June 14th, 2012
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 Haber‚Äôs 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. ‚ÄúThe tour is (especially) welcoming to newcomers who don‚Äôt know what grows here,‚ÄĚ said Charles Milligan, one of the tour organizers.
Local leaders met last week to discuss the county‚Äôs 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 City‚Äôs 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 they‚Äôre 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 ‚Äúa most successful presentation‚ÄĚ 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
Coach‚Äôs Award: Jessica Barlow
Best Defense: Gena Lewis
Best Offense: Little Eva Lent
Most Improved Player: Bailey Morgan
Coach‚Äôs 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 tribe‚Äôs 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. Attorney‚Äôs Office Outreach Specialist Sean Vassar, U.S. Attorney‚Äôs Office Law Enforcement Coordinator George Anderson and Bureau of Indian Affairs/Office of Justice Services‚Äô new Special Agent in Charge of California Carleen Fischer.