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October 18th, 2010

August crash claims 4th life

October 18, 2010

The toll taken by the fiery crash on U.S. 395 in August has increased, with a fourth victim succumbing to injuries.
The California Highway Patrol reported that John Nathan Adams, a popular coach with Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, died on Oct. 9 at Renown Medical Center in Reno after being taken off life support.
Officer Laura Roberts, public information officer for the CHP, said that the cause of death is listed as “multiple blunt force trauma and burns.”

Climber suffers fall in Owens Gorge

October 18, 2010

A 29-year-old woman survived an estimated 100-foot fall on Saturday while climbing the Owens River Gorge.
The victim reportedly free fell about 40 feet from the face of the Gorge just north of China Wall on the east side of the Owens River, before becoming tangled in her climbing rope and falling an additional 60 feet to the ground.
Climber and Bishop resident Olivia Nguyen witnessed the accident about 3 p.m. from the opposite side of the Gorge while belaying a climbing partner.

'Wild Spirits' celebrates mountain wildlife

October 18, 2010

Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care’s Fifth Annual Wild Spirits fundraiser will be held Sunday, October 24, 6-8 p.m, at Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop.
The evening includes door prizes, a wildlife slide show, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, snakes and Razzle the raven.

A season for singing

October 18, 2010

Any local ladies who love to sing are invited to join the High Sierra Chorus of Sweet Adelines International as the group performs at different events in Inyo and Mono counties throughout the Christmas season.
The Holiday Harmony Chorus will again be performing at local craft bazaars and the Bishop Night of Lights and tree-lighting ceremony, after which the ladies plan to carol around town.

August crash claims fourth life

October 18, 2010

The toll taken by the fiery crash on U.S. 395 in August has increased, with a fourth victim succumbing to injuries.
The California Highway Patrol reported that John Nathan Adams, a popular coach with Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, died on Oct. 9 at Renown Medical Center in Reno after being taken off life support.
Officer Laura Roberts, public information officer for the CHP, said that the cause of death is listed as “multiple blunt force trauma and burns.”

Celebrating the harvest

October 18, 2010

The first annual Harvest Heritage Day Celebration is asking for donations from local gardeners of their large zucchini, pumpkins or squash so they can be dressed in clothes during the event.

October 14th

Elks Lodge annual fundraiser returns Friday

October 14, 2010

Community members are invited to lay all their chips on the table tomorrow night as they bet on a good cause.
The Bishop Elks Lodge will host its annual Casino Night, featuring traditional table games such as poker and craps, and a raffle for a slew of prizes ranging from gift certificates to a weekend get-away.
Residents can head over to the Elks Lodge on East Line Street at 6 p.m. for the event. For $10, the Elks will hand over $100 worth of chips that can be played on any number of tables, including black jack, craps, poker, BINGO and the Wheel of Fortune.

Economic study under way in Eastern Sierra

October 14, 2010

Eastern Sierra business leaders are getting ready to launch off the spring board of the Digital 395 Project that will bring faster Internet connections to Inyo and Mono counties.
The Sierra Business Council and the Sonoran Institute are in the preliminary stages of identifying local economic strengths and weaknesses to take full advantage of the project when the time comes.
“The timing is right,” said Vickie Taton, Eastern Sierra field representative for Sierra Business Council.

Council weighs contractors’ needs vs. taxpayer concerns

October 14, 2010

Bishop’s City Council and staff got an ear full from area contractors on Monday as the city’s leaders try to hash out a way to give local businesses an upperhand when it comes to bidding on municipal jobs.
The main point of contention at the meeting, for the council and the city attorney, is how much preference can be given within legal boundaries. The contractors’ concern was that the preference was not enough to make an impact.

October 12th

Breast cancer walk coming soon

October 12, 2010

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and community members will soon be taking part in the annual walk at the park to raise money for patients and to remember and honor those who have fought long and hard against the disease.
The Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance will be holding its 10th annual walk this year at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Bishop City Park. This is the ESBCA’s largest fundraiser of the year.
The ESBCA’s primary goal is to help patients pay for the costs associated with cancer, be it for travel or simple living expenses.

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