Archive - Dec 17, 2012 - News Article
Local law enforcement officials partnered up with dozens of local youngsters Saturday to help the kids shop for Christmas presents for their families. Law enforcement agencies from virtually every community in the Eastern Sierra, using money from their own Peace Officersâ Associations, provided $200 to each youngster participating in the annual Shop With a Cop event at Kmart in Bishop. The morning kicked off with breakfast at Whiskey Creek in Bishop before the youngsters got to go on a ride-along, with lights and sirens blazing, down Main Street.
New recruits will be fighting a live brush fire in Bishop as part of a training exercised designed to give the volunteers some much-needed experience.
Bishop Fire Chief Ray Seguine said the volunteer fire department is planning to ignite a fire in the vacant lot on the northwest corner of the intersection Yaney and Spruce streets to simulate a wildland fire, something the new recruits will likely experience this spring.
Seguine said a wildland fire experience cannot be simulated at the departmentâs training facility on East Line Street.
As the nation comes to grips with Fridayâs deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., local law enforcement is showing a more visible presence at school campuses.
On Monday, uniformed personnel from the Inyo County Sheriffâs Department, Bishop Police Department and California Highway Patrol were making their presence known as students arrived at and left school campuses from Bishop to Lone Pine.
The public is invited to enjoy a hearty holiday Christmas Day menu, complimented by heaping helpings of caroling and conviviality at the 23rd Annual Community Christmas Dinner, hosted by the United Methodist Social Services Soup Kitchen.
Soup Kitchen Supervisor Laura Smith said everyone is invited to dinner from 12:30-3 p.m. on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 at Bishop United Methodist Church, 205 N. Fowler St. Need is not an issue, she added. âWe just want everyone who wants to come to have the opportunity to be there.â