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Archive - 2014

May 21st

Memorial Day craft fair coming to City Park

May 21, 2014

Mule Days isn’t the only hub of activity in Bishop this week, thanks to the Inyo Council for the Arts and its popular, bi-annual Arts and Crafts Fair in the Bishop City Park.
With everything from photography and other fine arts, to edibles like homemade brittle, jams and jellies, the Memorial Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Fair is a must for residents and visitors enjoying Mule Days or a long fishing weekend alike.
According to ICA Director Lynn Cooper, the event includes 135 vendors and food booths from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday.

June Mtn. wants to drill test wells for future snowmaking

May 21, 2014

Officials at June Mountain are hoping to extend the season by accessing groundwater under the ski resort.
The Inyo National Forest has received a proposal from June Mountain Ski Area to drill three or four test wells to see if the mountain has enough water in the ground to blow more snow next season.

May 20th

Great fishing at altitude

May 20, 2014

When ice first melts off of any lake in the spring, the fish are hungry and careless so fishing is always going to be good. Right now throughout the Eastern Sierra that is exactly what is happening.
The short mild winter might have been bad for the Eastern Sierra Nevada as a whole, but it does not seem to have affected the fish. On the contrary the fishing has been great and the lack of snowfall has allowed access to some higher lakes and streams, which are inaccessible after bigger winters like we had in 2010-11.

Fishing Report

May 20, 2014

Summary and Trail Report
With the heat wave in Southern California in full effect, the Bishop Creek drainage saw more hiking and angling visitors than normal for this time of year, a testament to great weather and great early season access. Overall the fishing was spectacular and the hiking, although a bit snowy above 10,500 feet, was excellent.

Crystal Lynn Davenport

May 20, 2014

Crystal Lynn Davenport

Crystal Lynn Davenport of Bishop passed away May 4, 2014 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop.
Born in Louisville, Ky. on Feb. 17, 1957, she came to Bishop in 1970. She attended Bishop High School and resided in Chalfant Valley for 37 years.
Crystal is survived by her mother, Anna Brennan, two daughters, Amber Davenport and Reanna Davenport; son, Nathan Williams; two sisters, Pamela Davis and Janice Friedline; and two brothers, Greg Davenport and Ray Hailey.
She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Davenport; and her brother, Richard Hailey.

Jamie Marie Johnston (Riggins)

May 20, 2014

Jamie Marie Johnston (Riggins)

Jamie Marie Johnston (Riggins), age 51, a resident of Bishop her entire life, born Aug. 8, 1962, passed away May 8, 2014 at Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine.
She was a free spirit who lived in the moment and touched the lives of others around her. Jamie was happy in the Valley collecting artifacts and antiques, and swimming with her children and grandchildren. She had a great love of dogs.

Gil Brownshields

May 20, 2014

Gil Brownshields

Born May 25, 1951 in Montana, 24-year Big Pine resident Gil Brownshields passed away April 26, 2014 in Bishop. He was 62.
Gil is survived by Nodugwa and children and grandchildren, Alex, Hateya, Jordan and Jess Ray.
Gil’s family would like to thank the Pentecostal Light House Church and Pastor Linda Spratt for all their support, as well as Jan Barron and all the donations that made this possible, including donations from family.

May 19th

Flashy Piner wins the Derby

May 19, 2014

Steve Coburn moved with his family to Big Pine in the 1960s around the age of 7. He still has family here, his sister Wahnema Coburn, and roots in the little community, people who still remember him. But as of May 3, he and his horse, California Chrome, have become the buzz of the town.

District 1 election drawing close

May 19, 2014

In two weeks, residents of the First District of Inyo County will head to the polls to select a new supervisor for the first time in 24 years.
With six-time incumbent Linda Arcularius deciding not to run for re-election, three newcomers threw their hats in the ring for the open seat – one of five on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors and one of two seats up for election in the June 3 Primary.
Third District Supervisor Rick Pucci ended up running for a second term unopposed.

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