February 10th, 2012
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.
Margaret M. Karaffa
Margaret M. Karaffa (81), resident of Bishop, Calif. for 36 years, born in Detroit, Mich. on June 27, 1930, passed away on Feb. 1, 2012 at Bishop Care Center.
Margaret worked many jobs as she followed her husband across America. She was a phone operator in Michigan, a front-office employee for churches in Detroit, Sarasota, Fla., and in Bishop. She also worked for J.C. Penney’s for many years in the catalogue department.
J.P. ‘Sierra Phantom’ Glover
J.P. Glover died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at the Bishop Care Center. He was 85.
Those who knew Glover did not call him by his birth name – most never knew it. He was known as the Sierra Phantom, a nickname earned after living 50 years in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
A conservation project in the west Chalfant area on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Managementâ€™s Bishop Field Office is nearing completion.
The project involves converting BLM motorized routes to hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use and constructing a new motorized route to maintain recreational access.
BLM Recreation Planner Richard Williams said the agency is eliminating some redundant motorized routes to create other recreational opportunities without preventing OHV users from accessing the area.
Families at the Marine Warfare Training Center outside of Coleville are recovering after a deadly explosion late last week that claimed the life of one resident and sent two others to the hospital.
On Friday, Feb. 3, at approximately 8:53 p.m., the Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Dispatch received numerous 911 calls regarding an explosion and a residential structure that was on fire at the MWTC off-base housing.
It was later reported that the fire started after an explosion caused by a propane leak in the residential area of the MWTC.
County leaders will be returning to business today after a two-week hiatus in late January.
The Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. in the County Administrative Center in Independence to discuss three requests from department heads to hire new employees, a waste tire amnesty event and a new planning ordinance.
The board is also scheduled to discuss potential uses for funding that is available through the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control Districtâ€™s Clean Air Projects program.