October 21st, 2010
A 1911 postcard touting the âFirst Annual Harvest Festival, Bishop Ca.â promised attendees âa day of jollificationâ and celebration in âthe Owens Valley, the land of plenty.â
Now, 99 years later, the Eastern California Museum in Independence will try to provide the public another âday of jollificationâ during its first annual Harvest Heritage Day on Saturday, Oct. 23. The âjollificationâ will commence at 1 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m., at the Eastern California Museum, 155 N. Grant St., in Independence (three blocks west of the historic courthouse).
“At first, I was afraid to talk, even in the police department,” said “Nancy,” a local resident recounting the beginning of the end of a nightmarish two-year relationship with an abusive partner.
According to Nancy, her abuser forced her to tell law enforcement that there was no abuse, after the victim’s coworkers – suspecting domestic violence in the relationship – called the police. She said she did as she was told out of fear, “and it was still a blood bath that night.”
Ruth Alice Nielsen
Memorial services for Ruth Alice Nielsen will be held some time around Thanksgiving. The time and date will be announced at a later date.
Born April 5, 1938 in Chicago, Ill., Ruth died Oct. 10, 2010.
Bishop Highâs tennis team pulled out another win against Kern Valley Thursday.
The singles players, Shayna Citrenbaum, Eva Bohg and Maddy Talmage, only gave up 13 of the 54 games, winning all nine sets.
Lady Broncos doubles teams won five of the nine sets. Madi Taylor and Jocelyn Crocket won 6-2 and 6-1. Hope McIndoo and Karen Hinek took two sets 6-3 and 6-1. Ashlee Lee and Sivonna Becket won 6-4 but lost a set at 4-6.
A determined Boron Bobcats volleyball team came to Lone Pine Thursday afternoon, out for Eagle blood. It didnât happen.
The Eagles and Bobcats traded games through nearly two hours of gruelling play, but Lone Pine polished off the tie-breaker, 15-13 and remains undefeated in the top spot in Desert Mountain League play.
âWe usually go five games against Boron,â said coach Mel Joseph. âThey have a good program and great defensive instincts.
âBoron was scrappy and did not let too many balls hit the floor. They were aggressive from the service line.â
Local law enforcement is planning to focus more attention on drunk driving offenders and motorcycle safety while the state Office of Traffic Safety is going to be picking up the tab.
The Bishop Police Department has been awarded a new $53,000 traffic safety grant for a year-long anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on local roadways.
The first annual Harvest Heritage Day Celebration is asking for donations from local gardeners of their large zucchini, pumpkins or squash so they can be dressed in clothes during the event.
The toll taken by the fiery crash on U.S. 395 in August has increased, with a fourth victim succumbing to injuries.
The California Highway Patrol reported that John Nathan Adams, a popular coach with Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, died on Oct. 9 at Renown Medical Center in Reno after being taken off life support.
Officer Laura Roberts, public information officer for the CHP, said that the cause of death is listed as âmultiple blunt force trauma and burns.â
A 29-year-old woman survived an estimated 100-foot fall on Saturday while climbing the Owens River Gorge.
The victim reportedly free fell about 40 feet from the face of the Gorge just north of China Wall on the east side of the Owens River, before becoming tangled in her climbing rope and falling an additional 60 feet to the ground.
Climber and Bishop resident Olivia Nguyen witnessed the accident about 3 p.m. from the opposite side of the Gorge while belaying a climbing partner.
Eastern Sierra Wildlife Careâs Fifth Annual Wild Spirits fundraiser will be held Sunday, October 24, 6-8 p.m, at Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop.
The evening includes door prizes, a wildlife slide show, hors dâoeuvres, a silent auction, snakes and Razzle the raven.