KIBS/KBOV Announcements

Local Man Shoots and Kills Attempted Robbery Suspect

An attempted robbery was foiled by an Eastern Sierra resident Monday evening.

The Bishop Police Department received multiple 911 calls regarding a shooting involving several people at the Shell Gas Station on Wye Road in Bishop, CA.

When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered an adult male on the ground in the parking lot with multiple gunshots wounds. According to a press release from the Bishop Police Department, the individual died on the scene. “He [The male] was unable to speak. A handgun was nearby, and medics began life saving measures, but he died shortly thereafter.”

At this time, the Bishop Police Department is not releasing the identity of the male until next of kin is notified. However, Police Chief Ted Stec told KIBS/KBOV News that the deceased individual was a non-local.

It appears as though the perpetrator was a suspect in an attempted robbery. “The investigation thus far tends to show the decedent attempted to rob one of our local residents shortly after he parked and exited his vehicle at the Shell,” the Bishop Police Department press release says. “It is likely the decedent had been looking to target someone in the parking lot. The decedent shot the victim more than once. The victim, who had a concealed carry permit and was armed, returned fire. He then managed to enter his vehicle and move to a better location. The victim received serious wounds but was able to provide BPD with good details.”

The victim is currently undergoing treatment for multiple gunshot wounds. He was transferred to a hospital in Reno, Nevada, for further evaluation.

After discovering the deceased suspect, Bishop Police issued a BOLO for a white Ford Escape being driven by a female wearing a beanie after a witness described the car in which the deceased male attempted to get away.

Police Chief Stec told KIBS/KBOV News, “This is a tragic event that has unfolded in Bishop. However, there’s been a tremendous response from Bishop PD, and all of its law enforcement partners including Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Department, Mammoth Lakes PD, CHP, Bishop Fire Department, and Symons Ambulance. This is an active investigation, and we are working to find the at large suspect.”

Later in the evening, authorities located a crashed and unoccupied vehicle that matched the wittiness’s description on Jean Blanc Road near the Laws area. A CHP helicopter and a K9 unit from Ridgecrest PD assisted in locating the female suspect.

Around 2:00 am, the wanted suspect called 911 to turn herself in due to cold weather. “It’s too cold, I am going to freeze to death.” the suspect told the dispatcher during the call. The temperature at that time was 19 degrees.

The female has been identified as Brandee Sue Trujillo, age 46 of Oildale, CA. She was booked into the Inyo County Jail on charges relating to a fugitive running from justice.

The investigation is still ongoing. If anyone has relevant information about this incident, you are encouraged to contact the Bishop Police Department as soon as possible at 760-873-5866.

 

Famous Snowboarder Dies in Apparent Suicide

On December 25, 2019, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Mono County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Mammoth Lakes Police Department (MLPD) were dispatched to a residence in Mammoth Lakes regarding a male who was unresponsive.  Upon arriving, EMS and MLPD determined that the man, later identified as Jaeger Alan Bailey, was deceased.  The Mono County Sheriff’s Office responded to handle the Coroner’s Investigation.

 

The investigation showed no signs of foul play and was an apparent suicide.  Next of kin has been notified of his death.  Jaeger Alan Bailey, 26 years old, was a resident of Mammoth Lakes.  Jaeger was a renowned snowboarder who had competed in the X-Games and been featured in several snowboarding films.

 

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255).

Bishop Win Defensive Battle to Claim First League Title Since 2012

Photography by Gary Young Photography

It wasn’t easy, but the Bishop Broncos got revenge on the California City Ravens. The game was a rematch of last year’s High Desert Championship which finished 28-14 in favor of the Ravens. Big plays were rampant in that game, however, this year that was not the case.

Both teams found themselves in a defensive slug-fest with just seven measly points scored between the two highest scoring teams in the league.

Although there may not have been much that happened offensively, that does not mean it wasn’t an entertaining game. Neither team was giving an inch defensively, with the opening first down coming late in the first quarter.

Just like last year, Cal City dared the Broncos to throw the ball. Stacking the box proved to be effective against Bishop early on. Standout running back, Steven Paco along with quarterback, Luke McClean discovered that there were no lanes to run through.

Midway into the second quarter, the deadlock was broken after Cal City had to punt from deep in their own territory. The kick was a poor one, which went high in the sky, but just ten yards. The Broncos took over at the Ravens twenty-five yard line. After having good starting position, Bishop were still having trouble moving the ball. Things got even worse for Arnie Palu’s team, when a penalty moved the chains back to put them twenty yards away from the sticks.

However, McClean proved to the Ravens that he could throw the ball when he threw a 25 yards pass on the near sideline to Junior wide receiver, Joe Weaver who snagged the fifty-fifty pass out of the air to get Bishop inside the five. Two plays later McClean punched it in for the three yard score, which made it 7-0 after the Dan Sudki .

Going into the second half, Bishop relied heavily on their stout defense to win the game. Defensive coordinator, Rick Beall had his side prepared for anything the Ravens had to offer. The Ravens offense amassed just sixty-nine yards of total offense. California City quarterback, Jeremiah Neal who came into the game with ten passing touchdowns and 1,270 yards threw for negative-six yards on the day.

Bishop kept High Desert League receiving-leader, Kwamain Ross in check as well. Ross had just three catches and negative yardage on the day.

Defensively, the Broncos finished with one sack, fifty-eight tackles, nine tackles for a loss, and one interception.

Perhaps the best play the defensive unit made was to end the game, when Neal fired a ball twenty yards down the middle of the field to Marquis Mackenzie. However, the ball did not reach it’s target, as Luke McClean was able to intercept the ball with less than two minutes remaining in the game.

With the victory, Palu’s team has clinched the number one overall seed for the CIF Central Section Division Six playoffs. Bishop will be squaring off against Boron for the second time this year in the first round of playoffs on Friday.

SENIORS WIN IN POWDER PUFF

A defensive battle was the theme in the 2019 Powder Puff matchup between the Senior girls and the Junior girls.

It was a fun game to watch. I have never seen Football players smile so much on the gridiron !

Talking with Junior coach Clay Omohundro, Clay says ” This coaching thing is going to give me gray hair”!

The funniest play on the night was delivered by the Seniors on their first drive. More like a scrum then a play but it was effective to the tune of about 20 yards.

At the half the Seniors were clinging to a 2-0

The Seniors added to their score in the 3rd quarter with a TD run to make the score 8-0.

That was the final score in this defensive battle, Seniors 8 Juniors 0. Bragging rights to the team in Blue, Congrats Lady Broncos!

 

 

Taboose Fire Jumped Containment Lines

Last night, the Taboose Fire jumped its containment lines when sustained 40-50 mph winds caused spot fires.

The fire is estimated to be 4,000 acres with 10% containment. Last night, firefighters focused on structure protection for the nearby communities.

Extreme fire behavior has been observed. The Birch Creek community is under mandatory evacuation. Tinnemaha Campground is closed and being used for incident response.

Taboose Creek Campground is under an evacuation advisory.

Tinnemaha Road is closed. The Birch Creek Trail, Red Lake Trail, and Taboose Creek Trails are closed.

The forest will work Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to locate hikers in the area.

NIH Auxiliary continues to invest in healthcare community

For more than 56 years, the Northern Inyo Hospital Auxiliary members have invested their time, talent, and treasure in the health and well-being of the residents of the Northern Inyo Healthcare District. As the Auxiliary recently gathered to install its slate of officers for the 2019-2020 year, President Judy Fratella was pleased to share just how committed the small but mighty group is to the communities NIHD serves.

In the last year, the Auxiliary raised almost $14,000 for NIHD healthcare services. The group raises funds through its popular Holiday Craft Boutiques, community donations, and the operation of the hospital’s Gift Shop. These sales of handmade quilts, baby clothing, flower bouquets, and See’s Candy often make the difference between a good and great fiscal year for the group.

Leading the organization for the next year will be President Judy Fratella, Vice President Vivian Mitchel, Treasurer Sharon Moore, recording secretary Judy Speed Castleberry and corresponding secretary Carole Sample.

In the past year, the Auxiliary members gave 11,990 hours of their time to NIHD. That’s 3,937 hours more than the previous year. In all, the additional 11,990 brings the group’s official recorded hours since 1982 to a grand total of 215,406 hours.

President Fratella awarded service pins to those members who reached a milestone in their hours of service. Those members included:

Sharon Moore with a Lifetime Hours of Service total of 16,366

Nona Jones with 11,500 hours

Judy Fratella with 7,500 hours

Vivian Mitchell and Shirley Stone, each with 3,500 hours

Diane Remick with 3,000 hours

Betty Dickey and Cheryl Underhill, each with 2,500 hours

Jacque Johnston with 1,500 hours

Betty Buckle and June Shaw, each with 1,000 hours

Newer members Darla Cummings, Pat Flanagan, and Vicky Spear, each with their first 100 hours.

The purpose of the NIH Auxiliary is to render service to the hospital and its patients through ways approved or proposed by the Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors. Founded in the early 1960s, the Auxiliary has raised and donated more than $600,000 toward equipment purchases for the hospital.

This year the group purchased a $12,000 bladder scanner for the Perioperative Department. The Auxiliary also put $25,000 toward the STERIS Clarity System, a digital imaging system that enhances the clarity of photos and videos captured during surgery, allowing for improved post-operation reviews and follow-ups. In recent years, the Auxiliary has helped provide the Automated Breast Ultrasound machine for early breast cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue; and, a Mini Immunoassay Analyzer for the Laboratory which increased the ability to diagnose and treat bacterial infections. The group also purchased an electrocautery machine for the surgical suites; and, five bedside bassinettes which keep newborns within the mother’s natural reach after delivery.

Membership in the Auxiliary is open to men and women. President Fratella reminds everyone that all help is welcome and appreciated and that there are no prerequisites for membership. General meetings of the Auxiliary are held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Birch Street Annex, 2957 Birch St., Bishop.

Anyone interested in making a financial donation, or interested in joining the Auxiliary, may call Sharon Moore at (760) 872-4198.

Inyo Register Honors KIBS

INYO REGISTER Thursday, 23 May 2019 – REGISTER STAFF

KIBS HONORS 50TH WITH MULE MANIA

Small Town Radio with a big heart celebrates a long history of supporting Mule Days

One of the long-time sponsors of Mule Days is KIBS FM and KBOV AM radio. After all, country music and Mule Days are almost synonymous.

This week and until Friday morning, KIBS FM is running a Mule Music Mania contest. Tune in and be in with a chance to win tickets to the amazing Night In The Country music festival in Yerington, Nev, headlines by Brothers Osborne and Luke Combs.

KIBS beams the largest radio broadcast footprint through the Eastern Sierra; along the 395 corridor from Bridgeport, to Olancha and into Nevada, beyond Tonopah. Since 1953, Country Music and Classic Hits in some form or another have been broadcast to our small towns. The stations have been celebrating Mule Days for as long as the event has existed, and many out of town visitors stop by to say hello when they come to the annual celebration.

Building on the success of previous ownerships, for the last 15 years Lauren Brandt & Steve Miller have created an amazing, fun-loving team; spearheaded by the award-winning morning DJ Gary Young, on air since 1993 along with The Chevy, who has been with the stations since 1985. The Wednesday afternoon Americana slot, hosted by Claiborne has been popular over the last 12 years. Ana and Bradford joined the team last year and prove invaluable; Ana as trusty Sales Assistant to Lauren and Bradford as stellar play-by-play Sports Director & News hound. Adam is the newest addition to the team as their relay of Nevada-based sporting events.

The Sports output is central to KIBS and KBOV with the Bronco High School Sports season going out live. This support of the young sports teams is integral to the beliefs Lauren & Steve have as to what radio is all about. It also allows those who are not able to travel to faraway games to hear how their children and grandchildren are faring in competition. That KBOV live broadcasts the national LA Dodger games throughout the season is testament to a commitment to the community and to sports fans traveling through the Valley.

Where Lauren & Steve’s values truly shine are where they quietly support, promote and give back to our communities. Involved with most of the non-profits, charitable endeavors and school programs, KIBS FM donates and generates funds consistently. You’ll never hear them speak of it, however!

Contests are always being scheduled on KIBS FM. Again, the stations’ beliefs & values are reflected in this traditional use of the radio platform ~ audience participation and the interactivity is a whole lot of fun and a great way to get word out helping to keep, local businesses thriving.

Bishop Massacre Foothill to Win the Championship

A Trojan Horse entered through the gates of Troy Tuesday afternoon as the Bishop Broncos slaughtered the Foothill Trojans to take the CIF Division VI Championship.

However, this Trojan war didn’t last nearly as long as the one featured in ancient mythology. Instead of a war which lasted for ten years, it seemed like this one lasted for ten minutes.

Playing the role of the Greeks were the Bishop Broncos, who caught their opposition by surprise when they scored nine runs in the first inning, which ended the game before it had even begun.

Braeden Gillem got a lead-off double, which put him in scoring position. Michael Kubiak was then walked and now Bishop had two on base, setting up the perfect opportunity for the next batter to drive a few runs in.

Senior, Cal Omohundro hit a two RBI double his first time at the plate, giving the Broncos a 2-0 lead early.

The next player to get a piece of the action was Jalen Watterson, who knocked in a even more runs, which made it 4-0 with nobody out.

As the inning dragged on for the Trojans, they finally got two outs, and just when it felt like they were going to find a way to salvage part of the first inning, they loaded the bases for Michael Kubiak.

Uh oh…

Kubiak crushed Sal Peru’s ball to dead center field, which kept traveling until it reached it’s final destination at 350 feet. The senior hit a grand slam, after launching one out of the park last week against Lindsay.

The first inning finally came to a close and the Broncos had a 9-0 lead.

Playing the role of Odysseus in this game was Cal Omohundro, who had 7 RBI’s in the championship. When it was the big guy’s turn for his second at-bat, he obliterated a ball to left-center field for a three run home run, which gave the Broncos a 15-0  lead.

The innings progressed, and more runs were piled on until the game finally ended 25-2. The margin of victory was the second largest the Broncos had all season, with the first being a 25-1 win against the lowly California City Ravens, who finished second to last in the High Desert League.

As for Foothill, the championship game was the worst defeat they have suffered all year.

Bishop finished their season with an 18-4 overall record and are the 2019 CIF Central Section Division VI Champions.

 

Photos courtesy of Gary Young Photography

Suspect Wanted by Authorities After Possible Kidnapping in Bishop

Authorities are looking for a possible kidnapping suspect in the Bishop Area. At 12:46 PM on May 16, a 911 call was received to report a dispute between a male and female at the Arco in Bishop on South Main Street.

A Hispanic male and Hispanic female were screaming at each other, and after arguing, the male suspect was seen by witnesses dragging the female into what was reported as a white Ford Pickup truck with two Pitbulls in the back.

The male was also seen reaching into his waistband, but witnesses could not identify a weapon.

A few minutes later, a second report came into dispatch stating that the female jumped out of the car on Barlow and West Line Streets to escape the male. The driver then chased the female with the pickup truck, which was reported this time as a White Chevy Truck.

The California Highway Patrol, Bishop Police Department, and Inyo County Sheriff’s Department are all investigating this matter and looking for the Hispanic male suspect.