June 14th, 2012
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.
Big Pine Middle School athletes were recognized for their athletic achievements last month.
Outstanding Playmaker Award: Kelby Chirrick
Best Offense: Dominick Santiago
Best Defense: Jacob Bacoch
Best Lineman: Juan Meza
Most Improved: Will Argyle, Brian Hambleton
Best Offense: Sienna Gutierrez
Most Improved: Morning Star Lent
Coachâs Award: Jessica Barlow
Best Defense: Gena Lewis
Best Offense: Little Eva Lent
Most Improved Player: Bailey Morgan
Coachâs Award: Morning Star Lent
Bishop tribal leaders and community members had an opportunity to meet with high-ranking state officials last month to discuss the tribeâs successful law enforcement and tribal court programs.
According to the Bishop Paiute Tribe, a collaborative meeting was held Wednesday, May 9, with the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney Laurel White, U.S. Attorneyâs Office Outreach Specialist Sean Vassar, U.S. Attorneyâs Office Law Enforcement Coordinator George Anderson and Bureau of Indian Affairs/Office of Justice Servicesâ new Special Agent in Charge of California Carleen Fischer.
Daniel P. Benson (Bone)
Building on the momentum from its first, full-fledged Eastern Sierra stage production â and the overwhelmingly positive reviews and amount of support it received in the process â the Writers Actors Guild of the Eastern Sierra is forging ahead with its next labor of love.
As with its adaptation of âTuesdays with Morrieâ this past winter, WAG is bringing to local stages a popular, if not beloved, piece of work ripe for yet one more exploration of its highly relatable themes.
A final tally of Tuesdayâs votes shows two out of three incumbent county supervisors have been unseated and the third is headed to a runoff election in November.
After verifying and tallying all but 70 outstanding provisional ballots, the Inyo County Elections Department released a final count late Thursday night that reveals essentially the same results as those reported immediately after the June 5 Presidential Primary.