October 28th, 2013
It started with a quiet clatter and bit of a dust cloud down the road.
Within a few minutes, the mules came into view, framed by the scenic, snowcapped Sierra. Strung together in groups of 10, the caravan of 100 long-eared equines clip-clopped down the dirt road toward the Los Angeles Aqueduct Intake, on Friday, Oct. 18, where they would start a 27-day journey that will take them 240 miles from the heart of the Owens Valley to the bowls of Los Angeles.
Advances in photographic technology over the past 10 years and one of the most photogenic settings on the planet have conspired to create amateur photographers out of a significant number of Inyo County residents.
More affordable and user-friendly digital cameras have helped untold numbers of residents discover hidden talents, nurture burgeoning careers as outdoor photographers or simply find a hobby that brings them closer to the Eastern Sierraâs wild landscapes often referred to as âGodâs country.â
Happy Hoods founder Carri Coudek wants everyone to know that her evolving anti-bullying program âis alive and wellâ and fostering more community activism during Octoberâs National Bullying Awareness Month and all year round.
Anti-bullying efforts are never-ending for Coudek. âPeople are asking me to be more visible in the community. Kids are always approaching me. âCarri, can I tell you what happened to me?â Theyâre being bullied in school. I get parents and grandmothers, they tell me about their kids being bullied.â
Just one day after Praxis Associates announced that it had laid the last of its conduit for the Digital 395 project, Suddenlink announced that it has tapped into the high-speed Internet system and is offering increased bandwidth to customers.
According to Suddenlink Senior Director of Communications Gene Regan, the Internet provider increased its bandwidth in Bishop, Big Pine and Independence Thursday afternoon.
Regan said that current Suddenlink customers with a 1.5 megabit per second connection have been upgraded to a 15 Mbps connection, at no extra charge.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles Volleyball beat the Vasquez Mustangs for the second time this season and did it the hard way on the road.
The Mustangs were ranked ninth in their CIF division, but fell 3-0 to the Eagles in Lone Pine earlier this month, setting up a real battle in Acton Thursday afternoon. Time for a little Vasquez payback.
âWe knew we would have a fight on our hands after our three-game sweep,â said coach Mel Joseph.
U10 Boys Champions
Coach: Omar Santana
Players: Colt Matteson, Danny Santana, Draik Berger, Hector Esarza-Garcia, James Robinson, Jesus Solorio, Jorge Garcia, Leonardo Cortes, William Morris, Zandur Farmer
U10 Girls Champions
Coach: Brad Weller
Players: Alondra Martinez, Avery Chinchen, Brooke Weller, Emalai Quintero, Isabeau Ostly-Vasquez, Jayda Apodaca, Juliana Garcia, Saige Connolly, Uriah Martinez
U12 Boys Champions
Coach: Dustin DelGiudice
Lady Broncos Basketball Mandatory Parents Meeting
There will be a mandatory meeting for parents of this yearâs Bishop Lady Broncos basketball players. The meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Bishop High School library.
For more information, contact coach Brian Pennington at (760) 937-0461.
Eastern Sierra Girls Softballâs
Mark those calendars for Saturday, Nov. 9 for the Eastern Sierra Girls Softballâs Bingo Night, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Barlow Gym in Bishop.
A downed airplane belonging to a Big Pine man was located Thursday morning near Huntington Lake on the west side of the Sierra.
Fresno County sheriffâs officials also located the pilot, who has yet to be identified, with unknown injuries.
Sheriffâs Deputy Chris Curtice said that the pilot was flown from the crash site, about one mile south of Brown Peak, to the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno to be treated for injuries. Curtice said he did not know the extent of the pilotâs injuries, but did confirm that he was the planeâs only occupant.
Residents still have a couple more days to wear blue ribbons and help spread awareness of asthma â a common condition that can also be fatal.
For the 17th year in a row, family and friends of the late Christopher John Schumacher are staging Blue Ribbon Asthma Awareness Week, Oct. 15-25, to not only honor Schumacherâs memory, but to show support âfor all those who have asthma and know someone who suffers from asthma,â according to organizers.
Schumacher was 14 â just shy of his 15th birthday â when he died from a severe asthma attack on Oct. 19, 1996.
Flora McBride Murphy
Flora McBride Murphy, 88, was born Sept. 23, 1925 in Mono Lake to Joe McBride, Sr. and Ida Tom-McBride. She is the granddaughter of Bridgeport Tom and Leanna Tom, and great-great-granddaughter of Captain Sam. Flora passed away Oct. 15, 2013 in Yerington, Nev.
As a child she attended school in Coleville, and later in her teen years she attended Stewart Indian School. She had technical training at Chemawa Indian School in Oregon as a welder, welding ships during World War II.