Archive - May 20, 2013 - News Article
If there were two words to sum up Mule Days events, those words would be âfunâ and âskill.â
Thatâs how Mule Days got started. In the spring of 1969 the High Sierraâs pack industry was off to a late start due to a wet winter that left the backcountry snowed in well past May. To knock the dust off the saddle and get pack teams â both equine and equestrian members â prepped for the summer pack season, local packers decided to have some fun and show off their skills.
Mule Days is reaching out to the younger generations this year by introducing a number of new events exclusively for residents and visitors in the under-25 age group.
According to organizers, those who are working behind the scenes to make Mule Days happen have been involved for a number of years â some since the beginning in 1969 â and fresh blood and fresh ideas have been harder to come by.
Jerrod Niemann, the feature at Thursday eveningâs Mule Daysâ main arena concert, is the real deal, with a ton of what he calls âdirt road cred.â
An early-morning fight in the Bishop McDonaldâs drive-thru Sunday sent one man to jail and another to the hospital.
Bishop resident Eric Carl Brooks, 24, is being charged with alleged battery causing great bodily harm and violation of misdemeanor probation and is being held at Inyo County Jail on $30,000 bail. The alleged victim, an unidentified male subject from Apple Valley, is being treated at Loma Linda Hospital with major injuries, including head trauma.
For more on this incident, see Tuesday's edition of The Inyo Register.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to stop by one of Bishop's newest businesses today, BizShip at 475 W. Line St. #A, to take part in the official grand opening celebration.
Hot dogs and light refreshments are being served, and there will be prizes handed out until 3 p.m.
BizShip is co-owned by Andy and Sherry Perkins and is the first Federal Express Ground store for the Owens Valley.