On June 19th, 2018 at approximately 1100 hours, Mono County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a 70-year-old female that suffered a possible dislocated hip while hiking with her husband and canine companion in Sky Meadows area near Emerald Lake (approx. 10,040’ elevation).
Mono County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue was called out and 10 SAR team members began the hike to the victim from the Coldwater Campground trailhead. A Search and Rescue Helicopter (Lasso 04) was requested from Naval Air Station Lemoore to assist with transporting the victim from Sky Meadows to the awaiting ground ambulance at Mammoth Airport.
SAR members located the victim, provided care and readied her for helicopter pickup. Despite the pain, she was stable and in good spirits. Helicopter Lasso 04 arrived on and was able to coordinate with SAR units on the ground the best landing zone near the victim. After the victim was flown out, her husband and canine hiked back to the trailhead with the SAR team.
As it turned out, the husband was a Mono County Search and Rescue member about 30 years ago.
The 2018 California High School Rodeo State Finals return to the Tri-County Fairgrounds this week! Wednesday, June 13th is Patriotic Day!! Wear Red, White and Blue. Free admission for Active and Retired Military. Opening Ceremony & Rodeo Performance is at 7pm.
Thursday June 14th is Family Night. $20 for the entire family. Rodeo Performance 7pm.
Friday June 15th is Cancer Awareness Night-Wear Pink! Rodeo performance is 7pm.
Saturday, June 16th is Senior Citizens Day! Free admission for 62+! 8am Cutting Championship, 11:30am Reined Cow Horse Championship Round and 1pm Final Rodeo Performance, Crowning of State Queen, Live Auction, Top 15 Finalists and ATV Raffle.
All show buttons are $20 and Single Evening Show is $7 available at the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce 690 n. Main St. 760-873-8405.
Longtime Inyo County Administrator Kevin Carunchio has announced his retirement after 13 years with the County.
Carunchio, County Administrator since 2007, informed the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, June 12 of his intent to retire following completion of several outstanding projects, including the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 County Budget. He plans to continue living in the Owens Valley, raising his two children and devoting more time to volunteer work and other opportunities.
Noting that it is an exciting time for the County of Inyo, with several major projects in the hopper or poised on the brink of fruition, Carunchio said he plans to spend the next several weeks focusing on helping to guide those initiatives through their current phases, including consideration of the lease agreement for the Consolidated County Office Building Project, consideration of a contract for the 21st Century Obsidian Project, a State of the Parks report, and development of the Bishop Airport with an eye toward commercial air service.
“I am, and will always be grateful for the opportunity this Board has, and previous Boards of Supervisors have provided me to serve as Inyo County Administrator,” Carunchio said. “I truly love the job, the county, and our communities. Thank you with all my heart.”
The Board of Supervisors is expected to begin discussing the process for identifying Carunchio’s replacement in the coming weeks.
Carunchio has worked for the County of Inyo since May of 2005, initially serving as Deputy County Administrator who was responsible for economic development programs and budget analysis, preparation, and implementation. He also served as the interim Library/Museum Director, in addition to numerous other capacities for the County of Inyo, before being appointed to County Administrator in October of 2007.
Prior to being employed by the County of Inyo, Carunchio worked in California cities government and management.
Bishop Union High School held their Senior Awards Night for the graduating class of 2018. Throughout the evening just under $391,000 in scholarships were awarded to BUHS Graduates from local businesses, foundations and various organizations.
AltaOne, once again, partnered with KIBS/KBOV and Sierra Wave Radio to recognize student athletes from Bishop High School.
Each year coaches are asked to nominate one athlete from their sport, based on their academic performance and team leadership. Each of the chosen students were then asked to write an essay on their future academic and athletic plans. An independent judging panel graded each nominee to establish one winner and two finalists.
The First Finalist was Carlos Laguna from the Soccer Team. Carlos had a GPA of 4.296 and will be attending Cal Poly Pomona to major in Mechanical Engineering. Carlos, also, plans to try out for the soccer team but will play intramural sports regardless. Carlos Laguna received $1000.
The Second Finalist was Mike Molina who excelled is Football, Basketball and Baseball. Mike had a GPA of 3.5 and plans to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or engineering while continuing to play football in college. Mike Molina also received $1000.
The winner was Rebekeah Riesen who’s sport was volleyball. Rebekeah has a GPA of 4.23 and plans to major in Marine Biology at a 4-year university in California and play intramural volleyball.
At approximately 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday June 6, 2018, Mammoth Lake Police Department and the Mono County District Attorney’s Office responded to a 911 call from an individual who had been shot in his residence located on Hillside Dr. in Mammoth Lakes.
Upon arriving on scene they were met outside by the reporting party who had been shot in the stomach. The reporting party indicated that he was shot by another male in the residence but was able to wrestle control of the gun away from him and return fire. The reporting party was transported to Mammoth Hospital and stabilized for transportation to Reno.
Law Enforcement has secured the scene and is waiting for a forensic team to arrive to process the scene. The other individual remains in the residence and is presumed dead.
The 37th Annual Sober Grad Night will take place on Friday, June 8th, at the Charles Brown Auditorium and runs from 10pm-3am. The reason the Sober Grad Night has been a huge success is due to the great community support.
Your donations help to keep the cost of the tickets at $35 pre-sale and $45 at the door and allows this event to continue for years to come. There will be music from a DJ, free photos by Lori Warta, food, drinks, games and amazing raffle prizes.
Sober Grad Night requires many man hours and a large team of volunteers to pull together along with your support. Without your donations this event would not succeed. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation please send to Sober Grad Night 2018 c/o Calvary Baptist Church P O Box 636 93515.
Or, if you have a raffle prize that you would like to donate please call 760-872-8136
In front of a huge home crowd, the Bishop Bronco Varsity Baseball Team hosted the Riverdale Cowboys in the semi-final game of the Central Section CIF Les Schwab Boys Baseball Championships Division 6. The Riverdale Cowboy went ino the game ranked #5 and the Broncos the #1 ranked team.
After the Cowboys were retired, in order in the top of the first inning, the Broncos would score twice in the bottom half of the inning. Justin Yates would start off by getting a walk, followed by Mike Kubiak getting on base. With two outs, Lorenzo Parra would get a single allowing Yates to come around and score the first run of the game. Next up was Cal Omohundro who would hit a double to center bringing Kubiak around to score. At the end of the first inning, the Broncos had the lead 2-0.
After being retired, in order in the second inning, the Broncos would explode at the plate scoring an incredible 12 runs in the third. Justin Yates would get another walk to lead off the Broncos. Mike Kubiak stepped up and hit a double to deep left center, scoring Yates. Brody Maloney, who had five hits in the victory against Kern Valley in the second round game, continued with his hitting ways by smacking a double to the opposite field, which allowed Kubiak to cross the plate. Lorenzo Parra would get his second hit of the game, with a single to center, and Maloney came home.
After Cal Omohundro singled, advancing Parra to third base, Mike Molina would get a walk to load the bases for the Broncos. Jalen Watterson would get the first of his three hits, in the game, with a single to left center which brought Parra home. Hunter Beal followed with a single and Molina scored. After Yates struck out, in his second plate appearance of the inning, Mike Kubiak would step up to the plate.
With a 2-0 count, Kubiak would blow the game wide open when he hit a grand slam home run that landed on the top of the old Library building. With that hit, the Broncos lead was 12-0. The Broncos would add two more runs in the inning and go to the fourth inning leading 14-0.
In the Top of the fourth inning, the Cowboys would get three hits and score their only run of the game.
Going to the bottom of the fifth inning, with the score 14-0, the Broncos would add two more runs. With one out, Mike Molina would get a single and bring to the plate Jalen Watterson. Watterson, facing a 1-3 count, smacked his next pitch over the fence in right field, scoring him and Molina.
Justin Yates started on the mound for the Broncos with a strong performance striking out 5 batters, no walks and giving up just 4 hits. Austin Thomas would come in to close the game in the top of the 6th inning. He would face 8 batters, striking out 4, and giving up just three hits, ending the game with a strike out to give the Broncos the golden ticket to the Championship game.
The Bishop Broncos will face the Lindsay Cardinals, the number two ranked team, for the Championship on Saturday in Visalia. Lindsay defeated Roosevelt, Tuesday, 15-2.
Lindsay enters the championship game with an over all record of 18-12 and finished league 11-4. The Broncos go into the game 15-5-1 over all and 8-2 in league.
We will broadcast the game for you on 1230AM KBOV and online at http://www.kibskbov.com Game time is yet to be determined.
Mammoth Lakes, Calif (May 19, 2018) – On Thursday, May 17th officials from Alaska Airlines informed Mammoth Lakes Tourism that they would be discontinuing air service to Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH). Current daily non-stop air service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will continue through November 30, 2018.
Airline officials cited retirement of the Q400 aircraft as well as a nationwide pilot shortage as reasons for ending the service that has been in place for Mammoth Lakes since 2009. Other Alaska Airlines markets impacted by these service cuts include Sun Valley, ID; Bellingham, WA; Pasco, WA; and Eugene, OR.
According to Air Planners CEO Kent Myers; “The pilot shortage is having a major impact on air service across the country.” Myers went on to say, “No domestic airline is escaping the pilot shortage; all the legacy and regional carriers have been impacted.”
Mammoth Lakes Tourism is in discussions with other major airlines to not only replace the discontinued Alaska Airlines service from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Diego (SAN) for winter 2018-19, but to possibly expand into new markets as well.
New winter 2018-19 service announcements will be made as soon as they are finalized.
On a perfect weather day, the Bishop Broncos Varsity Baseball Team advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Central Section CIF Les Schwab Boys Baseball Championships (Division 6), by defeating the Kern Valley Broncos, at home 17-1.
The Broncs would get on the scoreboard in the first inning and take a 1-0 lead going to the bottom of the first. After Justin Yates walked, Mike Kubiak would hit a monster fly ball that would be ruled a ground rule double to left field.
Brodie Maloney would follow with a double to center field that brought Yates and Kubiak around to score to take the lead 2-1.
Next up was Cal Omohundro who would hit the second double of the inning bringing Maloney home. Going to the top of the second the Broncos had the lead 3-1.
From that point on, it was all Bishop Broncos as they would hold Kern Valley scoreless the rest of the game.
In the Bottom of the second Lukas Di Angelo would reach first on an error. With two outs, Kubiak would hit a ground ball to left. That would bring Maloney to the plate.
With a 1-1 count, Maloney would get the games only home run as he would hit rocket that landed on the boys locker room roof and make the score 6-1.
Lorenzo Parra would follow Maloney with a triple. Omohundro came to the plate and a single to the opposite field, scoring Parra.
Heading to the third inning, the Broncos would hold on to a 7-1 lead.Both teams were held scoreless in the third inning. In the Fourth, the Broncos would add to two more runs on a hit by Parra and a sacrifice fly by Omohundro and increase the Bronco lead 9-1.
In the fifth inning, the Broncos added four more runs and another four in the six inning.
Justin Yates, on the mound for the Broncos, went six innings to get the win striking out six batters, one walk and allowing just four hits.
Austin Thomas would come in to close the game in the seventh inning facing four batters, with one walk and two strike outs.
The final score Bishop Broncos 17 runs, 17 hits and 4 errors. Kern Valley Broncs 1 run, 3 hits and 4 errors. The number one seed, Broncos, advance to the semi-final game on Tuesday. As the number one seed, the Broncos will host the Semi-Final.
The Broncos will face the #5 seeded Team, the Riverdale Cowboys, who defeated Orange Cove 7-2. Riverdale has an overall record of 14-15 and the Broncos enter the game with an overall record of 14-5-1.