Category Archives: KIBS/KBOV Announcements


Former NIH doctor will undergo psychological evaluation

July 6th
by Seth Conners

According to District Attorney Tom Hardy, former Northern Inyo Hospital employee Dr. Anthony Schapera was appointed a psychologist on June 30th to determine whether he understands the proceedings against him, and to determine if he can cooperate in his defence.
The Bishop Police Department recently developed information showing that Schapera was in violation of a previous gun and ammunition restraining order.  The subsequent search by city and county law enforcement officers led to the seizure of various types of guns and ammunition.  Dr. Schapera was arrested and charged with manufacturing/importing/possessing/and sales of a zip gun…commission of a crime while on bail…and violating a gun violence restraining order.  He’ll be returning shortly to court to review his status as determined by the appointed psychologist, and to set future court dates.



California Health Care Foundation list Northern Inyo as a high performing hospital.

July 5th
by Seth Conners

The California Health Care Foundation recently notified the hospital leadership and staff at Northern Inyo Hospital of their recognition by the State of California as a “High Performing Hospital” based on maternity measures.
The recent recognition of NIH as one of the best 33 hospitals in the state is the result of an evaluation based on low cesarean section and episiotomy rates, and a high rate of exclusively breastfeeding mothers.
After hearing the news, Hospital CEO Dr. Kevin Flanigan was proud to know that out of 260 hospitals in California (some of them thought to be among the best in the world), NIH was in the top 33.  He notes that “it’s gratifying to see that NIH is therefore listed among the best anywhere”.
Acting Chief Nursing Officer Tracy Aspel praised the Obstetrical Team, including both physicians and nurses, for achieving this status.

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 Safer lobby hours at NIH go into effect July 10th.

by Seth Conners

As a continued effort to provide safety for hospital staff and members of the public, Northern Inyo Hospital has announced it’s new lobby hours to become effective on Sunday July 10th.
The new schedule will see the hospitals lobby open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.  People who require lab services during the week  are advised to arrive no later than 5:30 p.m., with the weekend lab hours remaining at 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Visitors after 6 p.m. will now be asked to enter through the Emergency Department entrance at the rear of the hospital where security will be posted.
These changes will reduce Main Lobby hours but will improve security by limiting access points to the healthcare facility during overnight hours.

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Chalfant Man Arrested

Paul Harris Arrested Sunday

June 20, 2016
by Arnie Palu

A 75-year old Chalfant man was booked into Mono County Jail Sunday, facing a potential charge of murder. The Mono County Sheriffs department web site indicates that 75-year old Paul Harris was taken into custody on Sunday with bail set at 1 million dollars.

Statement from the Mono County Sheriffs Department:

On June 19, 2016, at 7:21 a.m., the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received a call requesting that they check on the welfare of residents who live on a ranch in Chalfant. Responding deputies were met by one of the residents, Paul Harris, who was unharmed. On the property they discovered the body of Mr. Harris’s wife, who was deceased. Additional resources were called to the scene, and the investigation is ongoing. Paul Harris was arrested for the charge of Murder and was booked into the Mono County Jail. This press release was prepared by the Mono County Sheriff’s Office and the Mono County District Attorney’s Office, who are working together on the investigation.


Paul Harris. Photo courtesy of Mono County Sheriffs department.

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.


see more of Gary’s great work at

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