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October 8th

Supes not crazy about cuckoo listing

October 8, 2014

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors raised concerns Tuesday about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement that it has listed the yellow-billed cuckoo as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

Airtanker crashes, killing pilot

October 8, 2014

Last night, Tuesday, Oct. 7, emergency personnel were able to access the crash site of a CalFire airtanker that had crashed near Yosemite National Park and determined that the pilot on board had died.
The CalFire airtanker (Tanker 81) based out of the Hollister Air Attack Base had been fighting the Dog Rock Fire near El Portal when officials lost contact with it late this afternoon.
The pilot’s family has requested we withhold release of the pilot’s name until all immediate family can be notified.

October 7th

Lone Pine scores win for Homecoming

October 7, 2014

The only problem with local rivalries: one team has to lose. The Lone Pine Golden Eagles and Big Pine Warriors got together Friday night to start the Hi-Lo League 8-man football season. Both came into the game, Lone Pine’s Homecoming, wanting that win after a rough pre-league run.
Big Pine got a chance to flex their muscles in the third quarter, despite the loss of their starting QB. The Warriors lived up to the school’s tradition of physical, tough action. But, the Eagles got the win, 66-14.

Broncos dispirited by Paraclete

October 7, 2014

The Bishop Broncos football team ran into a brick wall by the name of the Paraclete Spirits at home Friday night, suffering their second loss of the season at 40-14.
The Spirits are huge and fast, with the bulk of the fast concentrated in running back Melquise Stovall. Paraclete’s line is impenetrable, the Spirits run the ball well and their defense played havoc with the Broncos offense.
Paraclete put up 21 unanswered points in the first half. Bishop put together a solid drive late in the first quarter with a shot at a 44-yard field goal, but the kick was wide.

Anita Rae Wallis

October 7, 2014

Anita Rae Wallis

Anita Rae Wallis, born June 10, 1948 in San Diego, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
The family moved to Lone Pine when she was very young. There she graduated from high school and was residing there at the time of her death, working at Joseph’s Market for more than 10 years and volunteering at the VFW.
She is survived by her twin brother, Mike Wallis; her daughter, Deena Roberts; and her husband, Chuck; grandchildren, Kevin, Kayla, Dylan, Kelton and Kyle; and four great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Pam Wallis; and nephews, Wally and Fred and family.

October 6th

City Administrator off to a good start after one month in the office

October 6, 2014

At the end of his first month in office, Bishop City Administrator Jim Tatum talked about what is on his plate now, how he might use his years of management and finance experience to lead the city and his plans for the city’s future.
“This is a job that I’ve wanted to hold for a long time. To have it and to work with city staff and City Council has exceeded my expectations – to have the opportunity to impact my hometown and to work in the building where I went to kindergarten.”

Arts Council celebrates local artists

October 6, 2014

The Inyo Council for the Arts will be opening its gallery for a reception this Friday to welcome three local artists being celebrated as part of its Featured Artists series.
David Kirk, Gail Camic-Smith and Nigel Smith, each local artists with diverse backgrounds and styles, will have their works on display in the ICA gallery from Oct. 6 through Nov. 14.
The ICA has scheduled a reception to commemorate the show to be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday Oct. 10 at 137 S. Main St., Bishop.
The following is a brief statement from each artist provided by the ICA:

David Kirk

VIDEO: Arizona, Arizona State, USC: Who Had The Best Hail Mary?

October 6, 2014

One Hail Mary in a season is considered a rarity. So how about three in three weeks... in the same conference? Check out how the Sun Devils defeated the Trojans Saturday night and how the miracle touchdown compares to similar feats of fait completed by Arizona and USC earlier this season.

October 3rd

Construction to begin on Warren improvements

October 3, 2014

According to the City of Bishop Public Works Department, the Warren Street Improvement Project is moving forward with its utility work and construction phases, commencing this year.
Public Works Director David Grah said the project, which has been three years in the planning and designing, would begin this fall. It is hoped that once completed, the city-owned Warren Street roadway area could become a second main street that revitalizes downtown businesses and invites community activities.   
Utility Work

Photographer’s pursuit of Sierra dragonflies

October 3, 2014

For the last seven years, Ron and Barbara Oriti have been a photographing local scenery and wildlife, with a current focus on capturing Eastern Sierra dragonfly diversity.
Dragonflies are important, fascinating creatures of “captivating beauty and diversity,” Barbara said, “and they are fun to watch.” Furthermore, dragonflies, which predate dinosaurs, feast on such pests as mosquitos and gnats. Dragonfly nymphs – an immature
stage of development –
are especially “voracious eaters of mosquito larva.”

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