February 13th, 2012
Voters can expect major changes on the statewide political scene this election year as new legislation takes effect and the results of last yearâ€™s Census-related redistricting become more fully realized.
Impacts from the redrawn political districts throughout California â€“ affecting legislative representation in the state Senate and Assembly and U.S. House of Representatives â€“ will be seen as early as the June 5 Primary election, which will decide the frontrunners for the Nov. 6 General Election.
Residents who struggle with rodent problems in the spring and summer months in Inyo County now have a new resource that will teach them the best way to handle rats, rabbits, squirrels and other pests.
Peter Newman, a staff research associate with the University of California, was in Inyo County earlier this week setting up a digital learning center at the Agricultural Department to familiarize residents about the safest and most effective methods of dealing with rodent problems.
The Bishop Lady Broncos soccer team scored a decisive 3-0 win over the Desert Scorpions Thursday afternoon and are now headed into the CIF playoffs.
Bishop is tied with Frazier Mountain for the High Desert League championship at 8-1-1, but holds a better overall record at 10-7-1.
Playoff brackets will be released this weekend.
The game Thursday was icing on the cake for the Broncos.
In the first minutes of the match, Cassie McKinley ripped down the sidelines, outdistancing the Scorpion defenders, for the first goal of the game.
The Lady Broncosâ€™ basketball season has been a rollercoaster ride and Thursday night the team hit the top of the ride.
The team has won games they werenâ€™t supposed to and lost games by a hair.
Thursday night Bishop beat the number-one ranked Desert Lady Scorpions 41-35. With an 8-1 record and a lock on the High Desert League championship, Desert should have won. But, the Broncos, at 5-4, were fighting for a playoff berth and they got it.
Did we mention: the Scorpions are ranked 10th in the CIF Southern Section.
The Broncos soccer team demolished the Desert Scorpions, 9-1, Thursday night, securing a spot in CIF playoffs with a second-place finish in High Desert League.
With a 7-1-2 record, the Broncos are ranked behind Rosamond at 9-0-1.
The match was a total goal-fest from Bishop. Danny Lopez scored the first, less than two minutes into the game.
Ignacio Santana, with an assist from Alexis Barajas, sent in the second, midway through the first half. Ten minutes later, it was Barajas scoring on a Lopez assist.
Bronco ski racers Nick Schley and Robert Toy traded wins and crash-and-burns in the third race series at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Friday, Feb. 3.
Laura Stickells was the top Bronco in the womenâ€™s division with third- and second- place wins for the day.
Schley came through for a win in the morning two-run series with a combined time of 45.74.
Toyâ€™s combined time of 52.94 in the afternoon runs rated the number one spot.
The Broncos saw their hopes for a spot in the CIF playoffs vaporize Thursday night with a 37-60 loss to the HDL champion Desert Scorpions. But, just the fact Bishop had a shot at the playoffs is a mark of the teamâ€™s progress this year.
Broncos coach Ben Arcularius knew this season was the first step toward a strong basketball program.
Bishop fields exceptional football and baseball squads in the High Desert League where the other schools excel on the court, making Arculariusâ€™ first step a big one.
County leaders endorsed three proposals for Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District grants Tuesday.
The Inyo County Planning and Public Works departments are each planning to submit applications for the Clean Air Projects Program grants, while a grant application of the Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action now has the support of the county behind it.
According to Darren Malloy of IMACA, the non-profit agency is currently offering assistance to residents who wish to replace old, inefficient wood-burning stoves with modern heaters that result in less pollutants.
A Bishop man is being held in county jail this week for allegedly committing sex crimes against a child â€“ 17 years after being convicted on similar charges.
Deputies with the Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Department arrested Richard Ferrell Andreas, Sr. on Friday, Feb. 3 for allegedly committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14.
The 51-year-old Andreas, a resident of the Bishop Paiute Reservation, was transported to Inyo County Jail, where he is being held on $100,000 bail.
Bishop City Councilman Jim Ellis is recovering in a Nevada hospital from a serious head injury suffered over the weekend on an annual fishing trip.
Ellis was airlifted to Las Vegas for emergency medical treatment Friday evening after falling from a moving vehicle, striking his head on the ground and losing consciousness.
According to family and Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter, who was with Ellis at the time of the accident, the City Council member and married father of six is expected to make a full â€“ if slow â€“ recovery.