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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The season is winding down. We are entering the final week of the regular season. After that, conference tournaments will start the following weekend. Selection Sunday is March 15th, less than 2 weeks away. Shortly after Selection Sunday, all will be right in the world. People will be printing out brackets and filling them out at their desk. Inevitably, Jan from accounting will win your office pool by picking her favorite mascots and everyone will be in disbelief. It has been an exciting regular season thus far and boy do we still have the best ahead of us.
Tuesday, Feb. 24
â¢ Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility file lawsuit against Inyo County for approving Adventure Trails pilot project
â¢ District federal court indicts Lone Pine man on numerous charges for removal of Native American artifacts
â¢ Catch of the Week
â¢ Man on the Street question of the week
Thursday, Feb. 26
â¢ City Council votes to pre-fund Bishop Tourism Improvement District
â¢ Owens Valley Committee offers compromise on river flow regime
â¢ Incendio returns for first concert in four years
â¢ Local teams end playoff runs