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October 12th, 2010

BP Warriors beat Trona by 1 in OT

October 12, 2010

The Big Pine Warriors held on in nail-biting overtime against the Trona Tornadoes Friday night to stay undefeated at 5-0 for the season.
The Warriors pulled ahead in the final seconds for the 35-34 win, redeeming Big Pine after last year’s loss to Trona in the last play of the game.
“This is a game the boys will never forget,” said coach Mark Tillemans. “We really went through all the extremes of high and low.
“It was a real character-builder. We learned a lot of lessons. We can’t come out flat, we have to play four quarters.”

Lewis Thomas ‘Tom’ Miners

October 12, 2010

Lewis Thomas ‘Tom’ Miners

1936-2010

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Bishop Christian Center for former Big Pine resident Lewis Thomas “Tom” Miners.

Born on February 15, 1936, in Ishpeming, Mich. to Allyvion and Signa (Oust) Miners, Tom died Oct. 1st, 2010, at home with his family in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was 74.

Breast cancer walk coming soon

October 12, 2010

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and community members will soon be taking part in the annual walk at the park to raise money for patients and to remember and honor those who have fought long and hard against the disease.
The Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance will be holding its 10th annual walk this year at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Bishop City Park. This is the ESBCA’s largest fundraiser of the year.
The ESBCA’s primary goal is to help patients pay for the costs associated with cancer, be it for travel or simple living expenses.

BP Tribe ready to celebrate

October 12, 2010

Autumn is here. The days are getting shorter, the weather is cooling off, the leaves are changing and the Big Pine Paiute Tribe is preparing for one of its favorite festivities, the Fall Fandango.
Beginning Thursday, Oct. 14, the Big Pine Tribe will host a slew of festivities, including the Miss Big Pine Paiute Tribe, an art show and reception, community breakfast and dinner, live music, hand games and more.
Everything kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday with the Little Miss and Miss Big Pine Tribe pageant and art show reception.

Living long and prospering

October 12, 2010

At 92 years old, Bishop resident James Hurlburt has witnessed the invention of and American infatuation with radio and television, the long reign of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, the Great Depression, seven American wars, the Civil Rights Movement, the moon landing and much, much more.

October 11th

Relic returned to Lone Pine Fire Dept.

October 11, 2010

The Lone Pine Fire Department will be showing off a returning member of the team at the 21st Annual Lone Pine Film Festival parade on Sunday. The member is a 1934 Chevrolet fire truck, recently found in a private collection and in near-mint condition.
Fire Chief Le Roy Kritz said the truck is quite possibly the first engine the department and district ever owned. He said he’s seen pictures of the 1889 Lone Pine Fire Brigade with pull-along carts, but no engines before this one.

Surveys reveal top local attractions

October 11, 2010

A recent surveying effort has revealed that hiking is the top reason most visitors come to Inyo County, second only to sightseeing.
Mount Whitney, of course, is Inyo’s most popular destination.
The majority of those surveyed said they enjoyed their visit to the area and there was very little that needed to be changed to make the experience better.
The surveys also revealed that most visitors would not change their plans if the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository was in operation.

October 7th

Rain stops growth of Sheep Fire

October 7, 2010

Recent rain and snow in the Sierra have stopped growth of the Sheep Fire, which has been the source of smoky skies in the Owens Valley since it was ignited by a lightning strike in July.
The blaze has burned 8,962 acres – 5,837 in Sequoia National Forest and 3,125 in Kings Canyon National Park – over the past two and a half months.
The fire began in the southern cliffs above Cedar Grove and has grown predominately to the west.

Linda ‘Susie’ Zucco

October 7, 2010

Linda ‘Susie’ Zucco
1950-2010

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Independence Cemetery for lifetime Lone Pine resident Linda “Susie” Zucco. A cry dance ceremony will be held from 9 p.m.-midnight Friday, Oct. 8 at the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Community Center at 975 Teya Rd. in Lone Pine.
Born Feb. 28, 1950 in Lone Pine, Linda died Oct. 3, 2010 in Bishop. She was 60.

Broncos lose tough match to Ravens

October 7, 2010

Bishop’s Lady Broncos played tough Tuesday in volleyball action against the California City Ravens but fell 0-3.
The first two games were nail biters at 22-25 and 24-26. “Our girls played great,” said coach Sheri Sonke. “The games were exciting and the team is starting to gain confidence and really play well together.”
The Ravens scored 11 straight unanswered points in the final game before the Broncos rallied. Bishop came back to a close 15-20 but the early deficit was too much to overcome.

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