June 18th, 2012
As volunteer crews and the Inyo County Road Department work to implement the pilot Adventure Trails system in Southern Inyo, two out-of-the-area environmental groups have taken legal action to stop the project in its tracks.
The Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed a lawsuit this week in which they claim county leaders did not adequately address environmental concerns.
Yonnetta K. DeYoung
âWe are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.â
â Teilhard de Chardin
Yonnetta (pronounced Juanita) DeYoung, age 88, of Fallon went to sleep in the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Manor Care Wingfield in Sparks, Nev. Born on Aug. 30, 1923 in Pocatello, Idaho, she was the daughter of Walter and Frances Ames. Yonnetta married Henry DeYoung on July 15, 1941 and remained married to him until his passing in 1996.
Cecil Leon Campbell
He was born at home in the Jackfork Mountains of Oklahoma to Annie and Cecil Campbell on May 9, 1931, Leon rode unto the sunset in Benton City, Wash. on June 4, 1912.
He came to Bishop around 1950 where he was employed by Union Carbide. In 1954 he married the love of his life, Betty (Tallon). Leon worked for the schools as a bus driver and custodian, and shod horses. They moved to Washington state in 1979, although his true passion was rodeo.
Lyn and Ralph Haberâs four-acre Swall Meadows botanical garden preserve will be open for a public tour as a benefit for the Bishop City Park Arboretum Project. It may actually serve as a double benefit: a fundraiser for the Bishop City Park Arboretum Project and a learning opportunity for local gardening devotees. âThe tour is (especially) welcoming to newcomers who donât know what grows here,â said Charles Milligan, one of the tour organizers.
Local leaders met last week to discuss the countyâs fleet of vehicles and what state-mandated emission regulations might mean for county-owned vehicles.
Through responsible use and careful maintenance, Inyo County has been able to maintain a large fleet of vehicles at minimal cost to the citizens. However, with state-mandated emissions regulations going into affect over the next few years, there are concerns that many older vehicles will need to be replaced or the county will face fines and fees for being out of compliance.
Nineteen new homes are under construction on the Bishop Paiute Reservation thanks to a Department of Housing and Urban Development Title VI Loan Guarantee.
According to the tribe, HUD has backed the tribe for a $3 million loan for the construction of 18 new homes on tribal lands. The last home will be built using Community Development Department reserves.
The HUD loan is a rare opportunity for the tribe.
Tonight is Cancer Awareness Night at the California High School Rodeo Association Finals that continues with the second go at 7 p.m.
Locals Bodie Kruse and Haley Oney have their second go in team roping and pole bending this morning, with the performance starting at 9 a.m.
Kruse and Emily Clendenen will compete this evening in tie-down roping and pole bending.
Each performance has a full, fast-paced line up from goat tying to bull riding.
Tickets are available at the gate or the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce.
The two teams standing at the top of the Cityâs Softball Coed C Division faced off Tuesday night. By the end of the game, the rankings had not changed. Bad Company had one more win and Show Us Your Hits added a game to their loss column.
Bad Company dominated the early innings putting Show Us in a catch-up mode. The final score: 13-8.
Brian Young scored the first run for Show Us in the top of the first, with a base on balls, rounding to home on a single from Dale Renfro.
Bad Company showed Show Us why theyâre at the top of the division with an in-the-park homer at the top of its line up.
Four area baseball players made the All-CIF list in their respective divisions.
Tyler Amisone and Jesse Chirrick, Hi-Lo League champion Big Pine Warriors, were named All-CIF for Division 7.
Bishop Broncos Tanner Kruse and Keith Tatum made All-CIF in Division 6. The High Desert League champion Broncos were undefeated league.
Two hundred seventy runners took a tour of the High Sierra, Saturday May 19, competing in the 19th Annual Bishop High Sierra Ultra-Marathon.
According to race director Marie Boyd, the run was âa most successful presentationâ with no snow on the higher reaches of the course and perfect spring weather.
The runners competed in one of four endurance events: the 20-mile Fun Run, 50K, 50 miles or 100K (62 miles). Thirteen states and Canada were represented among the competitors.