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April 15th

Fundraiser for ‘little warrior’ Gia Joy this Saturday

April 15, 2013

The grandparents of a local toddler who is optimistically fighting cancer are organizing a new dinner-and-a-show fundraiser to help the battling babe and her family with ongoing medical expenses.
Jim and Suzanne Crawford of Dayton, Nev., mother and stepfather of Bishop resident Mike Gehringer and grandparents of Gia Joy Gehringer, are organizing the fundraiser locally and are planning another one in Nevada, to help Mike and his wife, Heather, with ongoing medical expenses incurred to treat Gia for crococcygel teratoma and yolk sac tumor since she was diagnosed in December.

April 12th

No mere superficial titles for inaugural Miss Bishops

April 12, 2013

What started as a traditional beauty pageant concept is evolving into an ambassadorial, community-enhancement enterprise with spin-offs to a wide range of public services by reigning city pageant queens.
Since they were crowned on Nov. 30, Miss City of Bishop Kristina Blum and Miss Teen City of Bishop Indica Morgenstein, a Bishop Union High School junior, have enthusiastically jumped in to their roles as city ambassadors through public appearances and a variety of community service projects, said City Administrator Keith Caldwell.

April 11th

Two arrested in welfare embezzlement case

April 11, 2013

Investigators with the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office arrested two residents Thursday afternoon in connection with alleged embezzlement at Inyo County Health and Human Services’ welfare office.
HHS Manager Dawndee Rossy, 46, of Bishop, has been charged with two counts of grand theft, 34 counts of identity theft, two counts of embezzlement, one count of possession of controlled substance, one count of welfare fraud and four counts of criminal conspiracy.

Missing kayaker found unharmed

April 11, 2013

The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the Owens River near Laws shortly after noon Thursday to assist in a search for a kayaker in the water.
Inyo County Sheriff’s deputies located the missing man hiking through a field just west of the river, on the east side of U.S. 6 with his life vest and kayak paddles.
Sheriff’s Deputies at the scene said the man was safe and unharmed. He was evaluated by paramedics with Symons Ambulance Services.
For more information, see the Saturday, April 13 edition of The Inyo Register.

20 Mule Team and Borax legend make it to the Silver Screen

April 11, 2013

If you are stuck with a formula Western, how do you make it rise above the others that share a similar plot? Director Richard Thorpe and Producer J. Walter Reuban chose a brilliant location, several writers and a cast of great character actors and one ingénue making her debut. To make “20 Mule Team” (1940) all these things were done and the product is an interesting, distinctive and very entertaining film.

April 10th

What's up, up there?

April 10, 2013

Air quality is deteriorating in the Eastern Sierra, and for once, according to one local resident, dust blowing off Owens Lake is not to blame.
Andrea Pucci has been in contact with local air quality officials and county and city leaders, asking them to look at the sky and see if they notice anything strange, particularly hazing over the once-blue skies and sunlight after jet trails join, creating what looks like light cloud cover.

April 9th

'Gold and Silver' author coming to ECM Saturday

April 9, 2013

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author Nicholas Clapp will be signing copies of his latest book, “Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier,” at the Eastern California Museum in Independence from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13.
Clapp will make a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served.

Indian scholarships

April 9, 2013

BISHOP – The Jill Kinmont Indian Education Fudn is offering up to 10 $1,000 scholarships for the 2013-14 school year to graduating Native American high school seniors, students who wish to attend or are attending vocational schools or college and to students attending graduate school.
Applications are available at local schools and by contacting the Jill Kinmont Indian Education Fund, 310 Sunland Dr. in Bishop.
For more information, call (760) 873-4459.

For the FFA & 4-H

April 9, 2013

BISHOP – The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds is looking to community members to show support for local students by sponsoring the 2013 Junior Livestock Show.
The livestock show is the culmination of the exhibitors’ hard work and dedication to their projects.
The Fairgrounds is looking for sponsorships to offset the cost of awards, judges and other expenses associated with the production of the event.
“Rewarding our local youth for their efforts only fortifies the values parents and leaders have sought to instill,” a press release from the Fairgrounds states.

April 8th

Dreams take flight for local teenager

April 8, 2013

After a four-year journey of training and testing, a local teen is moving from dreams to career plans as he looks onward and upward to the next step on his life’s path as an aviator.
On March 27, Blum attained his official Federal Aviation Administration airman’s certificate, aka pilot’s license.
“I did very well,” Blum said, with a broad smile.
Captain Blum began his flight training at the age of 13. Since then, he has worked several jobs, kept up with home schooling to graduate in 2014 and spent hundreds of aviation-training hours studying, testing and flying.

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