August 2nd, 2012
As drought conditions worsen throughout the west, the U.S. Government is stepping forward to help local counties.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that the federal government is designating 76 additional counties, including Inyo and Mono counties, in six states as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by drought and excessive heat.
Inyo County Search and Rescue teams are currently scouring the backcountry in search of a 60-year-old hiker who was reported missing at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
According to the Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Gary Dankworth, of Carson City, set out to climb Norman Clyde Peak above Big Pine Saturday.
Dankworth has black and gray hair and a moustache and was last seen wearing a light gray hat, tan long-sleeve shirt, light gray pants and red boots and was carrying a day pack.
With the first practice scheduled for Monday, Aug. 6 at 7 a.m., the Bishop Broncos football squad will have just two weeks before facing off against Burroughs, on the road.
The Burroughs scrimmage is followed on Friday, Aug. 24 with a non-league rematch with Sierra Canyon. Bishop will have home field advantage and will need it. The Trailblazers handed Bishop its only loss prior to the playoffs in 2011, then went on to win the CIF Division 12 championship capping off a 15-0 season.
High Country Lumber picked up its game Monday evening smashing 10 hits in the final two innings in a match-up with Native Mixed.
HC pulled off a 12-6 win, improving its standings in the cityâ€™s Adult Softball League, A/B Coed Division. The divisonâ€™s championship tournament starts up Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Native Mixed established the lead going into the second inning, but not enough of a margin to overcome HCâ€™s late inning rally. The deciding factor was HCâ€™s razor sharp defense.
Gail Kathleen Timmons
Stuart Shelby Kinney
Katherine Elizabeth (Bartlett) Bolenbaugh
With less than two weeks to go before the filing period closes, four residents have secured themselves a place on Bishop ballots in hopes of being elected this November to one of three available City Council seats.
Incumbents Laura Smith, Susan Cullen and David Stottlemyre will be joined in the Nov. 7 General Election by Keith Glidewell, a local educator.
All-day, free festivities herald the grand opening celebration of a new facility in Big Pine established with the goal of promoting health and wellness throughout the entire community.
This Saturday, Aug. 4, the Big Pine Paiute Development Corporation invites the public to tour its new fitness facility, The Wellness Center, which offers equipment and programs for toddlers to teens and adults of all ages.
Lone Pine High School and Metabolic Studio teamed up this summer to help fund summer jobs at local businesses for 26 local students.
Summer Youth Employment and Training Program Coordinator Stacy Ayers said a grant from Metabolic Studio has allowed the school district to employ students at a number of Lone Pine businesses, ranging from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Lone Pine Cemetery District to the Chamber of Commerce, the Lone Pine Memorial Plunge and the Lone Pine Film History Museum, among many others.