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June 30th, 2011

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

County seeking input on district boundaries

June 28, 2011

Local leaders are looking to the public for input on where supervisorial districts should be drawn.
Every 10 years, after the federal census is complete, the county is required to review its district boundaries and, if the population change found by the census shows a shift in the county’s population, re-draw the boundaries to be sure each county supervisor is serving approximately the same number of citizens.
According to Planning Director Josh Hart, each supervisor must represent between 17 and 23 percent of the population.

A life lost: Rambeau’s family speaks out

June 28, 2011

The murder trail stemming from the death of James Eric Rambeau, Jr. in June 2009 has included many tangents, such as the revelation of questionable behavior at the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office, the use of a widely mistrusted jailhouse informant, threats against D.A. Art Maillet and arresting officers, bomb threats at the jail, and a change of venue for the trial from Inyo to Ventura counties.

Caltech’s valley site in line for more ‘ears’

June 28, 2011

The famous Owens Valley “Big Ears” site is about to get even bigger.
The New Jersey Institute of Technology is planning to expand operations at the California Institute of Technology Radio Observatory north of Big Pine by adding a new set of radio telescopes.

June 24th

Locals compete in Bishop coed league

June 24, 2011

Despite a late-game rally, Just NDNs proved too much for Shirts ‘n Skirts in Tuesday evening’s Bishop coed softball game at City Park. The NDNs took out their opponent 11-3.
Both teams were held scoreless through the first inning. NDN Johnny Shoshone hit a 1-RBI single to get things started in the top of the second.
Suma Davis smashed a 2 RBI double into center field in the third. By the end of the inning, the NDNs had extended their lead to 6-0.
Shirts ‘n Skirts got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third. Bob Bishop hit a sacrifice fly ball to bring Justin Whitman home.

Broncos named All-CIF

June 24, 2011

Aaron Puls, Tanner Kruse and Keith Tatum have been named to All-CIF baseball teams.
Puls, a graduating senior and Bishop Bronco first baseman, went on a hitting spree toward the end of the season and into the playoffs. Puls hit home runs in each of the four playoff games, including a grand slam against Southlands Christian and two against Oxford Academy in the semifinals.
Kruse, a junior, pitched his way through an undefeated High Desert League season with an ERA less than 1.0. Kruse was also effective at the plate.
Puls and Kruse were both named to first team All-CIF.

Fishing Report

June 24, 2011

South Fork Bishop Creek
Reduced flows have really improved the water conditions on the creek. The fishing has remained excellent along most of stretches of the creek with some solid fish in the 2 - to 3-pound range.
Most folks are really doing well in the slower moving pools and deep pockets. More solid 2-pound plus rainbows along with plenty of pan sized stockers are filling stringers. Thomas Bouyants, worms, mini-jigs, Panther Martins and Thomas Bouyants are producing best.

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