March 26th, 2012
With a little help from one of the worldâs most famous skateboarders, the Lone Pine Skate Park Project is moving forward.
According to project organizer Lynne Bunn, the Tony Hawk Foundation recently announced that it will be donating $10,000 to the skate park fund.
Reagan Slee knew when he graduated from Bishop High that he wanted to own a sporting goods store some day. What he didnât know was how the different career paths he would eventually take paved the way to Reaganâs Sporting Goods. He probably also didnât know how much work it would take to bring that dream to life.
The Bishop Lady Broncos logged an 11-3 win over Vasquez Saturday at the Lancaster Tournament and a 10-0 shutout of Louisville in an impromptu scrimmage.
The Broncos got to Lancaster two hours before their first scheduled game against Vasquez to find that their second opponent, Desert Christian, was a no show, leaving the Louisville Royals from Woodland Hills idle.
Bishop volunteered to play Louisville in a scrimmage format, then donated pitcher Megan Erwin when the Royalsâ pitcher suffered arm problems during warm up. Erwin and Kellie Tiner rotated between teams for six innings of play.
When is a split doubleheader a good thing? When itâs the Bishop Broncos baseball team up against the Burroughs Burros in Ridgecrest.
Bishop beat Burroughs Saturday 3-1, then lost the second game 0-1 in what is usually a humbling test for the Broncos in pre-league.
âThis is the best weâve played all season,â said coach Tim Reid.
Curran Simpson saved the win with a diving out at second base.
âKeith Tatum (Broncoâs catcher) had an awesome game one,â said Reid, ânot only on his calls to Scott but he threw two outs on stolen base attempts.â
The Baker Valley Braves were no match for the Big Pine Warriors in either baseball or softball doubleheaders Friday afternoon.
By the time the dust had cleared, the Warriors had clobbered the Braves 10-2 and 11-0. The Lady Warriors overpowered the Lady Braves 19-2 and 22-2.
To the Bravesâ credit, this is the first time since the late 1980s Baker Valley has fielded a softball team. With a bench of 20, the team has no where to go but up.
A massive search effort to locate a California resident who mysteriously disappeared in Death Valley earlier this month come to a tragic conclusion Tuesday.
George Kohler, a 67-year-old San Francisco resident who went missing in Death Valley March 12, was found deceased Tuesday afternoon between Mesquite Spring Campground and Scottyâs Castle Road.
âIt appears that Mr. Kohler left the campfire and took off cross-country on foot,â said Inyo Count Search and Rescue Coordinator Corporal Terry Waterbury.
Park patrons and business and property owners within the City of Bishop can expect certain fees and rates to rise this summer.
As part of a routine review process, the Public Works and Community Service departments are proposing raising various fees and charges as early as June 1.
Each year, all city departments are required to review fees and charges to determine if they cover the costs reasonably borne for providing service, City Administrator Keith Caldwell said at the March 12 City Council meeting.
Park at the corner of Hanby and East Pine behind Sterling Heights.
The Bishop Community Garden is the love child of the Friends of Eastern Sierra Gardens, the University of California Cooperative Extensionâs Master Gardener Program and Bishop City Park.
The match-up of the Bishop Broncos and Lone Pine Golden Eagles baseball teams Tuesday afternoon wasnât exactly the exhilarating cross-county contest anticipated.
The Broncos whooped the Eagles 9-2. The Eagles kept it close until the bottom of the fifth inning when Bishop went on a 5-run tear.
This yearâs Bishop team is, basically, the same team that went to the CIF semifinals in 2011; the most notable missing body being Aaron Puls who turned into the home run king toward the end of the season.
After almost two years of fundraising and planning efforts, the Bishop City Council approved last week the construction and maintenance of the Bishop Dog Park, a full-service, fenced-in, off-leash area to be located at the back of Bishop City Park.
The first of its kind for the Owens Valley, the dog park is now scheduled to open this summer and project proponents, supporters and local dog owners are celebrating what they call an asset to citizens of the community, both human and canine.