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November 16th, 2011

Broncos JV: HDL champs

November 16, 2011

The Bishop Broncos Junior Varsity football team scored their second consecutive High Desert League championship last Thursday against the Desert Scorpions in what spectators have described as “the game of the century.”
Both teams were undefeated in league, so the championship title hinged on the outcome. The Broncos staged a comeback in the fourth quarter but the victory came down to a blocked field goal attempt by the Scorpions.
Bishop went up 6-0 on a TD by Jose Jimenez in the first quarter but was behind 6-14 at the half.

November 15th

Salvation Army gears up for holidays

November 15, 2011

The local branch of the Salvation Army is in the eye of the Thanksgiving tornado – gathering donations, swirling turkeys, pies and stuffing into gift baskets and organizing the whirlwind of basket deliveries to families in need from Walker to Lone Pine and beyond next Monday.
And, in the midst of the Thanksgiving rush, the Salvation Army is preparing for the Christmas holiday which will include distributing more food baskets along with clothes and gifts to needy families.

Developers say water holding up project

November 15, 2011

There is an empty bit of privately owned land in northern Inyo County that’s ready for housing development – if only the water were turned on.
According to the owners of the plot located behind Value Sports in Bishop, they are hoping to join the Meadowcreek Mutual Water Company in order to proceed with a development that’s been stalled for the past six years.
The narrow strip of property at the corner of North Barlow Lane and North Sierra Highway has come to be known as the “Arbors” – the name of the original project that included 22 town homes at the busy intersection.

Quintet rescued in Death Valley

November 15, 2011

Several hikers were rescued from the wilds of Death Valley late last week after becoming lost and then stranded.
Inyo County Search and Rescue personnel along with Death Valley National Park rangers headed up a successful search effort Friday that resulted in the return of five young adults to safety from the area of Telescope Peak.

November 14th

Scholarships to Cerro Coso now available

November 14, 2011

Local residents hoping to enroll at Cerro Coso Community College in Bishop have an opportunity to catch a full ride this year.
Now in its 17th year, the Eastern Sierra Foundation is preparing to offer scholarships designed to ease the burden of obtaining a college education.
The Eastern Sierra Foundation Scholarship is available to any Inyo County, Chalfant or Benton resident who has lived in California for at least a year. The Foundation will pay full tuition and up to $300 for textbooks for eligible students planning to attend Cerro Coso full-time (12 units or more per semester).

Bronco alum Santana scores big at UCI

November 14, 2011

The University of California Irvine Anteaters men’s soccer team won the Big West Championship tournament Saturday, beating UC Santa Barbara 3-2 in double overtime.
Chino Santana, former Bishop High School soccer player, was a big part of that win, scoring the Anteaters’ first goal in the first half, his fourth of the season.
Santana’s assist in the semifinals helped propel the team into the championship match.
UC Irvine is ranked number 8 in Division 1 men’s soccer. The win gives the Anteaters an automatic berth in the NCAA playoffs.

Residents floating their own sewer rate proposal

November 14, 2011

Rather than merely oppose a proposed sewer rate increase, residents in Big Pine have drafted an alternative plan that they say will be easier on the pocketbook during these tough economic times.
The group of long-time residents and community advocates said the rate increase proposed by the Big Pine Community Services District is both “excessive” and “oppressive.” Tom Phifer used those two words over and over again when talking about the proposed increase during an interview at the home of fellow opponent Bob Steele.

Golden Eagles win 1st round CIF playoff game

November 14, 2011

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles will have home-field advantage in round two of the CIF 8-Man football playoffs.
The 32-14 win over the Lancaster Baptist Eagles Friday night secured Lone Pine’s spot in the quarterfinals. The Golden Eagles won the coin flip Monday morning, giving them the advantage over Excelsior Education Center in the Nov. 18 match-up.

Supes split over Inyo film commish contract

November 14, 2011

Local leaders were at odds Tuesday when the issue of renewing the contract for the Inyo County film commissioner was brought to light.
The board was scheduled to approve a $40,000, one-year contract to retain Film Commissioner Chris Langley as a sole source provider for his services – but the issues of the perception of fairness versus preservation of valuable expertise collided at the dais.
When the county approves a sole source provider, it does not submit a Request for Proposals for the position in question, and does no outside recruitment.

RaVonne Wines

November 14, 2011

RaVonne Wines
1954-2011

A memorial service will be held at the Oasis of Grace Church Jan. 28, 2012 for 18-year Bishop resident RaVonne Wines. More details will be forthcoming and published in the newspaper and available at the church at a later date.
Born March 2, 1954 in Aurora, Colo., RaVonne passed away Nov. 8, 2011 of breast cancer.

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