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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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Mt Passes Open

Caltrans opens Tioga, Sonora, and Monitor

Mono County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has removed the snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open, Monitor Pass (SR 89), Sonora Pass (SR 108) and Tioga Pass (SR 120).

Caltrans opened the passes for the spring season on Friday, April 17th, 2015 but closed the passes last week due to weather conditions.

Caltrans crews responsible for the road opening extend their best wishes for safe summer traveling to those who enjoy the recreational opportunities California has to offer.

Winter weather and road conditions can change rapidly.  Motorists should expect the worst conditions and be prepared when traveling in areas subject to hazardous conditions.  All vehicles, including those with four-wheel drive or snow tires should, additionally, carry chains when traveling during snowy weather.

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Paradise Fire District Fundraiser

Paradise FD holding Fundraiser June 6th

Paradise Fire Protection District is holding their First Fire Engine Red Fundraiser Saturday, June 6, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Hidden Creek Ranch, Bishop.

Seeing a need to augment funding to purchase necessary life saving tools, Paradise Fire Protection District is stepping up to the plate.

The recent Round Fire made very apparent the District’s vulnerability to wild fires, especially after four years of drought. Ann Klinefelter said, “We desperately need new wild land firefighting equipment. We are applying for a 50/50 matching grant through the Cal Fire Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant Program to purchase approximately $20,000 worth of equipment. “ And she added, “To raise our portion of the funds, the PFPD Board is holding the First Annual Fire Engine Red Fundraiser on June 6, 2015. Our goal is to raise $10,000, while bringing our community together for an evening of fun and good cheer. We are asking for your help!”

Join your friends and neighbors for a special evening featuring wine tasting by Eberle Vineyard, Mastro Scheidt Family Cellars, and Shadow Ranch Winery; beer tasting by Mountain Rambler Brewery; appetizers and desserts by Classy Cowgirl Catering; live music by Idle Hands; and a chance to win fabulous prizes in the Silent Auction and Raffle.

Event tickets are $60 each and Raffle Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20.

Event tickets are limited! Stop by Spellbinder Books in Bishop, Mammoth Lakes Foundation in Mammoth or Tom’s Place Resort to purchase dinner and raffle tickets.

Give these fundraising efforts a big boost by becoming Event Sponsor: for $500 donation you will receive 4 complimentary event tickets and 4 complimentary raffle tickets, your name and logo in the event program.

For more information call: Ann Klinefelter at 760-387-2673

cover photo by Gary Young,

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Taste of the Sierra

Chamber hosting Taste of the Sierra

The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Taste of the Sierra” this Friday, May 1st.  Many of the area’s finest restaurants, bakeries and caterers will offer samples of delicious cuisine from 6pm until 9pm.  For only a $25 donation, you’ll enjoy unlimited samples of scrumptious food and receive two beverage tickets good for beer, wine or soda.  Fifteen exhibitors have registered, so you can count on a wonderful variety of tasty treats.  “A Taste of the Sierra” is always great fun and it’s an important fundraiser for the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.  Everyone is invited and we hope to see you there!  The “Taste” event will be held in conjunction with the first night of the Home Show, so be sure to stroll through the exhibits to see the latest & greatest products & services for your home.

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Warren Street Update

Warren Street in the home stretch

Paving operations are expected next week on the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvements project. Paving is expected to start first thing Monday morning, April 27th and continue 2 or 3 days. With the completion of paving work, the most disruptive part
of the project will be over. This week, old street pavement was ground up, mixed with cement, compacted, and graded as base for the new pavement. This operation closed most of the roads affected
by the project and limited access to public parking lots in the area.
Next week’s paving operation is expected to involve similar closures and similar inconvenience. In addition to pavement work on North Warren between Line and Pine streets and on Church, Academy, and Pine between Main and Warren, work is now underway to reconstruct a city parking lot on South Warren. The pavement in this parking lot was ground this week and the lot will be repaved next week.
In addition to the pavement rehabilitation work, concrete work has continued on the project. Next week, concrete work is expected to move to South Warren Street.
Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden hazards require attention, even when work is not underway. When signs say a road is closed, please don’t drive on it. The contract or on the project normally works 7 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday and has Fridays off.
For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at or 760-873-8458.
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Paving Begins on Bishop’s Warren Street

Warren Street Construction Update

Pavement rehabilitation work is expected to start next week on the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvements project. This work will last about two weeks and will be especially disruptive because of extensive street and intersection closures.  Pavement rehabilitation will start early Monday, 20 April, with grinding and pulverizing
existing pavement on North Warren, Church, Academy, West Pine, and the city parking lot east of South Warren.
After that, the ground up pavement will be treated with cement
and graded to provide a base for the new asphalt concrete pavement. This grinding and grading work is expected to take about a week. The following week, new pavement is expected to be placed on the streets that were ground and graded the previous week. Paving is expected to take about a week.
While pavement rehabilitation work is underway, concrete work will continue on the project. Concrete work is expected to focus on South Warren and in city parking lots for the next two or three weeks. Street light installation is also expected to continue.
Although the next two weeks of work on the Warren Street project will be especially disruptive, once it is complete, inconveniences due to the remaining construction will be significantly less than it has for several months. All work on the project is expected to be complete in mid May.  Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden hazards require attention, even when work is not underway. When signs say a road is closed, please don’t drive on it. The contract or on the project normally works 7 am to 5
pm Monday through Thursday and has Fridays off.
For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at or 760-873-8458.
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Norman Clyde--UNK 840

Norman Clyde Birthday Bash

Schedule set for Norman Clyde Birthday Bash

Bluegrass music, free food and cake, a “Pack With Legs” fun walk, vintage climbing exhibits, and guest speakers will all be part of the second annual Norman Clyde Birthday Bash, scheduled for Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to whenever the band stops playing, at the Eastern California Museum in Independence.
The event honors pioneering mountaineer Norman Clyde, who recorded 100 first ascents in the Sierra in the 1920s and 1930s, and was a fixture in the Sierra Club’s High Trips, which introduced hundreds of people to the High Sierra. Clyde lived in Independence and Big Pine when he was not roaming the Sierra for weeks at a time, carrying his legendary 80-pound pack. Clyde would have been 130 years old this year.
The day will start at 11 a.m. with an informal Pack With Legs fun walk, open to everyone. Participants are encouraged to carry a pack for the moderate walk along Independence Creek and through town. Those carrying the heaviest packs will be rewarded with a prize, and everyone will get a replica “Norma Clyde Campaign Hat.”
Local bluegrass band Idle Hands will start entertaining around noon, and free hot dogs and beans will be available, with birthday cake for dessert. Beverages, beer and wine will also be provided. Donations will be appreciated.
Starting at 2 p.m. several speakers will recall The Life of Clyde. Giving brief talks will be Andy Selters, Phil Pister and Wynne Benti. Dennis Kruska.
There will be displays of vintage climbing gear by SP Parker, Howie Schwartz and Neil Satterfield, in addition to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibit featuring Clyde and his exploits.
Memorial Norman Clyde t-shirts will be on sale.
The Eastern California Museum is located at 151 N. Grant St. in Independence. For more information, call 760-878-0258, or check the Museum’s Facebook page or

Cover Photo: Norman Clyde with his trademark campaign hat, ice axe, pistol and back-breaking pack. Photo courtesy the Eastern California Museum.

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Warriors Take Two From Braves

Big Pine Baseball bests Baker

Big Pine High School baseball made the trek to Baker Valley High School this past Friday winning both games of a  Hi-Lo League double header.  Jacob Bacoch was the star, pitching in both games of the twin bill.  Big Pine won game one 12-1 and took game two 10-3.

Game 1
Big Pine 12
Baker Valley 1

Jacob Bacock, 5 innings pitched, 14 strikeouts. Triple/double, 3RBI.
Dominic Santiago, double, 2RBI, 3 runs.
Juan Meza,  RBI, 2 runs.
Devon William,  2RBI.

Game 2
Big Pine  10
Baker Valley 3

Dominic Santiago, 2 innings pitched, allowing 2 runs. RBI, 2Runs.
Jacob Bacoch, 3 innings pitched, 6 strikeouts. HR, triple, 4RBI.
Juan Meza, 2 for 2, single, double, RBI, 3 Runs.
Mo Davis, Run.
Anthony Gutierrez, Run.
Devon Williams, Run.

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contest winner Naomi Hawkins (middle) with Wild Iris Director of Programs (L) and Wild Iris Executive Director Lisa Reel (r)

Wild Iris Art Competition

Bishop teen awarded for inspiring art

Top Photo, Contest winner Naomi Hawkins (middle) with Wild Iris Director of Programs (L) and Wild Iris Executive Director Lisa Reel (r)Submitted by Wild Iris

In a nation where one in four teens experiences dating abuse1, teens in the Eastern Sierra are using their voices and creativity to highlight healthy relationships. For Teen Dating Violence Month teens submitted poetry and art on what a healthy, happy relationship means to them. The Wild Iris board members struggled to pick a winner out of all of the impressive entries. Finally, a powerful piece by Naomi Hawkins has been selected as the winner. Naomi earned a $200 visa gift card as the official contest winner. When asked what she was going to do with the money, Naomi replied, “I’m going to buy books.” The two runners-up, Joana Hernandez and Salma Rodriguez, also entered inspiring and creative pieces. Wild Iris’s Youth Violence Prevention team has been working with teens in Inyo and Mono Counties helping them to identify warning signs of unhealthy relationships and teaching important aspects of healthy relationships. Wild Iris is a member of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, and engaged teens, parents and educators in a social campaign entitled “:) #relationshipsfeel” during the month of February. Weekly themes included the need for relationships to feel supportive, respectful, trusting and fun.

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Wild Iris, a community-based non-profit agency, is committed to promoting, providing, and sustaining programs of education and prevention, crisis intervention, advocacy and support for those affected by domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. Our vision is for non-violent relationships based on dignity, respect, compassion, and equality. Services are confidential and provided free of charge. Wild Iris 24- Hour Crisis Line: 877-873-7384.

Winning entry by Naomi Hawkins
Winning entry by Naomi Hawkins


runner up entry by Salma Rodriguez
runner up entry by Salma Rodriguez
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