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Bishop  Broncos and Mammoth Huskies open League Play

The Bishop Broncos and Mammoth Huskies begin league play tonight.  Bishop Union will travel to Rosamond while Mammoth will play host to Boron.  Both varsity games will be on the air tonight.  Bronco football will air live on AM 1230 and will be streamed live here at  The Huskies and Bobcats will air live tonight on FM 100.7 KIBS.  Arnie Palu will have the play by play for Bronco football with Richard Reel handling the Huskies-Bobcats call.

High Desert League Records
Kern Valley 4-2
California City 4-2
Bishop Union 2-3
Rosamond 1-5
Frazier Mt 0-5
HDL Schedule. Bishop opens at Rosamond tonight, Frazier Mt travels to California City and Kern Valley has the High Desert League bye.

Desert Mt. League Records
Vasquez 4-1
Desert Christian 3-2
Desert 3-2
Boron 2-3
Silver Valley 2-3
Mammoth 1-4
DML Schedule. Boron at Mammoth, Vasquez at Silver Valley, and Desert at Desert Christian (Saturday)

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Mammoth Honoring Coach Greene

Former Coach Regan Greene will be honored Friday

On Friday, October 9, the Mammoth Huskies Football Team takes on one of their league rivals, the Boron Bobcats, at Gault McClure Stadium.  In addition, the Huskies will recognize their longtime baseball coach, Regan Greene, for his years of contributions to the Mammoth Huskies and surrounding athletes and programs.


In 2014, Coach Greene was inducted into the CIF Southern Section Hall of Fame.  Mammoth High School is proud to retire Coach Greene’s jersey #6, and share appreciation for his service to their kids over his 25 years of coaching. The ceremony will take place during halftime of the Friday,  October 9th game vs. Boron.  Mammoth school officials encourage all who can, to attend this celebration of one of the finest Huskies we’ll ever know!

cover photo courtesy CIF Southern Section.  Coach Greene at the 2014 CIF hall of fame induction ceremony

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tom mix

Lone Pine Film Festival is this weekend

26th Annual Lone Pine Film Festival

Tom Mix, Jack Hoxie, Ken Maynard Return to the Silver Screen at the 26th Annual Lone Pine Film Festival

Film Festival Pres Release:

Yes, Mix, Maynard and Hoxie lead the bill, but the Festival screens and stages for the weekend present a broad spectrum of western Film Fare from Silent, Early and Contemporary Western directors and writers.

The weekend kicks off with a 4:30 PM Reception,  Thursday October 8th at the Museum of Western Film History with early festival guests, celebrities and the local community celebrating another year with America’s Cowboy Balladeer, Don Edwards in Concert at 7:00PM.

Western film screenings start sharply at 7:30 AM on Friday with the 1941 Hoppy film, In Old Colorado, and continue throughout the weekend, with over 20 plus films being screened. We are including the first film shot in Lone Pine, the classic Fatty Arbuckle 1920 4-Reeler, The Round-Up, which will be presented with the piano accompaniment of keyboard specialist J.C. Munns. Munns will also accompany other films for the weekend bringing the incredible keyboard nostalgia to these wonderful silent films as they were originally seen in the movie houses of the 1920’s.

Ed Hulse, Western writer, will be our moderator for panels & discussions featuring Los Angeles Times critic, Kenneth Turan,  Western Film historian, Robert Birchard, screenwriter, Robert Knox, and actors Rex Linn, William Wellman Jr. and  Wyatt McCrea as they provide guests with stimulating memories of films and film making.

Award-winning author editor and AFI film preservationist, Robert S. Birchard will present a program about the earliest days of silent Westerns. Incorporated into the program will be a short documentary film, Bronco Billy, the First Reel Cowboy, produced by the Arkansas Public Broadcasting Service, followed by a discussion of the earliest silent cowboys.

In 1938, Billy King, played child star to William Boyd in four “Hopalong Cassidy Features”. Billy shares wonderful memories of working with Hoppy, Grace Bradley Boyd and shooting in the Alabama Hills.

Join Sylvia Durando in her first public discussion of her Hollywood past as one of movie making’s great stuntwomen. Sylvia, has shared the screen with Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Tony Curtis and Randolph Scott to name a few.

Additional celebrity guests Gary Brown, Diamond Farnsworth, Larry Floyd, Cheryl Rogers, Petrine Day Mitchum, and Bob White complement out weekend with wonderful stories of Western heroes, heroines, horses and even their “cars.”

Twenty-two “On Location,” guided tours celebrate the hundreds of Western films shot in Lone Pine and the incredible, unique landscape of the Alabama Hills.

Team Roping will be featured on Saturday at the Museum rodeo grounds. Sunday will begin with a morning Cowboy Church on the Anchor Ranch, followed by our famous Sunday Main Street Parade. The Closing Campfire led by Cowboy Larry Maurice at Lone Pine Park on Sunday evening will wrap the weekend festivities.

And last but not least, the weekend center of activity, The Museum of Western Film History. The Museum hosts a new name to represent the new and expanded mission of the Museum “to collect, preserve, protect, archive and exhibit original materials of permanent historical value relating to the history and heritage of the American Western film.” The Museum will continue to feature the films made in the Alabama Hills and the Eastern Sierra. Come see our new and updated exhibits, meet our staff, and join our membership, contributing to the Museum’s continued effort and commitment to honor Western film heritage.

Cover Photo, Tom Mix 1937 Restored Cord, photo provided

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mice men

Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men

Run of “Of Mice and Men” starting in Mammoth

Of Mice and Men

October 8-25
Thurs – Sat at 7pm | Sun at 4pm
Edison Theatre, Mammoth


Nobel Prize-winning author, John Steinbecks’s classic comes to the stage. Following two migrant workers as they struggle to realize their own version of the American Dream during the Great Depression.

Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land,” have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It’s Lennie’s obsessions with things soft and cuddly, that have made George cautious about who the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates with. His promise to allow Lennie to “tend to the rabbits” on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance. But when a ranch boss’ promiscuous wife is found dead in the barn with a broken neck, it’s obvious that Lennie, albeit accidentally, killed her. George, now worried about his own safety, knows exactly where Lennie has gone to hide, and he meets him there. Realizing they can’t run away anymore, George is faced with a moral question: how should he deal with Lennie before the ranchers find him and take matters into their own hands.

Tickets online: $20/$18/$10
Tickets at the door: $22

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit:

cover photo provided

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inyo forest

Prescribed Burn Planned

Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument Announce Plans for Inter-Agency Prescribed Burning

Inyo National Forest (INF) and Devils Postpile National Monument (DEPO) will begin preparations for an interagency prescribed fire on 158 acres in the Reds Meadow Valley, Madera County, CA. The project is located east of the Devils Postpile Ranger Station and west of the Sotcher Lake Day Use Site.

The project goal is to reduce hazardous fuels and thus create wildfire defensible space around the DEPO ranger station, administrative facilities and campground. This defensible space will promote public and firefighter safety should a wildfire occur here in the future.

INF and DEPO will work with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to fulfill smoke management objectives and Federal and State air quality standards. The prescribed fire project will occur when weather and fuel moisture conditions will allow for generally low to moderate intensity prescribed burning, likely in the latter half of October 2015. Existing roads and trails will be used as fire containment lines. Fire crews will use chainsaws to thin small trees on 31 acres adjacent to Reds Meadow Road and the DEPO access road. This thinning will moderate risk of fire torching into the tops of larger trees and thus minimize impacts to scenic quality in highly visible areas along the roads.

The access road to Devils Postpile National Monument will be closed along with all trails and access to the Devils Postpile formation during the prescribed burn implementation. Traffic control will be in effect on the Reds Meadow Road during the 2 to 3 days when prescribed burning occurs. Rainbow falls will still be accessible via the Rainbow falls trail during this time.

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Dr. Meredick set for healthy lifestyle talk

NIH Healthy Lifestyle Talks continue

Dr. Richard Meredick will give a free talk about Upper Extremity wellness Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Northern Inyo Hospital Birch Street Annex, 2957 Birch St., Bishop.

Dr. Meredick will talk about common hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries and conditions seen most often by our active population. Learn about the signs, symptoms and popular treatment options to reduce pain and discomfort.

This talk is the second in a series of Healthy Lifestyle Talks presented by Northern Inyo Hospital.

Dr. Meredick is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He specializes in Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy, and Joint Preservation. In his free time, he is an avid skier, hiker, cyclist and rock climber.

cover photo by Gary Young, Dr. Meredick volunteering his time on the sideline at a recent Bishop Union High School Football game

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Manzanar sets new hours

New Hours for Manzanar Visitor Center

Beginning Sunday, October 18, 2015, the Visitor Center at Manzanar National Historic Site will open at 10 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. People arriving between 9 and 10 a.m. can visit the exhibits in Block 14’s barracks and mess hall, as well as drive or walk the square-mile site to see Japanese rock gardens and other features. A restroom is available at the historic Manzanar cemetery on the west side of the site. As always, the site itself is open from dawn to dusk.

In prior years, Manzanar went to winter hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Nov. 1. Current staffing levels have necessitated shorter hours for the Visitor Center, but visitors still have the opportunity to learn about the personal experiences of individuals, families, and communities incarcerated at Manzanar in the nearby barracks. Those exhibits feature extensive photos, documents, and quotes illustrating the challenges and changes people faced at Manzanar. Six audio stations and one video station feature a total of 42 oral history clips.

Exhibits in barracks 1 focus on the early days of Manzanar, when thousands of people arrived to an unfinished camp. Barracks 1 also includes a Block Manager’s office, featuring the papers of Block Manager Chokichi Nakano. Barracks 8 features an “improved” apartment with linoleum and wall board. A second room explores the Loyalty Questionnaire and its profound long-lasting impacts.
Manzanar National Historic Site is located at 5001 Hwy. 395, six miles south of Independence, California. Admission is free.

For further information, please call (760) 878-2194 ext. 3310, visit our website at, or explore their page at

cover photo by Gary Young

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Bronco Volleyball wins HDL opener

Bishop Union High School Volleyball opens league with a win

Bishop Union High School Volleyball stats High Desert League play with a home win over Rosamond.  The Broncos welcomed Kiara Cox back from injury.  Cox has been unavailable since suffering an injury in the Yerington Tournament in late August.  Kiara notched a team high 13 kills.

Bishop Varsity won in 4 games.
Game 1, 25-19
Game 2, 25-22
Game 3, 25-21 (rosamond)
Game 4, 25-23

Individual Statistics
Kiara Cox 36 attacks for 13 kills.
Sydney Frigerio  20 serves with 3 aces for 10 points, 67 sets.
Maria Jimenez 19 attacks for 4 kills, 22 serves with 2 aces for 14 points, 21 digs with 2 errors, 55 sets.
Little Eva Lent  31 attacks for 4 kills, 12 serves for 5 points, 21 digs with 5 errors.
Topah Scherer 11 attacks for 3 kills.
Carly Todd 26 attacks for 1 kill, 13 serves with 1 aces for 4 points.
Rachel Turner 29 attacks for 8 kills, 11 serves for 3 aces.
Ashley Worley 14 serves for 6 points, 20 digs with 2 errors.

Junior Varsity
Bishop JV won in two games 25-14 and 25-16.

Statistics provided by assistant Coach Steve Park

cover photo by Gary Young, BUHS junior Kiara Cox

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Lone Pine Volleyball stung by Desert

Lone Pine Volleyball falls to #2 Desert

Provided by Coach Mel Joseph:
Edwards AFB-Lone Pine traveled to Desert on Tuesday to take on the CIF 4-A #2 ranked Scorpions and fell in three straight 2-25, 13-25, 13-25.  The Lady Eagles are now 3-3 DML, 7-9-2 overall.  Lone Pine will look to get back on track when they travel to Yermo on Thursday to play Silver Valley.

Individual Statistics
Setter Niki Martinez, 100% Serving, 1 ace, 6 Assists, 2 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey, 4/5 Serving, 2 Kills, 2 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou,  4/5 Serving, 2 Kills, 4 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona, 2/3 Serving, 2 Kills, 1 Block, and 3 Digs.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button, 2/3 Serving, 2 Kills.
Libero  Lacie Jones, 2 Kills, and 6 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey, 100% Serving, 1 Ace, 2 Kills, 1 Block, and 7 Digs.

Junior Varsity
The Lone Pine JV defeated Desert 25-17, 25-23.  The JV are now 5-0 DML, 7-1 overall.

Individual statistics
Celia Ray-8/9 serving, 3 aces, 4 kills, 7 assists, and 3 digs.
Shelby Chavez-4/5 serving.
Jessianne Joiner-9/10 serving, 1 ace, 6 kills, and 6 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez-100% serving, 1 ace, 4 assists, and 2 digs.
Juliann Jones-8/9 serving, 2 aces, and 5 digs.
Mariah Button-100% serving, 5 kills, and 3 digs.
Marissa Honeyman- 5 kills.

Cover Photo by Gary Young, Lone Pine’s Lacie Jones

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$hort Bishop City Council Meeting

Bishop City Council Meets in Special Session

by Arnie Palu

Three Bishop Police Department items were on the agenda for today’s special meeting of the Bishop City Council. The City Council took action to approve former Chief Chris Carter as short term interim chief. City Administrator Jim Tatum noted that Carter will serve as interim police chief on an as needed basis at a rate of $54.52 per hour. The short term agreement has Carter on board through the month of October. Tatum noted that the department is hoping to have a Lieutenant in place October 26th. Tatum indicated that the new Lieutenant would then serve as interim chief while the 4 to 5 month search for a Police Chief is finalized.

The firm completing that search had their revised contract approved today. The City Council voted 4-0 approving a professional services agreement with Ralph Andersen and Associates for the recruitment of a police chief. The agreement notes the recruitment firm will be paid an amount not to exceed $26,000.

Prior to the third action being addressed, Councilman Joe Pecsi and City Administrator Jim Tatum excused themselves from the council chambers. The third item up for action today centered on the council naming a firm to investigate the claims of a letter signed by 7 members of the Bishop Police Department. The “Letter of No Confidence in Police Chief Chris Carter” was delivered to local media and the city council on September 17th. The letter included accusations against City Administrator Jim Tatum, City Councilman Joe Pecsi, and then Police Chief Chris Carter. Accusations to be included in the investigation will include, but not be limited to, misconduct, violation of established policies, conflict of interest, compliance with a formally negotiated memorandum of understanding, misuse of government resources and violations of the Police Officers Bill of Rights. Following a short discussion the three remaining council members, Karen Schwartz, Mayor Pro-Tem Laura Smith and Mayor Patricia Gardner voted to approve the professional services agreement with Norman Traub Associates. The agreement indicates that the city of Bishop will pay the investigators from Yorba Linda $200 per hour plus expenses. Also, in the event the investigator is required to provide testimony at a post-investigation hearing, deposition or trial, the fee is $250 per hour plus expenses.

Council member Schwartz raised concerns about the expense with Acting Legal Council Peter Tracy indicating the investigation could take months to finalize. Mayor Pro-Tem Smith acknowledged the expense saying however, “This needs to be done”.  Mayor Gardner commented, “We have to look into all the allegations”.   The agreement was approved on a 3-0 vote.

There were zero members of the public at Tuesdays 11am special meeting.
Ted Carleton of the Sheet and myself were the only two in attendance.
Councilman Jim Ellis was absent and excused.
The Bishop City Council will next meet on Tuesday, October 13.

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