Tuesday, March 10
The City of Bishop will be hosting a mandatory adult softball managers meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 301 W. Line St. Teams are asked to send one representative only. For more information, call the Community Services Department at (760) 873-5863.
Wednesday, March 11
Free Chili Supper
Grace Lutheran Church, 711 N. Fowler, will be serving chili and other food every Wednesday at 6 p.m. An optional worship service will follow at 7. All are welcome. For more information, call Pat at the church office at (760) 872-9791.
The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department quelled a small brush fire that broke out west of town at about 3 p.m. Monday.
As of 3:45 p.m., crews remained on the scene to ensure that the blaze did not re-ignite, but it appears the fire is out at less than one acre.
â¢ 1775 â An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery.
â¢ 1777 â Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
â¢ 1782 â GnadenhÃ¼tten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians.
TUESDAY, MARCH 2
â¢ An inmate at the CalFire Owens Valley Conservation Camp has made good on his time in custody, earning three college degrees.
â¢ An inmate from the same facility who escaped several years ago was also returned to custody.
â¢ Local high school teams are preparing for the spring sports season.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5
â¢ Local organizations have put together a community sale and dinner scheduled for today. Proceeds will benefit the victims of the Round Fire last month.
Ben Downard of Bishop was one of dozens of residents who donated at the Bishop Blood Drive this week. Above, United Blood Services Technician Kristine F. monitors Downard as he gives a pint.
The drive was sponsored by a number of local service agencies, including the Bishop Lions Club, Northern Inyo Hospital and the Hospital Auxiliary, Bishop Sunrise Rotary, Bishop VFW Post 8988 and the Ladies Auxiliary and the Bishop Elks Lodge.
Held every March since 1968, The Blake Jones Trout Derby is always held the weekend after the Fred Hall Sports Show in Long Beach. The site of the derby is along the Owens River, just below the Pleasant Valley Reservoir, six miles north of Bishop.
Put on by the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, this pre-season event is a great chance to wet your line and hone your fishing skills while getting a chance to win big prizes!
Members of the Douglas County Alpine Club dropped by Death Valley National Park today to help staff rebuild the historic adobe wall at Cow Creek. The wall was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1934 and 1936. Constructed of native earth and water, the wall has suffered from years of exposure to the elements.
The Alpine Club worked with Cornerstones Community Partnerships, The NPS Vanishing Treasures Program and Americorps Blue IV team to stabilize and reconstruct portions of the wall.
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