May 13th, 2011
Local officers with the California Highway Patrol welcomed a new member to their ranks this week.
Veterans with the Lone Pine CHP office will spend the next 45 days âbreaking inâ Officer Jeremy Patch, who graduated from the grueling 27-week CHP Boot Camp April 29 and reported for duty in Inyo County this past Monday.
Patch will be living in Lone Pine and working out of the Southern Inyo office.
As with all new officers, Patch had an opportunity to visit Inyo County prior to graduation from the academy to tour his duty station and conduct a ride-along with a local officer.
The airport in Bishop could be quiet this Fourth of July.
The rising cost of fireworks, the incredible amount of manpower required and dwindling donations are major factors in the Bishop Volunteer Fire Departmentâs decision of whether to have a show this year.
Fire Chief Ray Seguine said the volunteers will decide at their next meeting on Tuesday, May 17 if the sky will be full of the flowers of fire this Fourth.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the Bishop Methodist Church for Norma Wilson. The service will be followed by a potluck reception at Elks Park off of West Line Street in Bishop.
Born April 20, 1925, to Harold and Jenny Wyckoff of Ovid, N.Y., Norma died May 2, 2011.
Harriett Alice Steele
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Big Pine Cemetery for Harriett Alice Steele, followed by a celebration of life at the home of Bob and Margie Steele on Flower Alley in Big Pine.
Born May 13, 1933 to Harold and Ruby Thomas in Silverton, Colo., Harriett died Nov. 24, 2010.
Alexander A. Kaders (Kochanski)
No funeral services have been announced for Alexander A. Kaders (Kochanski.)
Born April 16, 1918 in Chicago, Ill. to Alexander Kochanski and Veronica (Kazsuba) Kochanski, Alexander died peacefully at his home in Bishop on April 20, 2011. He was 93.
Alexander is now reunited with his wife in Heaven.
Officials at the Tri-County Fair sought Tuesday to put an end to speculation about the 2011 headliner, announcing that none other than Blue Ăyster Cult will be taking the stage on Friday night, Sept. 2.
âTickets are not yet on sale for the fairtime concert, but many people have been asking who this yearâs band would be,â said Fairgrounds CEO Jim Tatum. âWe are so excited to bring back a classic rock concert and we hope everyone comes out to enjoy Blue Ăyster Cult.â
In 2001, a group of local Lone Pine residents got together to discuss how they could bring their community together. Rather than having a Cinco de Mayo celebration, they decided to expand the concept to hold it the week afterward to include everyone in the community, celebrate Motherâs Day as well, and call it Fiesta de Lone Pine.
Nearly four years after the 55,000-acre Complex Fire of July 2007 nearly burnt the structure down and three years after heavy rainfall on the burnt areas sent a flood of mud and debris through the historic grounds, the Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery is not only recovered but newly expanded.
Friends of Mt. Whitney Hatchery are inviting the public to celebrate the opening of the new Wildlife Interpretive Center at the hatchery this Saturday.
The fun starts at 6 p.m. with dinner, live music by Sandy and Clay Anderson and cowboy poetry by Duane Rossi.
The Bishop Lady Broncos softball teams came home from Rosamond Tuesday with a JV win and a varsity loss.
The final league games will be played today against the Desert Scorpions.
It took just five innings for the JV team to beat the Roadrunners, 15-4.
The trouncing went a long way to avenge the Broncosâ 16-11 loss to Rosamond in mid-April. That loss was the last defeat for the Broncos who head to the final league game today at Desert with a 6-2 record, 14-3 overall.
The Bishop Broncos travelled to Rosamond Tuesday for a rematch with the Roadrunners. The game was pivotal, assuring Bishop the High Desert League championship and, potentially, keeping the team in the top four for CIF baseball playoffs.
The Broncos clinched the first with a 7-3 win over Rosamond. The playoff schedule will be announced Sunday. The Broncos have one more league game, an away match today with the Desert Scorpions who have yet to see a win in league play.