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May 10th, 2011

Local tribe, volunteers purchase fire equipment

May 10, 2011

The fire department in Bishop is staffed fully by volunteers, except for the chief. Not only do these volunteers dedicate their spare time, and dedicate themselves to drop whatever they’re doing to respond to a call at anytime of the day or night, but now they’re putting their donations together to buy a new truck for the department and the community.
The department has also received an Indian Gaming grant totalling $26,900 that will go toward new pagers used to notify volunteers when their services are needed.

Paul deHam

May 10, 2011

Paul deHam

A graveside service was held May 6 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine for Paul deHam.
Born Sept. 20, 1945 in Denver, Colo. to Fred and Juanita deHam, Paul died Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Viera, Fla., surrounded by his family.

Morris Sterling “Morrie” Loyd

May 10, 2011

Morris Sterling “Morrie” Loyd

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood for Morris Sterling “Morrie” Loyd.
Born April 15, 1917 in Bolivar, Mo. to Charles R. Loyd and Maud Sterling Loyd, Morris died peacefully April 30, 2011 in Caldwell, Idaho. He was 94.

Donna Hardy Lake

May 10, 2011

Donna Hardy Lake

A celebration of life is being planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at Round Valley School for Donna Hardy Lake. A Facebook group has been created for remembrances at “Celebrate the Life of Donna Hardy Lake.”
Born July 17, 1933 in Torrance to Ruth McKisson and Herbert Hardy, Donna died at her home in Round Valley from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease on May 1, 2011. She was 77.

Ygnacio Fimbres

May 10, 2011

Ygnacio Fimbres

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Valley Presbyterian Church on West Line Street in Bishop for Ygnacio Fimbres. Funeral Services were held in Minot, N.D.
Born Jan. 24, 1944 in Bishop, Ygnacio died April 20, 2011 in Minot. He was 67.
Ygnacio was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved his family.
“He will forever be in our hearts,” the family said.

Bishop talks transportation

May 10, 2011

The City of Bishop wants to know how its citizens are getting around and plan on getting around in the 21st century. It is set to update its long term transportation plan and will hold an informational open house on May 12 to open the dialogue between the city and its citizens on mobility.
The Getting Around in Bishop Open House will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at City Hall, 377 W. Line St.

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.


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