July 10th, 2012
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 â all in support of Californiaâs number one industry: agriculture.
Mammothâs 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.
âItâs a fun, fast-paced game with lots of action and usually quite a few goals,â 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 eveningâs game was the first and not the final contest of the pre-tournament Coed C Division of Cityâs Adult Softball League.
The Crusaders out-played Your Team taking a 13-10 win, the teamâs 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 menâs 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.
George H. Truwe
Rusty Gregory knows people are not happy with him for closing June Mountain.
In the end, facing a loss of an average of $1.5 million a year, that wasnât enough to stop him.
âPersonally, Iâm incredibly disappointed as well,â he said. âI realize that the people in June are shocked and very disappointed, and angry with me. But the idea of subsidizing June without a view of an end result is not sustainable.â
He also said skier visits have gone from an average of 80,000 per season to 45,000 last season.
There is no shortage of gloom in June Lake.
When Mammoth Mountain Ski Area announced last week (June 21) that it would close down the June Mountain ski area at least until the end of the 2012-13 ski season, the reaction was swift and tense.
âI think itâs been pretty clear the entire eight years since I was elected that this is exactly what I have been working to avoid,â said June Lakeâs county supervisor, Vikki Bauer.