May 19th, 2011
Memorial services for Manuel Rivera will be held at noon on Saturday, May 21 at Mt. Whitney Funeral Home, 220 E. Post St., Lone Pine. Interment will be private.
Manuel was born in Mexico on May 31, 1926 and passed away on May 13, 2011 in Lone Pine.
Manuel lived in Inyo County since the late 1960s, worked at Dolomite and lived in Keeler for more than 30 years. He has many friends in Keeler and Lone Pine, and was a loving father and husband.
In response to concerns from residents and potential Mule Days contestants regarding recent reports of EHV-1 virus, Mule Days officials released this statement.
âThe EHV-1 virus has the potential to be deadly to equines if it is left untreated or ignored.
According to the Department of Food and Agriculture, âThe EHV-1 organism spreads quickly from horse to horse and the neurologic form of the virus can reach high morbidity and mortality rates.â
A recent outbreak of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy, or EHV-1, in at least six Western states, including California, is causing concern among Mule Days contestants and organizers.
There have been 10 reported cases of the virus in California, but no reports have come from Inyo or Mono counties.
Despite the widespread concern, officials at Mule Days have no plans to cancel the world-famous event, slated to enter its 42nd year May 24-29.
Fast food may be synonymous with drive-thru windows, first-time jobs and deep-fried foods, but locally, it has become a shining example of ethics, honesty and responsible business practices.
The Better Business Bureau of Central California has named the local McDonaldâs franchises serving Bishop, Lone Pine and Mammoth the winner of the 2011 Ethics Awards for Marketplace Excellence for the Southern Central Valley in the large business category.
The Bishop Broncos junior varsity baseball team ended their season with a 15-10 win, May 10, over the Rosamond Roadrunners, clinching the High Desert League JV championship with a 7-0 league record.
Cameron White pitched 3 innings with 3 strikeouts, 4 walks and 6 hits
Ray Huarte pitched 4 innings, had 4 walks and gave up 4 hits.
Graysen Hess: 3 for 4 with a double and 2 singles
Karl Olsen: 2 for 4 with a grand slam homer and a single
Chris Frohreich: 2 for 4 with 2 singles
Cory Thomson: 2 for 4 with 2 singles
Ray Huarte: 2-3 with 2 singles
Friday afternoon, the Bishop Broncos played for pride; the Frazier Mountain Falcons played for third place in High Desert League and a spot in the CIF baseball playoffs. Pride won out.
The Broncos ended their season with a perfect 10-0 record after the 13-3 victory over the Falcons in Frazier.
âI was so proud of the team all week,â said coach Tim Reid. âEverybody was drained both physically and mentally.â
The Frazier Mountain game was the third away game in five days for Bishop.
Local officers with the California Highway Patrol welcomed a new member to their ranks this week.
Veterans with the Lone Pine CHP office will spend the next 45 days âbreaking inâ Officer Jeremy Patch, who graduated from the grueling 27-week CHP Boot Camp April 29 and reported for duty in Inyo County this past Monday.
Patch will be living in Lone Pine and working out of the Southern Inyo office.
As with all new officers, Patch had an opportunity to visit Inyo County prior to graduation from the academy to tour his duty station and conduct a ride-along with a local officer.
The airport in Bishop could be quiet this Fourth of July.
The rising cost of fireworks, the incredible amount of manpower required and dwindling donations are major factors in the Bishop Volunteer Fire Departmentâs decision of whether to have a show this year.
Fire Chief Ray Seguine said the volunteers will decide at their next meeting on Tuesday, May 17 if the sky will be full of the flowers of fire this Fourth.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the Bishop Methodist Church for Norma Wilson. The service will be followed by a potluck reception at Elks Park off of West Line Street in Bishop.
Born April 20, 1925, to Harold and Jenny Wyckoff of Ovid, N.Y., Norma died May 2, 2011.
Harriett Alice Steele
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Big Pine Cemetery for Harriett Alice Steele, followed by a celebration of life at the home of Bob and Margie Steele on Flower Alley in Big Pine.
Born May 13, 1933 to Harold and Ruby Thomas in Silverton, Colo., Harriett died Nov. 24, 2010.