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Dodger Spring Training Games on KBOV

Broadcast Schedule for Dodger Baseball on KBOV

KBOV, AM1230 will proudly broadcast 14 LA Dodger Spring Training baseball games this season.  The schedule jump-starts with 5 straight days of baseball, March 4th through the 8th.

3/4/15 Dodgers vs White Sox 11:30 pregame, 12:05 first pitch
3/5/15 Dodgers @ White Sox 11:30 pregame, 12:05 first pitch
3/6/15 Dodgers vs Mariners  11:30 pregame, 12:05 first pitch
3/7/15 Dodgers @ Cleveland 11:30 pregame, 12:05 first pitch
3/8/15 Dodgers vs Brewers 12:30 pregame, 1:05 first pitch
3/13/15 Dodgers vs Reds 6:30 pregame, 7:05 first pitch
3/14/15 Dodgers vs Cleveland 12:30 pregame, 1:05 first pitch
3/15/15 Dodgers @ Mariners 12:30 pregame, 1:05 first pitch
3/19/15 Dodgers vs Angels 12:30 pregame, 1:05 first pitch
3/21/15 Dodgers @ Rockies 12:30 pregame, 1:05 first pitch
3/22/15 Dodgers vs Cleveland 12:30 pregame, 1:05 first pitch
3/27/15 Dodgers vs Giants 6:30 pregame, 7:05 first pitch
3/28/15 Dodgers @ Angels 12:30 pregame, 1:05 first pitch
3/29/15 Dodgers @ Giants 12:30 pregame, 1:05 first pitch

The Dodgers close the exhibition season with the traditional three game set with the Angels, the “Freeway Series”.  All three games with the Angels will be on KBOV.  The series will be played April 2nd through 4th with the first two games in Anaheim and the final game in Dodger stadium on Saturday, April 4th.  The Dodgers open the regular season on Monday, April 6th hosting the new look San Diego Padres.  The 2015 Padres feature former Dodger All-Star Matt Kemp.  All Dodger regular season games will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV.

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Caltrans Names new Director

Caltrans Welcomes New District 9 Director Brent Green

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brent Green to the position of District 9 Director effective March 2, 2015.

“Moving to Bishop has been a dream of mine ever since I came up camping with my family when I was in high school,” said Green.  “I am excited to have a new challenge, meet new people, and make new friends.”

Mr. Green earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, San Diego.  He began his career with Caltrans as a Right of Way agent in San Diego and has since moved through the ranks at various positions; the previous being Division Chief of Right of Way and Land Surveys in Sacramento.  Mr. Green’s 24 year plus tenure with Caltrans also includes Acting District 12 Director in Orange County.

Mr. Green brings a broad spectrum of knowledge of the Department’s goals. “I look forward to working with our many public and private sector partners and stakeholders in continuing to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system throughout District 9,” said Green. “The direction the Department is going is very positive and I will work with everyone to achieve the Department’s new Mission, Vision and Goals.”

His extensive knowledge in departmental policies and procedures, as well as State and Federal laws and regulations will allow him to apply his expertise and knowledge to the District Director position. Brent will be moving to Bishop followed by his wife Lilibeth, after their daughter CJ graduates from high school.  Their son Trenton attends San Diego State University and is working towards an engineering degree.

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Excess Round Fire donations will be sold this weekend

A Benefit Sale for Round Fire Relief Efforts is this Weekend

Organizers will give victims one last chance to pick up donated items before the sale Saturday and Sunday.

According to the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, the morning after the Round Fire generous donors began dropping off donations of clothing, shoes, bedding, toiletries and other items to aid those displaced from Paradise and Swall Meadows.   The fire claimed one home in Paradise and numerous homes in Swall Meadows.

The Salvation Army, Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop Chamber and many devoted volunteers have been working diligently for weeks to sort and display the items. Dozens of families have picked up items and expressed true gratitude.

The outpouring of support has been phenomenal – so much so that more items have been collected than can possibly be used by the fire families.

Organizers will hold a “Community Benefit” sale with the remaining items this weekend at the Home Economics Building, Tri-County Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the sale will benefit both the local Salvation Army and the Round Fire Relief Fund. Hours for the Community Benefit Sale will be Saturday, March 7th, 9am until 6pm and Sunday, March 8th, 12noon until 4pm.

Organizers indicate that the sale will feature an amazing selection of clothing for men, women & children; shoes of all sizes and so much more! All proceeds will benefit both the Salvation Army and the Round Fire Relief Fund.

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Susan Barnato

Susan Beth Barnato 1941-2015

Susan Beth Barnato was born August 3, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Bernard and Marjorie Clayton. She Spent her youth in Honolulu, HI and San Mateo, CA and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California at Davis, in 1963. Susan Married Dr. Carl Lind and they welcomed sons Mark William in 1965 and Steven Michael in 1968. A resident of Bishop, CA since 1969, Susan loved cooking and sewing with family and friends. She married James Richard “Dick” Barnato in 1986 and they enjoyed bowling together on league for many years. A consummate lady in any setting, Susan was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Her “Grammie Jammies” and five star meals and desserts cooked at home will be forever missed but not forgotten.
On March 1, 2015, Susan passed away at her home. Susan is preceded in death by her parents and survived by her husband Dick Barnato, his daughter and son-in-law Tracy and Rob Hyde and son Scott Barnato; her sons and daughter in laws, Markand Heather Lind and Steve and Janai Lind; brother, Jeffrey and Linda Clayton; grandchildren, Evan Spoonhunter, Erin , Eric and Jonathan Lind, Cheyenne and Zoe Walter, and Broook Oney along with countless family friends. A private memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be made to local scholarship programs.


Triathlon Information Meeting Set

Triathlon Club Holding Introduction meeting

The High Sierra Triathlon Club is holding its season opener dinner at the Crowley Lake Community Center Sunday, March 15 5:30-7:00 pm. $10. Sally and Liz will present “Triathlon 101,” a brief and fun introduction to the sport. Alana will present the latest info on the club and the June Lake Triathlon. Club bike and tri outfits available to try and buy. You don’t have to be a member to attend this dinner—everyone is welcome. For more information or to RSVP, email or visit the website at


Rotary Speech Contest Results

BUHS Senior Grah Wins again

Submitted by Rotarian Pat Nahin, Photo by Rotarian Ed Nahin

“It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness.” What this means to students is the theme for students entering the Rotary District 5190 Speech Contest.  Seven students from Mammoth and Bishop high schools competed in the Mammoth and Bishop Rotary Club’s annual speech contest that was held at The Rotary Club of Bishop’s noon meeting February 24th.    Each year talented students demonstrate their speaking skills in front of Rotarians, guests and families.  It is amazing to watch.  Maggie Kingsbury from the Rotary Club of Bishop was the chairperson for the Bishop students:  Audrey Bear, Angie Flores and Olivia Grah.  Luan Mendel, from the Mammoth Rotary Club was in charge of the speech contest for the four Mammoth students, Amanda Kirkeby, Lex Brode, Connor Kusumoto and Garrett Hallum.

Olivia Grah, took first place last year in the Rotary Bishop club’s contest and again took first place this year and will be seeking the top spot at the 2015 District 5190 Conference held at Harrah’s South Lake Tahoe on May 16th 2015.  The District awards will be $1000 for first place, $750 for second and $500 for third.

Editors note, Olivia Grah, a senior at Bishop Union High School, has been accepted at Princeton University.


Pictured:  Maggie Kingsbury, Audrey Bear, Amanda Kirkeby, Lex Brode, Angie Flores, Connor Kusumoto, Garrett Hallum, Olivia Grah and Luan Mendel.

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Marilyn Elizabeth Leavitt

Marilyn Elizabeth Leavitt

Died at her home in Bishop, CA on February 25th, 2015 following a brief illness.   Born in Osceola, NE on February 21st, 1924 to Esther and Coleman Brown.   She attended Osceola High School and following graduation worked briefly in Denver, CO.  Marilyn moved further west to California, living and working in Culver City before eventually settling in Woodland Hills, CA where she and her husband Don raised their children and created strong bonds with other young families in the brand new suburb.  Upon retirement she and Don moved to their favorite vacation spot and Bishop Creek became their permanent home.  While in Bishop Marilyn and Don became members of Our Savior Lutheran Church and were instrumental in the church’s growth and renovation.  Through her incredible natural hospitality and outgoing personality, Marilyn again developed great friendships.   She and Don celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Bishop Creek Lodge.   Following her husband’s death Marilyn moved into town and continued to welcome neighbors, friends and family into her home on a daily basis for lively conversation and fellowship.  In February 2014, Marilyn was feted at her 90th birthday party by over 60 close friends and family members who were delighted to help her celebrate the important milestone.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband Donald A. Leavitt, cousin Dorothy Deland and son Randy W. Nicklaus.  She is survived by daughters Rayne Cumberworth of Burbank, CA and Megan (Bill) Kleinschmidt, of Palmdale, CA, son Ward (Kathy) Leavitt, of Galt, CA, daughter-in-law Laure Dunham (Nicklaus), 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, .  Of course, she will also be missed by many, many friends.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 7th at 11 am at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 162 Sneden Street, Bishop, CA  93514.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Marilyn’s name to Our Savior Lutheran Church.

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Bishop Bronco Volleyball Meeting

Bronco Volleyball Meeting Set

All parents and players interested in playing volleyball at BUHS for the 2015 Fall Season are invited to a meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm in the BUHS Library.  Coach Linda Frigerio describes the meeting as a “mandatory informational meeting”.  They will  be discussing program expectations and standards, as well as camp, fundraising, and tryout dates.
Please feel free to call Coach Frigerio at 760-937-3741 with any questions or concerns.
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photo via Inyo County Sheriffs Department

BB Gun Incident leads to Arrest

Saturday Incident ends in Arrest

According to the Bishop Police  department the incident played out Saturday evening in east Bishop.


On Saturday, February 28, 2015 at about 8:50 PM, Officers from the Bishop Police Department responded to the area of the 300 block of East Line Street regarding a report of someone brandishing a firearm.

Upon arrival, Officers located the Victim, Danielle Jordan. Jordan had obvious injuries and reported to the Officers that she had been attacked by September Downey, age 38 of Bishop.  Jordan claimed that Downey had assaulted her with an unknown type of firearm and that she had been rendered unconscious as a result of the assault. The attack had been witnessed by others in the area.
According to the Bishop Police Department, “further investigation revealed that the weapon was a replica firearm/ BB Gun and that Jordan had been shot and beaten with the BB gun during the assault.”

The suspect, Downey, was located a short time later at her residence and taken into custody without incident. Jordan was treated at Northern Inyo Hospital for her injuries.

Downey was subsequently booked at Inyo County Jail on various charges, including Attempted Homicide, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Battery Causing Great Bodily Injury, and Violation of Probation. Downey’ Bail is currently set at $500,000.

photo via Inyo County Sheriffs Department
photo via Inyo County Sheriffs Department
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MCWD ups Water Restrictions

MCWD Board of Directors Approve Raising Water Restrictions to Level 2

Water content of the Mammoth Pass snowpack is more than 70 percent below normal conditions. Customers are requested to reduce water use by 20 percent.

 Mammoth Lakes, CA – On February 19, the MCWD board unanimously approved moving from Level 1 to Level 2 water shortage restrictions.  The board’s decision was based on the water content of the Mammoth Pass snowpack, about 70 percent below normal, and MCWD staff estimates of water supply availability.  The goal of the Level 2 restrictions are to achieve a 20 percent reduction of customer water demand.  Customers of the MCWD have been under Level 1 restrictions since the drought began in 2012.  The MCWD board will continue to reassess snowpack conditions and the status of the groundwater production wells water supply conditions through the coming months.

Level 2 water restrictions will be in effect March 9th.  Under these restrictions, outdoor irrigation will only be allowed from 8:00 pm to 9:00 am, water for construction is limited to recycled water, significant leaks must be repaired within 3 days of notification or discovery, and no new lawns may be installed, even when a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle is used for irrigation.  Indoor savings are expected to result from voluntary measures taken by customers.

MCWD has incentive programs to help customers save water. These programs include an indoor and outdoor fixture rebate program, free efficient showerheads and staff availability to discuss site specific irrigation efficiency improvements. Information on these programs are available on the MCWD website.     MCWD would like to encourage all customers to pay attention to water usage, check for leaking fixtures indoors and out, keep pools and spas covered when not in use, limit shower times and only run full loads of dishes and clothes.

More information on Level 2 restrictions and tips to conserve water is available from the MCWD website,

About Mammoth Community Water District 

MCWD provides water and wastewater utility service to the Town of Mammoth Lakes and surrounding areas.  MCWD strives to provide reliable, affordable utility service to our customers and to conduct our operations in a manner reflecting our stewardship role.  We encourage our customers to practice responsible use of our limited water resources, and to take advantage of the information and services available to support this goal.

photo courtesy of the MCWD website

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