October 25th, 2011
City officials have spent the past few months gathering public comments on Bishopâ€™s Mobility Element, planned to be the transportation chapter of the cityâ€™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.
The Bishop Lady Broncos tennis squad hosted Desert for a rematch.
Desert won 10-8, with Bishopâ€™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 Desertâ€™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.
Friday nightâ€™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. â€śWe played good defense against Cal City,â€ť said Egan. â€śWe played good defense and offense against Frazier. We keep improving.â€ť
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles havenâ€™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 Pineâ€™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.
Shots rang out in Chalfant Valley early Thursday morning and law enforcement raced to the scene, but those shots werenâ€™t being fired from a gun as originally feared.
Kenneth Wayne Riggins, 37, was taken into custody after Mono County sheriffâ€™s deputies â€“ responding to a report of possible shots fired â€“ allegedly found him placing live ammunition into a fire in a burn barrel.
According to a Sheriffâ€™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.
Representatives from the Alabama Hills Stewardship Committee and Senator Dianne Feinsteinâ€™s office met Monday to discuss the future of Lone Pineâ€™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.
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
Born July, 15, 1993, Braedon died Thursday, Oct. 13 due to complications after a car accident.
Bill Charles Sweat
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.
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.