The Bishop Bronco Varsity Football Team traveled to Yermo California for a non-league match-up with the Silver Valley Trojans on Friday night. After one half the Bronco’s led with a score of 7-6, then the defense AND the offense played tough Bishop football to pull away from the Trojans. The final score was a 28-18 victory for the visiting Bishop Broncos.
Passing for the Broncos- Ryan Graves was 4 for 12 for 88 yards.
Silver Valley’s QB Michael Marrero attempted 34 passes with 15 completions for 142 yards and 2 TD’s.
Rushing – Izaak Morganstein only carried the ball 3 times for 21 yards.
Auturo Lemus (Sophomore) continued to shine when he touches the ball with 3 carries for 52 yards.
Sean Brown rushed for 47 yards on 13 carries with a TD and QB Ryan Graves ran for 84 yards and one TD also.
Big Props to the Bronco defense with Mike Molina returning an interception for a TD in the 1st quarter.
Thanks to Lorenzo Parra for the stellar photography.
The Bishop Broncos traveled to Beautiful Yermo California for a non-league game against the Silver Valley Trojans. The Bronco JV team was running on all cylinders with a convincing 40-6 victory over the Trojans.
Some of the game stats:
Passing – Luke McClean was 7 for 9 with 98 yards passing
Jayden Braithwaite ran the ball 3 times for 28 yards
Luke McClean had 8 rushes for 92 yards and 2 scores.
Tian DeBeaupre carried the ball only 4 times but ran for 98 yards.
Jayden Braithwaite had 4 catches 49 yards.
Hunter Beall had 1 catch for 35 yards.
It was a great Bronco Victory with the defense playing great all game long.
Huge thanks to Lorenzo Parra for the Photography on this road game.
The Owens River Fire remains at 5,443 acres and is 75% contained. Today, crews will work on extinguishing some hot spots on the southern edge of the fireline, and some burning continues in the interior of the fire. Firefighters are mopping up and backhauling equipment. Demobilization will continue throughout the weekend. Fire behavior is expected to be minimal. Warmer and dryer weather is predicted for the weekend.
Fire officials will open some roads to public traffic northeast of the fire area today. The Owens River Road remains closed and the public is asked to stay out of this area to keep it safe for firefighters who are still working in the vicinity. The Big Springs Campground, Clark Canyon, and nearby ranches and developments have been evacuated and those areas remain closed.
There are 9 hand crews, 19 engines, 2 helicopters, 2 dozers, and 5 water tenders assigned to the fire. There are 354 personnel working on the incident.
The cost of the fire is estimated to be $3,900,000.00. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Photos taken in the June Lake Loop and on Highway 395 five miles South of the June Lake Loop turnoff from 395 in Mono County.
Yosemite will be getting a little nip tuck this month. Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Climbing Association invite the public to participate in this years annual Yosemite facelift, an event held to clean up trash and debris from around the park after the busy summer season.
Volunteers will be working throughout Yosemite National Park, including along roadways, in the river corridor, on trails, near climbing routes, and in parking, camping and lodging areas. The event starts on Wednesday, September 21st, and will continue through Sunday, September 25th.
Last year, over 1,400 Yosemite Facelift volunteer’s cleaned up 14,762 pounds of trash and debris found throughout Yosemite National Park. Volunteers worked nearly 10,000 hours throughout the event and throughout the park to help clean up heavily visited areas.
Interested volunteers can sign up at the booth in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and in front of the Tuolumne Meadows Store. Registration in Yosemite Valley will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21st, through Sunday September 25th, which will only be open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m on Sunday. In Tuolumne Meadows, registration is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Crew leaders will be at the booths to organize work groups and hand out equipment. On Saturday, September 24, the park will celebrate National Public Lands Day. In order to help celebrate this special day and Facelift events, the park will waive entrance fees for Saturday, September 24. The fee waiver includes entrance fees on Saturday only. All camping and other amenity fees will be in effect.
The Elks Lodge is at it again. On Saturday afternoon, September 17th at the Bishop Elks Park on Line Street, dozens of classic cars will be on display. Bishop Elks Lodge #1603 is inviting the public to enjoy these classic beauties and help with some local good causes. Funds from the event will help fund Owens Valley Student Scholarships and buy Christmas gifts for Owens Valley Nursing Homes. The competition to determine who’s got the coolest antique car or street rod will be judged by the attending public. Also, the event which begins at 3 PM, will award prizes after the judging is complete at 6 PM. A 50/50 raffle will also take place at the event.
The Lakes Basin Cleanup will take place this weekend. The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association will host the annual Lakes Basin Cleanup. This event is hosted in partnership with the Great Sierra River Cleanup! The event will take place on Saturday, September 17th, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They’ll meet at the Horseshoe Lake parking lot for a free bagel breakfast, safety talk, and work assignments. Trail Days Lakes Basin Cleanup will include installing new soft surface signage, trail maintenance, and general cleanup on and around the trails.
According to the Inyo County Sheriffs Office, Monday at approximately 4:30 p.m., Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call regarding shots heard at “Youth with a Mission” apartment/hotel complex on North Sierra Highway (outside of the town of Bishop).
Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, along with Bishop Police Department, CHP, and Bishop Tribal Police responded. Bullet holes were discovered on an exterior door where the gunshots were heard.
Suspect Jason Howard, a 34 year old man from Bishop and resident of the complex, was detained and subsequently arrested for burglary, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, felon in possession of a firearm, and felon in possession of ammunition.
CITY OF BISHOP HONORS FORMER BISHOP PD OFFICER MICHAEL MAIRS
The City of Bishop will honor the memory of former Bishop Police Officer Michael Mairs this evening. Mayor Laura Smith will express, on behalf of the entire City Council, their sincere appreciation to Officer Mairs, a true hero, for his dedicated service to the City of Bishop. Officer Mairs who passed away on July 31st after a long battle with cancer, started his career with Bishop PD on April 1st, 2007. He received numerous commendations for his involvement in several criminal investigations as well as the City of Bishops Medal o Merit for Bravery when he risked harm to himself to rescue an injured driver who was trapped inside a rolled vehicle. The honorary proclamation will take place at tonight city council meeting which takes place at 6pm in the City Council Chambers.
According to a release from Carma Roper at Inyo County Sheriffs Office, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of a fire (visible from 395) south of Manzanar Reward Mine. The responding agencies discovered a vehicle on an unpaved and remote road, later determined to be a late model convertible Ford Mustang, fully engulfed in flames. As the fire was being extinguished, severely charred remains of a body were seen in the passenger side of the vehicle.
Based on the preliminary investigation, this case is being handled as a possible homicide. Inyo County Sheriff’s Office is working with Eastern Sierra Arson Taskforce and the Inyo county District Attorney’s Office.
Due to the severity of the fire there is no positive identification of the remains or the vehicle at this time. The remains are in the process of being transported to Orange County Coroner’s Office. Inyo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public assistance. If anyone has any information that could assist in this investigation, please call 760-878-0383. More updates will be released as they become available.
CalFIRE, Forest Service, Independence Volunteer Fire Department, Inyo Sheriff, and CHP all responded at approximately 8pm on Friday night.