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July 6th, 2011

Flyball dogs/handlers descend on fairgrounds

July 6, 2011

Approaching Charles Brown Auditorium at the Tri-County Fairgrounds, it was hard to tell Bedlam in Bishop was really happening. But the excited yips gave it away.
For the fourth year, the Flyball tournament, hosted by Lickety Splits and X Flyball, was seriously under way.

Owens Valley All-Stars advance

July 6, 2011

With a 5-3 win over Bishop Tuesday, the Owens Valley All-Stars stay alive in tournament action, taking on the undefeated Tehachapi team in the championship round.
(The final round was played yesterday afternoon; results will be in Saturday’s paper.)
Tuesday’s game was hard fought. The Bishop All-Stars were in it to the end, but fell short of the mark.
“This win was a big deal for us,” said OV manager Travis Allison. “We haven’t beaten Bishop in years.
“I told the kids to play with heart, to believe in themselves and each other and not give up. The ball will fall where it falls.”

Adventure Trails System bill gaining momentum

July 6, 2011

A proposed Adventure Trails System for Inyo County has passed the Senate Natural Resources Committee unanimously and will be heading for the Senate Appropriations Committee later this summer for final approval.
California State Assembly Bill 628, introduced by Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, of Tulare, aims to authorize a pilot project in Inyo County to interconnect existing trails designed for off-highway vehicles, such as four wheelers. If approved, the bill will allow OHV users to travel a small distance on surface streets to access amenities such as food and fuel.

Gift of life

July 6, 2011

A local woman is going to give her kidney to someone she hardly knows, and is giving it selflessly.
“I never thought twice or wondered why I should do this,” Tonya Miller said at the home of Stan Summers, the man she plans on donating her kidney to. She said before she even knew she was going to donate, God had spoken to her and told her she was a match and that she could withstand this challenge.
God must have known that Miller is what is known as a “universal donor.” This includes more than her universally accepted type O-negative blood.

Local Marine preparing to deploy

July 6, 2011

With July 4 approaching, Americans are asked to remember the sacrifices that this country’s service members make every day in the name of freedom.
Among those preparing to fight, protect and serve in the name of freedom overseas is Lance Cpl. Caylen S. Vetter, 24, of Bishop.
Vetter, a 2005 Bishop Union High School graduate, is gearing up with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit to be deployed to Afghanistan this summer.
Vetter has been in the military for two years.

June 30th

Coast to coast

June 30, 2011

A cross-country trip on U.S. 6 will bring travelers through a number of small towns and across even more scenic stops, but, according to Malerie Yolen-Cohen, Inyo County’s attractions have been some of the best so far.
Yolen-Cohen, a Stamford, Conn. resident and travel writer, is making the trip from Provincetown, Mass. to Long Beach, the traditional beginning and end of U.S. 6. Along the way, she has been blogging about her adventures.

Coso’s credit rating downgraded

June 30, 2011

The geothermal project in Southern Inyo County has had its credit rating reduced due to lowered energy capacity and output, and mounting debt.
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Coso Geothermal’s rating from a “B+” to “B.”
According to Standard and Poor’s, another credit rating firm, “credit ratings are not investment advice, or buy, hold, or sell recommendations. They are just one factor investors may consider in making investment decisions.”

The show will go on

June 30, 2011

Fun, friends and fireworks are just some of the attractions residents will find at the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport in Bishop this year as the Bishop Volunteer Fire Departments hosts its annual Independence Day fireworks show.
It’s a celebration that almost wasn’t this year, when the department considered cancelling the traditional festivities due to budget and manpower concerns – essentially the drain the show puts on both.
In the end, and hoping the community will pitch in with gate fees and donations, the volunteer firefighters decided the show must go on.

June 28th

Virginia Glidden

June 28, 2011

Virginia Glidden
1912-2011

No funeral services will be held for 32-year Bishop resident Virginia Glidden.
Born Aug. 21, 1912 in Oregon, Virginia died June 20, 2011 at home with her nephew/companion, Duane Dutro, at her bedside.
Virginia is survived by her three daughters, Virginia Kettle of Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho, Dr. Chrissie Gray of Tulsa, Okla. and Melissa Sledz of Tigard, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Joyce Duncan

June 28, 2011

Joyce Duncan
1924-2011

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