Independence is taking its famed holiday celebration theme south of the border this year.
The county seatâs annual ode to a questionable Yuletide treat and the people who love it is returning to the spotlight in 2012 as the Fiesta de Fruitcake Independence Fruitcake Festival. The soiree is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the American Legion Hall on Edwards Street (U.S. 395).
Everyone is invited to come out to the eighth and possibly final installment of the Independence Fruitcake Festival.
Rescuers search for survivors near the U.S.S. West Virginia following the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 by the Japanese Imperial Navy. Today marks the 71st anniversary of what President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed would be âa date which will live in infamyâ â which left 2,402 Americans dead and 1,282 wounded. There are still an estimated 1,177 U.S. sailors buried in the depths of the harbor. In all, eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk.
The Bishop Broncos opened their run at the Sutro Classic basketball tournament in Dayton, Nev. with a win Thursday night over the host Dayton Dust Devils, 54-50.
Bishop was down by 9 at halftime, but came back with a vengeance in the second.
Daytonâs defense focused heavily on Cy Scott opening opportunities for other players to step up.
Kyle Miller caught fire from the outside, giving the Broncos the spark and momentum in the second half.
Roman Amisone took advantage in the paint and off offensive rebounds.
Coming off a solid weekend performance at the Palmdale Classic tournament, the Bishop Broncos soccer team took on LaSalle last night in the teamâs only home game of the pre-season. The Broncos lost their first two games at the Classic last Friday to Knight (2-0) and Quartz Hill (2-1) but rallied with two wins to reach the finals of the consolation bracket, losing again to Quartz Hill (2-1). Bishop will be looking to the leadership of seniors Danny Lopez, Angel Aranzubia (5, above) and Alberto Olvera (27, above) who have all started every Bronco game since they were freshmen.
Round Valley Elementary School held the 37th Annual Ken Baker Basketball Tournament Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Bishop High Schoolâs Gus Klekas Gymnasium.
Competing against eight teams from Inyo and Mono counties, the Home Street Middle School boys team came away with the championship, followed by Mammoth Middle School in second and Big Pine taking third place.
Other teams included a second Home Street team, two teams from Round Valley, one from Lo-Inyo School and a team from Bridgeport.
After a non-start to their basketball season, the Bishop Broncos are off and running with wins over Mineral County on the road Tuesday.
Bishopâs home-opener against the Mojave Mustangs, scheduled for last Friday, was cancelled when U.S. 395 was closed to high-profile vehicles due to high winds.
The Lady Broncos are now 1-1, following a loss to the Div. 3A Burroughs Burros and a 51-35 win against the Serpents.
The Broncos beat the Serpents 49-42, a solid win for a young team.
âFor the first game of the year,â said coach Ben Arcularius, âI thought the team performed well.â
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles have survived pre-league basketball and head into Desert Mountain League action tomorrow at Silver Valley.
The Lady Eagles are picking up their offense; the Eagles need some fine-tuning but both teams show a lot of promise.
After a strong showing at the Hawthorne Tournament last weekend, the Lone Pine Golden Eagles basketball squad headed to Ridgecrest for a rematch against the Immanuel Christian Crusaders Tuesday.
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Bishop Union High School sophomore Sabrina Stone stands with her grandmothers last Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Bishop Tribal Chambers after being sworn in as the new Miss Bishop Paiute Tribe. She is wearing a crown beaded by Tammy Andrade. Stone was appointed to the post by the Tribal Council, which has been filling the position either by appointment or pageant since 1993. Stone will be the Tribeâs representative at various local, state and national tribal and cultural events, and will be coordinating a community service project focusing on a reading program for tribal youth.
The local and even international climbing communities have joined the effort to bring attention to the recent thefts and vandalism of ancient, irreplaceable rock art, and hopefully bring those responsible to justice.
Bay Area resident and climbing enthusiast MaryKate Meyerhoffer created a Facebook page dedicated in part to raising money to supplement the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing and permanently damaging several Bishop-area petroglyphs.