October 7th, 2010
Members of the Big Pine Tribe are asking the Board of Supervisors and Los Angeles City Council to re-evaluate the way they do business.
The Tribe logged an official complaint late last month claiming the Inyo County-L.A. Standing Committee violated the Brown Act when the Inyo County Board of Supervisors discussed the August Standing Committee meeting in the regular board meeting on Aug. 24 and directed its members on how to vote.
The Tribe is also alleging that, as there were no members of the L.A. City Council present, there was no quorum at the Aug. 27 Standing Committee meeting.
A Mammoth Lakes resident has been arrested for attempted murder and domestic violence after first allegedly claiming to be his brother, then allegedly beating up his girlfriend. To the girlfriendâs dismay, the suspect, Jonathon Anderson, 24, was eventually found hiding under her bed while she slept.
Mammoth Lakes Police Department is reporting that the incident started around 1:40 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.
With the allure of cooler temperatures and a holiday weekend coming, staff at Death Valley National Park are asking visitors to remain aware of the inherent dangers of the heat of the park and its beautiful landscapes that can be dangerous distractions.
Park officials are using one recent day in Death Valley, which saw the rescue of two different parties, as a reminder of dangers facing visitors.
The Bishop Bronco JV overcame a sluggish start to beat Mammoth 35-7. The Broncos and Huskies were tied 7-7 at the half but Bishop dominated the second half.
Bishop got on the board first with freshman Cam White blocking a Huskies punt, returning the ball to the 3-yard line. White then finished the short drive with a 3-yard touchdown run.
The Huskies evened the score late in the second quarter.
The Bishop High Broncos scored on their first possession of Friday eveningâs cross-county rivalry with the Mammoth Huskies and never looked back.
With the lopsided Bishop victory, 59-6, the Broncos remain first in their division with a perfect 4-0 record heading into Fridayâs contest with Bishopâs of La Jolla.
âIâm happy with the intensity and focus we brought to the game,â said coach Bill Egan. âWe had a lot of distractions to overcome with the penalty calls all night.â
Thornton Jay ‘T.J.’ Marker
Private burial services will take place at Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara for 17-plus-year Bishop resident Thornton Jay “T.J.” Marker.
Born in Long Beach on Sept. 4, 1922, T.J. died Sept. 6, 2010 at Northern Inyo Hospital from complications of diabetes. He was 88.
Polly Leah Brown Cox
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the West Line Street Cemetery for Polly Leah Brown Cox.
Born in her home in Round Valley on July 14, 1936, Polly died Oct. 1, 2010 in Bishop. She was 74. Polly attended school in Bishop, graduating from Bishop Union High School.
She was married to Milton Cox for almost 50 years until his death in 2009.
C.P. ‘Rocky’ Stone
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Bishop for C.P. “Rocky” Stone. Pastor Peter Thomsen will officiate.
Born May 28, 1918 in Irvine, Orange County, one of eight children to Ralph and Jennie Stone, Rocky died of natural causes Oct. 2, 2010 at the Bishop Care Center. He was 92.
Thanks to recent changes in programs and administration, Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer told the Board of Supervisors that Inyo Countyâs schools are in good shape despite financial challenges and declining enrollment that is threatening one school.
Owens Valley High School, with only 11 students this year, may be facing closure due to a lack of enrollment.
âWe all have declining enrollment, but the Owens Valley High School is nearing lapsation. If it goes into lapsation, it will face disposal of school territory and property,â McAteer said.
From the ashes of a devastating fire comes a new visitors center to welcome people from all over the world into the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest â home to some of the oldest living things on Earth.
It has been two years since an alleged arsonist burnt the log cabin structure to the ground, but now funding has been secured and a contractor has been chosen to begin the re-building process.