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End of shutdown opens up national parks in Eastern Sierra

October 18, 2013

Sixteen days and more than $24 billion in lost revenue and wages later, the U.S. government shutdown has ended with approval of a national spending plan that will be in place from now through Jan. 15.
Federal officials have also agreed to raise the nation’s debt limit through Feb. 7 to avoid defaulting on debt.
The end of the shutdown means workers deemed “non-essential” who were furloughed Oct. 1 have been allowed to return to work and the “non-essential” federal services that were shut down will resume.
Locally, the national parks are once again open to residents and travelers.

Bishop mourns passing of former mayor, longtime resident

October 18, 2013

Longtime Bishop resident Kathryn Henderson passed away last week just after her 80th birthday, leaving behind the lifetime legacies of a loving family and a strong commitment to community and public service.
Henderson died on Oct. 13, 2013 at Renown Medical Center in Reno surrounded by family, according to daughter-in-law Cindy Henderson. In her obituary, son Don Henderson wrote, “She was a born-again Christian who loved her family and savior, Jesus Christ.”

Privacy breach at NIH could result in criminal charges

October 18, 2013

Local law enforcement has opened an investigation into the theft of medical records from Northern Inyo Hospital in a case that has shaken community members and NIH itself.
This past summer, hospital officials noticed that an employee in the records department had illegally obtained and was in possession of a patient’s medical file. Hospital Administrator John Halfen said Thursday that the employee, Cherie LaBraque, was fired within hours of the discovery, but the ramifications of the theft are far-reaching.

Broncos go 3-0 in league

October 18, 2013

Although the Bishop Lady Broncos and Kern Valley Lady Broncs are equal in name, the Broncos’ volleyball squad proved to be the superior team as they scored a sweeping victory on home court Thursday afternoon.

Bishop XC sweeps Cal City

October 18, 2013

The weather was perfect, Tungsten City Hills were impressive and the Bishop Broncos Cross Country teams couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome as they held their first High Desert League home meet Wednesday afternoon. Both the boys and girls teams scored perfect 15s.

Eagles top Cats

October 18, 2013

The Boron Bobcats headed to Lone Pine Thursday afternoon and left with their collective tails tucked between their legs. The Lady Golden Eagles volleyball team beat the Bobcats 3-1.
“We used a balanced attacking game and scrappy defense to keep the upper hand,” said coach Mel Joseph. “We played with determination in games one and two.” Lone Pine won the first two sets, 25-18 and 25-21.
The Eagles fell back on their heels in game three, losing to the Bobcats 19-25.

Mules in place for historic, 240-mile march

October 18, 2013

One hundred sure-footed, long-eared equines are hitched up and lined up along Aberdeen Station Road – across the highway from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Aqueduct Intake – in anticipation of a 240-mile journey to Southern California.
LADWP and City of L.A. officials were on hand for a plaque ceremony that memorializes the opening of the Intake and the L.A. Aqueduct in February, 1913.

Summary and Trail Report Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover...
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet...
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo...

 

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