The Bishop Community Garden has gardening plots available for the 2016 growing season. The cost to rent a 10′ X 15′ patch of soil with water is $35 for one year. This is a UCCE Inyo & Mono Master Garden project in its sixth year. Master Gardeners will help you learn best growing practices. The garden is located in the back of the Bishop City Park behind Sterling Heights.
Contact Margaret Phelps at 760-872-6608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bishop Little league is celebrating the opening on their season with Opening Day Ceremonies Saturday, March 19th. The Opening Ceremony will be held at the Bishop City Park, Field 3. Little League officials are asking players to arrive at 9am with the official ceremony starting at 10am.
Coffee and Donuts will be available.
Bishop Little League continues the search for Junior League Players. Junior League is for youngsters league age 13-15. Ball players from Lone Pine to Mammoth are encouraged to sign up. For details please contact Jerry McKinzey, 760-872-5530.
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Bishop City Park and Talmage Park getting restrooms
Submitted by the City Of Bishop
February 29, 2016
Bishop Restroom Construction Started Construction of two new public restrooms began last week in the City of Bishop and is
expected to continue into the summer.
A new two-user restroom is being constructed in the back of Talmage Park on Academy Avenue at Main Street and a new six-user rest room is being constructed in the back of the City Park near the Senior Center. The new restrooms are to address the need for new restrooms in these two park areas. Construction is expected to start with underground work and building pads for the new restrooms. Underground and building pad work -also known as “site work” – has started at the City Park location and is expected to be complete there in early March. Site work at the Talmage Park location is expected to follow and last until late March. Following the completion of the site work, there will be a break in construction for a few months until the prefabricated restroom buildings are delivered in June or July.
The contractor on the $360,000 project is Doug Clair, Incorporated, of Bishop. The project is funded by the City of Bishop. Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden hazards require attention, even when work is not underway. At times parking will be restricted. The contractor normally works 7
am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Drivers, riders, and pedestrians should be cautious, take alternate routes, and be patient.
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The City of Bishop is hosting their annual Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 16th. The event at the Bishop City Park will run from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Vehicle or booth registration is free. Booth and vehicle judging will be held at 5:45pm with Western Nevada Supply donating a BBQ. There will be a children’s costume contest for youngsters up to the age of 10. Bishop Youth Football and Cheerleading will have a concession stand on site.
For more information contact Karey Poole at Bishop City Hall. 760-873-5863.
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BUHS coach Patty Cummings reports that the Broncos fell to Rosamond Tuesday. The Broncos and Roadrunners tied 9-9 with Rosamond winning in total games, 81-76.
According to Cummings, Bishop’s Lily Mc Grale played singles winning two, 6-1 and 6-2, while falling 4-6. Josie Dillard won two also, 6-4 and 7-5, and dropping one. Senior Katrina Biehl won two and dropped one by scores of 4-6, 6-4, and 6-1 to give the broncos 6 wins on the singles side.
Playing doubles for the day the team of Ivy Means and Caroline Hagopian struggled a little losing 3-6 and 1-6 then winning 6-4. The doubles team of Nora Cimino and Cayley Dishion lost 2-6 and 0-6. Madi Tomasek and Molly foster were able to split sets losing 2-6 then coming back and winning 6-4. MacKenzie Brown and Sam Hess easily won their set 6-2 and Ramneet Kaur and Evelyn Lopez lost 4-6.
Next up the Broncos will host rival Kern Valley Thursday at the Bishop City Park. Action begins at 2pm.
Cover Photo by Lorenzo Parra, Bishop’s MacKenzie Brown
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The Bishop Union High School Bronco JV football team will begin fall practice at the earliest possible time, 12:01 AM Monday, August 3rd. The Midnight practice will be held under the lights at the Bishop City Park, Field 1. The city park is being used due to the field improvement project underway at Bishop Union High School’s John Schwab Field. Parents and fans are encouraged to attend the practice session as the Bronco JV kick off fall camp.
In order to participate all student athletes must have there physical packet turned in.
James Ferrell is now serving as Head Coach of the Junior Varsity. Ferrell as been an assist with Bronco Football the previous 5 seasons. Former JV head coach Arnie Palu will remain on the staff as an assistant working with the offensive line. Palu served as head coach the previous 5 seasons. Joining Ferrell and Palu on the 2015 JV staff are assistants Dan Nolan (defensive coordinator), Cody Lawson (defensive line), Rick Beall (offensive and defensive backs), and James Tyler (special projects coordinator).
Questions should be directed to Coach James Ferrell, (760)-937-6247.
cover photo, 2014 JV MVP Moran West vs. Rosamond. Photo by Gary Young.
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Free swimming, Baseball, pie and ice cream! America!
The City of Bishop will be hosting their Annual “Big Day at the Park” on Saturday, July 4th. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a day at the City Park to celebrate the Fourth of July with activities starting at 11:00 AM and ending at 4:00 PM.
Starting at 11 AM – For the spectator, come and watch an exciting Exhibition Baseball Game at Diamond Four; For some exercise, bring your tennis rackets and balls and play on the city tennis courts or check in at the City Pool Office to check out a bocce ball set or a volleyball to get started on a game of bocce ball or get some digs in this summer in our volleyball sand courts!
To cool off – come and join us at the City Pool free of charge from 11 AM to 4 PM! Live music will begin at 2:00 PM and FREE watermelon, ice cream, and pie will be served from 2 PM to 4 PM.
Don’t miss out on the fun! If you need more information please call Bishop City Hall at (760) 873-5863.
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The City of Bishop Park Pool has a full list of events to help you beat the heat.
The City of Bishop Swim School still has openings for this summer. Sign up at the Bishop Park Pool Tuesdays 10:45-6:00, Wednesday-Friday 10:45-4:30, and Saturday & Sunday 12:30-4:30. The Swim School offers:
Group lessons- $45 for 8 classes
Private lessons- $80 for 4 classes
First session starts June 16. Come down and sign up or call the park pool for more information at 872-7201.
Water Fitness Classes:
Looking for a cooler way to exercise throughout this hot summer? The Bishop Park pool has new times and a new instructor for water fitness.
The pool now offers:
Morning classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:15-9:15.
Evening classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8.
Admission-$5 or buy a 14 punch pass for $60.
Night Swim: The Bishop Park Pool will be open for Night Swim Wednesday, June 17th from7-9pm.
Adult admission- $4
Child admission- $2
Have your family come enjoy a nice cool swim after the hot summer day!
Dive In Movie:
Dive In Movie at the Bishop Park Pool is back!! First movie will be held on Friday, June 26th at 7pm. The movie will start approximately 7:45pm.
Adult admission- $5
Child admission- $3 Call the Bishop Park Pool for more information at 872-7201, or visit the city of Bishop Park Pool link on the City’s website, http://www.ca-bishop.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/city-pool/
cover photo courtesy of the city of Bishop, 2013 lifeguards.
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