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May 22nd, 2013

Mule Days welcomes back an American treasure

May 22, 2013

Bobby Tanner and his 20 mules have a marketing whiz and a photograph – taken just a few years before the original mule teams were replaced by a train – to thank for the icon-status of the 20-Mule Team and its connection to Borax, a laundry product that “lifts stains and controls odors.”

Moseying down Main Street

May 22, 2013

With new and revamped categories, old favorites and a long and varied string of entrants, 2013 Mule Days Parade-goers can look forward to a lively lineup this weekend.
Every year, hundreds if not thousands of spectators plan ahead, placing chairs along the Main Street parade route the Friday before the parade. It will likely be standing room only by the time the VFW Color Guard heads out at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 25, as first entry, making its way along Main Street in Bishop from South to Sierra streets, then turning west to the fairgrounds.

May 20th

Where real-world skills meet the unpredictable

May 20, 2013

If there were two words to sum up Mule Days events, those words would be “fun” and “skill.”
That’s how Mule Days got started. In the spring of 1969 the High Sierra’s 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 – both equine and equestrian members – prepped for the summer pack season, local packers decided to have some fun and show off their skills.

Organizers reach out to younger generations

May 20, 2013

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 – some since the beginning in 1969 – and fresh blood and fresh ideas have been harder to come by.

Country/western star ready to rock the house

May 20, 2013

Jerrod Niemann, the feature at Thursday evening’s Mule Days’ main arena concert, is the real deal, with a ton of what he calls “dirt road cred.”

Apple Valley man seriously hurt in fight Sunday

May 20, 2013

An early-morning fight in the Bishop McDonald’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.

Grand opening celebration today

May 20, 2013

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.

May 17th

Broncos go kicking and screaming to CIF Central

May 17, 2013

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.
“I decided against it,” Simpson said at Thursday’s board meeting. “There weren’t a whole lot of pros.”

May 15th

Truck hits pole during morning rush hour

May 15, 2013

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.

May 14th

Fatal crash closes 395 in Bridgeport

May 14, 2013

4:30 P.M. TUESDAY – 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 – 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 Sheriff’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.

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