weekend with a perfect 4-0 record.
To date, the Warriors are 4-0 on the road and 0-2 at home.
Coming off the tournament, Big Pine faced the Coleville Wolves at home Tuesday afternoon and lost by a nose, 7-8, in extra innings.
The Warriors had to fight back from a 0-4 deficit, pulling even in the fourth inning and securing the lead in the fifth. The Wolves answered with the tying run in the seventh and the winning run in the ninth.

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