May 2nd, 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.
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.
âWe were short handed,â said varsity coach Stacy Van Nest, âtraveling with only 11 girls. The win took all 11 and they gave it everything they had.â
According to Van Nest, the lone run was deceptive. âWe had several hard hits into the wind,â she said, âso our run doesnât really show how well we were hitting.â
Megan Erwin pitched 7 innings, 10 strikeouts, 0 walks, 2 hits
Katelyne Lent: 1 for 3
Megan Erwin: 1 for 3
re a bit of a surprise to the Bishop Broncos in early April when the two met at Bishop High. The Ravens took an early lead before the Broncos got on track and came from behind in the fifth inning to win the first High Desert League game 9-4.
There was no surprise in Fridayâs rematch in Cal City. The Broncos came home with a 16-1 win and are still on top of the league standings.
âWe played terrific defense,â said coach Tim Reid. âChance Callahan and Schain Thomson were both outstanding.â
Things will be business as usual at South Lake this year. They may start a little later than usual but with the incredible snowpack built up over the winter, getting to any high-elevation lake will be a challenge until the summer thawing.
âWeâre going to be ready for the Opener,â said Jared Smith, general manager for Parchers Resort and the South Lake Boat Landing. âThe lake should be full just a couple weeks later than usual, and it should be much better than a usual year.â
Harold ‘Hal’ W. Johnson
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. 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.
Catherine Louise Walden
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday May 5 at the Church of the Nazarene in Bishop for Catherine “Kitty” Louise Walden. All who knew and loved Kitty are welcome to join in remembering her.
Born Aug. 3, 1919 in London, England, Catherine Louise Walden, or Kitty, as most knew her, died at the Bishop Care Center on Saturday April 23, 2011. She was 91.
Jeannine Ellen Brown
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for Jeannine Ellen Brown.
Born Joe Ellen Drury on April 24, 1929 in Oklahoma City, Okla., Jeannine died April 23, 2011 at the Bishop Care Center. She was one day shy of turning 82.
Before county staff members develop a final resolution concerning increased fees at local landfills the Inyo County Board of Supervisors wanted to weigh in one last time.
The board met Tuesday with Integrated Waste Manager Chuck Hamilton and two local solid waste service providers to hammer out some of the finer details about what dump fees will be raised to close a $695,000 Integrated Waste Department deficit.
The annual Manzanar Pilgrimage is a time to remember and honor the past and those who fought and died for civil rights, and a time to reflect upon the future. This weekend marks the 42nd annual pilgrimage to the site, an internment camp complete with gun turrets and barbed-wire fence south of Independence that was the relocated home to more than 10,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
Testimony from the Louis LePlat murder trial, now in the jury deliberation phase, is revealing more than details about the case.
According to the defense attorney for LePlat, the testimony is also drudging up details about a complex web of questionable behavior by the Inyo County District Attorneyâs Office, involving deals with jailhouse informants, reliance on âshadyâ witnesses and political sabotage.
District Attorney Art Maillet was unavailable for comment, and has refused to respond to media inquiries for months.