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Paul Cook Honoring two Locals

Mazzu and Dubrovner to be honored

Rep. Paul Cook to Honor Women From Inyo and Mono Counties

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) is pleased to announce Inyo and Mono counties honorees for the 2015 “Salute to Women: Young Leaders and Mentors” recognition ceremony. The event will be held at the Apple Valley Town Conference Center on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 10:00AM. The public is encouraged to attend this free event.

This year’s honorees were divided into two categories: Young Leaders and Mentors. Honorees in the Young Leaders category are high school and college-aged women who have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities. Women in the Mentor category will be recognized for their selfless work with the youth.

Lis Mazzu of Bishop and Shira Dubrovner of Mammoth Lakes were selected as Mentors by Rep. Cook for the excellent work they’ve done on behalf of the youth in their respective communities.

Elisabeth “Lis” Mazzu:
Lis, a former entrepreneur, became a McDonald’s Owner/Operator with her husband, Kevin. With multiple McDonald’s locations in Inyo and Mono counties, Lis has taken it upon herself to make a difference in her local community. Currently, she is a board member of the Bishop Union High School Foundation for Excellence and The Round Valley School STEP Foundation, both of which raise funds for technology for youth.  She is also active with Healthy Communities of Southern Inyo and Inyo County Childhood Obesity Taskforce, where she works to promote healthy lifestyles and balanced eating for local youth.  Additionally, she is a member of the Board for the Bishop Stingray’s Swim Team and for nine years helped underwrite “Kids Day” at the Tri-County fair so that thousands of children under the age of 12 can be admitted for free. She focuses on training and mentoring youth in her business because she believes in making a difference for our “Leaders of Tomorrow.”

Shira Dubrovner:
As the Artistic Director of the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theater, Shira has made it her mission to engage young people in the art of expression. She produced numerous theater productions, including Theatre for Young Audiences shows “Aesop’s Fables,” “Zagazoo,” and “Blue Nose,” that elementary school students in Mono and Inyo counties attend free of charge. With theatrical credits too long to list, Shira is instrumental in efforts to develop an expanded Arts Center that will benefit communities in the Eastern Sierras. Those lucky enough to take in one of her performances will appreciate Shira’s ability to challenge her audiences with compelling subject matter.

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Ken Rowan

Kenneth Rowan 1925-2015

Kenneth Rowan went to be with the Lord, and his beloved wife Frances, on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.
Ken was born in 1925, and raised in East Tennessee, where he met the love of his life, Frances Dugger. He joined the Navy in 1942, and served on a minesweeper in the Pacific during World War II.
After the war, he returned to Tennessee, married Frances, and began raising a family. He graduated from Carson Newman College, and attended Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.
He began working for Union Carbide Corporation in Tennessee, then in Colorado, and finally came to Bishop as an engineer at the Union Carbide mill at Pine Creek.
He was a resident of Bishop for 40 years, and some might remember him from Ken’s Clock Repair business, which he ran from his home. He was an ordained Southern Baptist minister, and served the Lord for many years pastoring small churches in Tennessee, Colorado, and California. After retiring from Union Carbide, he pastored First Baptist Church in Mojave for several years.
Ken was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years. He is survived by his four children, Janice, Fred, Dan and Don; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ken never met a stranger, and loved to talk with everyone. Those who knew him will miss his kindness, his giving nature, and his great sense of humor.
There will be a graveside service at East Line Street Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Barbara Vaulet

Barbara Vaulet, 1936-2015

Barbara Francis Vaulet, of Sparks, Nevada passed away Wednesday August 26, 2015 at home with family by her side.

Born on Leap Year February 29, 1936 in Los Angeles, CA, Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Madge Schneider of Bishop and husband of 44 years, Robert Vaulet.

Barbara graduated from Belmont Jefferson High School in Burbank, CA and within a few years Barbara married her soulmate Robert. Together they raised four children; Laurie, Robin, Daniel and David.

Robert and Barbara relocated to Bishop, CA in 1969 to raise their children out of the city. Barbara worked at Brune, Buck and Talmage Mortuary for many years as the compassionate first contact for the bereaving families of Inyo County. After leaving her employment at the mortuary Barbara went to work for the Inyo County Public Guardians Office where she worked until her retirement in 1997.

After retirement, Barbara and Robert enjoyed traveling in their RV and spending time with family. After Roberts passing in 2005, Barbara relocated to Sparks, NV. Barbara loved the time she spent with her family, her dogs and chickens. She was a wonderful cook and gardener and loved to watch the Angels baseball games.

Barbara will be truly missed by anyone who met her or was touched in some way by her warmth, generosity, love and support.

Barbara is survived by her sister Elaine Roberts of Carson City, NV.; daughter Lauri Adams and son in law Jeff Adams of Lake Mathews, CA; daughter Robin Vaulet and son in law Vernon Bernard of Bishop, CA; son Daniel Vaulet of Sparks, NV, and son David Vaulet and daughter in law Carrie Vaulet of Sparks, NV; grandson Brent Vaulet and Miranda Vaulet of Sparks, NV; grandson Blake Adams of Lake Mathews, CA; granddaughter Tiffany Adams of Temecula, CA; grandsons Robert Vaulet and Chris Vaulet of Sparks, NV; great grandson Jeston Vaulet of Sparks, NV; great granddaughter Reese Vaulet of Sparks, NV; great grandson Dexter Adams Cooper of Temecula, CA; as well as her beloved dogs Ozzy and Rocky and a large extended family.

Services will be held September 9, 2015 at 10 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic church. Interment will follow at East Line Street Cemetery.



BUHS JV battle Carson

Bishop Union Fall to Carson City

Bronco JV fall 37-26

The 2015 Bishop Union High School JV football team filled a gap in their schedule with a Friday night game with Carson City. The Senators made the trip to Bishop filling a void left by Whittier Christian. The Hearlds did not bring a JV team to town. The Broncos and Senators played a spirited, back and forth match with Carson coming out on top 37-26.

Bishop opened the scoring with a Trace Sapp 4-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter. The Senators countered with a score of their own moving the score even at 7-7. The Broncos answered with a one-play touchdown drive. Sophomore Hunter Waasdorp made a great read on an option play pitching the ball to Chad Reeves for a 77-yard touchdown run. The Arturo Lemus point after moved Bishop on top 14-7. Carson answered with a score to pull within 14-13. Just before halftime Carson would take a lead after notching a safety.

Down 15-14 at the half Bishop would respond. Sophomore Trace Sapp returned the second half kick off for a touchdown putting the Broncos back on top 20-15. Carson would have the answer yet again going ahead 23-20 on another rushing touchdown. Bishop would take the lead back through the air. Waasdorp connected with freshman Arturo Lemus for a 69-yard touchdown pass putting the Broncos up 26-23. Carson would close out the game with a pair of scores winning 37-26.

The Bishop JV will continue their season this Friday with a trip to Yerington Nevada. JV kickoff is set for 4:30.

#21 Mark Mayhugh runs down a Carson running-back. (Gary Young Photo)
#35 Lorenzo Parra and #22 Chad Reeves. (Gary Young Photo)
#67 Ed Piper delivers the hit of the game. (Gary Young Photo)
#24 “Crazy Eyes” Zach Cunningham with the tackle.
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Mammoth Volleyball @ Yerington

Huskies thrive at Yerington Tournament

submitted by Mammoth Coach John Morris:

The Mammoth Huskies girls volleyball team opened their 2015 season this past weekend with their first entry into the very tough Yerington tournament. The tournament features 20 teams from all over northern Nevada and a few Eastern Sierra teams. Yerington High School, the host team, has won the Nevada state title for their division 6 out of the past 8 years.

The Huskies played very well on Friday winning 2 out of 3 matches and earning a berth to the Gold (top) tournament on Saturday. The Huskies defeated Moapa Valley and Wells and lost a very close and well played  match to Yerington 25-24, 25-20. Mammoth did not fare as well on Saturday losing to Dayton, Lowry and Spanish Springs before finishing with a win vs. Portola.

According to Mammoth head coach John Morris, “This was all about getting to know each other and playing some really tough teams. We have only been practicing for about a week, due to construction of our new gym floor. The Yerington tournament has a reputation for really high quality play and it was a big success for us to make it into the Gold tournament and to play against the best that were there. It was a great early season experience for our team.”

The 2015 Huskies are led by Senior outside hitters Callie Mowat and Taylor Sanders, Senior opposite hitter and defensive specialist Kira Shultz, Senior middle blocker Tatum Sandvigen, Junior setter McKenna Smith and Junior libero Caitlin Young. Mammoth hosts the Mammoth Volleyball Invitational tournament on September 11 and 12 at the newly renovated Mammoth High School gym. 12 teams from Oakhurst to LA plan to attend.

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Tonopah dominates Sierra Lutheran

Tonopah downs Sierra Lutheran

The Tonopah Muckers opened the 2015 season with a strong 55-26 win over Sierra Lutheran. The game kicked off the KIBS “High School Football Game of the Week” schedule. Tonopah will be featured three more times in 2015, Friday, September 18th vs Alamo, Friday, September 25th vs Indian Springs and Thursday, October 29th vs. Beaver Dam.

Reported by Robert Otteson:

Coaches Comments

Coach Duffy Otteson remarks after game. Our boys played well but we had a lot of mistakes and we need to work on them. Our Defense was good tonight only allowing 3 First Downs.

Half Time Score was 48 nothing, Junior Varsity played most of the second half.


T-    28  20   7   0 – 55

SL-  0   0  12  12 26

T-Tanner Otteson, 5-10-133 3TD’s, Katzenback 0-1-0
T-Tristan Otteson 2-42 1TD, May 1-29 1TD, Gage Skiles 1-50 1TD, Kade Bunker 1-12.

T- May 11-149 3TD’s, Tanner Otteson 5-35, Gage Skiles 4-32, Bunker 2-28 1TD, Scoby 4-17 1TD, D. Eason 1-2, Katzenback 1-(-4)
T- May 26 (3 Rushing TD’s, 1 Rec. TD,  1 Rushing Conv.), Tristan Otteson 9 (1 rec. TD, 1 Kick, 1 rec. Conv.), Skiles 6 (1 Rec. TD), Scoby 6 (1 Rushing TD), Bunker 6 (1 Rushing TD), Tanner Otteson 2 (1 rushing Conv.)
Total Offense
T- 133 pass, 259 rush = 392 yards
SL – 54 pass, 113 rush = 167 yards
Defense (Tackles)
B. Eason8 4 solo (1/2 sack -3yards), Tanner Otteson 7 – 3 solo), May 7 4 solo, Jaden Six 52 solo (1/2 sack – 3, 1 FF), Skiles 42 solo, 3 FR, ½ sack – 4), Kirkland 3½ sack -4), Tristan Otteson 3 1 solo, Elliot 21 solo, Birkowitze 2 solo, Bunker 1, Katzenback, McCullough 1.
Tonopah Roster
1 Scotty May RB, DB, ATH Sr. 5-7 150. 
2 Gage Skiles RB, DB Jr. 5-9 150.
12 Chris
McCullough OL, DL Fr. 5-8 165.
14 Alex Katzenback TE, DE Fr. 5-10 140.
16 Tanner Otteson, QB, DB, K Jr. 5-8 150.
18 Jamaree Earl, 
RB, DB Sr. 5-11 160.
20 Kade Bunker, RB, LB So. 5-7 145. 

21 Brayden Tisue, WR, DB Fr. 5-0 90. 
22 Derek Eason,  WR, DB Fr. 5-0 90.
23 Tyler KirklandTE, DB Jr. 6-0 160. 
24 Brandon Scoby,  RB, DB Fr. 5-6 105. 
25 Tristan Otteson, TE, K, DB Sr. 5-10 150. 
41 Kekoa Elliot, OG, DE Sr. 5-10 170. 
42 Vinny Bagarose, RB, DB Jr. 5-7 140. 
43 Brendan Eason,  TE, ILB Jr. 5-10 175. 
44 Jaden Six,  TE, DE So. 5-10 160.
51 Lee Kettin, 
TE, DE Fr. 6-4 150. 
52 Ric Ramirez,  C, DL Fr. 6-1 165. 
53 Terry Yeager,  OG, DL Jr. 6-0 225. 
55 Max Swanson,  OL, DL Fr. 5-3 260.
56 Kordell Stark, 
C, DL Jr. 5-10 240.
57 Jordon Birkowitze,  OL, DL Jr. 6-0 255. 
Cody Ramerez, TE, DE Jr. 6-0 165.
Mathew Malendrez
TE, DE Fr. 5-10 155. 
Paul McMillan,  OL, DL So. 5-10 160. 
Head Coach: Duffy Otteson (8th season)
Asst Coach: Steve String (2nd season)
Kirkland (2nd season)
Line Coach:
Bobby Murray (1 season)

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Irrigation water to flow


Statement from the LADWP:

Bishop, CA — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is committing to continue irrigating city-owned lands through the duration of irrigation season thanks to water reductions on Owens Lake obtained through the granting of a variance by Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (Great Basin).

“We are encouraged by the collaboration from our partners at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the State Lands Commission,” Manager of Los Angeles Aqueduct James Yannotta said. “Through the State Agencies’ approval of the variance, LADWP now has the necessary water for irrigating leased City lands in the Owens Valley through September 30.”

The variance granted by the Great Basin Hearing Board in July enables LADWP to initiate a late ramp-up of shallow flooding on Owens Lake. This allows for a water savings of approximately 4,200 acre-feet this fall, which in turn will in turn provide sufficient water for the remainder of irrigation season.

LADWP previously committed to irrigating city-owned lands through August. Irrigation season will end on September 30, 2015.

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Bronco Football vs Whittier Christian

Whittier Christian spoils Bronco Opener

The Hearlds of Whittier Christian used two fourth quarter touchdowns to top Bishop 21-16 Friday night.  The Rough Fire near Hume Lake provided a haze filled night for a rough and tumble dual.  Both teams lost their starting running backs early.  Bishop’s Logan Stephenson was lost on the games opening kickoff.  Whittier Christian lost running back and middle linebacker Justin Osborn early.  Osborn left the game with a leg injury after a Hunter Kampmoyer tackle.

The Broncos opened the scoring with 2:50 left in the 1st quarter when sophomore Mike Molina found the end zone from 9-yards out.  Hunter Kampmoyer providing a great lead block.  Ethan Lamb connected on the point after putting Bishop Union up 7-0.

Whittier Christian answered with a 75-yard scoring drive.  Nick Watase filling in for Osborn finished the drive with a 4-yard run.  Whittier then pulled off the surprise on-side kick to grab full momentum.  Bronco Seniors Anthony Miller and Angel Santana would team up to get the ball back.  On the Hearld’s first play, Miller forced a fumble making a perfect strip-tackle, Santana made the fumble recovery and the Bronco offense took over.  Bishop Union would then drive within the WC 5-yard line.  The Broncos were lined up for a fourth and goal, but following a 5-yard penalty, would settled for a 25-yard Ethan Lamb field goal.   Bishop Union led 10-7 with 8:15 left in the first half.

The score would remain 10-7 until Whittier Christian’s Quinn Commans hit Cade McGee for a touchdown pass with 8:44 left in the 4th quarter.  The score capped a 89-yard drive putting WC on top 14-10.  WC  scored on their next possession with Nick Watase running in his second touchdown of the night.  Leading 21-10, WC would surrender a 61-yard Bronco scoring drive capped by a 11-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Graves to Mike Molina with 3:29 remaining.  Following the Graves to Molina score Bishop Union would try an onside kick, but the Hearlds would recover and run out the remaining time on the clock.

This week the Broncos will travel to Yerington.  7pm kick off with the Lions.  The game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 and streamed live here at, click on the listen live link Friday Night.

Angel Santana sacks Quinn Commans (Gary Young Photo)
#10 Moran West (Gary Young Photo)
#11 Izaak Morgenstein with the tackle (Gary Young Photo)
#8 Hunter Kampmoyer (Gary Young Photo)
#58 Anthony Miller and #32 Marty Tiernan combine on a tackle. (Gary Young Photo)

Individual Stats

Ryan Graves, 13/15, 179 yards, TD.

Mike Molina, 6 for 56 yards, TD.
Hunter Kampmoyer, 4 for 55 yards.Izaak Morgenstein, 2 for 53 yards.

Ryan Graves, 10 for 29 yards.
Mike Molina, 7 for 21 yards, TD.
Moran West, 5 for 30 yards.

Anthony Miller, 10 tackles, 1 forced fumble.
Alan Torres, 9 tackles.
Sean Brown, 7 tackles.
Hunter Kampmoyer, 7 tackles.
Marty Tiernan, 7 tackles.
Angel Santana, 2 quarterback sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 recovery.

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Bronco Volleyball 3rd at Yerington

BUHS has strong showing at Yerington Tournament

The Bronco Volleyball performed extremely well at the Yerington tournament.  The tournament played host to 20 highly competitive schools from Nevada and California.

Friday, the Broncos won first place in their pool refusing to drop a single game while going undefeated in all best 2 out of 3 matches.  This put the Broncos  into one of two gold brackets which included all the first and second place teams from each of the 4 pools.

According to Coach Linda Frigerio, “The team continued to perform at a high level on Saturday playing 4 matches.  They lost only one match all weekend to Yerington High School who inched past us in an intense 3 game match to go on to the championship game.  Broncos finished 6-1 and in a 3rd place position, their highest placement yet at the Yerington High School tournament.”

The Coach continued, “The wins came as a result of an entire team effort with the team averaging over 90% serving over the whole weekend, excellent team communication, and a strong desire to compete.  It was an excellent start to this young team’s season!”

The Bishop Union High School Volleyball team will next be in action Wednesday, September 9th hosting Lone Pine.  The JV will begin at 4pm with the Varsity to follow.

COVER PHOTO, jr Kiara Cox (photo by Gary Young)

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BUHS Back to School Night

BUHS Back to School Night

The 2015 school year is underway at Bishop Union High School. Wednesday night is a great chance to meet your students teachers and find out what’s happening in 2015-2016 at Bishop Union High.

Bishop Union High School will be holding their annual BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT on Wednesday, September 2 beginning at 5:45 PM.  Parents are asked to meet on the front lawn for a welcome, announcements and directions for the event. 

 Parents will breaking into a mini bell schedule that will enable parents to follow in their student’s footsteps to visit each of their student’s schedule classes.  Each teacher will briefly review classroom and course expectations.

 ASB members will be stationed around campus to assist parents in locating classrooms.  Other staff will also be available in the mall and in the main office to help you.  While time does not permit an individual conference, do not miss this opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and better understand Bishop Union High School’s program!

 Also, immediately following Back To School Night, there will be a Senior Parent Meeting in the library to review the senior handbook, senior expectations and annual senior events!

 Please feel free to contact our main office, 760-873-4275 with any questions.

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