February 3rd, 2011
Inyo is among six northern California counties to benefit next from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement strategy to use biometrics to identify and remove aliens convicted of a crime
Inyo and five other northern California counties, including Amador, Calaveras, Glenn, Modoc and San Benito, became the latest in the state to benefit from an ICE federal information-sharing capability this week.
What were once serious allegations concerning stolen valor, have now been confirmed.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that Bill Wenzel, one-time candidate for Fifth District Supervisor and former commander of the Lone Pine Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8036, pleaded guilty to a single charge of â€śfalsely altering military discharge certificatesâ€ť and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service on Oct. 15, 2010. The community service was in lieu of a $500 fine.
Following a burglary on Monday evening, the Petite Pantry Restaurant is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the burglar or burglars.
The eatery, located on North Sierra Highway north of Bishop, was broken into, according to the owner Jay Jimenez. He said that sometime between closing on Sunday night and opening Monday morning a person, or persons pried open the back door of the establishment.
Cottonwood Plaza is still empty, but there is work being done to fill it. While waiting on environmental reports, the prospective buyer has reportedly been accepting bids to retrofit the plaza with new windows.
Realtor Stan Smith of Pleasant Valley Associates said Tuesday that everyone involved is awaiting the results of soil samples from the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board.
â€śNo oneâ€™s backing out,â€ť Smith said.
Lady Broncos Boarders sweep
Bishop Highâ€™s womenâ€™s team swept the slalom races down an icy â€śFascinationâ€ť last Friday in the third divisional snowboard race with five of the six Lady Broncos finishing in the top 10.
In the morning, Jocelyn Crockett placed third overall; Angela Bell, sixth; Kelsey Nikolaus, seventh; Haley Pennington, eighth; Rebecca Borin, 10th and Brooke Ross, 11th.
The Lady Broncos did equally well in the afternoon race with Nikolaus finishing in second place, Crockett in fifth, Bell in seventh, Pennington in eighth, Borin in 10th and Ross in 12th place.
The Bishop Broncos are playing tough and strong, but still fell to the Frazier Mountain Falcons, 65-76, Tuesday night.
The Falconsâ€™ biggest weapons were Andrew Penner, who couldnâ€™t miss from beyond the 3-point line and, Nick Pilgram who leads the High Desert League in scoring with over 21 points a game.
â€śWe just couldnâ€™t stop Pilgram,â€ť said coach Jon Michener. â€śWe were scoring, but the Falcons owned the boards.â€ť
Bishop pulled out to an early 9-2 lead off field goals from Cy Scott, Cody Rigney and a 3-pointer from Anthony Tucker.
The Bishop Broncos delivered a double whammy at Frazier Mountain Tuesday with wins for both the girls and boys soccer teams.
The Lady Broncos victory sent Bishop to the top of the High Desert League.
The Broncos scored in the first minute on a great pass from Alex Tillemans to Eva Bohg who fought off several defenders and blasted the ball into the net.
â€śThis was a good win for us,â€ť said coach Tim Freeman. â€śThe girls were up for the game. Any time you can get out of the bus and score in the first minute â€“ it takes the edge off the game.â€ť
Bishopâ€™s Lady Broncos scored a decisive 44-33 win over the Frazier Mountain Lady Falcons Tuesday night on home court.
The Broncos are now 4-3 in High Desert League play with back-to-back wins. Bishop has a chance to avenge an earlier loss to Kern Valley tonight at home before going on the road for the final week of league action.
Katelyn Lent got the Broncos off to a good start with a 3-pointer early in the first quarter.
Bishop pulled out to an early lead, finishing off the first quarter with an eight point advantage at 15-7.
Malinda White (French)
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 Redwood Rd. in Murray City, Utah for Malinda White (French). Viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday prior to services. Burial will be at the Murray City Cemetery.
Born Sept. 6, 1949 in Downey, Malinda died Jan. 28, 2011 of natural causes in Murray. She was 61.
Clara Belle Charette
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 at the West Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for life-long Bishop resident Clara Belle Charette. Father John Gracey will officiate. Visitation will be from noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at Brune Mortuary in Bishop.
Born Aug. 21, 1931 in Bishop, Clara died Jan. 28, 2011 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital. She was 79.
Clara was employed as a waitress at the Bishop Grill for more than 30 years.