Archive - May 2013 - News Article
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 eveningâ€™s Mule Daysâ€™ main arena concert, is the real deal, with a ton of what he calls â€śdirt road cred.â€ť
An early-morning fight in the Bishop McDonaldâ€™s 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.
Bishop Unified School District Superintendent Barry Simpson had planned on doing a PowerPoint presentation of pros and cons to help the Board of Trustees decide where Broncos athletes will go for CIF playoff games this coming school year.
â€śI decided against it,â€ť Simpson said at Thursdayâ€™s board meeting. â€śThere werenâ€™t a whole lot of pros.â€ť
The Bishop Police Department is investigating the cause of a collision that occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday morning at the intersection of Home and West Line streets.
For reasons still yet unknown, the driver of a commercial delivery truck veered from the westbound lanes of West Line into the traffic signal pole at the south end of the intersection. He was taken by ambulance to Northern Inyo Hospital.
For more, see Thursday's issue of The Inyo Register.
4:30 P.M. TUESDAY â€“ The Mono County Sheriff's Department announced that, per Caltrans at 3:45 p.m., U.S. 395 at the bridge of State Route 182 in Bridgeport is now open.
9:30 A.M. TUESDAY â€“ An as-yet unidentified truck driver was killed early this morning when he drove his rig off a bridge and into the East Walker River.
According to both the California Highway Patrol and Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Department, the tractor-trailer appears to have failed to negotiate the curve at the south end of Bridgeport, driving through the bridge railing, striking an embankment and erupting into flames.
One of Southern Inyoâ€™s most enduring summer events is returning next month with a familiar face in tow.
Rex Allen Jr., son of seminal singing cowboy Rex Allen and longtime friend of the Lone Pine Film History Museum, will perform in the heart of the Alabama Hills on Saturday, June 1 as part of the museumâ€™s largest, annual fundraiser.
Concert in the Rocks takes place in Lone Ranger Canyon just as the sun begins to set behind the Sierra â€“ making for what Museum Director Bob Sigman calls â€śan enchanting evening.â€ť
Caltrans re-opened State Route 120 West â€“ more widely known as Tioga Pass Road â€“ to the east Yosemite National Park entrance gate on Thursday afternoon.Â The road was closed over the weekend due to recent storms.
Tioga is still closed beyond the park entrance but Yosemite officials indicated to Caltrans the road could be opened all the way through the park as early as this Saturday, May 11, depending on the weather.
One local family has bought a brand new house as a result of an ongoing program that is in the process of weaving newly-constructed model homes into a well-established community.
Mark and Andri Napoles received the key to their new, Pa Ha Lane model home on Wednesday, May 1 and on May 3, Darren Bernard and his son took possession of a home of their own. As they spread out in their new homes, other families apply to get on the Bishop Paiute Tribe Community Development Department project waiting list so they can do the same in the future.