November 7th, 2011
The Bishop Broncos scored their fourth shutout in a row, 49-0, Friday night against the Rosamond Roadrunners, unofficially clinching the High Desert League championship.
With four of the six-school league cannibalizing each other into 2-2 seasons, the win secured the championship for the Broncos with one game remaining, against the Desert Scorpions, in the regular season.
Coach Bill Egan may be the only person in Bishop not speculating on the post-season playoffs. Heâs still waiting until after the Desert game, Thursday, Nov. 10.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles are the Hi-Lo League football champions, finishing regular season with an 8-0 record.
The Golden Eagles take on the Lancaster Baptist Eagles this Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in round one of the playoffs. Lancaster Baptist is an at-large team from the tough Heritage League.
Lone Pine is ranked seventh in CIF 8-Man Div. 1; Lancaster Baptist, ninth.
Edna V. Monahan
Edna V. Monahan, 84, of Lumberton, Texas passed away on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Edna was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Dec. 8, 1926 to Charles and Margaret (Vanderbilt) Armstrong.
A resident of Hardin County for the past three years, she was a retired cook for Cal-Tech Institution in Big Pine.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7 at the Brune Mortuary Chapel in Bishop for 83-year-old Bishop resident Lawrence Kinney. Stan Summers of House of Mercy will officiate. Interment will be at Sunland Cemetery in Bishop. A Cry Dance shall commence at dusk on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Kinney residence at 495 Pa Me Ln., Bishop.
Born in Bishop on Aug. 10, 1928, Lawrence died Oct. 31, 2011 at his home. He was 83.
Amelia ‘Millie’ Frank
Amelia “Millie” Frank, 78 of Bishop, born in Lida, Nev. Aug. 30, 1933, passed away Oct. 27, 2011 peacefully in her home with her family at her side.
Graveside services will be held at Fish Lake Valley Cemetery on Nov. 5, 2011, at 10 a.m. A potluck luncheon will follow.
This weekend, the Eastern Sierra Institute for Collaborative Education is partnering with several local non-profits, businesses and agencies to help residents âdiscoverâ their own backyard.
Paula Williams, director of the Eastern Sierra Institute for Collaborative Education, said her group wanted to showcase the natural and cultural history of the vast local area, and came up with the idea of a scavenger-hunt like event. Off the top of their heads, they came up with almost 30 activities to highlight as part of Sierra Discovery Day.
Residents of Big Pine are facing a significant sewer rate increase, with some fees set to double, but do have the right to protest the planned hike and possibly halt the rate increase altogether.
The 300 or so property owners affected will have the chance to hear more on the Big Pine Community Services Districtâs proposal, and protest it if they feel such a move is necessary, on Nov. 17.
An estimated 150 runners, walkers and joggers will head out from Millpond Recreation Area this Saturday at 9 a.m. in a celebration of community.
Self-proclaimed travel writer Malerie Yolen-Cohen has named Bishop one of the Top 10 cities to visit along U.S. 6, the nationâs longest federal contiguous highway, on her blogspot âStay on Route 6.â
But it is not the areaâs well-known fishing, hiking, climbing or adventure trail systems that caught the eye of Yolen-Cohen; it was Bishopâs advertised history, its story-telling with pictures on local businessâ walls, that earned the city a ninth-place ranking.
County leaders are crying foul about a U.S. Forest Service plan to trade property with the Town of Mammoth Lakes in exchange for more than 1,000 acres of non-federal land in Inyo, El Dorado, Plumas and Stanislaus counties.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors said Tuesday the proposed land exchange, known as the Mammoth Base Land Exchange, conflicts with the Inyo County General Plan, which states that the county is opposed to any loss of private property in Inyo County.