April 1st, 2015
With local schools on spring break, it's time to turn our attention to the national sports scene, specifically the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
The Final Four is set and will be played out this Saturday, beginning at 3:09 p.m.
Duke takes on Michigan State and Wisconsin faces Kentucky 40 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. The games will air on TBS.
Tuesday, March 31
Rotary Club of Bishop
The Rotary Club will meet at noon at Astorgaâs Restaurant, 2206 N. Sierra Hwy., Bishop. Todayâs meeting will be a Club Assembly to review the forthcoming âBuilding a House in One Day Corazon Project.â Rotary is a global network of community volunteers. Call Ed Nahin at (760) 872-2022 for more information.
Wednesday, April 1
American Legion meeting
The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in Indianapolis. That didnât stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up 78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the first time the Irish have reached the Elite 8 since 1979.
It's not too late to catch up on local news âŚ
TUESDAY, MARCH 24
â˘ Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Tri-County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday
â˘ Lone Pine baseball and softball beat Immanuel Christian
â˘ AB 1335: huge tax increase for unsuspecting Californians?
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
â˘ Supervisors approve REGPA with acreage limitations
â˘ Artists' workshop this weekend at The Lab
â˘ Bishop Broncos baseball and softball outplay Frazier Mountain
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
â˘ iMain Street project goes live in Bishop
â˘ Biologists remember naturalist Derham Giuliani
â˘ 1461 â Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton â Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England.
â˘ 1638 â Swedish colonists establish the first European settlement in Delaware, naming it New Sweden.
â˘ 1806 â Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
â˘ 1847 â MexicanâAmerican War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
Find out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.
Four-year-old Kellen McGovern of Bishop plays in the Bishop City Park with River Davis, 3 of Murrieta. The two spent Tuesday enjoying the spring weather and playing on the park's playground equipment as other residents and visitors picnicked nearby.
An Airbus with 150 people on board crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansaâs budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said. "We are sorry to confirm that flight 4U9525 is an accident," the airline said on Twitter.
Tuesday, March 24
Rotary Club of Bishop
The Rotary Club of Bishop will meet at noon at Astorgaâs Restaurant, 2206 N. Sierra Hwy., Bishop. Todayâs speaker will be Marty Hornick discussing USFS Trails. Call Ed Nahin at (760) 872-2022 for more information.
Wednesday, March 25
Plant Society event
Big Dance Round Up and Look Ahead
Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game. Now we are going to go region by region to see what happened and what we can look forward to seeing next weekend.