June 20th, 2011
Residents are being asked to weigh in on the fate of the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep as officials consider a new monitoring program that includes helicopters and radio tracking devices.
The National Park Service, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Forest Service-Inyo National Forest, is seeking public comments about a proposal to conduct population monitoring, research and translocation of federally endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Inyo County residents were afforded a rare glimpse this week of the internal honor code and hierarchy of the cadre of men and women sworn to protect them.
Virtually every available sheriffâ€™s deputy was on hand Thursday for a formal promotion and inspection ceremony that was equal parts pomp and circumstance, and rigid discipline.
In addition to conducting a formal personnel inspection, Sheriff Bill Lutze and other administrative officials promoted two deputies for their outstanding service and welcomed two new recruits into their ranks.
Bishop bareback rider Chase Bowen rode his way into the National High School Rodeo Association finals Friday evening.
Bowen scored two 67s in his first rounds during the California High School Rodeo Association state finals held at Tri-County Fairgrounds. On the final, short go Friday evening, he held on for the required 8 seconds scoring 60 for a total of 200 ponits.
Bowen finished second to Casey Meroshnekoff, 2010 national bareback champion who finished the competition with a total of 218 points.
Bishop Stingrays Swim Meet
The Bishop Stingrays are hosting an invitational swim meet, June 25-26, at Bishop City Park pool.
The Lions will serve a pancake breakfast both mornings with proceeds going to the team.
Bishop Youth Football and Cheer
Sign-up dates for Bishop Football and Cheer: today, 12-5 p.m., Pizza Factory; July 16, 12-5 p.m., McDonalds and July 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nickâ€™nâ€™Willies.
Summer Basesball Camp
The flows on the South Fork were reduced as of Monday.
More solid 2-lb.-plus rainbows along with plenty of pan-sized stockers are filling stringers.
By Friday morning, two Bishop competitors were still in the running for the National High School Rodeo finals.
After the first and second go in the CHSRA state finals at Tri-County Fairgrounds, Chase Bowen and Bodie Kruse were eligible for the final short go Friday evening. Results from last nightâ€™s competition will determine who advances to nationals.
Kruse and partner Timothy Robison have a combined time of 45.86 in team roping. Fifteen teams competed last night to choose the five headed to Gillette, Wyo. July 17-23.
Carl Howard Davis
Carl Howard Davis was born in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 1924 to Carl Norton Davis and Gladys Irene Horney. He passed away June 1, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital. He was 87. Carl was raised in Los Angeles County and graduated from Montebello High School in 1941 and enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942. He served in the South Pacific until World War II ended and then reenlisted for a second hitch from 1946 to 1949.
Neel Thornton Bell, Jr.
A graveside service will be held at the Independence Cemetery by Winnedumah Masonic Lodge No. 287 at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.
Born July 20, 1945 in Inglewood, Calif. to Neel and Enid Bell of Inglewood, Calif. Neel passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, Calif. from complications of colon cancer. He also suffered from multiple sclerosis.
County leaders decided how they would spend more than $2 million in state road funding last week.
Inyo is eligible for $2,188,192 in Prop 1B road funds for the 2009-10 funding cycle, but, in order to receive those funds, the county is required to develop a project list and include those projects in a budget that has been adopted by the Board of Supervisors.
In accordance with Prop 1B funding, the county will be reimbursed for the road work once it is completed.
Mondayâ€™s Bishop City Council meeting was an eclectic mix of air tanks, Farmerâ€™s Market bureaucracy, the skate community, parking on Short Street and the Beatles.
Newly-sworn Eagle Scout Giacomo Timbrello was recognized by the council with a commendation for his accomplishments. Timbrello in turn wanted to thank the council with a rendition of â€śBlackbirdâ€ť by the Beatles. His solo guitar strumming and vocals brought smiles to many, if not all, in the audience. He was there with his family, including his little sister, Anastasia. â€śSheâ€™s radical,â€ť Timbrello told the council.