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June 6th, 2012

Bishop Little League update

June 6, 2012

Bishop Little League season is coming to an end with closing ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m.-noon on Field 3 at Bishop City Park.
The league governing board will be holding elections for five vacant positions that same Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon. Anyone interesting in a board position should fill out a Volunteer Application to be submitted to Information Officer Ilissa Twomey for placement on the ballot by Wednesday, June 13.
All members in good standing are eligible to vote in the election June 16 from 11 a.m.-noon at Field 3.

June 4th

Mono remains may belong to Bishop bank robbery suspect

June 4, 2012

A grim discovery in Mono County earlier this week may have re-opened the book on a two-year-old bank robbery case out of Bishop.
Mono sheriff’s deputies located the remains Tuesday of a man believed to be Steven Craig Wiswell, the suspect in the March 17, 2010 armed robbery of Bishop’s Chase Bank.
According to Mono County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Robert Weber, deputies were notified about 3 p.m. May 22 that residents in the Benton area had possibly found a human skull off a dirt road, in tall sage brush, on the west side of U.S. 6 near Benton.

Court sides with packers

June 4, 2012

With commercial permits almost assured by legislation, the final chapter on the High Sierra Hikers Association’s lawsuit against the National Park Service that threatened to shut down stock packers in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks may have been written.

Time to put out that gone fishin’ sign

June 4, 2012

Lake Sabrina Boat Landing
What a difference a week can make. Highs at the lake in the mid-70s with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoons sure beats 36 with a wind chill of 16.
The highs in the 70s means the flatlands are in the 90s to the triple digits. You all now know where to come to get cooled off.

May 31st

Donna Ruth Astells McAlister

May 31, 2012

Donna Ruth Astells McAlister

Donna was born Nov. 12, 1942 and went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on May 21, 2012.
Donna was born in East Los Angeles and moved to Lone Pine when she was 13. She graduated from Lone Pine High School in 1960. She spent most of her life raising and loving her children. She loved Lone Pine. Although she spent time living in other places she always considered Lone Pine her home.

Whitley Clearwater

May 31, 2012

Whitley Clearwater

Edith was born Sept. 29, 1916 on her parent’s, William and Zoe Whitley, ranch near the small town of Bandera, Texas in the Texas hill country. She died May 22, 2012 at the age of 95 in the Bishop Care Center. Edith grew up and attended school in Bandera, and business college in San Antonio, Texas. She moved to Oakland in 1935 and lived with a sister.

Bishop’s buildings tell stories of the past

May 31, 2012

On a recent walking tour, Bishop Mural Society members shared local history and kept the humorous anecdotes flowing as they showed off nine of the organization’s 15 murals with locals and 12 members of a Southern California Airstream club, in for Mule Days.
Mural Society board member Shirley Fendon, president Patty Holton, secretary Betty Cameron and treasurer Andrea Shallcross painted a vivid picture of the power of murals as they revealed the rich history behind the works of art which citizens walk or drive past every day.

Skate park open for business

May 31, 2012

With the concrete dry and rails secured, the youth of Southern Inyo are heading out to the brand-new Lone Pine Skate Plaza.
After a year-and-a-half of planning, Lynn Bunn said the skate park officially opened last week, and has already seen a lot of attention from Lone Pine youngsters.
“You can’t believe the number of kids who are out there skating already,” Bunn said. “The other morning there were some kids, 4 or 5 years old, on Razor scooters, and they were just having a great time.”

Digital 395 clears another hurdle

May 31, 2012

Digital 395 has passed another milestone and is nearly ready for the construction phase.
On Wednesday, May 23, Forest Supervisor Ed Armenta signed a Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Digital 395 Middle-Mile Project, essentially saying the project poses no major environmental concerns.
Armenta’s signature now allows Praxis, the contractor responsible for the project, to install, operate and maintain approximately 49 miles of underground fiber-optic cable in the Mammoth, Mono Lake and White Mountain Ranger districts of the Inyo National Forest.

May 29th

Bill Harris

May 29, 2012

Bill Harris

Bill Harris, 95, was born on June 15, 1916 in Porterville, California to Albert Asbury Harris and Harriet Barclay Harris. He died on May 23, 2012, at his home in Klamath Falls, Ore. These are the statistics.


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