Category Archives: Community News

Softball Standings 2014

Men’s Standings

McMurry’s Sports Bar/ West Bishop                            8-1

Sweetwater                                                                     6-1

Ridden The Pine                                                             6-2

Reagan’s/ Rez Stop                                                       3-6

Mad Batters                                                                    2-7

West Coast Barns & Sheds- Hit and Run                     0-8


2014 A League Standings

Dondero Construction & Taxidermy                                  11-0

Cleats and Cleavage                                                               5-6

Native Mixed                                                                             3-8

Just NDN’s                                                                                 3-8


2014 C League Standings

The One Hit Wonders                                                                       9-1

Palace Jokers                                                                                    7-3

BS’ers                                                                                                  7-3

Sierra Reader                                                                                     7-3

Bad Company                                                                                    6-4

Double D Electric/ Bishop Ford/ KIBS                                           6-4

Jackson Tree Service/Timbisha Shoshone Tribe                     6-4

Head First                                                                                            5-5

Lunkers Reagan’s                                                                                      3-7

Chuckawallee/ Bill Eddy Traditional Archery/ Timbisha Shoshone Tribe                                                                                                   2-8

Jump It-Chili Poppers                                                                       1-9


2014 D League Standings

Red’s                                                                                          9-0

S. O. P.                                                                                        5-2-1

Half Grassed                                                                                       5-3

Redtails                                                                                      5-5

Gillespie Distributing Beers Dawgs                                              4-5

Bishop Heating and Air                                                          4-5

High Voltage                                                                              2-5-1

Extra Innnings                                                                          2-4-1

Timberline Wolf Pack                                                              1-6-1


2014 Woman’s Standings

Free Agents                                                                4-0

Native Mixed                                                               3-1

Just NDN’S                                                                 1-3

Reagan’s’ Sporting Goods                                        0-4


Collision, DUI Arrest of Mammoth Lakes Resident

R. D. COHAN, Lieutenant
CHP, Bridgeport Area

Collision, DUI Arrest of Mammoth Lakes Resident

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at approximately 4:08 P.M., two California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officers assigned to the Mammoth Lakes Resident Post were completing a traffic enforcement stop when they were flagged down by a concerned citizen who was reporting a possible traffic collision.
The CHP officers responded to Crowley Lake Place, just east of US Hwy 395 and located a vehicle in a culvert off of the roadway.  The officers contacted witnesses at the scene and based upon witness statements the officers responded to an address on Crowley Lake Drive.
There officers located Ms. Ashley Mull.  While speaking with Ms. Mull one officer detected the odor of alcoholic beverages emitting form Ms. Mull’s breath and person.
Based on physical evidence and witness statements, the officers determined Ms. Mull had been operating the involved vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The involved vehicle was locked and left at the scene of the incident.
Ms. Mull was arrested and transported to Mammoth Lakes Hospital to complete a chemical blood test. After completion of the chemical test Ms. Mull was transported to the Mono County Jail and booked for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Officers form the Mammoth Lakes Police Department and deputies from the Mono County Sheriff’s Department assisted the California Highway Patrol with this incident.

California Highway Patrol Reports Collision, Bridgeport

July 22, 2014
R. D. COHAN, Lieutenant
CHP, Bridgeport Area
California Highway Patrol Reports Collision, Bridgeport
On July 22, 2014, at approximately 2:50 PM, Mr. Andrew Hickey was driving a 2001, Dodge, Durango, northbound on US highway 395, south of Swauger Canyon Road at 55 miles per hour.
A shoe box size rock began to roll from the southbound dirt/rock embankment and across the highway.  The rock rolled into the northbound lane causing Mr. Hickey to take evasive action and steer the vehicle to the left.  This action caused the right rear tire to strike the rock causing Mr. Hickey to lose control of the vehicle.
Mr. Hickey steered the vehicle to the right, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and come to rest on its left side.  Mr. Hickey and Mr. Bradley Naughton, who was the right front passenger,  were not injured.
California Highway Patrol officers were assisted at the scene by Mono County Paramedic Fire/Rescue, Medic 7 (Bridgeport), Bridgeport Fire Department, and the Mono County Sheriff Department.

Bodie Fire 100 % Contained

Media Contact:
Deb Schweizer
Date:  July 23, 2014
 Bodie Fire 100% Contained
The Bodie Fire has been declared 100% contained.  The fire was accurately mapped at 93 acres.
The fire was located on public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and started the evening of Friday, July 18. An investigation determined that the Bodie Fire was a lightning-caused fire.
The fire was approximately four miles to the southwest of the Bodie State Historic Park and was between the state park and Mono Lake.
Approximately 200 firefighters responded to the suppression response.  Crews represented Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and Cal Fire.
Deb Schweizer
Public Affairs Specialist
Inyo National Forest

Wednesday, July 23!

Happy Birthday to:                                                  

Jim Gentry

Sam Courtney

Singie Ellis

Dane Valdon

Shelby Anderson

Larry Clark

D’Anne Marzano

Evan Rose Randal

Jane Steward

Cal Omohundro

Happy Anniversary to:

Ray & Bette Sisson

Justin & Esther Hampton

Jim & Jolee Schlieker

Solo Vehicle Collision Results in Arrest…. and Cat-Wrestling

Woman Passenger Faces Drug Charges – Pet Cat Wrestles Sergeant Upon Arrest

R. D. COHAN, Lieutenant
CHP, Bridgeport Area

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at approximately 3:00 A.M., a Mono County Sheriff’s Deputy was responding to call for service when he came upon a traffic collision on US 395, north of Conway Summit. The Sheriff’s Deputy requested assistance from the California Highway Patrol (CHP). One officer and one sergeant were “called out” from their residences and responded to the scene. After arriving and upon questioning the passenger, Ms. Aisia D. Palma, age 33, of Mesa, Arizona, officers learned the driver likely fled the scene following the collision.

The vehicle, a 2014, Gray, Nissan, Altima, appeared to have been traveling southbound US 395, north of Conway Summit when the driver lost control, veered left and collided with the dirt embankment. Ms. Palma displayed obvious signs of impairment related to drug use.

Probable cause was established and a search was conducted during which crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located.

Ms. Palma was ultimately arrested for felony and misdemeanor controlled substance violations. Ms. Palma was transported to the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport, California where she was booked.

The Nissan was stored for safe keeping after the CHP sergeant gently wrestled Ms. Palma’s cat from under the seat.

The gentle “wrestling match” involved a lot of hissing, some scratching and other feline defensive mechanisms.

Ultimately, the cat settled down and was delivered into the care of Mono County County Animal Control until Ms. Palma is again available to care for her cat.


Search and Rescue Team Aids Stranded Climbers

To: All Media Partners

From: Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

Date: July 22, 2014

RE: Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to stranded climbers

SAR Operation - Clyde
SAR Operation

On the early morning of Sunday, July 20, 2014, at approximately midnight, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding two climbers that were stranded on Clyde Minaret.

Two climbers had begun a climb on Saturday, July 19, 2014, on Clyde Minaret, a popular peak located in the Minaret Range approximately 12 miles northwest of Mammoth Lakes. Due to the thunderstorms that occurred during the day, the climbers were unable to complete their climb before darkness fell and became stranded at 12,000 feet elevation. Due to hypothermia and dehydration, the climbers were unable to complete the climb and descent on Sunday morning. The Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) team was called to aid the two stranded climbers.

The SAR team was able to obtain the assistance of two helicopters, one from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) H40 based out of Fresno, and the other from the California National Guard based in Stockton.

SAR Operation - Clyde
SAR Operation – Clyde


The CHP H40 helicopter crew was able to rescue on of the climbers, but due to the arrival of heavy rain and clouds, were unable to rescue to second climber. Two hours later, the rain cleared and the crew of the National Guard helicopter was able to retrieve the second climber.

Both climbers were flown to the SAR team base at Minaret Vista just north of Mammoth Mountain. Neither climber required medical treatment after evaluation by the Mono County Paramedics.

SAR Operation - Clyde
SAR Operation – Clyde

Written and prepared by Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to lost backpacker

To:                  All Media Partners

 From:             Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

 Date:               July 22, 2014

RE:  Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to lost backpacker

On the evening of Friday, July 18, 2014, at approximately 9:00pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding a lost backpacker in the area of Cora Lake.

A 22-year-old backpacker was separated from his friends on the Pacific Crest Trail and became lost in the general area of Cora Lake, approximately 12 trail miles south of Hwy 108. The backpacker was able to send a text message to his parents requesting help. The Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) team responded to locate the lost backpacker.

Search teams reported to the area and were given assignments covering three routes toward Cora Lake. A California Highway Patrol (CHP) H40 helicopter, from Fresno, was requested to join the search. SAR team members received another text message from the backpacker with a more precise location. SAR team members communicated this information with the H40 helicopter to spot the backpacker from the air. In the rapidly deteriorating weather and increasing winds, the crew of the H40 helicopter located the backpacker, extricated him, and transported him to the Mammoth/Yosemite Airport in late afternoon of Saturday, July 19. The backpacker was uninjured and did not require medical attention.

SAR ground teams were in the field for 14 hours and logged over 120 hiking miles.

 Written and prepared by Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to lost backpacker

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Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to Injured Backcountry Pack Riders

To:                  All Media Partners

 From:             Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

 Date:               July 22, 2014

 RE:                 Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to injured backcountry pack riders

SAR Operation - Agnew Meadows Pack Trip
SAR Operation – Agnew Meadows Pack Trip

On the afternoon of Friday, July 18, 2014, at approximately 3:00pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding two injured backcountry pack trip participants.

A multi-day guided pack trip was returning from their trip, when approximately 1.5 miles from the Agnew Meadows pack stations, two mules became spooked and the riders were thrown from the mules. The Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) team responded to aid the two injured riders. One rider suffered a bruised leg. The other rider sustained serious injuries. Eight SAR members hiked in and stabilized the seriously injured rider for evacuation to the trailhead via a wheeled litter. Mono County Paramedics met with SAR team members and the victim and transported them by ambulance to Mammoth Hospital for treatment.

Written and prepared by Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer