October 25th, 2011
City officials are providing a central location for Halloween festivities this weekend in hopes of bringing the community together and giving kids a safe trick-or-treating environment.
The second annual Truck or Treat event will be held from noon to about 9:30 p.m. Saturday between fields one and two in the Bishop City Park and will include a costume and vehicle decorating contest, a fun run and movies.
The City of Bishop has been chosen by the League of California Cities to join a new and unique program aimed at trying to help state municipalities share success stories as they weather the current financial crisis.
Bishop is one of the first two dozen out of more than 450 cities to be included in the program, a joint effort of the California City Management Foundation and League of California Cities known as âStrong Cities, Strong State.â
City officials have spent the past few months gathering public comments on Bishopâs Mobility Element, planned to be the transportation chapter of the cityâs General Plan by February 2012. These elements help guide the city and its leaders in prioritizing, and eventually completing, projects that are in the best interest of the citizenry.
The city is, again, opening the door for comments on another draft of the element in November and January. This will be the new and final draft of the transportation chapter.
The Bishop Lady Broncos tennis squad hosted Desert for a rematch.
Desert won 10-8, with Bishopâs singles taking 5 wins and the doubles, 3.
Madi Taylor and Ashley Lee each won two of their three sets; Taylor 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; Lee 1-6, 5-1, 6-2.
Ricki Willey lost to Desertâs third and first seeds but won against the Scorpions number 2, 5-1.
In doubles action, Katie Tanksley and Karen Hinek won the only two sets, 6-3 and 6-1.
Hope McIndoo and Tara Gardner played through their sixth tie-breaker of the season but lost 6-7. Jenelle Rafferty and Kelli Pfeiler lost their doubles matches.
Friday nightâs game at John Schwab Field was all Bishop. The Broncos trounced the Frazier Mountain Falcons handily, 42-0.
The Falcons were missing two of their wide receivers, limiting their options and opening them up to the strong Bishop defense. That, and the Broncos played a good game. âWe played good defense against Cal City,â said Egan. âWe played good defense and offense against Frazier. We keep improving.â
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles havenât lost their luster. With the 55-20 win over the Immanuel Christian Crusaders Friday, the Eagles are undefeated at 7-0 with nothing between them and Lone Pineâs first Hi-Lo championship but the Lee Vining Tigers, Nov. 4 at home.
Coach Chris Riesen gives the credit to his players, mostly seniors who know the game and are giving 100 percent.
Shots rang out in Chalfant Valley early Thursday morning and law enforcement raced to the scene, but those shots werenât being fired from a gun as originally feared.
Kenneth Wayne Riggins, 37, was taken into custody after Mono County sheriffâs deputies â responding to a report of possible shots fired â allegedly found him placing live ammunition into a fire in a burn barrel.
According to a Sheriffâs Department press release, the call came in at approximately 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, reporting possible gun shots fired on Valley Road in Chalfant.
Representatives from the Alabama Hills Stewardship Committee and Senator Dianne Feinsteinâs office met Monday to discuss the future of Lone Pineâs beloved hills.
Feinstein Field Representative Chris Carrillo, who is taking over responsibilities on the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area designation, spent about three hours discussing the project with Stewardship Group representatives Chris Langley, Doug Thompson and Kevin Mazzu to get up to speed on the project.
The summer recreation season not only allowed residents and visitors the opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors, but also to become newly acquainted with a number of road closures on U.S. Forest Service land.
Crews with the Forest Service have been active the past few months working to implement the Travel Management Plan, which incorporates or excludes about 2,000 miles of non-system roads into or from the route system.
Braedon Charles Hyland
Born July, 15, 1993, Braedon died Thursday, Oct. 13 due to complications after a car accident.