April 18th, 2013
About 700 residents attended the 17th annual ICARE fundraiser dinner held last weekend at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds, raising $30,000 for a new county animal shelter.
Animal lovers who gathered at the event were treated to a catered dinner, live and silent auctions and raffles.
Dinner was catered by Whiskey Creek, thanks to sponsorships from Union Bank of California, Sierra Wave Media and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The meal wasÂ served by local 4-H Club members.
Read more in the Thursday, April 18 edition of The Inyo Register.
Two dry years in the Eastern Sierra and a Southern California Edison project that required the lake to be drained has Lake Sabrina west of Bishop looking like an alien moonscape.
Sabrina, a favorite destination in the Sierra, is currently so low that it has reverted back to being two separate natural lakes, and the smaller of the two is nearly dry.
What that means for next weekendâs fishing opener remains to be seen, but Sabrina Lake Boat Landing owner Juanita Apted is optimistic.
Bishopâs Lady Broncos softball team heads to arch-rival Kern Valley tomorrow right where coach Stacy Van Nest wanted her team: 3-0 in league.
The Broncos shut out the Frazier Falcons on the road Tuesday, 7-0. Pitcher Kellie Tiner went all seven innings with 13 strikeouts, only 1 hit and 1 walk.
âThe girls had a fantastic game,â said Van Nest. âWe had big hits, bunts, outstanding pitching and great defensive plays.â
Kellie Tiner: 7 innings, 13 Ks, 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 walk
Katelyne Lent: 3 for 4 with 2 RBI
Shiloh Smith: 1/4
The Lone Pine Lady Golden Eagles have been on a rampage, demolishing the Silver Valley Trojans 18-7 last Friday and sending the Mammoth Lady Huskies yelping back up the mountain Tuesday with a 23-8 win.
The Silver Valley win came after Lone Pineâs two-week spring break but there no signs of rust on the Eagles.
âWe came out pretty strong,â said coach Liz Jones, âwith 6 clean infield outs and only 2 errors.â
Amanda Barlese, with 4 hits on 5 at-bats, and Lacie Jones, at 3 for 4, led the hitting streak. âWe racked up a total of 14 hits,â said Jones.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles nine have turned the corner, logging back-to-back wins over Silver Valley (8-1) last week and over the Mammoth Huskies (16-6) Tuesday.
The corner turned was the nasty error corner. The Eagles have solid pitching and strong offense, but until the game with the Silver Valley Trojans, have been plagued by defensive errors.
âWe had no errors against Silver Valley,â said coach Mike Button.
The win avenges the Eaglesâ season-opening loss, 10-13, to the Trojans last month, a defeat that was rife with errors.
It was great weather for basketball at Frazier Mountain Tuesday as the Bishop Broncos nine got blown off the side of the hill with a 2-10 loss, the teamâs first High Desert League loss since the 2009-10 season.
âIt sounds worse than it really was,â said coach Tim Reid. âWe didnât play that badly, we just made some defensive mistakes. You canât make mistakes against that good a team.
âSome positive things happened. We fought to the end and thatâs a good thing to see.â
The grandparents of a local toddler who is optimistically fighting cancer are organizing a new dinner-and-a-show fundraiser to help the battling babe and her family with ongoing medical expenses.
Jim and Suzanne Crawford of Dayton, Nev., mother and stepfather of Bishop resident Mike Gehringer and grandparents of Gia Joy Gehringer, are organizing the fundraiser locally and are planning another one in Nevada, to help Mike and his wife, Heather, with ongoing medical expenses incurred to treat Gia for crococcygel teratoma and yolk sac tumor since she was diagnosed in December.
What started as a traditional beauty pageant concept is evolving into an ambassadorial, community-enhancement enterprise with spin-offs to a wide range of public services by reigning city pageant queens.
Since they were crowned on Nov. 30, Miss City of Bishop Kristina Blum and Miss Teen City of Bishop Indica Morgenstein, a Bishop Union High School junior, have enthusiastically jumped in to their roles as city ambassadors through public appearances and a variety of community service projects, said City Administrator Keith Caldwell.
Investigators with the Inyo County District Attorneyâs Office arrested two residents Thursday afternoon in connection with alleged embezzlement at Inyo County Health and Human Servicesâ welfare office.
HHS Manager Dawndee Rossy, 46, of Bishop, has been charged with two counts of grand theft, 34 counts of identity theft, two counts of embezzlement, one count of possession of controlled substance, one count of welfare fraud and four counts of criminal conspiracy.
The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the Owens River near Laws shortly after noon Thursday to assist in a search for a kayaker in the water.
Inyo County Sheriffâs deputies located the missing man hiking through a field just west of the river, on the east side of U.S. 6 with his life vest and kayak paddles.
Sheriffâs Deputies at the scene said the man was safe and unharmed. He was evaluated by paramedics with Symons Ambulance Services.
For more information, see the Saturday, April 13 edition of The Inyo Register.