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June 28th, 2011

County seeking input on district boundaries

June 28, 2011

Local leaders are looking to the public for input on where supervisorial districts should be drawn.
Every 10 years, after the federal census is complete, the county is required to review its district boundaries and, if the population change found by the census shows a shift in the county’s population, re-draw the boundaries to be sure each county supervisor is serving approximately the same number of citizens.
According to Planning Director Josh Hart, each supervisor must represent between 17 and 23 percent of the population.

A life lost: Rambeau’s family speaks out

June 28, 2011

The murder trail stemming from the death of James Eric Rambeau, Jr. in June 2009 has included many tangents, such as the revelation of questionable behavior at the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office, the use of a widely mistrusted jailhouse informant, threats against D.A. Art Maillet and arresting officers, bomb threats at the jail, and a change of venue for the trial from Inyo to Ventura counties.

Caltech’s valley site in line for more ‘ears’

June 28, 2011

The famous Owens Valley “Big Ears” site is about to get even bigger.
The New Jersey Institute of Technology is planning to expand operations at the California Institute of Technology Radio Observatory north of Big Pine by adding a new set of radio telescopes.

June 24th

Locals compete in Bishop coed league

June 24, 2011

Despite a late-game rally, Just NDNs proved too much for Shirts ‘n Skirts in Tuesday evening’s Bishop coed softball game at City Park. The NDNs took out their opponent 11-3.
Both teams were held scoreless through the first inning. NDN Johnny Shoshone hit a 1-RBI single to get things started in the top of the second.
Suma Davis smashed a 2 RBI double into center field in the third. By the end of the inning, the NDNs had extended their lead to 6-0.
Shirts ‘n Skirts got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third. Bob Bishop hit a sacrifice fly ball to bring Justin Whitman home.

Broncos named All-CIF

June 24, 2011

Aaron Puls, Tanner Kruse and Keith Tatum have been named to All-CIF baseball teams.
Puls, a graduating senior and Bishop Bronco first baseman, went on a hitting spree toward the end of the season and into the playoffs. Puls hit home runs in each of the four playoff games, including a grand slam against Southlands Christian and two against Oxford Academy in the semifinals.
Kruse, a junior, pitched his way through an undefeated High Desert League season with an ERA less than 1.0. Kruse was also effective at the plate.
Puls and Kruse were both named to first team All-CIF.

Fishing Report

June 24, 2011

South Fork Bishop Creek
Reduced flows have really improved the water conditions on the creek. The fishing has remained excellent along most of stretches of the creek with some solid fish in the 2 - to 3-pound range.
Most folks are really doing well in the slower moving pools and deep pockets. More solid 2-pound plus rainbows along with plenty of pan sized stockers are filling stringers. Thomas Bouyants, worms, mini-jigs, Panther Martins and Thomas Bouyants are producing best.

June 23rd

Bishop hosts successful state high school rodeo finals

June 23, 2011

With the backdrop of the Eastern Sierra, still covered in snow, and the citizens of Bishop wearing “Welcome Home” T-shirts, the California High School Rodeo Association held its State Finals June 13-17.
Fast runs were made, champions were named and the entire week was a huge success. Behind the scenes, many people worked hard to see that success happen.

Gerald Paul Benson

June 23, 2011

Gerald Paul Benson
1933-2011

Gerald “Jerry” Benson passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife, Joan, at his side.
Born to Rodney and Mae Benson in Passaic, N.J., Jerry moved to the San Fernando Valley with his family when he was 14 years old. He graduated from Notre Dame H.S. and married his high school sweetheart. After serving in the Armed Forces for two years, Jerry spent more than 35 years as a Shell Service Station owner. He loved fast cars.

No state budget equals no pay for lawmakers

June 23, 2011

Legislators of the Golden State have yet to pass a budget and now these elected officials will not get paid for each day it continues to go unbalanced and unsigned by the governor.
State Controller John Chiang decided this week to enforce two separate voter-approved measures: one that requires a balanced budget and one that holds lawmakers accountable for failing to meet the first mandate.

County seat celebrating ‘Passport to Freedom’

June 23, 2011

Inyo’s county seat of Independence is not only appropriately named for Fourth of July celebrations, but the residents there work overtime to make sure the Southern Inyo town is the place to celebrate America’s birthday.
That extra effort results each year in patriotic and otherwise July 4-themed action from morning through the night with a flag-raising, parade, barbecue, kids games, arts and crafts fair, a marathon and a pyrotechnics display at the Independence Airport.

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