September 17th, 2014
Bishop Lions Club was recently recognized for the myriad ways in which it continues to enrich the community by giving of its time, service, sponsorship and donations.
Lions Club member Stephen Winzenread accepted the Quarterly Citizens Award on behalf of the service organization at the Sept. 8 City Council meeting.
Councilman Dave Stottlemyre began the presentation, saying, â€śBy no means is this list of activities that the Lions Club have done over the year complete; not even close.â€ť He then read a list of activities and projects in which the club has participated.
CAUTION: There is strong language in this video that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
WEDNESDAY â€“ A 50-acre fire near June Lake erupted Tuesday afternoon, threatening structures at the June Lake ski area, and promoting evacuations and a closure of State Route 158.
The June Fire started at the base of June Mountain and, as of Wednesday morning, was zero percent contained.
According to officials, fire behavior includes torching, spotting, and active runs.
The Bishop Broncos football team and the crowd were up for the first home game of the season Friday night â€“ the traditional match-up with the Mammoth Huskies.
One has to choose oneâ€™s words tactfully. There are strong friendships and a lot of history between the two schools. As Bronco coach Bill Egan said, â€śIâ€™m great friends with the Mammoth coaches; I root for them every week, except for this one game.â€ť
But, sorry guys, the Broncos wiped up the field with the Huskies. Bishop shut out Mammoth, 50-0.
The Bishop Lady Broncos headed to Mammoth for the annual volleyball tournament last Friday and came home with the tournament championship.
â€śIâ€™m happy for the program,â€ť said coach Linda Frigerio, â€śhappy for the team. Itâ€™s nice to see us getting better and better.â€ť Over the past three years, the Broncos have progressed from third place at the tourney, to second with last yearâ€™s team and now theyâ€™ve claimed the title. The final matches were played back to back against the Yosemite High School Badgers.
Maureen Mary Cardenas
Maureen Mary Cardenas was born July 30, 1957 in Bishop and passed away Aug. 31, 2014 at the Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop where she was undergoing emergency treatment for multiple health reasons. She was the youngest of nine children born to Connie Mack and Rosalind Marie Denver of Bishop.
Fall is on its way, and its impending arrival marks the return of the popular â€śExplore Your Universeâ€ť lecture series, featuring talks by prominent astronomers sharing their research and discoveries.
The Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Cerro Coso Community College invite the public to attend their first installment of the 2014 edition at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 18, when Dr. Christopher Greer from the University of Arizona gives a talk titled â€śImaging a Black Hole: From the Owens Valley to the South Pole.â€ť
New City Administrator Jim Tatum recently talked about his first weeks in office and his plans for the immediate future in his first report before the Bishop City Council.
At the Sept. 8 meeting, Tatum began with gratitude for the â€śphenomenal receptionâ€ť city staff has given him and went on to include topics concerning the city budgets and development of the business community.