November 14th, 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 â€śexcessiveâ€ť and â€śoppressive.â€ť 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.
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 Pineâ€™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.
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 â€“ 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.
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.
Maureen H. O’Brien
Maureen H. O’Brien went to be with her Savior on Oct. 29, 2011. She is survived by her five children, David O’Brien, Mark O’Brien, Sheila Anderson, Michele Enkenrode and Sean O’Brien, together with their spouses, and her 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Maureen was an OB nurse at Northern Inyo Hospital and lived in Bishop 34 years.
The Bishop Broncosâ€™ Cross Country girls team came in first, the boys team second, in High Desert League competition held Nov. 2 at Desert High.
Broncos runners will be competing today in the CIF Preliminaries at Mt. San Antonio College.
The Lady Broncos were undefeated for the season, claiming league championship ahead of Rosamond and Kern Valley.
On the boysâ€™ side, Rosamond took first, Bishop second followed by Kern Valley, Desert and Cal City.
â€śIâ€™m proud of these atheltes for the effort they have put in this season and for who they are as people,â€ť said head coach Jeff Perry.
Playing on their opponentsâ€™ turf, the Bishop Broncos scorched the Desert Scorpions Thursday night, 61-20, to officially claim the High Desert League Championship for the second straight year. Bishop is seeded number one in the Northeast Division with a 5-0 league record, 9-1 overall.
Desert brought all the weapons in their arsenal to the game, but most of them backfired. The Scorpions, tied with Kern, Frazier and Cal City at 2-2 going into the final league game, had to play spoiler to the Broncos to have a shot at making the playoffs.
Though not under formal military command until the early 1900s, women have played an active role in the armed forces since the American Revolution, serving alongside their male counterparts in fighting for country and freedom.
Today, an estimated 1.5 million women â€“ 214,000 of them active â€“ are serving their country among the five branches of the U.S. military, according to the Department of Defense, accounting for 14.5 percent of the nationâ€™s military service personnel.
The number of female veterans in the U.S. is estimated at 1.2 million.
A full year has passed since determined community members announced their intention to make a difference in the lives of residents recovering from addiction, and in the community as a whole.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is kicking off its 2011-12 season this weekend with the help of a fall storm that dropped seven inches of snow last week.
Mammoth was set to turn on the lifts at 8:30 a.m. today in advance of four days of festivities and events for early-season skiers and boarders to celebrate the opening of the season.
The resort planned several industry film debuts from the DC snowboard team, live music daily on the mountain and â€śswag giveaways.â€ť