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CHP Maximum Enforcement Period

CHP Maximum Enforcement Period

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With holiday celebrations upon us, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is preparing for this heavily-traveled time of year by educating the motoring public about safety on our roadways. As part of its upcoming Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) the CHP is reminding travelers to buckle up, adhere to the posted speed limit, avoid distractions behind the wheel, and always designate a sober driver.
The CHP’s Christmas MEP enforcement effort begins Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at 6 p.m. and continues through Sunday, December 28, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. During this period, all available officers will be out on the roadways for enhanced enforcement efforts and assisting motorists wherever needed.
“Our intent with the enhanced enforcement efforts during the holiday season is simply to save lives,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “We want everyone to have a happy holiday season this year and ensure nobody is forced to deal with the loss of a loved one.”
An anti-DUI effort is aimed at eliminating drunk-driving by educating Californians about the dangers of driving after consuming alcoholic beverages. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 10,000 people are killed annually in America by drunk drivers. In December 2012 alone, 830 people died as a result of a collision caused by an impaired driver. This year, the CHP hopes to eliminate the added danger of intoxicated drivers on our roadways.
During the 30 hours of last year’s Christmas holiday MEP, five people were killed in traffic collisions. Among those killed were two pedestrians, one motorcyclist, and two vehicle occupants who were not wearing seat belts. The CHP made 221 arrests for driving under the influence during the same 30-hour timeframe.
“Have a safe, fun, and enjoyable holiday celebration this year,” added Commissioner Farrow. “Just do it responsibly by making the right and responsible decision before you get behind the wheel and always designate a sober driver.”

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Longest Night Service @ Methodist Church

Longest Night Service at Bishop First United Methodist Church

Sunday, December 21 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.  On this longest night of the year, anyone in the eastern Sierra is invited to a simple time of Worship on Sunday, December 21 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary of Bishop First United Methodist Church.  Whether we are grieving a loss, struggling economically, overwhelmed with personal and family situations, it is good to remember that the first Christmas was difficult also and that the light of Christ “shines in the darkness.”  Perhaps we may feel very alone in the midst of all the Christmas celebrations. We need to know God’s presence with us during this season.
Bishop United Methodist Church is located at 205 N. Fowler – next to Bishop Union High School.
The name of this service comes from the season – December 21st  is actually the longest night of the year, with the most hours of darkness at the Winter Solstice.   But the name, “Longest Night”, also describes the feelings that a number of us have during this season.  In the long, dark winter nights, memories of past experiences and the pain of present loss and situations can become overwhelming.  For some, Christmas Day is the most difficult.  For others, it is Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or the beginning of another year.  Join with us to hear scripture, offer prayers for healing and wholeness and sing music that acknowledges that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who grieve, for those who struggle, and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness.  Everyone is welcome

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Lone Pine and Bishop battle in hoops

Lone Pine hosts Bishop Basketball

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles hosted the Bishop Broncos Wednesday, December 17th.  The two schools split the 4 game set with Lone Pine claiming victory in Boys Varsity and Girls JV, while the Broncos made the drive home on highway 395 with wins in the Varsity Girls and JV boys games.

Varsity Boys
BUHS          67
Lone Pine 82
(Lone Pine) Brad Greene 27 points, 19 rebounds, 4 blocks.  Garrett Sullivan 25 points, 5 assists, 2 steals.  Ryan Cappello 20 points, 13 rebounds 6 assists.
(Bishop) Thomas Montoya 25 points, Sean Brown 16 points, Ty Tucker 8 points, River Mallory 7 points.

Varsity Girls
BUHS         58
Lone Pine 27
(Bishop) Little Eva Lent 15 points, Topah Scherer 11, Sabrina Barlow 10, Maria Jimenez 10, Tamia Shoshone 6.
(Lone Pine) Jessiane Joiner 8 points, Niki Martinez 6, Shayann Padilla 4, Lena Cariou 4.

JV Boys
BUHS          72
Lone Pine 44
(Bishop) Trace Sapp 16 points, Anthony Vega 11, Mike Molina 10, Moran West 10, Edward Piper 6, Kelby Cherrick 5, Gene Dondero 4, Sam Moose 2.

JV Girls
BUHS     19
Lone Pine 32
(Bishop) Julie Cepeda 7 points, Kassidie Ducky 4, Faith Manriquez 4, Michelle Toledo 2, Darline Haro 2.

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Adventure Trails Hearing Re-Scheduled

The Inyo Adventure Trails Public Hearing has been set

The Public Hearing for the Adventure Trails project currently scheduled for December 30, 2014, in Independence has been rescheduled to January 22, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Independence. Due to threats of litigation surrounding the project, the postponement is necessary to provide more time for the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to provide the County with guidance about the ability of all five members of the Board of Supervisors to participate in the decision making process.
Originally scheduled for December 2nd, the Public Hearing was cancelled and re-scheduled for December 30th when a recent Fair Political Practices  Commission (FPPC) regulation governing conflict of interest determinations for elected officials created uncertainty about the ability of members of the Board of Supervisors to vote on the Adventure Trails project. Out of an abundance of caution, the County cancelled the meeting and rescheduled the Hearing to allow time for the FPPC to provide a legal opinion.
Last Friday, Inyo County Counsel Marge Kemp-Williams was  contacted by an FPPC representative who indicated that FPPC’s due date for providing the County with a ruling is January 12, 2015.
Based on this information, Ms. Kemp-Williams advised that it would be prudent to wait for FPPC guidance. Ms. Kemp-Williams explained that, without a ruling from the FPPC, each member of the Board of Supervisors will need to make an individual decision about their ability to participate in the vote.  If more than two Supervisors declare a conflict and recuse themselves from the decision making
process, in order to ensure a quorum of the Board exists to make the legally required decision, those Supervisors declaring a conflict would have to draw straws to determine which of the disqualified
Supervisors will be selected to create a quorum to participate in the decision despite their declared conflict. The same process will be employed if the FPPC opines that three or more Supervisors cannot vote in the process. As a matter of law, if only three members of the Board of Supervisors – a quorum – are available to vote on a decision, then the decision must be approved by all three
Supervisors.
“If it turns out only three members of the Board of Supervisors are able to vote on the Adventure trails project, it will require a unanimous vote, instead of a majority vote,” said County
Administrator Kevin Carunchio. “There is an overriding need to use every opportunity to ensure that each member of Board of Supervisors has the best possible information on which to determine their ability to participate in the decision making process and maintain the integrity of the Adventure Trails project.”
Carunchio acknowledged that nobody was pleased with the need to cancel the December 2nd meeting, and some people did not agree with the decision to schedule the hearing on December 30th.
He also recognizes that there may be others who may not be happy with the need to reschedule the meeting.

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Bishop Girls Beat Mammoth

Bishop Girls Basketball beats Mammoth

Bishop         53
Mammoth 14

The Broncos sprinted out to a 16-0 first quarter lead and never looked back logging a strong victory over rival Mammoth.  Sophomore Little Eva Lent scored a game high 20-points while grabbing 8 rebounds.  Sabrina Barlow helped out with 9-points, 3 assists, and 4 steals.

Point Totals
Little Eva Lent 20, Sabrina Barlow 9, Topah Scherer 7, Sophia Thomas 4, Tamia Shoshone 4, Maria Jimenez 4, Cienna Martinez 3, Miranda Barnes 2.

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Paul Ranallo

Paul Ranallo

Paul Michael Ranallo, age 52 passed away December 2, 2014. A longtime resident of Bishop, California. He had a great love of music and writing. They were the biggest part of his life. Before moving to Bishop, he was a disc jockey at KAGI/KSRW in Grants Pass, OR. In Bishop he worked as a disc jockey at KADY. He also hosted a Spanish TV show at USA Media Cable Television and wrote the commercials for his sponsors. Although he wasn’t Hispanic, he spoke Spanish and wanted to help inform the Hispanic community of the events and the services available to them. He volunteered much of his time. Paul was a very caring, gentle man, a people person.

Preceded in death by his grandparents, Michael and Lucy Ranallo; John and Florence Melioli; Aunt and Uncles Salvatore and Rita Perfetto; Raymond Melioli; brother, Robert John Ranallo. Survived by father, Robert A. Ranallo; mother, Paula Melioli Ranallo; brother, Christopher Ray Ranallo. He was very close to many of his cousins and other loving family members. Memorial Service will be held 11AM Monday, January 5, 2015 with visitation one hour prior to the service at St. Philip Catholic Church, Franklin Tennessee with Father Bala celebrant. Memorials may be made to the Fisher House or the Wounded Warrior Project. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 615-794-2289.

 

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Prescribed Burning

Prescribed Pile Burning

DATE 12/18/2014
Crews are targeting 11 acres of piles for treatment today.  Smoke may be visible from the Town of Mammoth and Mammoth Mt ski area.

DATE: 12/17/2014
Fire crews are burning piles in the Reds Meadow area today, taking advantage of the recent storms to safely achieve needed fuels reduction. Expect smoke visible from Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, and Devils Postpile National Monument. This is part of a dedicated effort to reduce fuels after the tree blow down event of 2011.

DATE: 12/16/2014
The Inyo National Forest is conducting pile burning today east of Devils Postpile National Monument and West of Satcher Lake in the Red’s Meadow Area.  41 Acres  of piles are targeted for treatment today.   Smoke may be visible from the Mammoth Lakes area.

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Support Local Art

Inyo Council for the Arts Gallery Event

Saturday, December 20, 2014 10:00 – 3:00
Inyo Council for the Arts will be sponsoring an opportunity for everyone to shop locally and support local artists. This Saturday December 20 the gallery will be open from 10-3 for your holiday shopping pleasure. Come by and check out the artists displaying their paintings, prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, handmade goat soaps and lotions, woolen items made from naturally died wools and other uniquely designed and created items. Refreshments will be served.

Image, Kay Wilson watercolor

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Sandee J. Wilson

Sandee J. Wilson

1943-2014
Sandee J. Wilson (71) resident of Mammoth Lakes for 44 years, born in Phoenix, AZ on October 12, 1943 passed away on December 5, 2014 in Bishop. Sandee spent 44 years in Mammoth Lakes, living a life she enjoyed to the fullest.
Sandee is survived by her son Charles Wilson. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to help with funeral expenses incurred by the family, please drop off with Sue Eversol at the Breakfast Club in Mammoth. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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Bishop Football Awards

Bishop Bronco Football Awards Presented

The 2014 Bronco football awards were presented this week at a ceremony held at the Calvary Baptist Church.  Varsity Coach Bill Egan presented coaches awards to Nate Dirisio, Allan Torres, Woodrow Reynolds, and Scott Sonke.  Most improved awards went to Clyde McCoy and Woodrow Reynolds.  Most Valuable defensive player award went to Desmond Frank, and the most valuable offensive player award was presented to Cross DeLamora.  Hunter Kampmoyer was named the teams Most Valuable Player.

The Varsity All High Desert League players were also announced.  Collin Batchelder was named to the leagues academic team.  Honorable mention honors to Quaid Stone, with second team honors going to Anthony Miller, Sean Brown, Collin Batchelder, Jarod Dossy, Ryan Graves, Thomas Montoya, Woodrow Reynolds, and Ryan Rennie.  1st team all HDL went to Angel Santana, JJ Cammarata, Desmond Frank, Logan Stephenson and Clyde McCoy on the defensive side of the ball, and 1st team offensive honors to Ty Tucker, Cross DeLamora and Scott Sonke.  Hunter Kampmoyer was named the HDL Lineman of the Year.

For the Junior Varsity Noah Connor-Becket was named most improved player, Joe Mayhugh claimed the spirit award, Izaak Morgenstein was named offensive MVP, Mike Molina was named defensive MVP and freshman Moran West was awarded the team MVP.  The 2014 JV won the High Desert League championship.

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