Archive - 2013
Jeffrey David Wagoner
Jeffrey David Wagoner, born Feb. 16, 1979 in Bishop, died Oct. 14, 2013 at Northern Inyo Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Jeff loved all that the Eastern Sierra had to offer. He was a skilled hunter and fisherman.
After graduating from Bishop Union High School in 1997, he moved to Quincy to attend Feather River College. He obtained his contractors license for finish work, cabinets, doors and furniture.
Joseph âJoeâ Gomez
Duty, Honor, Country.
One hundred mules traveling from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles to raise awareness about where the cityâs water comes from is more than just a spectacle for Owens Valley residents.
Ask those involved in helping to send the mules on their way, the dozens who gathered last week to give the procession a proper send-off or the hundreds of locals who have been tracking the mule trip via social media, and theyâll tell you it has deeper meaning in a landscape impacted by the export of local water.
The bright sunshine in Independence last Tuesday matched the sunny financial projections for Inyo Countyâs recently completed $2 million solar project which includes three separate arrays of photovoltaic solar panels that are capable of generating 430 kilowatts of electricity.
The Bishop Broncos enjoyed a much-needed football victory against their opponent, the Ravens, beneath the windless evening sky in Cal City.
The first half kick off put the Broncos deep in their own territory at the 9-yard line. The team advanced the ball a short distance up field before the Ravens took over on Bishopâs 28 off an errant snap on the punt.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors hosted Lee Vining Thursday and sent the Tigersâ volleyball squad back up the hill with a 3-0 sweep.
In game one Melissa Barlow executed a kill, putting Sienna Gutierrez at the service line. The score was 3-2 and Gutierrez went on a 6-point run.
Lee Vining couldnât close the gap after Gutierrezâs serve, only getting a couple of point breaks from Mackenzie Kendall and Marie Lightner. Big Pineâs Anah-Kee Mason and Gena Lewis had multi-point runs at the line. Mason ran up 5 service points and Lewis added 6. The final score in game one: 25-11
The Bishop Lady Broncos tennis team claimed the High Desert League championship with a 13-5 win over the Kern Valley Broncs Thursday.
In singlesâ action, Laura Rossy won 6-0, 6-1, with one 4-6 loss. Gabby Morales swept at 6-3, 6-0, 6-0.
âKerisa (Isaac) had a great match against Kernâs number three seed,â said coach Patty Cummings. Isaac won, 6-3, but lost the next two 0-6, 1-6.
Friday, Oct. 18 at Cal City, 36-16 win
Friday, Oct. 25 at home v Frazier Mountain, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 18 at Cal City, 34-13 loss
Tuesday, Oct. 15 at home v Frazier, 3-2 win
Thursday, Oct. 17 at home v Kern Valley, 3-0 win
Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Rosamond
Tuesday, Oct. 15 at home against Frazier, 2-0 win
Thursday, Oct. 17 at home against KV, 2-0 win
Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Rosamond, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 sweep at home against Cal City
Thursday, Oct. 17 v. Kern Valley, 13-5 win
Joan Elizabeth Patterson
Joan Elizabeth Patterson, 97, of Bishop, passed away at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop on Sept. 27, 2013. She was born on Nov. 28, 1915 in Lisse, Holland and with her family came to the United States at Ellis Island, N.Y., in 1920.
Darlene Rose Salas (Kennedy)
Darlene Rose Salas (Kennedy), 68, born in Oasis to the late Margaret Ruth Shaw and Herbert Kennedy. Darlene lived in Bishop for most of her life. She worked at the Bishop laundry for 16 years as a delivery bundler. She then worked for both the Texaco and Mobile gas stations in town for several years, before working at the Paiute Palace Casino, as assistant cage manager. Darlene worked at the Casino for more than 18 years.