Archive - May 2013
Geraldine Ruth Peek died at 6 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013. She was received safely into the arms of Jesus who lived, died and rose from the dead for her. Services that will recall Godâ€™s mercies to her will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 10:30 a.m. on June 9, 2013.
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013 â€“ Crews with the Long Valley Fire Department responded to a fire Thursday afternoon that almost completely destroyed one home and threatened nearby vegetation on Crowley Lake Drive.
The cause of fire, which was reported at about 2:30 p.m. was undetermined as of press time Friday. The fire started in the southern section of the home while the residents were away, and according to volunteer firefighter, Second District Mono County Supervisor and former Long Valley Fire Chief Fred Stump, could have burned unnoticed for some time before it was reported.
Blackrock Fish Hatchery broodstock, those big trout used for spawning to propagate future generations, are being released in the Lower Owens River.
This week marked the second large-scale release of the hatcheryâ€™s broodstock in as many months, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife said there is going to be at least one more release in the coming month.
DFW Environmental Biologist James Erdman said he and other DFW biologists wanted to let all anglers know that the big broodstock fish from the ponds at the Black Rock Hatchery are now up for grabs.
MAY 23, 2013 â€“â€“ Joe Peeler was 4 or 5 when he started coming to the Eastern Sierra with his father for early-summer fishing trips every Memorial Day weekend.
The pair stopped in Bishop to take in the sights and sounds (and smells) of Mule Days: the tall animals with the long ears and longer tails; men and women in cowboy hats and boots and spurs; a fine layer of dust and announcersâ€™ echoes from the fairgrounds arena hovering overhead.
DEATH VALLEY â€” Historic Scottyâ€™s Castle reopened today, Thursday, May 30, after a fire burned 15 acres of vegetation north of the Castle last week. Scottyâ€™s Castle is a Spanish style mansion built in the 1930s that hosts daily living history tours. Tours were scheduled to resume this morning for on-site visitors and reservation holders.
Cottage Food Operation owners got several important greenlights as local boards voted in exemptions to assist them on the road to becoming legitimate home-based food businesses.
The boards of directors for Southern Inyo Healthcare District and City of Bishop Planning Commissionâ€™s recent agenda items have included reforms to their commercial tax exemption rules and city zoning ordinances, respectively.
As the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power continues refining its Owens Lake Master Plan with the aid of members of the Lake Master Planning Committee, one long-time committee member has called it quits.
The Owens Valley Committee, which has been a member of the Owens Lake Master Planning Committee since its inception, announced earlier this month that it cannot support the LADWPâ€™s plan, and will not be participating in any further committee meetings to work on the plan.
The Chuckawallees and Bad Company faced off Tuesday night in the C Coed Division of Bishopâ€™s Adult Softball league. Bad Company came in undefeated with the Chuckawallees right behind them at 1-1.
Chuckawallee took a couple of innings to warm up, but when they did, Bad Company went reeling with a 3-8 deficit. Then it was Bad Companyâ€™s turn to fight back, making the winning run in the bottom of the sixth for the 11-10 win.
Bad Company took out the top of Chuckawalleeâ€™s batting order in short order in the top of the first, then put the offense to work.
Considering that the area just celebrated Mules Days, the fact that roughly 300 runners spent the previous weekend, (May 18), trotting from 20-62 miles up and down the Eastern Sierra, on foot, seems like cruel and unusual punishment.
In its 19th running, the Bishop High Sierra Ultramarathon is divided into four segments, each running simultaneously, a 100K, 50 miles, 50K and a 20-mile Fun Run.
Allison Inderbieten, a seventh grader at Home Street Middle School, is on her way to the National Junior High Rodeo Finals in Gallup, N.M. as part of the California team.
Inderieten will be competing in barrel racing and breakaway roping at the finals June 23-29.
The finals feature more than 1,000 contestants from 41 states andCanada and Australia vying for $75,000 in prize money and $100,000 in college scholarships. But the big prize is the title of NJHRF national champion.