June 28th, 2011
The murder trail stemming from the death of James Eric Rambeau, Jr. in June 2009 has included many tangents, such as the revelation of questionable behavior at the Inyo County District Attorneyâs Office, the use of a widely mistrusted jailhouse informant, threats against D.A. Art Maillet and arresting officers, bomb threats at the jail, and a change of venue for the trial from Inyo to Ventura counties.
The famous Owens Valley âBig Earsâ site is about to get even bigger.
The New Jersey Institute of Technology is planning to expand operations at the California Institute of Technology Radio Observatory north of Big Pine by adding a new set of radio telescopes.
Despite a late-game rally, Just NDNs proved too much for Shirts ân Skirts in Tuesday eveningâs Bishop coed softball game at City Park. The NDNs took out their opponent 11-3.
Both teams were held scoreless through the first inning. NDN Johnny Shoshone hit a 1-RBI single to get things started in the top of the second.
Suma Davis smashed a 2 RBI double into center field in the third. By the end of the inning, the NDNs had extended their lead to 6-0.
Shirts ân Skirts got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third. Bob Bishop hit a sacrifice fly ball to bring Justin Whitman home.
Aaron Puls, Tanner Kruse and Keith Tatum have been named to All-CIF baseball teams.
Puls, a graduating senior and Bishop Bronco first baseman, went on a hitting spree toward the end of the season and into the playoffs. Puls hit home runs in each of the four playoff games, including a grand slam against Southlands Christian and two against Oxford Academy in the semifinals.
Kruse, a junior, pitched his way through an undefeated High Desert League season with an ERA less than 1.0. Kruse was also effective at the plate.
Puls and Kruse were both named to first team All-CIF.
South Fork Bishop Creek
Reduced flows have really improved the water conditions on the creek. The fishing has remained excellent along most of stretches of the creek with some solid fish in the 2 - to 3-pound range.
Most folks are really doing well in the slower moving pools and deep pockets. More solid 2-pound plus rainbows along with plenty of pan sized stockers are filling stringers. Thomas Bouyants, worms, mini-jigs, Panther Martins and Thomas Bouyants are producing best.
With the backdrop of the Eastern Sierra, still covered in snow, and the citizens of Bishop wearing “Welcome Home” T-shirts, the California High School Rodeo Association held its State Finals June 13-17.
Fast runs were made, champions were named and the entire week was a huge success. Behind the scenes, many people worked hard to see that success happen.
Gerald Paul Benson
Gerald “Jerry” Benson passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife, Joan, at his side.
Born to Rodney and Mae Benson in Passaic, N.J., Jerry moved to the San Fernando Valley with his family when he was 14 years old. He graduated from Notre Dame H.S. and married his high school sweetheart. After serving in the Armed Forces for two years, Jerry spent more than 35 years as a Shell Service Station owner. He loved fast cars.
Legislators of the Golden State have yet to pass a budget and now these elected officials will not get paid for each day it continues to go unbalanced and unsigned by the governor.
State Controller John Chiang decided this week to enforce two separate voter-approved measures: one that requires a balanced budget and one that holds lawmakers accountable for failing to meet the first mandate.
Inyoâs county seat of Independence is not only appropriately named for Fourth of July celebrations, but the residents there work overtime to make sure the Southern Inyo town is the place to celebrate Americaâs birthday.
That extra effort results each year in patriotic and otherwise July 4-themed action from morning through the night with a flag-raising, parade, barbecue, kids games, arts and crafts fair, a marathon and a pyrotechnics display at the Independence Airport.
In a county where only 2 percent of the land is owned by private citizens, finding a large parcel of property for development can be a difficult task.