Archive - Nov 2013
A recent ruling on Inyo Countyâ€™s claims that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâ€™s water-gathering efforts have had an adverse effect on vegetation in the Blackrock area is being viewed as a win for Inyo County, its residents and the environment.
On Oct. 21, a three-member arbitration panel released a 14-page decision about the dispute between Inyo County and the LADWP over whether LADWPâ€™s groundwater pumping and surface water management practices have adversely affected vegetation in the approximately 330 acres of the Blackrock area.
Leading the way in holiday festivities, this weekâ€™s inaugural Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk will be a combination of a grand opening, art, music and, yes, chocolaty treats.
Event founder and key organizer Bruce Licher encourages everyone to attend his and wife Karen Neilsen Licherâ€™s grand opening of The Project Room gallery in their shop, Independent Press Project, which is the centerpiece of the art walkâ€™s agenda from 5-8 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 15.
This Monday, residents across the nation will be celebrating the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have served to preserve the nationâ€™s freedom.
Though Veterans Day is a celebration of all members of the armed forces, this holiday weekend, the Bishop Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, veterans all, are remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and never returned home from foreign conflicts.
There it went.
As Los Angeles speeds into its next century of water history, it has put the Los Angeles Aqueduct squarely in the rearview mirror.
Local skateboarders and snowboarders are among the residents who have been keeping a curious and close eye on the progress being made at the soon-to-be-opened Wave Rave Outlet Store in Bishop.
Located on U.S. 395 north in Bishop directly across the highway from the Meadow Farms Country Smokehouse, Wave Raveâ€™s fans should have no trouble finding it â€“ just look for the white gondola lift beneath the bright yellow â€śWave Rave Outletâ€ť sign with a large colorful mural on the south face of the building.
In the final volleyball game of the High Desert League Thursday at home, Bishopâ€™s Lady Broncos faced off against Rosamond with the league co-championship, shared with Frazier Mountain, on the line.
Seven players on Bishopâ€™s Lady Broncos tennis team headed into the Central Valley for the CIF individual championships Friday, Nov. 1.
Of those seven, doubles partners Bronwyn Stephenson and Taylor Stoll advanced to the second round, a rarity for Bronco players.
â€śI have been attending individuals for quite a few years,â€ť said coach Patty Cummings, â€śand rarely does a team from Bishop ever make it to the second round. Itâ€™s quite an accomplishment for Taylor and Bronwyn and I am very proud of them.â€ť
Thursdayâ€™s final High Desert League football game wonâ€™t make the Bishop Broncosâ€™ 2013 highlight reel.
For a team accustomed to not just winning but blowing the competition out of the water, this has been a rough year. You can talk about life lessons until youâ€™re blue in the face and it doesnâ€™t make the situation any more palatable, maybe in a few years, but not Thursday night.
The competition in Lone Pine volleyballâ€™s Desert Mountain League was intense this year with the final seeding for CIF playoffs coming down to a coin toss.
Unfortunately, the coin did not flip in the Lady Eaglesâ€™ favor, nor did their final DML league game Wednesday evening.
The Eagles hosted the Mammoth Huskies who needed the win to end the season in a three-way tie for league champion with Desert and Desert Christian. Mammoth got the win, 3-1.
Donald V. Coons