Bishop Union High School sophomore Sabrina Stone stands with her grandmothers last Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Bishop Tribal Chambers after being sworn in as the new Miss Bishop Paiute Tribe. She is wearing a crown beaded by Tammy Andrade. Stone was appointed to the post by the Tribal Council, which has been filling the position either by appointment or pageant since 1993. Stone will be the Tribeâ€™s representative at various local, state and national tribal and cultural events, and will be coordinating a community service project focusing on a reading program for tribal youth.
The local and even international climbing communities have joined the effort to bring attention to the recent thefts and vandalism of ancient, irreplaceable rock art, and hopefully bring those responsible to justice.
Bay Area resident and climbing enthusiast MaryKate Meyerhoffer created a Facebook page dedicated in part to raising money to supplement the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing and permanently damaging several Bishop-area petroglyphs.
Lone Pine resident â€śRattlesnakeâ€ť Dave Haas saw a need in the community and took it upon himself to meet that need by purchasing a long-vacant building and pouring his own resources into it to create a community center.
In what has been described as Haasâ€™ typical no-nonsense, philanthropic style, he purchased the old Schatâ€™s Bakkery building at the northwest corner of Main and Holt streets in Lone Pine this spring and has been working to renovate the building into a facility that can be used for a number of different events.