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May 10th, 2011

Future uncertain for local business, youth hangout

May 10, 2011

Tim Reid’s life has been a series of ups and downs. Today, he’s in a pretty good place with his Bishop Broncos baseball team undefeated in league play and almost assured a spot in the CIF playoffs.
But, the Broncos Bullpen batting cages, a business he started last July, is in danger of closing. What he didn’t figure on was the interminable slow period during the winter. Now he’s in a hole and needs help.

May 9th

Lady Broncos drop final home game to KV

May 9, 2011

The Bishop Lady Broncos softball team lost a tough game, 0-8, to the Kern Valley Lady Broncs Friday.
“You have to score to win,” said coach Stacy Van Nest. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t get past second base.”
Pitcher Megan Erwin, while on the mound, got hit hard by the ball in the fourth inning, but finished the game.
The Broncos fall to 3-5 in High Desert League, 9-10 overall.
The final two league games are on the road, at Rosamond today and Desert Thursday.

Broncos batter Kern Valley

May 9, 2011

The first two innings of Friday afternoon’s baseball match up between the Bishop Broncos and the Kern Valley Broncs were scary close.
Kern Valley jumped out to a 1-4 lead in the second inning. Bishop was plagued with weird errors until the third inning when the real Broncos nine took the field and a 5-4 lead.
“We fielded 11 players Friday,” said coach Tim Reid, “and every one made a huge contribution. It was a total team effort.”

May 6th

Louis LePlat found guilty of second-degree murder

May 6, 2011

The verdict is in on murder suspect Louis LePlat. He has been found guilty of second-degree murder and found not guilty of murder in the first-degree. The state mandated sentence for the offense is 15 years to life. LePalt will be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. on May 27 in Ventura.
Case information from Ventura County Superior Court states the jury was reportedly “hung” on the first-degree murder charge the day before finding LePlat guilty of second-degree murder on April 29.

May 4th

Almaguer sentenced to 60-years to life

May 4, 2011

Its been a long time coming, but finally, some of the victims of day care provider Guadalupe Almaguer know what power – and justice – feel like.
Last Tuesday, Mono County Superior Court Judge Mark Magit sentenced former Mammoth day care provider “Lupe” Almaguer, 58, to 60- years to life in prison, following his arrest in early October 2010 on suspicion of child sexual abuse.

May 2nd

Paul William Welty

May 2, 2011

Paul William Welty
1926-2011

A celebration of life will be held at a later date for Paul William Welty.
Born July 30, 1926 in Corning, New York, Paul died of congestive heart failure with his family by his side Sunday, April 24, 2011 in Sacramento. He was 84.,

Harold ‘Hal’ W. Johnson

May 2, 2011

Harold ‘Hal’ W. Johnson
1919-2011

Memorial services were held Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Bishop for Harold “Hal” W. Johnson.
Born Dec. 16, 1919 in Mt. Vernon, Mo. to Fred and Helen Johnson, the second of ten children, Harold died Wednesday, April 27, 2010 in Bishop. He was 91.

Ray Bocanegra

May 2, 2011

Ray Bocanegra
1931-2011

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for 47-year Inyo County resident Ray Bocanegra. Father John Gracey will officiate.
Born Aug. 31, 1931 in Colton, Ray died April 27, 2011 in Round Valley. He was 79.

LORP comes back to life

May 2, 2011

With the water comes the fun, as is the case in Southern Inyo County with the return of water to the Lower Owens River. The once lush and green Owens Valley floor south of Big Pine, that became a desert after the water was taken by the City of Los Angeles, is turning back into a riparian area full of life and adventure.
The Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power want to know exactly what kind of fun people want to have there. The two are developing a recreation plan for the Lower Owens River Project and are asking the public for input.

Lady Broncos score wins over C.C. Ravens

May 2, 2011

The Bishop Lady Broncos softball teams both came up with wins over California City Friday. The varsity won 1-0; the junior varsity 19-3.
“We were short handed,” said varsity coach Stacy Van Nest, “traveling with only 11 girls. The win took all 11 and they gave it everything they had.”
According to Van Nest, the lone run was deceptive. “We had several hard hits into the wind,” she said, “so our run doesn’t really show how well we were hitting.”

INDIVIDUAL STATS
Megan Erwin pitched 7 innings, 10 strikeouts, 0 walks, 2 hits
Offense:
Katelyne Lent: 1 for 3
Megan Erwin: 1 for 3

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