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BUHS competes in the All Sierra Track Championships

Bishop Union Track and Field travels to Fowler

May 5, 2016
By Arnie Palu

Bishop Union High School track and field sent 8 student athletes to the All Sierra Track Championships Wednesday.  Fowler high School hosted the competition.

Senior Selena Duenas and a pair of freshman, Ariana Pope and Emma Place qualified for the Girls Team.  Seniors Holden McIndoo, Carson Reid, David Chavez and Logan Stephenson qualified along with Junior Sean Brown.

Girls Results
800 meters
Ariana Pope, 2:35.23 (6th place)
1600 meters
Emma Place, 5:59.68 (10th place)
100 meter hurdles
Selena Duenas, 18.95 (4th place)
Long Jump
Selena Duenas, 15-04. (3rd place)

Boys Results
Holden McIndoo, 124.06 (4th place)
Long Jump
Sean Brown, 19.03 (4th place)
1600 Meters
Carson Reid, 4:43.7 (9th place)
400 Meters
David Chavez, 53.40 (7th place)
Logan Stephenson, 53.68 (8th place)

Cover Photo, Senior Selena Duenas, photo by Joe Griego.  Photo at Kern Valley High school

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Inyo County 150 Celebration

Inyo County Sesquicentennial Tuesday

Inyo County Sesquicentennial Celebration puts spotlight on History and Local Pie Bakers

submitted by Inyo County
March 21, 2016

While not everyone enjoys celebrating historic milestones, pretty much everyone enjoys homemade pie. And though there might be a slim number of pie haters out there, it’s a pretty good bet they like ice cream.

               Inyo County is covering all those bases on Tuesday, March 22, when the county marks its 150th birthday with an official ceremony on the steps of the Historic Courthouse in Independence, starting at 10 a.m., followed by a Community Pie and Ice Cream Social.

Mementos of the milestone will include a souvenir program, a tee shirt emblazoned with the Inyo County Sesquicentennial Logo, and a recipe book that serves up morsels of Inyo County history and about 50 tried-and-true pie recipes from local bakers.

               Everyone in Inyo County is invited to enjoy the ceremony on the courthouse steps, which will include some “pomp and circumstance,” with an Inyo County twist. For example, a local politician will sing the national anthem, and the music for the ceremony will be provided by the volunteer musicians of the Lone Pine Pep Band. There will also be proclamations, entertaining and educational featured speakers, and comments from dignitaries.

               The reward for “enjoying” that ceremony will be immediate. As soon as the group sing-along of “America The Beautiful” wraps up, and after everyone gathers for a crowd “selfie” on the courthouse steps, the assembled Inyoites will stream to the Independence American Legion Hall to consume slices of pie, scoops of ice cream and beverages.

               Since not even the most committed pie-lovers could sample all the pies on hand at the event, pie afficeinadoes will get the next best thing: dozens of pie recipes. The Inyo County Sesquicentennial Committee solicited pie recipes from many of the county’s bakers. Those recipes, along with a dollop of advice, were gently stirred until they were well-mixed. Next, a heaping dose of local history was folded in and the finished product is “Heritage and Humble Pie: Inyo 150 Sesquicentennial Celebration Keepsake.”

               The Keepsake will be available for free to those attending the event.

INYO 150 Keepsake PIE

               The 120-page pie book features all manner of regular pies, and more than a few specialty pies that will pique the curiosity of everyone with a working oven.

               First things first. The booklet starts with Inyo’s Paiute people and early explorers. Then comes pie crust. Several crust recipes are sprinkled throughout the volume. Big Pine’s Kevin Carunchio offers up a crust featuring vodka, Sandee Bilyeu, of Independence, reveals Katherine Krater’s “perfect pie crust,” and Pat Gunsolley of Bishop, guides bakers through a “classic pie crust.”

               Dangerous treks through Death Valley are recounted, and comfort is found in Furnace Creek Inn Date Nut Bread, a bit hit since about 1927.

               While pondering the early settlements and towns of Inyo County and the arrival of the US Army, readers can also consider a Maple Syrup Pie, submitted by Judy Peek of Lone Pine, who got the family recipe from her mother, Dee Collins.

               The arrival of miners and mining schemes balanced with the expanding population of farmers, families and business folks that eventually lead to the formation of Inyo County in 1866. Forming an Angel Pie, as directed by Sarah Sheehan, of Bishop, is much easier, despite the pie’s exotic roots in Colonial India. Exotic brandy enhances the Eggnog Custard Pie, from Shirley Ellsworth of Bishop.

               The start of the 20th century brought the “Water Seekers” from Los Angeles, followed by the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which gave Inyo County a unique combination of competing interests, governments and conflicts which endures to this day.

               Another, more enjoyable combination comes in the form of a Pumpkin Pie Cake, shared by Sharyl Stephens, of Fort Independence, from a recipe she got from her relative, Phyllis Hunter.

               Paying homage to the county’s ranching heritage is a Dutch oven strawberry cobbler, which Linda Arcularius, of Bishop, has been cooking and feeding to local cowboys and cowgirls for years during spring branding season.

               And of course, Independence Fruitcake Queen Nancy Masters submitted a recipe for Western Fruitcake and an essay on how “fostering civil society” has been accomplished in Inyo County, thanks to the Independence Fruitcake Festival.

               Also intriguing is the rather spiritual exercise that results in Methodist Pie, a heaven-sent recipe from Karen Scott, of Bishop.

               Offering a bit more sustenance is the Easiest Ever Chicken Pot Pie, from Linda Hubbs, of Lone Pine.

               Offering sustenance for those with a sweet tooth is an Easy Ice Cream Pie, submitted by Jennifer Duncan, of Independence.

               That sampling menu of pies is just a taste of the delights awaiting the county’s ambitious cooks and bakers between the covers of “Heritage and Humble Pie: Inyo 150 Sesquicentennial Celebration Keepsake.”

               For more information about the Sesquicentennial Celebration and the Heritage and Humble Pie Keepsake, contact the Eastern California Museum, 760-878-0258.

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Round Valley STEP Foundation Dinner

Round Valley School “Yamatani Dinner” Fundraiser

Join the Round Valley School STEP Foundation to celebrate children’s education!

Grab your family and friends and enjoy a delicious Japanese style dinner at a great price! Only $25 per person.

This annual fundraiser for the Round Valley School will be held Sunday, March 13th, 2016 beginning at 5pm at the Yamatani restaurant in Bishop.

Please call Yamatani for a reservation; so you can be seated upon arrival.  Yamatani: 635 N. Main Street, Bishop, CA (760) 872-4801

Purchase your tickets in advance online at:; or buy your special ticket at the Round Valley School main office.
For more information see our website or call Lis Mazzu at (760) 784-5461.

The Round Valley STEP (Student Enrichment Program) Foundation is dedicated to improving education for the children of Round Valley Joint Elementary School (RVS) through fundraising to enrich the educational process. The STEP Foundation was formed in 2006 by a group of parents who wanted to enrich the educational process for both teachers and students. RVS offers a unique educational experience in today’s world of big schools and large class sizes. The STEP Foundation adds to that special experience by funding items or programs that state funding may not cover. The goal of the STEP Foundation is to raise funds to purchase new technology, offer enrichment activities, enhance and construct educational programs at the Round Valley School.

cover photo by Gary Young

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Bishop Union XC competes in CIF

Bishop Union High School Cross Country competes in CIF central section championships

Reid Brothers advancing to State

by Arnie Palu

Coaches Heidi Eldridge, Katie Kress and the Bishop Union High School Cross Country team traveled to Fresno for the Central Section CIF finals.  The Girls team finished 5th out of 17 teams while the boys finished 7th in the field of 32 teams.  Both Duncan Reid and Carson Reid qualified for the CIF State meet back in Fresno on November 28th.  Duncan finished 3rd with Carson bringing home 7th place.  The Bronco girls were paced by a pair of Freshman, Ariana Pope finished 10th with Emma Place in 13th.  The teams are coached by Heidi Eldridge and Katie Kress.

Boys Team Results
Team scores:
1. Kerman 49
2. Avenal 84
3. Rosamond 129
4. Coalinga 160
5. Taft 174
6. Kennedy 201
7. Bishop Union 210

Girls Team Results
DIVISION IV Team scores:
1. Central Valley Christian 20
2. Rosamond 96
3. Corcoran 129
4. Liberty-Madera Ranchos 134
5. Bishop Union 156

Team results courtesy of the Fresno Bee

Boys Individual Places
3. Duncan Reid, Jr.
7. Carson Reid, Sr.
61. Jordan Kost, Sr.
68. Nathan Gardea, So.
71. Dylan Fitt, So.
109. Jonathan Tait, Fr.
128. Sam Omondi, So.

Girls Individual Places
10. Ariana Pope, Fr.
13. Emma Place, Fr.
37. Jamie Shultz, Sr.
41. Chloe Almeida, So.
55. Kristen Lamb, So.
78. Aidana Lanane, Sr.
100. Catalina Alonso, Sr.

Photo provided by Coach Eldridge. BUHS cross country team stopped at McFarland home to the school and team that inspired the movie, “McFarland USA”.
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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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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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