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Bronco Varsity Football Victorious

Big Win For Bronco Varsity Football

The motto of this years Varsity football team is “Family”. The Family had each others backs Friday night in Yerington Nevada. The Bronco boys rolled to a 29-12 victory.

Luke McClean

Behind the arm and legs of Sophomore QB Luke McClean, who went 6 for 9 passing and ran for 79 yards on 12 attempts, the Bronco offense was clicking on the first game of the season.

Mike Molina
Molina scores, gets mauled by Tristan Valle.

Mike Molina is the new running back for the Broncos. and Molina took over the game with his efforts. He rushed for 108 yards with three touchdowns.

Wesley Pettet, first Varsity TD

Sophomore Wesley Pettet scored his first ever Varsity TD on Friday Night. Pettet shined on defense with 6 tackles against Yerington.

Bronco Defense in action
Nowhere to run for Yerington’s Sophomore QB Donavan Coplin.

The Bronco defense looked solid all game long.  Edward Piper and Hunter Beall led all tacklers with 9 each.

Parra getting ready to deliver some punishment.

Lorenzo Parra was strong on both sides of the ball.  Parra had 2 key receptions in the 4th quarter on offense which kept the Bronco offense on the field and kept the ball away from Yerington which had some momentum in the second half.

jayden Braithwaite caught 2 passes from McClean.
Pettet avoiding the tackle from Yerington star Steven Keats.

Led by head coach Arnie Palu, this Bronco “Family” shined under the Friday Night Lights in Yerington Nevada. Next up – Boron for the Home Opener Friday Night, September 8th in Bishop.

Photos by Gary Young photography

you can check out all of my photos from JV and Varsity at this link

http://www.garyyoungphotography.com/p173689975

 

BRONCO GIRLS HOST FIREBAUGH IN C.I.F. SOFTBALL

Quarter Final Action at the City Park

The Lady Bronco’s fell short in CIF Quarterfinal action yesterday at the City Park vs a tough Firebaugh team by a final score of 4-2.

Chay Johnson pitched a strong 7 innings giving up 3 hits with 6 walks, striking out 7 Firebaugh batters.

At the plate:

Shawnau Johnson was 3 for 4

Hannah Waasdorp was 2 for 4 with a triple and a RBI

Chay Johnson was 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI

Haley Hersley went 1 for 3 in the game

 

Chay Johnson

 

Peyton Tetrick

 

Haley Hersley

 

Vic Begay

 

Chay Johnson

 

Bronco infield

 

Hannah Waasdorp

 

FARMERS MARKET TIME !

Do you have excess veggies and fruit trees that produce more that you can handle?? Ever thought of selling it at the Farmers Market??

 

The Eastern Sierra Farmers Market typically begins the end of June and runs into October depending on the weather and the growing season. It’s a good way to get rid of some of your excess and make a little money. The Market is held behind City Hall in the comfort of the shade and grass. It’s not expensive to get a membership with the Farmers Market group to sell your wares. And… it’s not just fruits and vegetables, so long as you follow the guidelines you can sell fresh eggs, jams and jellies, dried herbs and flowers! Check out this link for more information :

http://ucanr.edu/sites/ mginyomono/Local_Food_ Resources/Farmers_Markets/How_ to_Sell_Your_Homegrown_Goods/

 

If you are an artist, crafter, wood worker and the like, you can also sell as a non-agricultural vendor. You can get more information from Inyo Council of the Arts, 760-873-8014.

TOWN OF MAMMOTH CONSTRUCTION

Upper Main Street Project

The Town of Mammoth Lakes is pleased to announce the start of construction of the Upper Main Street Project. Construction is anticipated to begin the week of May 15 with minor activity outside the paved area. This much-needed improvement will result in a six-foot wide sidewalk on the north side of Main Street/State Route 203 from Mountain Boulevard to Minaret Road. Also included are street lights, a new retaining wall and transit shelter. Southern California Edison (SCE) will also be will be working in the area removing the last of the utility poles.

 

The Public is advised to take extra care in the area throughout the construction period, expected to run from mid-May through early September. Once work begins, there will be traffic control and no street lighting for most of the 1,600 foot section. Motorists are advised to reduce speed and adhere to traffic control measures. Pedestrians are advised to use the south side of Main Street, taking extra caution as there is no sidewalk on that side.

 

The project is funded by a combination of State Transportation Improvement Program funds (STIP), the Town of Mammoth Lakes including the developer of the future Mammoth View Project. Mono County Local Transportation Commission was a critical partner in obtaining the Federal STIP funds. Special thanks are extended to SCE, Mono County and the Mammoth View developer for working together to complete the project to underground the utilities through the area. The $3 million project is being constructed by Spiess Construction with day to day monitoring by the Town of Mammoth Lakes and oversight by Caltrans District 9.

FATAL MOTORCYCLE COLLISION IN SOUTHERN INYO

FATAL MOTORCYCLE COLLISION IN SOUTHERN INYO
On Sunday, May 7, at approximately 10:50 a.m., California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call of a motorcycle collision with an ambulance responding southbound on Panamint Valley Road one mile south of SR 190.
Karig McCloskey, age 52, of Thousand Oaks was riding a motorcycle southbound at approximately 70 mph, and Kenneth Wheeler, age 47, of Sylmar was riding a motorcycle directly behind him when Wheeler moved over into the northbound lane to pass McCloskey. For reasons unknown, McCloskey drifted into the northbound lane just as Wheeler was passing him, the two motorcycles collided ejecting both riders from their vehicles.
McCCloskey sustained a major leg injury and later succumbed to his injuries on the scene. Wheeler was transported via ambulance to Ridgecrest Regional with moderate injuries. Chp is continuing to investigate the incident.

HIKER MISSING IN YOSEMITE

HIKER MISSING IN YOSEMITE

Rescue crews with search dogs and a helicopter overhead were combing the trails of Yosemite National Park Monday for an experienced hiker and U.S. Navy serviceman who disappeared last week.
The 24-year-old hiker, Alexander Joseph Sevier, an active member of the U.S. Navy, had flown into California from his home in Virginia and entered the park alone on May 1 according to Scott Gediman, a spokesman for the National Parl Service. Sevier was scheduled to check out of a housekeeping camp on Saturday, and when housekeepers at the camp saw his belongings still there on Sunday, they sounded the alarm. Because Sevier is young and in shape from his Naval training, Gediman said they don’t suspect any physical issues befell the hiker, but noted that the Merced River has been running decptively quick and cold from the abundant snow that has swollen its banks.
National Park SAR is continuing their efforts to find Sevier today.

WATCH FOR DEER ON HIGHWAY

Deer Migration in Full Force

Bishop – As the temperature begins to rise, the deer population is moving to their summer range. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to remind motorists to remain alert for migrating deer on the highways in the Eastern Sierra.

The Defenders of Wildlife, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting native animals and plants, report that more than 200 people are killed in collisions with wildlife each year with an estimated 1.5 million animals hit annually in the United States.

To reduce deer/vehicle accidents Caltrans identifies known deer migration crossings on State highways with warning signs. New construction and rehabilitation projects include flattening of the slopes next to the roadway and the removal of bitter brush seed from the re-vegetation mix. Biologists from Caltrans and Department of Fish & Wildlife continue to study the habits of the deer population working to develop new technology that will improve driver safety as well as deer safety.

Ways to Prevent a Collision with a Deer:

  1. Watch for the rest of the gang. Deer are pack animals, and rarely travel alone. If a deer crosses in front of you, chances are there are more nearby. Slow down and keep an eye out for more deer darting across the road.

  2. Timing is everything. Deer are most active at dusk and dawn: periods when your vision is most compromised. Slow down and stay alert, especially after dark.

  1. Wear your seatbelt. It may not prevent a collision, but if the inevitable happens a seatbelt can reduce injuries.

  2. Take a moment to reflect. First, look for the road signs. The yellow diamonds with the deer on it are placed in high-traffic areas for deer. You may also spot a

Bishop Community Workshop May 10th

The Bishop City Council invites the community to participate in a community workshop on Wednesday, May 10th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Executive Conference Room in City Hall to help the City draft a values statement reflective of the Bishop community.
The City Council considered preparation of a values state at their meeting on April 10th, after several members of the community attended previous meetings requesting the Council adopt a statement in essence stating all people are welcome. The Council hopes that a workshop will be a more welcoming environment for a broader demographic of the community to give their input on a shared values statement representing the community.
The workshop will include interactive stations focusing on the importance of a values statement, major themes, and the opportunity to draft a personal version for consideration by City Council for adoption. Everyone is encouraged to come by at any time between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on May 10th to share their vision of Bishop’s values as a community.

FREE SANDBAGS FOR FLOOD PREPARDNESS

Inyo County Emergency Services is working with local Fire Departments to provide 2,000 free sandbags to residents and business owners in Inyo County.
Free sandbags for flood preparedness are available at the following locations:
 Bishop Fire Station, 209 W. Line Street, Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (closed noon to 1:00)
 Big Pine Fire Station, 181 N. Main Street, Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm
 Independence Fire Station, 202 S. Jackson Street, May 10th ONLY, 6:00-8:00pm
 Lone Pine Fire Station, 130 N. Jackson Street, Tuesday 6:30pm-7:00pm
 Olancha Fire Station, May 13th ONLY, 9:00am-noon
Sandbags are unfilled and quantities given to any individual will be at the discretion of the local Fire Chief; additional sandbags can be purchased from local businesses.
Free sand for filling sandbags is stockpiled at the following locations:
 BISHOP
– Site 1: Back of the Bishop City Park near the Senior Center
– Site 2: Bishop Fire Station 2, West Line Street (west of Manor Market)
– Site 3: Bishop Fire Station 3, SeeVee and U.S. Highway 395
– Site 4: Starlite Community Park
– Site 5: Mustang Mesa, Mill Creek Road
 BIG PINE
– Big Pine Fire Station
 INDEPENDENCE
– Inyo County Sheriff’s Facility, Clay Street
– Inyo County Road Department, Mazourka Road
 LONE PINE
– Sand trap on Whitney Portal Road (west of the LA Aqueduct)
 OLANCHA
– Olancha Fire Department
Take action now to be prepared for spring 2017 runoff. Make sure you are signed up with CodeRED through the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, update your emergency supply kit, and evaluate your flood insurance needs.

Current Road and Campground details

Deb Schweizer, Public Affairs Officer for the USFS has sent us this updated Road/Campground update.
Mono Lake Ranger District
Roads open: Lundy Canyon (to the resort), Panum Crater, Hwy 120 E (Benton), June Lake Loop (Hwy 158).
Roads closed: Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W) at the winter gate closure, Saddlebag Lake Rd., Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Bodie (Hwy 270), Parker Lake Rd.
Campgrounds open: Lundy Canyon (county- limited sites due to snow, first-come, first served), Aerie Crag, Gull Lake, June Lake, Oh Ridge, Silver Lake.
Campgrounds closed: Aspen Grove, Big Bend, Moraine, Lower Lee Vining, Sawmill Walk-in, Saddlebag Lake, Saddlebag Trailhead Group Camp, Tioga Lake, Reversed Creek (5/12), Upper and Lower Deadman, Big Springs, Obsidian Flat Group, Ellery Lake, Hartley Springs, Glass Creek, Junction.
The Mono Basin Visitor Center is open Thursday through Monday, 9:00 am -4:00 pm.
Mammoth Ranger District
Roads open: Convict Lake, Hot Creek Hatchery, Inyo Craters, Laurel Canyon (snow level 8,000 ft.), Mammoth Creek, Mammoth Scenic Loop.
Roads closed: Lakes Basin, Old Mammoth Rd. to Lakes Basin, Reds Meadow Valley Road.
Campgrounds open: Crowley Lake (BLM), Convict Lake, Mammoth Mtn. RV Park (private, year round).

Campgrounds closed: Agnew Meadows (7/30), Agnew Meadows Group (7/30), Agnew Meadows Horse Campground (7/30), Brown’s Owens River (private), Coldwater (6/2), Devils Postpile (NPS), Lake George (6/2), Lake Mary (6/2), Minaret Falls (7/15), New Shady Rest (5/5), Old Shady Rest (6/2), Pine City (6/2), Pine Glen Family/Group (6/20), Pumice Flat (7/15), Pumice Flat Group (7/15), Reds Meadow (7/15), Sherwin Creek (5/15), Twin Lakes (6/1), Upper Soda Springs (7/15),

The Mammoth Welcome Center is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Devils Postpile Ranger Station is closed.
White Mountain Ranger District
CARMA restoration area remains closed.
Roads open:  McGee Creek Rd., Rock Creek Rd. to pack station, Buttermilk Rd. (storm damage), Hwy 168 to Lake Sabrina (limited parking at lake, expect snow), South Lake Rd. to Parchers Resort (limited parking, icy conditions), Big Pine Canyon (Glacier Lodge) Rd.
Roads closed: Rock Creek Rd. (after pack station), North Lake, South Lake Rd. at Parchers Lodge, White Mt. Rd. at the Sierra View gate, Silver Canyon Rd. at gate, Wyman Canyon Rd. at gate.
Campgrounds open: Grandview (no water, no trash service, firewood is limited, under snow), Tuff, French Camp, Bitterbrush, Bishop Park, Bishop Park Group, Big Trees, Forks,  Intake 2,  Horton Creek (BLM), Goodale (BLM), Pleasant Valley (County).
Campground closed: Holiday, Pine Grove, Big Meadow, Iris Meadow,  Mosquito Flat Backpacker, McGee Creek,  Rock Creek Lake, Pleasant Valley Pit (BLM), Cedar Grove Group Camp, Aspen Group Camp, Four Jeffrey, Mountain Glen, Willow, North Lake, Clyde Glacier Group Camp, Palisade Glacier Group Camp, Table Mountain Group, Sabrina, Big Pine Creek, Sage Flat, Upper Sage Flat.
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center is closed – no estimated opening date.
The White Mountain Ranger Station Visitor Center is open seven days a week, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Mt Whitney Ranger District:
Roads open: Foothill Rd., Division Creek Rd., Haiwee Canyon Rd., Mazourka Canyon Rd., Movie Rd., Sage Flat Rd., Onion Valley Rd. (icy conditions at times), Whitney Portal Rd.
Roads closed: Horseshoe Meadow Rd. (damaged, county estimates June opening).
Campgrounds open: Boulder Creek RV Resort, Diaz Lake (County), Upper and Lower Grays Meadow, Lone Pine Campground, Independence Creek (County), Portagee Joe (County), Tuttle Creek (BLM).
Campgrounds closed: Onion Valley, Whitney Portal, Whitney Portal Trailhead,  Cottonwood Lakes/ Pass Trailhead, Horseshoe Meadow Equestrian.
The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm starting.