May 20th, 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 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 eveningâs Mule Daysâ main arena concert, is the real deal, with a ton of what he calls âdirt road cred.â
An early-morning fight in the Bishop McDonaldâs 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.
âI decided against it,â Simpson said at Thursdayâs board meeting. âThere werenât a whole lot of pros.â
The Bishop Lady Broncos softball team fell, 3-13, to the Shadow Hills Knights Thursday afternoon in the first round of CIF Division 6 playoffs.
âUnfortunately the score does not reflect what a good game it was,â said coach Stacy Van Nest. âWe came ready to play but were out-hit and had some defensive errors. But we never gave up. The game was not out of reach until the bottom of the sixth. Iâm proud of every girl on this team for an outstanding season.â
The sixth annual Bomb-Fest Slow Pitch Softball Tournament played out last weekend at Millpond with the menâs teams battling it out on Saturday, followed by the coed teams on Sunday.
A lot of the names and faces were familiar, with Sweetwater, Reds and Mad Batters among the seven menâs teams competing for the tournament championship.
The champions of both the menâs and coed divisions, however, were teams from Northern California: Deaf Row, menâs champion, and Judoknome, coed champ.
Both teams, as well as one additional coed contender, were made up of hearing-impaired players.
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 Sheriffâs 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.
Kathleen Kelley Roberts
Kathy was born Aug. 5, 1955 in San Diego to Kenneth and Dolores Kelley. She passed away April 27, 2013 at Renown Medical Center in Reno after a heroic battle with a life debilitating illness that lasted several years. Most people never knew the seriousness of the health issues she was facing because Kathy was the type of person who hid her pain with a smile and looked to others first.