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BRONCO FOOTBALL SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER

Coach Palu and Curt Van Nest raising money in the Pie Auction !

The Bishop Bronco Football program had a Spaghetti Fundraiser on Friday night with tremendous success ! The Bishop Loins Club was serving up the great food and 160 total servings were had by all. There were a total of 26 Pies and Cakes donated for the Auction with Kurt Van Nest doing his best “auctioneering” to raise money for the Bronco Football program. In total, $4000.00 was raised!

Bronco Varsity coach Arnie Palu would like to thank Pete at Community Printing, The Bishop Lions Club for the awesome food, Auctioneer Kurt Van Nest , Mission Linen , The Tri County Fairgrounds and Ken and Alice Lloyd. And of course everybody who attended the Bronco Football Fundraiser !!

 

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.

Major HWY Update from Cal Trans 06/01/17

Update on the HWY closures  from Caltrans ! 06/01/2017

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 continues to work on clearing snow, removing rocks, and repairing its eight highways with seasonal closures.  As work progresses, pedestrians, bicyclists, skiers, etc. are advised to stay out of these areas. Safety is our number one priority, for the public as well as Caltrans’ workers.

This is the District 9 Seasonal Pass Status as of Thursday, June 1, 2017:

State Route 108 – Sonora Pass

Crews continue to remove snow and are approximately 1 mile from the summit on the east side and about 2 miles from the summit on the west side. The snowpack is estimated to be 12 to 15 feet on the highway.  There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.

State Route 120 West – Tioga Pass (from the Junction of US 395 to the Yosemite National Park Gate)

Crews have removed snow up to ½ mile from the Yosemite National Park east entrance gate. The snowpack is estimated to be 12 to 15 feet at the entrance gate.  There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.  Yosemite National Park is clearing Tioga Road which is inside the park boundary.

 

State Route 203 – From the Mammoth Mountain Parking Lot to Minaret Vista

Snow removal will begin on June 12, 2017.  There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.

 

State Route 270 – Bodie Road – Opened May 15, 2017

State Route 89 – Monitor Pass – Opened May 8, 2017

State Route 168 West – Bishop Creek – Opened April 24, 2017

State Route 120 East – Mono Mills – Opened April 14, 2017  

State Route 158 – June Lake LoopOpened April 14, 2017

 

All information is subject to change due to weather conditions.