Community News

7th Annual Event Raises Over $6000 For BUHS Volleyball/Softball Programs

The BUHS Volleyball and Baseball programs had their 7th annual Wine Tasting event last week and it was a smashing success, raising over $6000! Over 120 people attended, consisting of a great blend of repeat attendees and new faces alike!
The funds raised to benefit both programs would not be possible without the support and generosity of so many of our community members. Special thanks to the following business and individuals who donated prizes to our live auctions:
BUHS Welding and Auto shops
Joni Riggs of RugznJones
Rustys Saloon
Body and soul
Phillips Aesthetic
Grandma Jinny
Kruse Kreations
Wave Rave
Waste Connections
A&L Auto Shop
Whiskey Creek
Mule Days-Tri County Fairgrounds
Looney Bean
Mahogany Smoked Meat
Carpenter Construction
Eastern Sierra Wholesales
And Most importantly, thank you so much to the student-athletes and their families for all of their volunteer time and work to continued success for our high school programs! Go Broncos!

Bishop Varsity Baseball VS Frazier Mountain


Bronco bats were alive and kicking again on home turf against the Frazier Mountain Falcons.

The Falcons only had 8 players at game time so the Bronco’s loaned a body. Junior Hunter Beall was the first Bronco to head over to the Falcon dugout and play right field for the opponents. It was weird, but Hunter being the team player that he is handled it. What was really weird, Hunter came up to bat FOR the opposing team in the 3rd inning off Bronco starting pitcher Austin Thomas and  blasted a long line drive over Mike Molina’s head in center field  for a ground rule double that gave the Falcons their first RBI of the game ! Ya….weird right ? At this time the Bronco’s were already up by 18 runs, scoring 8 in the first and 10 in the second. But when Hunter crushed that baseball, both teams were cheering. This was a cool moment.

Bishop travels to Kern Valley this Friday for another league game against the Broncs.

Junior Bronco pitcher Austin Thomas pitched a great game giving up just one earned run in 4 innings.


# Athlete Name Avg PA AB R H RBI
Team Totals .625 41 32 24 20 21
1 Michael Molina (Sr) .667 4 3 3 2 1
2 Michael Kubiak (Jr) .750 5 4 2 3 4
8 Justin Yates (Sr) .667 4 3 2 2 2
10 Lorenzo Parra (Sr) .667 5 3 3 2 1
11 Trevor Murphy (Sr) 1.000 1 1 1 1 2
12 Brady Womack (Jr) 1 0 1 0 0
22 Lukas Di Angelo (Sr) .667 4 3 3 2 2
23 Jalen Watterson (Jr) .667 3 3 2 2 2
24 Cal Omohundro (Jr) .500 5 4 3 2 1
25 Hunter Beall (Jr) .000 1 1 0 0 0
27 Matt Rosga (Jr) 1.000 3 2 2 2 2
55 Brodie Maloney (Sr) .400 5 5 2 2 4

Search Warrant Executed/Felony Arrest Firearms Charges-Inyo County Sheriff’s Office

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, personnel from Inyo County Sheriff’s Investigations and Inyo County District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Olivia Lane in Big Pine after receiving information from the Bishop Police Department that 54 year old Loren Krytzer (a convicted Felon) was in possession of firearms.

After Investigators conducted follow up, a search warrant was obtained. Investigators recovered a total of nine firearms, high capacity magazines, and several rounds of ammunition.

Krytzer was arrested for felon in possession of firearms, possession of prohibited firearms, felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of high capacity magazines.

Krytzer was transported and booked at the Inyo County Jail and held on a $10,000.00; as of the morning of April 19th, Krytzer had posted bail and was released from custody.

(Photo Credit: Inyo County Jail Booking Photo)

(Photo Credit: Inyo County Sheriff’s Office)


Cal-Fire continues working the Moffat Fire (originally referred to as the spillway Fire) that broke out around 11 this morning, 7 mi. North of Lone Pine near Highway 395 and Moffat Ranch Road. As of 3:45 this afternoon the fire had burned 300 acres, fueled by winds out of the North 15-20 mph, moving towards the South.

Full wildland response including local government and & Federal response continue to work the fire. The fire is burning in the Owens River bottom and no structures are currently threatened. However, there are concerns about the High Tension Power Lines in the area.

There is no containment at this time.

The California Department of Transportation had conducted a full closure of U.S. Highway 395 from Manzanar to Lone Pine due to the Moffat Fire in both directions, but, Highway 395 was reopened just after 5pm.

For the latest highway information please visit the Caltrans Quickmap site at or call the Road Conditions Hotline at 800-427-7623.


The Bishop Sunrise Rotary Club is sponsoring two informative public Candidate’s Forums to be held on May 7, 2018 and May 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM each night at the Cerro Coso Community College, Bishop Campus. Candidates for District One of the Inyo County Board of Supervisors will participate on May 7 and candidates for Inyo County Sheriff will participate on May 8.

For each night’s forum, candidates for these important elected offices will have been provided questions to which they will respond during the first half of the program. After a brief intermission, the candidates will answer questions generated by the audience. Light refreshments will be available. The Bishop Campus of the Cerro Coso Community College is located at 4090 W. Line Street, Bishop.

The Rotary Club and Cerro Coso Community College are hosting these events to encourage civic engagement, which is a cornerstone of our representative form of government. All are encouraged to attend these two Candidate’s Forums.


Monday, May 7, 2018. Candidates for the Board of Supervisors for the First District will give brief opening remarks and respond to questions related to current issues and the future of the County of Inyo. Time: 6:00-8:00 PM. Location: Bishop Campus, Cerro Coso Community College, Community Room.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Candidates for Inyo County Sheriff will give brief opening remarks and respond to questions related to current issues and challenges of the Sheriff’s Department. Time: 6:00-8:00 PM. Location: Bishop Campus, Cerro Coso Community College, Room 176-7.

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Arrest-Recover Stolen Trailer

On Friday, April 13, 2018, at about 2:00pm, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received information from Bishop Police Department on a possible location of a stolen lawn maintenance trailer.  The stolen trailer was located along with a stolen lawn mower at a residence on North Pa Ha Lane.
The Sheriff’s Office with assistance from Bishop Tribal Police and California Highway Patrol stood by and secured the location until Investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence.
Upon executing the search warrant two occupants walked out, one of the occupants was 26 year old William Taylor; Taylor had two outstanding local warrants.  No other stolen property was located.  Several people on the property were questioned about the stolen property and then released.  Taylor was transported and booked at the Inyo County Jail. Bail has been set at $35,000.00.


INDEPENDENCE, CA—Manzanar National Historic Site invites visitors to participate in a weekend of special events in conjunction with the Manzanar Committee’s 49th Annual Pilgrimage. All are welcome and the events are free. This year’s Pilgrimage coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which provided redress to Japanese Americans though a presidential apology and individual payment to all surviving former incarcerees.

Pilgrimage Weekend 2018 events begin Friday, April 27, with a public reception hosted by the Friends of Eastern California Museum from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Eastern California Museum is located at 155 Grant Street in Independence. It features exhibits including Shiro and Mary Nomura’s Manzanar collection, the Anna and O.K. Kelly Gallery of Native American Life, and exhibits on other facets of local and regional history. Eastern California Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Manzanar National Historic Site Visitor Center is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. On Saturday, April 28 only, the center will extend hours to 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It features extensive exhibits and an award-winning film. A special art exhibit, Looking Back, Seeing Ahead by New Jersey artist Steve Cavallo is on display through late May.

Just outside the Visitor Center, Block 14 features two reconstructed barracks and a women’s latrine, as well as a restored World War II-era mess hall. The barracks exhibits offer an in-depth exploration of the challenges and changes people faced in their daily lives at Manzanar. The mess hall exhibits highlight the logistics and politics of food in Manzanar. The women’s latrine powerfully evokes the humiliation people endured during private moments in public spaces.

The Manzanar Committee’s 49th Annual Pilgrimage Ceremony begins at noon, Saturday, April 28, at the Manzanar Cemetery. UCLA Kyodo Taiko will kick off the event with traditional Japanese taiko drumming at 11:30 a.m., followed by the procession of camp banners at noon. The Pilgrimage program concludes with the traditional interfaith service and Ondo dancing, after which park rangers will offer walking tours to those wishing to explore Manzanar.

The Manzanar At Dusk program begins at 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Lone Pine High School located at 538 South Main Street (Hwy. 395) in Lone Pine. The program offers participants opportunities for intergenerational discussions and sharing. The program is co-sponsored by the Nikkei Student Unions of Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, UCLA, and UCSD. 

At 11:00 a.m., Sunday, April 29, Life After Manzanar authors Heather Lindquist and Naomi Hirahara will share stories from their newly-published book in the West Theater of the visitor center. Manzanar History Association will host a book signing after the program.

With the exception of Friday evening’s reception and Saturday evening’s Manzanar At Dusk program, all events take place at Manzanar National Historic Site located at 5001 Hwy. 395, six miles south of Independence, nine miles north of Lone Pine, and approximately 230 miles northeast of Los Angeles. There is no food service at Manzanar. Please bring a water bottle, and lunch or snacks. Wear sunscreen, a hat, comfortable shoes, and dress for the weather.

For more information on Manzanar, please call 760-878-2194 ext. 3310 or visit our website at Additional Pilgrimage program information is posted on the Manzanar Committee blog at

Semi-Official First Report-Measure J Southern Inyo Healthcare District

Semi-Official results, as of 8pm on Tuesday evening, are in for the Southern Inyo Healthcare District Special Election, known as Measure J. As of Tuesday night, a total of 919 votes were cast. 494 voted in favor of Measure J while 424 voted No.

This report includes all vote by mail ballots in possession, of the Inyo County Clerk’s Office, as of 5 pm Tuesday.

Ballots that were postmarked as of Tuesday and received by Friday will also be counted. We hope to have updated results Friday afternoon and final results by the end of next week.

Attempted Homicide Arrest-Inyo County Sheriff’s Office

On Tuesday, April 10 at about 11:18 am, Symon’s Ambulance was dispatched to the Tu Su Lane area regarding a male victim who reportedly accidentally stabbed himself. Inyo County Investigators and Bishop Police Officers also responded. The male victim suffered a single puncture wound to his chest and was transported to Northern Inyo Hospital.

According to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, the victim’s live-in girlfriend, 21-year-old Samantha Rios, stated the victim stabbed himself but she indicated she was not in the room at the time.

Rios was read her Miranda rights and questioned a second time about what occurred. Rios then admitted to stabbing the victim due to relationship issues.

Rios was transported and booked at the Inyo County Jail on charges of attempted homicide and assault with a deadly weapon. Samantha Rios is being held on $500,000 bail.


On Friday, March 23rd at approximately 8:15pm Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Northern Inyo Hospital for a patient that was dropped off at the Emergency Room with severe head and face trauma; injuries that are consistent with being beaten by a blunt object. The patient was stabilized and later flown out for further medical care.

The case is being handled as an attempted murder. Sheriff’s Investigations believe the incident took place the evening of the 23rd near Taboose and See Vee.

The suspect, Dakota Bever – a 29 year old Big Pine man – was arrested today in Lone Pine after a brief foot pursuit. He was booked at the Inyo County Jail on the following charges: Attempted Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Bail is set at $500,000.