July 12th, 2012
In an effort to save money on overtime pay, the Bishop Police Department has asked the Chamber of Commerce to consider a new route for the traditional Bishop Christmas Parade.
Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter said there are pros and cons to the suggested change and community input will be a determining factor in the decision-making process.
Delilah K. ‘Billie’ Greenway
Local authorities are warning citizens that a product being billed as a safe, legal alternative to marijuana is neither safe nor legal.
In a press release issued by the Bishop Police Department last week, officers said synthetic marijuana, also known as ‚ÄúSpice‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúK2‚ÄĚ which can be purchased locally, has been known to have dangerous side effects, including seizures, paranoia, vomiting and loss of consciousness.
‚ÄúBishop is not immune to this product,‚ÄĚ the press release from the PD states. ‚ÄúWe have had reports of juveniles purchasing synthetic marijuana and becoming very ill.‚ÄĚ
More than 1,000 acres were scorched just south of Big Pine Saturday afternoon, putting residents on alert for the second weekend in a row.
The Fish Fire was approximately 90 percent contained by Monday morning with full containment expected by evening.
Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department and CalFire were alerted at 1:59 p.m., Saturday. Firefighters from as far as Olancha and Mono County responded through the afternoon.
Ten fire engines, eight crews and five water tenders and 190 personnel were on the fire lines at the height of the blaze.
Student agriculturists will once again exhibit their livestock and their showmanship at the annual Junior Livestock Auction, while giving the public a rare opportunity to bid on a high-quality, natural product ‚Äď all in support of California‚Äôs number one industry: agriculture.
Mammoth‚Äôs legal team kicked into high gear this past week, preparing for a make-or-break appeal to a Sacramento bankruptcy court.
The process will begin next week, said Mammoth Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht.
If the legal team, led by Town Attorney Andrew Ross, wins its case, there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for a town carrying a $43 million legal debt that it says it cannot pay.
The Lady Broncos soccer team members got an early taste of victory at a 6x6 tournament held in Irvine, June 30.
The 6x6 format is played on a small field, 50 by 40 feet, with five field players and a goal keeper. The game lasts 30 minutes with free substitutions similar to hockey.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a fun, fast-paced game with lots of action and usually quite a few goals,‚ÄĚ said coach Cathy McKinley.
Each team played four games. The tournament winner is then determined by points allotted for wins and ties.
The 2012 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet, held at the City Park Pool June 22-24, hosted 220 swimmers competing in 226 events.
The big three teams were Mammoth Lakes Swim Team with 54 athletes, Douglas Dolphins from Minden, Nev. with 45 and Bishop Swim Team with 41.
The Douglas Dolphins took the overall honors (1,613 points), followed by Mammoth Lakes (957) and Bishop Swim Team (754).
Individual swimmers were allowed to compete in 10 events and high point awards were given for each age group based on their total accumulated points.
The CBC Crusaders have to be wishing Thursday evening‚Äôs game was the first and not the final contest of the pre-tournament Coed C Division of City‚Äôs Adult Softball League.
The Crusaders out-played Your Team taking a 13-10 win, the team‚Äôs second of the season.
The division goes into single-elimination tournament play this Tuesday.
Calling all Sand Volleyball Players
In response to interest in a sand volleyball league, the City of Bishop is inviting players to participate in unsupervised pick-up games Wednesday from 6 p.m. until dark beginning July 11 and running for eight weeks.
Bring your own volleyballs. Call Waylon Cleland at (760) 873-5863 with questions or comments.
Soccer League Meeting
The City is starting a men‚Äôs and co-ed adult soccer league this fall and is holding a team meeting on Monday, July 16, 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.