May 9th, 2011
The first two innings of Friday afternoonâs baseball match up between the Bishop Broncos and the Kern Valley Broncs were scary close.
Kern Valley jumped out to a 1-4 lead in the second inning. Bishop was plagued with weird errors until the third inning when the real Broncos nine took the field and a 5-4 lead.
âWe fielded 11 players Friday,â said coach Tim Reid, âand every one made a huge contribution. It was a total team effort.â
The verdict is in on murder suspect Louis LePlat. He has been found guilty of second-degree murder and found not guilty of murder in the first-degree. The state mandated sentence for the offense is 15 years to life. LePalt will be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. on May 27 in Ventura.
Case information from Ventura County Superior Court states the jury was reportedly âhungâ on the first-degree murder charge the day before finding LePlat guilty of second-degree murder on April 29.
Its been a long time coming, but finally, some of the victims of day care provider Guadalupe Almaguer know what power â and justice â feel like.
Last Tuesday, Mono County Superior Court Judge Mark Magit sentenced former Mammoth day care provider âLupeâ Almaguer, 58, to 60- years to life in prison, following his arrest in early October 2010 on suspicion of child sexual abuse.
Paul William Welty
A celebration of life will be held at a later date for Paul William Welty.
Born July 30, 1926 in Corning, New York, Paul died of congestive heart failure with his family by his side Sunday, April 24, 2011 in Sacramento. He was 84.,
Harold ‘Hal’ W. Johnson
Memorial services were held Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Bishop for Harold “Hal” W. Johnson.
Born Dec. 16, 1919 in Mt. Vernon, Mo. to Fred and Helen Johnson, the second of ten children, Harold died Wednesday, April 27, 2010 in Bishop. He was 91.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for 47-year Inyo County resident Ray Bocanegra. Father John Gracey will officiate.
Born Aug. 31, 1931 in Colton, Ray died April 27, 2011 in Round Valley. He was 79.
With the water comes the fun, as is the case in Southern Inyo County with the return of water to the Lower Owens River. The once lush and green Owens Valley floor south of Big Pine, that became a desert after the water was taken by the City of Los Angeles, is turning back into a riparian area full of life and adventure.
The Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power want to know exactly what kind of fun people want to have there. The two are developing a recreation plan for the Lower Owens River Project and are asking the public for input.
The Bishop Lady Broncos softball teams both came up with wins over California City Friday. The varsity won 1-0; the junior varsity 19-3.
âWe were short handed,â said varsity coach Stacy Van Nest, âtraveling with only 11 girls. The win took all 11 and they gave it everything they had.â
According to Van Nest, the lone run was deceptive. âWe had several hard hits into the wind,â she said, âso our run doesnât really show how well we were hitting.â
Megan Erwin pitched 7 innings, 10 strikeouts, 0 walks, 2 hits
Katelyne Lent: 1 for 3
Megan Erwin: 1 for 3
re a bit of a surprise to the Bishop Broncos in early April when the two met at Bishop High. The Ravens took an early lead before the Broncos got on track and came from behind in the fifth inning to win the first High Desert League game 9-4.
There was no surprise in Fridayâs rematch in Cal City. The Broncos came home with a 16-1 win and are still on top of the league standings.
âWe played terrific defense,â said coach Tim Reid. âChance Callahan and Schain Thomson were both outstanding.â
Things will be business as usual at South Lake this year. They may start a little later than usual but with the incredible snowpack built up over the winter, getting to any high-elevation lake will be a challenge until the summer thawing.
âWeâre going to be ready for the Opener,â said Jared Smith, general manager for Parchers Resort and the South Lake Boat Landing. âThe lake should be full just a couple weeks later than usual, and it should be much better than a usual year.â