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Harry Andreas Sr.

Harry Andreas Sr. 1938-2015

Harry William Andreas Sr. was born on February 12, 1938 to the late Willie and Ester Andreas in Schurz NV. Harry passed away on October 2, 2015 in Bishop, CA., surrounded by family he went to be home with the Lord Jesus Christ whom he proudly served. Grampa Harry as everyone called him, touched the hearts of a lot of people. He was a very talented man who had a lot of hobbies during his walk on earth. “Grandpa” Harry was a great gardener and every year you could catch him sitting somewhere with a ice chest full of tomatoes and chilies, ready to sell them to anybody who wanted to buy some. Then it was off to the river to fish, that was another one of his passions. He would also, tie fishing flies that many of us would use for fishing, he also sold them to the local sporting goods stores along with anyone who wanted to use them. Grampa Harry’s greatest passion was his love for playing music with family and friends and was very proud to play music with his son Harry Jr. and grandsons Jeffrey and the late Harry III. Grandpa’s band was the great Harry Casino and The Gamblers Band” singing and playing favorites like Boney Maroney, White Lightening and Silver Wings. Grampa worked a lot of jobs in his lifetime, but the job he loved the most was Asphalt work, working along with family and friends until he retired and then it was “Fish On”. Gramp liked to fish at pyramid Lake and would take anyone who wanted to go. He caught a 13.5 Lb. cutthroat and received a certificate from the Nevada Fish and Game for it. It was then we all had to go fish Pyramid Lake, but Grampa still caught the biggest fish. Grampa Harry is preceded in death by his father Willie and mother Ester, brothers Robert, Donald (Dan), Clarence and Richie, grandson Harry W. Andreas III and nephew Michael Andreas, sisters Mary and Virginia. He is survived by wife Doris, daughter Jill, sons Richard Sr. and Harry Jr. and his wife Clarice, granddaughters Marnie, Jordan and Vonna, grandsons Jeffrey, Richard Jr. and Thomas also, brother John Sr. and his wife Felicia and great grandson Keiji Andreas, along with numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. Grampa will be greatly missed by all of us. We love you “Grampa Harry”. There will be a Cry Dance on Thursday at Dusk at 661 Sewaye Lane on October 8. Services will be held Friday, October 9 at 11:00 Am at the Barlow Lane Gymnasium. Interment will follow at Sunland Cemetery. Luncheon to follow after the interment at the Barlow Gymnasium.

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Playhouse 395’s Murder Mystery

Playhouse 395 presents “Eat, Drink and be Murdered”

Playhouse 395 is proud to announce a special fall dinner murder mystery presentation “Eat, Drink and be Murdered”. This dinner show will be presented at the Mountain Rambler Brewery on Monday October 12th and Monday October 19th. The mystery begins at 6:30 when the McFadden’s and O’Riley’s get together to commemorate the 80th birthday of their family matriarch, Grandma Rose.

A distillery vat drowning, a secret ingredient and feuding families will make this a night to remember. Tickets are $40 each and include a delicious dinner, the theatre show and prizes awarded to the lucky dinner guest who correctly guesses the murderer and the motive.

Tickets are now available at the Mountain Rambler Brewery on South Main Street but seats are limited so be sure to purchase yours soon!

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BUHS Cross Country

Bronco Cross Country on the Sports Show

The Bishop Union High School Cross Country team chats with Arnie Palu on this weeks Saturday Sports Round Up.  The show is now available at the link to the left, or through the link on the home page. Coach Heidi Eldridge is joined by athletes, Jordan Kost, Arianna Pope, and Emma Place.  The Bronco Cross Country team has a home meet this week with High Desert League foe Rosamond.  The Broncos and the road runners take to the Tungsten Hills course Tuesday at 3pm.

This weeks show also features a interview with Mike McDonald from the Sierra Roller Hockey League.  Mike and the Cross Country kids make NCAA football picks….it’s not pretty.  Mike went 2 for 4 while the runners proved they are runners missing all 4 picks…but they were great sports.  Better luck next time.  Enjoy the show.

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Officials defend Rough Fire efforts

Rough Fire now over 151 thousand Acres

Top land managers are offering a Op/Ed defending and explaining the response to the Rough Fire.  The fire is now over 151 thousand acres and listed at 87% perimeter containment.  The lighting caused fire started on July 31st.   The forest supervisors and superintendent felt there was a need to clarify some common misconceptions about the Rough Fire.

The Rough Fire: The fire that continually defied suppression efforts.

We want to recognize the residents of east-side communities who lived with smoke from the Rough Fire for many weeks and we thank you for your patience while numerous valiant efforts to contain the fire were made.

We also understand that smoke affects one of the primary attractions of the east-side, which is the broad spectrum of recreational opportunities that people from throughout the world come to experience.

However we must dispute several sentiments shared with various east-side media outlets that suggest that this fire was a managed-lightning fire for resource benefit.

In particular, we must refute the idea that our firefighters did not do enough or that we, as land managers, underestimated this fire in initial attack and over the following weeks.

Allow us to share with you of the nature of the fire response.

When lightning ignited seven fires on the Sierra National Forest on July 31st, firefighters quickly contained all but one and fire managers suspected that one was going to be a problem.

Kings Canyon Drainage is known for its stunning beauty because of its dramatic steep cliffs that draw visitors from the world to enjoy this stunning scenery. It is also documented as the largest unbroken vertical rise in North America.

To a firefighter, it’s a no man’s land: steep, technical terrain that has been known for injuring firefighters over the years. It’s so steep that “rollouts” (burning material that gets loosened, rolls down the steep slope, and runs back up the hill) are a constant concern for fire crews. In fact, it is exactly how the fire progressed down the canyon. Aircraft and firefighters themselves can sometimes push the rollouts on these cliffs.

These conditions make it impossible to establish an anchor point for a firefighter to start a containment line. It’s not terrain that firefighters can safely engage a fire.

Add the fourth year of a drought. Add that this was ground zero for the worst die off of trees seen in the southern Sierra. Earlier this year, the U.S. Forest Service reported that 12 million trees had died in the southern Sierra Nevada, with areas along the Kings Canyon River Drainage hardest hit. Driving along the river drainage, you will see areas with up to 60% tree mortality. This area had missed several fire cycles, meaning there was a thick bed of dried fuels mixed with dead trees. Add continuous days of 100 degree (or more) temperatures.

Firefighters think about weather, fuel, and topography when trying to access fire behavior. The Rough Fire presented the worst of all three.   When fire managers added this all up, they knew they had a challenging fire to deal with. Never for a moment, and contrary to rumors, did fire managers ever consider anything but full suppression.  The problem was how. It was assessed by crews on the ground and by air, they reported the terrain too steep and that direct attack was not an option for safety reasons.

Aircraft cannot do it alone. Helicopters and tankers can slow the fire’s growth and reduce its intensity, but firefighters need to construct the containment line to stop the fire’s growth.
Once the fire became established, crew after crew of firefighters reported that they had never seen fire behavior like they were witnessing. It crossed dozer lines, roads, and rivers with incredible ease.

Firefighters found themselves working to defend Cedar Grove, Hume Lake, Grant Grove Village and Wilsonia, Balch Camp, communities near Wishon, the PG&E Power Plant, and Dunlap.
As the Rough Fire approached the sequoia groves of Giant Sequoia National Monument and in Kings Canyon National Park, firefighters worked to get the best fire effects possible. Giant sequoias are fire-adapted and germinate with the heat surge from the fire than opens the cones in the tree and releases the seeds to the nutrient-rich ash bed below—the catch was ensuring that this fire wasn’t too intense even for the sequoias.

Some of these communities experienced air that ranged from unhealthy to hazardous. Grant Grove Village and Wilsonia were evacuated first for smoke and remained evacuated for fire.
Numerous crews, including those on initial attack, made every effort they could to contain this fire. Many crews have been away from loved ones for most of the summer responding to fires throughout the west, many of which have also grown larger than historically seen and displaying unprecedented fire behavior. We are particularly grateful that, to date, our firefighters will make it home to their families and loved ones. One injury, in particular, reminded us how complex this terrain is; with the rescue being conducted by a roped-in technical rescue team.

So, we thank you for your patience and we recognize that you too have been affected by this fire. We also hope you will also take a moment to be grateful to all the dedicated men and women who worked tirelessly this summer to protect our communities and our infrastructure.

Dean Gould, Forest Supervisor of Sierra National Forest.
Kevin Elliott,  Forest Supervisor of Giant Sequoia National Monument/Sequoia National Forest.
Woody Smeck, Superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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Francis Lawrence

Francis William “Bill” Lawrence, 1934-2015

Francis William Lawrence, age 81, born in Tulare, California on July 23, 1934.  Francis passed away on September 29, 2015 in Bishop, California.  Bill was a cattleman for 50 years in Central California.

It is not what he has, not even what he does, which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.  Bill is survived by his brother Dan, his first wife Beverly, whom together they raised seven children. Bonnie, Babette, Brenda, Brad, Bridgette, Berdine and Barbie, and the blessings of 22 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

A Rosary will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, October 9, 2015 at Brune Mortuary 325 West Elm Street, Bishop, California followed by a graveside service at 10:00 AM Saturday October 10, 2015 at Big Pine Cemetery, 605 W. Crocker Ave., Big Pine.

Lawrence

 

Mammoth-Lone Pine Volleyball

DML showdown: Round 1 goes to Mammoth

Mammoth varsity Volleyball stayed unbeaten in Desert Mountain League play with a straight games win Wednesday Night.  Lone Pine came into the match unbeaten, but Mammoth handed the Golden Eagles their first league loss.  The two teams will meet again on October 22nd at Mammoth High School.

With the win Wednesday night, Mammoth Varsity raises their record to 16-7 overall and 4-0 in the DML. Mammoth faces also undefeated Desert on Friday at Mammoth High School. JVplays at 3pm, Varsity at 4pm.

For Lone Pine the loss moves the Golden Eagles record to 3-1 DML, 7-6-2 overall.  Lone Pine hosts Boron today, Thursday October 1st.

Varsity Volleyball

Mammoth won in three games.
25-16, 25-19, 30-28.
Mammoth Statistics
Taylor Sanders had 17 kills.
McKenna Smith had 33 assists and scored 15 points off serve.
Kira Shultz had 14 digs and scored 18 points off serve.
Lone Pine Statistics
Setter Niki Martinez, 12/14 Serving, 4 aces, 1 Kill, 12 Assists, 16 Digs.
Outside Hitter Abby Southey 12/14 Serving, 2 Kills, 3 Digs.
Opposite Hitter Lena Cariou 9/9 Serving, 2 Kills, 13 Digs.
Middle Hitter Taylor Corona 2 Kills, 1 assist, and 2 Digs.
Outside Hitter Katelyn Button 6/6 Serving, 4 Kills, 10 Digs.
Libero Lacie Jones 8/8 Serving, 1 Ace, 23 Digs.
Middle Hitter Katie Lacey 10/13 Serving, 2 Aces, 2 Kills, 2 Blocks, and 4 Digs.

Coach Mel Joseph’s comments
“We just did not convert offensively throughout the match, and missed a couple of key serves in game 3 that would have forced a game 4. The girls played hard, I was proud of their overall effort”

Junior Varsity

The Lone Pine JV defeated Mammoth 25-22, 22-25, 15-10. The Lone Pine JV are now 3-0 DML, 5-1 overall.
Individual statistics
Celia Ray-14/15 serving, 3 aces, 4 kills, 7 assists, and 2 digs.
Shelby Chavez-15/17 serving, 5 aces, 2 kills, and 3 digs.
Jessianne Joiner-9/10 serving, 2 aces, 9 kills, 2 blocks, and 11 digs.
Berenice Gutierrez-5/6 serving, 2 aces, 4 assists, and 2 digs.
Juliann Jones-7/7 serving, 1 ace, and 5 digs.
Mariah Button-8/9 serving, 1 ace, and 10 digs.
Marissa Honeyman- 3 kills

cover photo provided by Mammoth Coach John Morris, Mammoth Celebrating at their invitational

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Readers Needed

Read With Me needs Volunteers

Inyo County Superintendent of Schools and Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra are proud to announce the expansion of Read With Me, a literacy program for select elementary students.  Read With Me is designed to: share the joy of reading; foster lifelong readers; support literacy development; and expand students’ home library.

Organizers are currently seeking volunteers in two main capacities to work in each school – Round Valley, Bishop, Big Pine, Independence, and Lone Pine.  They need Readers to read aloud one on one with students and a Site Coordinator to work with adult volunteers and school staff.  Reading volunteers must enjoy children and reading aloud. Reading sessions will be much like reading a bedtime story to a child: relaxed, informal and fun!  It is their hope that volunteers will read with his/her student once or twice per week in half hour sessions.  Site coordinators will facilitate communication between ICSOS, school staff and volunteers.  They will also assist in scheduling between teachers and volunteers.

For more information, please contact Ilissa Twomey at 760-873-3262 ext. 429 or Sarah Sheehan at 760-920-8762

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Good Morning

October starts with a bang

KIBS/KBOV’s Gary Young captured the first sunrise of October 2015.  The national weather service is calling for a chance of showers today and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.  The chance of precipitation is 50%.  The forecast is calling for plenty of sunshine this weekend at the Fall Colors Car show begins.

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see more of Gary’s great work at http://www.garyyoungphotography.com/

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BUHS JV trap the Bobcats

Bishop Union High School JV football win

The Bishop Union High School Junior Varsity scored in all three phases of the game Friday.  The Bronco Offense, Defense and special teams all got in the scoring column.  Six different Broncos found the end zone in Bishop Union’s 38-8 win.  Boron made the trip to Bishop Friday, September 25th as a fill in game.  Bishop’s varsity had a bye week and both Bishop and Boron have been victim to schools cancelling JV football.  With the win the Bronco JV notch their first win of the year improving their record to 1-3.  The Broncos travel to Lancaster this Friday to face the Paraclete Spirits.  The JV game will begin at 4pm with the varsity to follow at 7pm.  The games will be played at Antelope Valley College with the Varsity game broadcast live on AM1230 KBOV and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.  Rock Baker and Arnie Palu will have the call.

Bishop JV vs. Boron

Bishop Union scored first on a tough run by quarterback Trace Sapp.  The Sapp score but Bishop up 6-0.  Freshman Mark Mayhugh found the end zone next on a sweep putting the Broncos up 12-0 with 3:20 to play in the opening quarter.

The second quarter scoring included an 11-yard touchdown pass from Sapp to Freshman Michael George.  Boron answered with a strong drive penetrating the Bronco red zone.  The Bishop defense came up with a big play as linebacker Lorenzo Parra sacked the bobcat quarterback forcing a fumble.  Strong Safety Brodie Maloney scooped up the fumble and ran 84-yards for a Bishop touchdown.

The second half started with a 81-yard kickoff return by Freshman Arturo Lemus.  The special teams play marked the third time this season the Broncos have returned a kickoff for a touchdown.  The game then went to a running clock for the entire second half.  Lorenzo Parra capped the Bronco scoring with a 4th quarter 4-yard touchdown run.  Boron answered with a touchdown pass and two point conversion making the final score 38-8.

Photos By Lorenzo Parra Sr.
See more at http://www.lorenzoparra.com/

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#18 Hunter Beall
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#80 Cameron Gardea, #24 Zack Cunningham
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#35 Lorenzo Parra
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#24 Zack Cunningham
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#10 Arturo Lemus
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Left to Right, #52 Sam Moose, #73 Julian Saulque, #33 Michael George
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#35 Lorenzo Parra with the sack/fumble, Brodie Maloney with the recovery and score.
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#33 Michael George scores.
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#52 Sam Moose
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#21 Mark Mayhugh
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#58 Jarid Alpers and #67 Edward Piper
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#4 Trace Sapp runs with #53 Eric Lind and #18 Hunter Beall
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left to right, #67 Ed Piper, #77 Christian Landaverde, #21 Mark Mayhugh, #35 Lorenzo Parra Jr
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BUHS Tennis Falls to Rosamond

Bishop Union High School Tennis takes on Rosamond

BUHS coach Patty Cummings reports that the Broncos fell to Rosamond Tuesday.  The Broncos and Roadrunners tied 9-9 with Rosamond winning in total games, 81-76.
According to Cummings, Bishop’s Lily Mc Grale played singles winning two, 6-1 and 6-2, while falling  4-6. Josie Dillard won two also, 6-4 and 7-5, and dropping one.  Senior Katrina Biehl won two and dropped one by scores of  4-6,  6-4,  and 6-1  to give the broncos 6 wins on the singles side.
Playing doubles for the day the team of Ivy Means and Caroline Hagopian struggled a little losing 3-6 and 1-6 then winning 6-4. The doubles team of Nora Cimino and Cayley Dishion lost 2-6 and 0-6. Madi Tomasek and Molly foster were able to split sets losing 2-6 then coming back and winning 6-4.   MacKenzie Brown and Sam Hess easily won their set 6-2 and Ramneet Kaur and Evelyn Lopez lost 4-6.
Next up the Broncos will host rival Kern Valley Thursday at the Bishop City Park.  Action begins at 2pm.
Cover Photo by Lorenzo Parra, Bishop’s MacKenzie Brown
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