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December 17th

Santa-cops

December 17, 2012

Local law enforcement officials partnered up with dozens of local youngsters Saturday to help the kids shop for Christmas presents for their families. Law enforcement agencies from virtually every community in the Eastern Sierra, using money from their own Peace Officers’ Associations, provided $200 to each youngster participating in the annual Shop With a Cop event at Kmart in Bishop. The morning kicked off with breakfast at Whiskey Creek in Bishop before the youngsters got to go on a ride-along, with lights and sirens blazing, down Main Street.

Chief planning wildland fire training

December 17, 2012

New recruits will be fighting a live brush fire in Bishop as part of a training exercised designed to give the volunteers some much-needed experience.
Bishop Fire Chief Ray Seguine said the volunteer fire department is planning to ignite a fire in the vacant lot on the northwest corner of the intersection Yaney and Spruce streets to simulate a wildland fire, something the new recruits will likely experience this spring.
Seguine said a wildland fire experience cannot be simulated at the department’s training facility on East Line Street.

Schools react to Sandy Hook tragedy

December 17, 2012

As the nation comes to grips with Friday’s deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., local law enforcement is showing a more visible presence at school campuses.
On Monday, uniformed personnel from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, Bishop Police Department and California Highway Patrol were making their presence known as students arrived at and left school campuses from Bishop to Lone Pine.

Community comes to rescue of Community Christmas Dinner

December 17, 2012

The public is invited to enjoy a hearty holiday Christmas Day menu, complimented by heaping helpings of caroling and conviviality at the 23rd Annual Community Christmas Dinner, hosted by the United Methodist Social Services Soup Kitchen.
Soup Kitchen Supervisor Laura Smith said everyone is invited to dinner from 12:30-3 p.m. on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 at Bishop United Methodist Church, 205 N. Fowler St. Need is not an issue, she added. “We just want everyone who wants to come to have the opportunity to be there.”

Broncos clean up Muckers

December 17, 2012

The Bishop Broncos basketball teams laid waste to the Tonopah Muckers Friday night. The Lady Broncos ran away with a 54-26 win while the Broncos battled to a 61-59 victory.
The first quarter of the Lady Broncos game was close, ending with a 9-4 lead by Bishop. Once the team warmed up, the Broncos hit nearly 50 percent of their second-half shots to pull away from the Muckers.
“It was another night of unselfish play,” said coach Brian Pennington. “The ladies dished out 15 assists for the 25 baskets made from the field.”
For the boys’ team, Cy Scott led the scoring effort with 31 points.

Eagles go 2-0 in DML

December 17, 2012

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles corralled the Vasquez Mustangs Friday night with a 85-61 win.
The Eagles basketball team is now 2-0 in Desert Mountain League play, hoping to go 3-0 tonight at home against the Mammoth Huskies.
Mike Cappello led the Eagles with 30 points, followed by the Greene brothers, Seth and Brad, with 18 each.

INDIVIDUAL STATS
Kishan Bhakta: 2 pts.
Ryan Cappello: 7 pts.
Mike Cappello: 30 pts.
Alec Garcia: 8 pts.
Brad Greene: 18 pts.
Greg Greene: 18 pts.
Garrett Sullivan: 2 pts.

Eastern Sierra Roller Hockey results

December 17, 2012

Junior Division
Dec. 10
Lowthorp Orthodontics 7
Gannon Daugherty and Marty Tiernan, 40 saves of 44
Dufort Construction 4
Dustin Waasdorp, 30/37
Troy Cauldwell Paint & Stucco 4
Owen Richman, 28/29
Eric Richman Optometry 1
Daniel Klemincic, 45/49

Bantam Division
Dec. 411
Sierra Auto Body 8
Lane Frechette, 14/21
Bill Carter DDS 7
Chase Cortez, 28/37
Mountain Apparel 12
Harrison Greer, 22/30
Granite 8
Hunter Allen, 24/36
Skip Wise Home Services 5
Michael Bragdon, 25/27
BBQ Bills
Nora Cimino, 23/28

Pee Wee Division
Dec. 13
Mahogany Smoked Meats 8
Nora Cinimo 20/25

December 14th

Wishes needing sponsors

December 14, 2012

Each of these colored, paper “bulbs” represents the Christmas wishes of a local child in need, and because there are still plenty hanging from the 10 Wish Trees located throughout the county (including The Inyo Register, above), Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action has extended the deadline to Monday, Dec. 17 in order to give residents additional time to participate in the program. Participants are asked to select a bulb off of any Wish Tree, then do a little Christmas shopping for the youngster and return the new, unwrapped gifts to the IMACA Office, 224 S. Main St. in Bishop, by Monday.

LADWP, Inyo undertake annual river-project review

December 14, 2012

Monitoring of the Lower Owens River Project has given Inyo County, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and residents an insight into how habitats on the project are developing.
Both LADWP and Inyo County Water Department officials said LORP goals were met this past year, despite dry conditions, and, over all, coordinated team-work between the LADPW and Inyo County, as well as consultants, has led to a growing habitat along the river.

Owners want to hear your ideas for Cottonwood Plaza

December 14, 2012

Owners of the Cottonwood Plaza in Bishop are looking to the community for input on the future of the shopping center as local contractors continue renovations on the buildings.
After years of legal debates that stalled efforts to re-open the plaza, then the death of an owner earlier this year, the Denman family has gotten the ball rolling on internal improvements intended to bring Cottonwood’s buildings up to code and attract businesses to the long-vacant complex.

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