Archive - 2013
When a team loses its season opener, the initial response is to look at the what-ifs. What if Whittier Christian kicker, Derek Bush, hadnât made 4 field goals, and the score would have been 29-20 instead of 41-20, a much more palatable points spread. There are probably a dozen more âwhat-ifsâ to be analyzed, but itâs all fairly pointless. The Bishop Broncos lost to the very strong, seasoned Heralds Friday night.
Change some of the names and numbers and the Lone Pine Golden Eagles season opener against the Mineral County Serpents would sound a whole lot like the Broncos football opener against the Heralds. The Eagles fell 56-30 to the Serpents, but there is cause for hope in south county.
A 60-year-old Southern California man fell to his death Sunday afternoon after summiting Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the Lower 48 states.
According to a press release from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Torrance resident Yukio Kato was on his way back to the Whitney Portal Trailhead from the 14,497-foot summit and was about a mile down the trail at an elevation of about 13,500 feet when he fell an estimated 200 feet off a cliff.
Chef Darin Harding mixes a dozen years of sous chef experience with fresh, organic ingredients and liberal pinches of love to serve up original culinary creations at his new Bishop bistro.
Since Sage Restaurant opened on Aug. 1 at 621 W. Line St., customers have been enjoying inventive âcontinental fine dining,â said Harding, a former Convict Lake Restaurant chef. âYou can dress up or down; the emphasis is on the food.â
A pot farm in the wilderness west of Lone Pine has led investigators to a meth lab in Southern California.
Agents from the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team and U.S. Forest Service served multiple search warrants in Southern California as part of their investigation into the Hogback Creek marijuana cultivation site in Inyo County that was raided last week.
While storm activity has spared the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada for the past week, Owens Valley residents remain impacted by smoke from wildland fires raging on the western slopes.
Between the Windy Peak Fire 21 miles west of Aberdeen and the Fish Fire burning towards the Golden Trout Wilderness Area, Great Basin Air Pollution Control District declared an âunhealthy for sensitive groupâ advisory at Owens Lake and a âmoderateâ advisory in Bishop on Saturday. By Sunday, south winds had cleared out the Bishop area but a haze remained in the north end of the valley Monday morning.
Through creativity, renovation and response to previous Inyo County Grand Jury recommendations, the Bishop Police Department has earned very high marks on the 2012-13 Inyo County Grand Jury report card that the BPD received last month.
The Grand Juryâs Oct. 24, 2012 inspection of the BPD, which was led by Police Chief Chris Carter, resulted in the department receiving both several commendations and a few recommendations.
With funding in hand, the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails Group is entering the final stages of implementing AB 628, the pilot adventure trails program in Inyo County.
Volunteer groups are currently working with the U.S. Forest Service to build information kiosks in and around local ATV recreation sites and a series of public meetings to gather input from residents before final implementation are on the horizon.
With the aid of social media and concerned citizens, Mammoth Lakes Police officers apprehended 23-year-old bank robbery suspect Ryan Ward, of Bishop.
According to the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, the Mammoth branch of Bank of America was robbed by a male suspect at about 11 a.m. Monday. Officials said the robber presented a note to a bank teller, claiming he had a gun. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and was able to trigger the bankâs silent alarm as the perpetrator left the building.
The suspect fled before police arrived at the bank.
Matthew Stephen Mooney
Matthew Stephen Mooney, 47, of Paradise, Bishop, passed away on Aug. 20, 2013 on the Wheeler Crest in the Eastern Sierra.
Matt was born in Bronxsville, N.Y. to Donald F. and Florence T. Mooney on Aug. 19, 1966. He was educated at Xavier High School and Fordham University, NYC. He worked as a broker on Wall Street for 23 years but his most rewarding work by far was as an active member of Inyo County SAR from 2001 to 2005 where he volunteered on numerous missions.