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October 24th, 2011

Falcons fall to Bishop

October 24, 2011

Friday night’s game at John Schwab Field was all Bishop. The Broncos trounced the Frazier Mountain Falcons handily, 42-0.
The Falcons were missing two of their wide receivers, limiting their options and opening them up to the strong Bishop defense. That, and the Broncos played a good game. “We played good defense against Cal City,” said Egan. “We played good defense and offense against Frazier. We keep improving.”

Eagles soar to 7-0

October 24, 2011

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles haven’t lost their luster. With the 55-20 win over the Immanuel Christian Crusaders Friday, the Eagles are undefeated at 7-0 with nothing between them and Lone Pine’s first Hi-Lo championship but the Lee Vining Tigers, Nov. 4 at home.
Coach Chris Riesen gives the credit to his players, mostly seniors who know the game and are giving 100 percent.

October 21st

Chalfant man in jail after ammo incident

October 21, 2011

Shots rang out in Chalfant Valley early Thursday morning and law enforcement raced to the scene, but those shots weren’t being fired from a gun as originally feared.
Kenneth Wayne Riggins, 37, was taken into custody after Mono County sheriff’s deputies – responding to a report of possible shots fired – allegedly found him placing live ammunition into a fire in a burn barrel.
According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, the call came in at approximately 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, reporting possible gun shots fired on Valley Road in Chalfant.

Hills bill likely to be stand-alone

October 21, 2011

Representatives from the Alabama Hills Stewardship Committee and Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office met Monday to discuss the future of Lone Pine’s beloved hills.
Feinstein Field Representative Chris Carrillo, who is taking over responsibilities on the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area designation, spent about three hours discussing the project with Stewardship Group representatives Chris Langley, Doug Thompson and Kevin Mazzu to get up to speed on the project.

Implementation of Travel Mngt. Plan raising eyebrows

October 21, 2011

The summer recreation season not only allowed residents and visitors the opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors, but also to become newly acquainted with a number of road closures on U.S. Forest Service land.
Crews with the Forest Service have been active the past few months working to implement the Travel Management Plan, which incorporates or excludes about 2,000 miles of non-system roads into or from the route system.

Braedon Charles Hyland

October 21, 2011

Braedon Charles Hyland
1993-2011

Born July, 15, 1993, Braedon died Thursday, Oct. 13 due to complications after a car accident.

Bill Charles Sweat

October 21, 2011

Bill Charles Sweat
1930-2011

Bill Sweat, 81, passed away Oct. 6, 2011 with his wife of 46 years, Margo, at his side in Medford, Ore. Bill was born to Laura Mae and Jasper Newton Sweat on Jan. 9, 1930 in Hartshorn, Okla. Bill moved with his family to Shafter in 1939. After three years the family moved to Lone Pine. At an early age Bill started repairing cars.  In 1949 he married Caroline Hancock. From that marriage came three children, Susan, Bill and Shari.

October 20th

Owens Valley Camp welcomes new division chief

October 20, 2011

CalFire has a new leader overseeing operations in the Owens Valley.
Division Chief Bart Chambers, who took his post in May, is now overseeing more than 200 inmate firefighters in the Owens Valley and Fenner Conservation camps and dozens of state firefighters, ensuring they are well trained and prepared to respond to local, state and national disasters.
As division chief, Chambers works with two battalion chiefs for the area, which stretches from the Eastern Sierra to San Bernardino.

What rules should DWP pump plan be held to?

October 20, 2011

Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are having a hard time agreeing on protocol when it comes to the LADWP’s annual operations report.
During Monday’s Inyo County-Los Angeles Standing Committee meeting, the two entities discussed whether section IV.8 of the Long-Term Water Agreement and Section I.C of the Green Book apply when the county contests the LADWP operations plan, as it did this year.
Inyo County Water Director Bob Harrington says no, those sections do not apply, while the LADWP claims they do.

McAteer using technology as tool to strengthen ties

October 20, 2011

Local educators are offering parents the incentive of free technology to get involved in their child’s academic career.
According to Superintendent Terry McAteer, his office is introducing a new program that provides incentives for Latino families designed to get parents more active with academics and reward those who do with computers or other items that can be used as a family resource.
In the process of improving parental involvement, McAteer also hopes to bridge a growing technology gap and open lines of communication with an at-risk segment of the community.

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