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October 25th, 2011

Public asked to weigh in on latest mobility document

October 25, 2011

City officials have spent the past few months gathering public comments on Bishop’s Mobility Element, planned to be the transportation chapter of the city’s General Plan by February 2012. These elements help guide the city and its leaders in prioritizing, and eventually completing, projects that are in the best interest of the citizenry.
The city is, again, opening the door for comments on another draft of the element in November and January. This will be the new and final draft of the transportation chapter.

October 24th

Broncos tennis takes on Desert

October 24, 2011

The Bishop Lady Broncos tennis squad hosted Desert for a rematch.
Desert won 10-8, with Bishop’s singles taking 5 wins and the doubles, 3.
Madi Taylor and Ashley Lee each won two of their three sets; Taylor 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; Lee 1-6, 5-1, 6-2.
Ricki Willey lost to Desert’s third and first seeds but won against the Scorpions number 2, 5-1.
In doubles action, Katie Tanksley and Karen Hinek won the only two sets, 6-3 and 6-1.
Hope McIndoo and Tara Gardner played through their sixth tie-breaker of the season but lost 6-7. Jenelle Rafferty and Kelli Pfeiler lost their doubles matches.

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.

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