April 20th, 2011
Wild Wild West Run in Alabama Hills
The 33rd Wild Wild West run through the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine, Saturday, May 7 starts at Tuttle Creek Campground at 6 a.m. and ends at the Lone Pine Park.
The event includes a 50 K, a marathon, a 10-mile, a 3-mile fun run, and, to celebrate 30 years, a 15-mile run.
Fees, which include a goody bag and T-shirt, are: 50K, $75; Marathon, $70; 10-mile, $60. The cost for the 3-mile fun run is $10 but does not include the shirt.
The award ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Lone Pine Park.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles track team headed to Boron April 13 for a five-way Desert Mountain League meet.
Lone Pine competed against Silver Valley, Vasquez, Mojave and Boron.
Josafat Luna claimed two wins in the boysâ€™ hurdles events.
Emmanuel Castro took first in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:29 as well as a second in the 400.
Jareth Eatonâ€™s 5-6 high jump was a first-place effort.
Castro, Eaton and Luna were also on the boysâ€™ 400 meter relay team, along with Sawyer Entwistle. The team took second place.
Genesee Lucia placed second in the girlsâ€™ discus.
While they showed improvement, the Bishop JV softball team fell to the Rosamond Roadrunners 11- 16 last Friday.
Offensively, the Lady Broncos scored 7 more runs than they did against Kern Valley on April 12. The team also struck out only six times to Rosamondsâ€™s 11.
The stat that made the difference for the Roadrunners was the errors. Bishop recorded 10, five in the third inning alone, compared to Rosamondâ€™s four.
Brooke Callahan struck out 11, allowed 8 hits, 1 walk
Natalie Hollowell: 3 for 5, and 2 runs, 1 RBI
Yvonna Chandler: 2 for 5
The Lone Pine Lady Golden Eagles softball squad hasnâ€™t had a stellar year. The core of Eagles athletes who killed in volleyball with an undefeated league season, were spoilers right through to the semi-finals in basketball playoffs, but spring has not been kind to them.
Some of their mojo came back Saturday morning when the Eagles beat the Lucerne Valley Mustangs decisively at 19-13.
Audrey F. Chapdelaine
Graveside services will be announced at a later date for 15-year Big Pine resident Audrey F. Chapdelaine.
Born Oct. 24, 1928 in Norfolk, Va., Audrey died at her home in Big Pine on April 14, 2011. She was 82.
Audrey was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family dearly and loved her animals as well. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
The 2011 wildflower season is at its peak in Death Valley and Southern Inyo. Reports are that this is not the most prolific year for petals and color, but the flowers are out and theyâ€™re going fast.
Chief of Interpretation for Death Valley National Park Terry Baldino reported at the end of March that the flowers are small but abundant.
â€śIf people want to see the flowers this year theyâ€™re going to have to get out of the car and look around,â€ť Baldino said.
Years of cooperative effort between Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power paid off this week with a lease signing that gives local government greater control over the land it uses at the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport.
During a presentation Monday at the airport, L.A. Department of Water and Power signed a lease agreement with the county for more than 600 acres at the airport in Bishop thatâ€™s valid â€śin perpetuity.â€ť
Residents in Inyo, Mono and Eastern Kern counties have an opportunity to tell Internet providers what kinds of service they receive, if any, and what kinds of services they would like to see in the area.
The Desert Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council recently launched an Eastern Sierra Connect broadband survey. The survey aims to help identify the unserved and underserved communities in Inyo, Mono and Eastern Kern counties that need broadband Internet connectivity and the broadband technologies that might be appropriate and affordable to residents and businesses.
Robbie Perry Smith
A celebration of life for Mammoth resident Robbie Perry Smith is planned for Saturday, April 30 at a location that will be announced in the near future.
Born Nov. 22, 1949 in Hollywood to Helen Beuscher and Robert C. Smith, Robbie died Sunday, April 10, 2011 from complications of a long-standing illness.
His illness could not diminish his kind, funny and generous spirit. Robbie’s sweet nature and gentle personality will remain forever in the hearts of those who loved him.
Fire officials continue to interview witnesses and investigate the origin and path of the Center Fire in Big Pine, hoping to release a final report on their findings in the near future.
According to Lead CalFire Investigator Bart Chambers, â€śeverything plays into our investigation, we have to get statements from witnesses, from the first responders on scene, look at the burn indicatorsâ€ť and compile all that information into one coherent report.