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March 27th, 2012

Looking for a job is a full-time job

March 27, 2012

The current job market slump called for Career Connections Job Fair presenters to get creative by encouraging job seekers to do the same.
While the pickings for actual employment opportunities offered at the March 16 job fair were slim, the message, especially from service agencies, was clear: looking for a job is a full time job – so develop a strategy and use it.

Deck helps ensure access for handicapped anglers

March 27, 2012

In an effort to make Inyo County’s recreational opportunities available for all, the Advocates for Access to Public Lands and the Bishop Lions Club recently completed an ADA accessible fishing deck at Rawson Pond No. 3.
While the deck is complete, AAPL and a handful of community volunteers are still working on rehabilitation projects at Buckley and Rawson ponds and, according to Project Coordinator and AAPL President Dick Noles, the fishery will not be in top shape for about a year.

March 26th

Inyo officials seek involvement in new Planning Rule

March 26, 2012

As the U.S. Forest Service prepares to move forward with implementation of a new planning rule on the Inyo, Inyo County leaders are demanding that the federal agency gives local leaders a seat at the table as decisions on the plan are made.

Tony Hawk Foundation pushes LP Skate Park closer to groundbreaking

March 26, 2012

With a little help from one of the world’s most famous skateboarders, the Lone Pine Skate Park Project is moving forward.
According to project organizer Lynne Bunn, the Tony Hawk Foundation recently announced that it will be donating $10,000 to the skate park fund.

Bishop grad following his dreams

March 26, 2012

Reagan Slee knew when he graduated from Bishop High that he wanted to own a sporting goods store some day. What he didn’t know was how the different career paths he would eventually take paved the way to Reagan’s Sporting Goods. He probably also didn’t know how much work it would take to bring that dream to life.

Lady Broncos go 7-3 in pre-league

March 26, 2012

The Bishop Lady Broncos logged an 11-3 win over Vasquez Saturday at the Lancaster Tournament and a 10-0 shutout of Louisville in an impromptu scrimmage.
The Broncos got to Lancaster two hours before their first scheduled game against Vasquez to find that their second opponent, Desert Christian, was a no show, leaving the Louisville Royals from Woodland Hills idle.
Bishop volunteered to play Louisville in a scrimmage format, then donated pitcher Megan Erwin when the Royals’ pitcher suffered arm problems during warm up. Erwin and Kellie Tiner rotated between teams for six innings of play.

Broncos split doubleheader

March 26, 2012

When is a split doubleheader a good thing? When it’s the Bishop Broncos baseball team up against the Burroughs Burros in Ridgecrest.
Bishop beat Burroughs Saturday 3-1, then lost the second game 0-1 in what is usually a humbling test for the Broncos in pre-league.
“This is the best we’ve played all season,” said coach Tim Reid.
Curran Simpson saved the win with a diving out at second base.
“Keith Tatum (Bronco’s catcher) had an awesome game one,” said Reid, “not only on his calls to Scott but he threw two outs on stolen base attempts.”

Warriors beat Braves, soundly

March 26, 2012

The Baker Valley Braves were no match for the Big Pine Warriors in either baseball or softball doubleheaders Friday afternoon.
By the time the dust had cleared, the Warriors had clobbered the Braves 10-2 and 11-0. The Lady Warriors overpowered the Lady Braves 19-2 and 22-2.
To the Braves’ credit, this is the first time since the late 1980s Baker Valley has fielded a softball team. With a bench of 20, the team has no where to go but up.

March 22nd

Desert search comes to grim end

March 22, 2012

A massive search effort to locate a California resident who mysteriously disappeared in Death Valley earlier this month come to a tragic conclusion Tuesday.
George Kohler, a 67-year-old San Francisco resident who went missing in Death Valley March 12, was found deceased Tuesday afternoon between Mesquite Spring Campground and Scotty’s Castle Road.
“It appears that Mr. Kohler left the campfire and took off cross-country on foot,” said Inyo Count Search and Rescue Coordinator Corporal Terry Waterbury.

City to raise park, sewer fees

March 22, 2012

Park patrons and business and property owners within the City of Bishop can expect certain fees and rates to rise this summer.
As part of a routine review process, the Public Works and Community Service departments are proposing raising various fees and charges as early as June 1.
Each year, all city departments are required to review fees and charges to determine if they cover the costs reasonably borne for providing service, City Administrator Keith Caldwell said at the March 12 City Council meeting.

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