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November 21st, 2012

Bishop competes at CIF championships

November 21, 2012

The Bishop Union High School tennis team sent four Lady Broncos to the Ford Southern Section CIF Individual Champion-ships held in Claremont on Nov. 19.
Together the girls were able to collect a total of 12 games. “The competition is very tough when at this level,” said coach Patty Cummings. “There have been times when we have not won any games so I was extremely impressed with how determined these four girls were this year.”
The doubles team of Katie Tanksley and Tessa Wright lost in two sets – 3-6, 0-6 – against the number one doubles team from Yucca Valley

Lady Broncos face Burros

November 21, 2012

Bishop’s Lady Broncos basketball team kicked off its 2012-13 season on the road against the tough Division 3A Burroughs Burros of Ridgecrest.
The Broncos lost 41-51but started strong in the first quarter. Tamia Shoshone, Brooke Callahan and Shiloh Smith led the scoring effort.
Katelyn Lent dropped in 7 points in the second quarter with Callahan and Smith contributing 2 each. The Broncos defense was worn down by the more than ample subs from the Burroughs bench.
Although the Broncos out-scored the Burros in the second half, they were just out-manned by the home team bench.

Lady Broncos face Burros

November 21, 2012

Bishop’s Lady Broncos basketball team kicked off its 2012-13 season on the road against the tough Division 3A Burroughs Burros of Ridgecrest.
The Broncos lost 41-51but started strong in the first quarter. Tamia Shoshone, Brooke Callahan and Shiloh Smith led the scoring effort.
Katelyn Lent dropped in 7 points in the second quarter with Callahan and Smith contributing 2 each. The Broncos defense was worn down by the more than ample subs from the Burroughs bench.
Although the Broncos out-scored the Burros in the second half, they were just out-manned by the home team bench.

State board rules LADWP needs to continue dust control

November 21, 2012

In a long-awaited decision, the California Air Resources Board Monday ruled that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is required to continue dust mitigation measures on dry portions of Owens Lake.
The decision comes in response to an appeal filed by the City of Los Angeles and means that the state agency agrees with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District’s claim that the LADWP has not met its dust-control obligations. A lawsuit filed in federal court by the City of L.A. against both Great Basin and its Air Pollution Control officer, Ted Schade, is still pending.

California’s Teacher of the Year visits Eastern Sierra educators

November 21, 2012

Rebecca Mieliwocki makes those she’s speaking to wish they were teachers, or at least had the skills to inspire or cajole young people to learn. As the 2012 Teacher of the Year, that’s Mieliwocki’s job, to be the face of the profession in what she describes as a political atmosphere in which teachers are often disparaged.
Mieliwocki was in friendly company when she spoke to a group of Eastern Sierra administrators, Inyo County board members and students at a luncheon hosted Nov. 13 by Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer at the Jill Kinmont Boothe School.

The battle over the bighorn

November 21, 2012

One hundred years ago, the fleet-footed Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep kept time to the mountains, moving upslope to summer pastures in the spring, down slope to winter ranges in the fall when blizzards beset the high Sierra.
They roamed between Olancha and Bridgeport, walking knife-edged ridges, dodging mountain lions and avalanches, sleeping under a thick, warm blanket of snow when temperatures plummeted to 10 below.

November 20th

Thomas L. Snelgrove

November 20, 2012

 

 

Thomas L. Snelgrove

Think local this holiday shopping season

November 20, 2012

Big-box retailers have Black Friday, Internet companies have Cyber Monday and, for the past couple years, the little guy has had its own post-Thanksgiving/specially-designated shopping day to boost that bottom line before the end of the year.
Nationwide, Nov. 24 will be recognized as Small Business Saturday, a day where locally-owned, mom-and-pop shops are encouraged to offer their best deals and residents looking to get a jump on their holiday shopping are encouraged to patronize independently-owned businesses.

Wye Rd. project focused on safety

November 20, 2012

A City of Bishop Public Works improvement project, designed to increase public safety by decreasing the potential for traffic accidents, is nearing the breaking-ground stage.
The Wye Road Intersection Improvement Project is designed to improve the Wye Road and North Main Street/U.S. 6 intersection, said Public Works Director David Grah. The project was conceived to make the intersection safer, he explained, an intersection that saw about 2,200 vehicles per day in 2007. “The City Council is anxious to get this project constructed.”

Contractors group, Chamber won’t be merged

November 20, 2012

The Owens Valley Contractor and Vendors Association last week rejected an idea to consolidate with the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau but agreed to take the lead in organizing the Tri-County Fair Home Show.
OVCVA President Dan Stone said the group had entertained the idea of merging with the Chamber of Commerce because both entities are focused on improving the local business community’s bottom line, and wanted to see if consolidation would improve services from both groups.

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