May 19th, 2011
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 McDonaldâ€™s 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.
â€śI was so proud of the team all week,â€ť said coach Tim Reid. â€śEverybody was drained both physically and mentally.â€ť
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 â€śbreaking inâ€ť 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 Departmentâ€™s 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.
Alexander A. Kaders (Kochanski)
No funeral services have been announced for Alexander A. Kaders (Kochanski.)
Born April 16, 1918 in Chicago, Ill. to Alexander Kochanski and Veronica (Kazsuba) Kochanski, Alexander died peacefully at his home in Bishop on April 20, 2011. He was 93.
Alexander is now reunited with his wife in Heaven.
Officials at the Tri-County Fair sought Tuesday to put an end to speculation about the 2011 headliner, announcing that none other than Blue Ă–yster Cult will be taking the stage on Friday night, Sept. 2.
â€śTickets are not yet on sale for the fairtime concert, but many people have been asking who this yearâ€™s band would be,â€ť said Fairgrounds CEO Jim Tatum. â€śWe are so excited to bring back a classic rock concert and we hope everyone comes out to enjoy Blue Ă–yster Cult.â€ť