â¢ 1775 â An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
â¢ 1777 â Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
â¢ 1782 â GnadenhÃ¼tten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.
TUESDAY, MARCH 2
â¢ An inmate at the CalFire Owens Valley Conservation Camp has made good on his time in custody, earning three college degrees.
â¢ An inmate from the same facility who escaped several years ago was also returned to custody.
â¢ Local high school teams are preparing for the spring sports season.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5
â¢ Local organizations have put together a community sale and dinner scheduled for today. Proceeds will benefit the victims of the Round Fire last month.
Ben Downard of Bishop was one of dozens of residents who donated at the Bishop Blood Drive this week. Above, United Blood Services Technician Kristine F. monitors Downard as he gives a pint.
The drive was sponsored by a number of local service agencies, including the Bishop Lions Club, Northern Inyo Hospital and the Hospital Auxiliary, Bishop Sunrise Rotary, Bishop VFW Post 8988 and the Ladies Auxiliary and the Bishop Elks Lodge.
Held every March since 1968, The Blake Jones Trout Derby is always held the weekend after the Fred Hall Sports Show in Long Beach. The site of the derby is along the Owens River, just below the Pleasant Valley Reservoir, six miles north of Bishop.
Put on by the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, this pre-season event is a great chance to wet your line and hone your fishing skills while getting a chance to win big prizes!
It will be a busy weekend for sports fans in Bishop and Lone Pine, as both high schools host baseball and softball games.
â¢ The Bishop High School Broncos will welcome the Burroughs Burros to town Saturday for double-headers against the JV and varsity baseball and softball squads. Varsity boys play at the high school. Varsity girls play at Bishop City Park Field 2. JV girls play at the park's Field 1 and the JV boys play at Field 4. Games begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Members of the Douglas County Alpine Club dropped by Death Valley National Park today to help staff rebuild the historic adobe wall at Cow Creek. The wall was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1934 and 1936. Constructed of native earth and water, the wall has suffered from years of exposure to the elements.
The Alpine Club worked with Cornerstones Community Partnerships, The NPS Vanishing Treasures Program and Americorps Blue IV team to stabilize and reconstruct portions of the wall.
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Monday, March 2
The Hula Halau O Koru meets every Monday at 5:45 p.m. at the Jill Kinmont Boothe School on Grandview Drive. more information, call Kymberlee Nalumaluhia at (760) 873-9818 or email at email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 3
Blood Drive in Bishop
There will be a blood drive at the Elks Lodge at 151 East Line St. today from noon-6 p.m. and tomorrow from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call (760) 920-3281 or log on to www.bloodhero.com, click âDonate Bloodâ and use the sponor code: BISHOP. Walk-ins are also welcome.