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Homecoming Week & Bronco Blue at BUHS

Bishop Broncos Kick Off Homecoming Week with Powder Puff Game, Look Ahead to Parade & Big Game

Bishop Union High School is having their 2nd annual homecoming parade this Thursday evening at 530pm.
The parade travels from the high school field down Home Street.  It will turn right on Sierra street and terminate at the Tri-County Fairgrounds at about 6pm.
Please come out and see this year’s floats and royalty.  There will be a bonfire, music, and food vendors at the fairground from dusk until about 9pm, so bring your appetite too.
The Bishop Broncos will be having their homecoming football game versus Cal City this Friday night at the Bronco Stadium.  Come out and cheer on the Broncos and see this year’s Homecoming Royalty and winning floats.

Homecoming Royalty Candidates

Freshmen Prince & Princess:  Jordan Kost & Jade Whiteside
Sophomore Prince & Princess:  Ryan Rennie & Carly Todd
Junior Prince & Princess:  Brian Lemus & Selena Duenas
Latino Prince & Princess:  Alex Gonzalez & Destiny Forehand
Native American Student Association Prince & Princess:  Thomas Montoya & Leticia Gonzales
Senior Princes:  Elijah Alexander, Will Hongphan, Desmond Frank, Quaid Stone, Ty Tucker
Senior Princesses:  Olivia Grah, Madison Keesler, Gabriella Morales, Carly Sample, Tessa Wright

Powder Puff Football Game – Juniors vs. Seniors

Tune into Arnie’s News on-air, today for the lead sports story covering last night’s Powder Puff game.

Homecoming Football Game

BRONCOS vs Califonia City
Friday
JV Game at 4:00
Pre-game festivities & parade
Varsity Game at 7:00
Half-time field show and Crowning of King & Queen
BUHS will be selling game tickets in the main office WednesdayThursday and Friday.  Wednesday andThursday from 8am to 4pm.  Friday from 8am to 1pm.  Don’t stand in line to get into the big game, buy your tickets early.

Spirit Days:

Monday, October 20:  Jersey Day
Tuesday, October 21:  Twin Day
Wednesday, October 22:  America Day
Thursday, October 23:  Pajama Day
Friday, October 24:  Bronco Blue Day
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Eastern Sierra Public Health Team Addresses Ebola Situation

EASTERN SIERRA PUBLIC HEALTH

MEDIA BRIEF

Richard O. Johnson, M.D., MPH 

Public Health Officer: Alpine, Inyo, and Mono County

October 16, 2014

Ebola Perspectives and Local Response

We are all saddened, and overwhelmed with all of the information available to us, regarding the Ebola situation. I will attempt to share what we know and don’t know, and close with what we are doing locally. Included will be specific guidance for you as you seek to apply all of this information to your own household. This situation, and guidance is rapidly changing, and we will keep you informed of any significant details that affect you personally.

Africa

A terrible tragedy is unfolding. Although there are officially over 8,000 cases, over 4,000 deaths, and about 300 healthcare workers who have died, the actual numbers are much greater. It is estimated that there may be up to 10,000 new cases per week soon, with estimates of up to 1.4 million cases by January. The much publicized efforts to provide treatment are futile unless there is an accompanying mass effort to prevent new cases from developing. The affected countries are Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. The Democratic Republic of Congo has a separate outbreak, and Nigeria and Senegal have successfully managed to snuff out small outbreaks. So, we are currently talking about only 3 countries.

The Virus

Ebola virus disease outbreaks have occurred in other locations in Africa since the 1970’s, but this is the first time in the West African region. This is also the largest outbreak, and the first to migrate into crowded urban areas. The virus exists in the forests of Africa, carried by non-human primates such as gorillas, chimpanzees, and dukars. Bats are also probably involved. The spread to humans comes from contact with this “bushmeat”, as hunting these animals and eating the meat is an essential source of protein for people living in these areas.

The Illness

Infected humans then spread the disease to each other through direct contact with virtually any bodily fluid. Bodies being prepared for burial through complicated cultural rituals are also extremely contagious for at least a few days. A very important fact is that a person is NOT contagious until they actually begin to show symptoms. The incubation period (time from exposure to becoming ill) is 2-21 days, usually 8-10 days. Initially, persons develop fever, headaches, muscle aches and weakness, and sore throat. After about 5 days, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea begin. This is followed by a rash, and then overwhelming multi-organ system failure, accompanied by bleeding, and death. Fatality rates are estimated to be about 70%, with the young and old being most seriously affected.

The United States

4 individuals infected with the Ebola virus have been brought to the US for treatment in one of the special bio-containment units set-up after 9/11 specifically to deal with this kind of infection. All have under treatment or have recovered, and no staff or other contacts have become sick.

In addition, a resident of Liberia flew to Dallas after being exposed to the virus. He eventually got sick and died. Of special note is the fact that non of  Mr. Duncan’s family and friends, nor the medics or healthcare workers who took care of him during his first hospital visit, ambulance transport, or ED visit – none of whom were wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE) have become sick. We are past the 21 days of risk for all of them.

Now 2 very dedicated and courageous critical care nurses who cared for him in his final days have also become ill. Although they are highly qualified and trained, the procedures and equipment they used were inadequate to prevent them from being exposed to infectious body fluids.

From this experience we can conclude that individuals are not contagious until they are symptomatic, and that the infection is not easily spread until later in the illness when both the increased presence of body fluids (vomit, diarrhea, sweat, etc.) and invasive procedures (breathing tubes, dialysis) puts medical staff at great risk.

California

There have only been 2 suspect cases with a high enough risk to be tested in the state, and both tests were negative. Social media reported a case of Ebola in “Riverside County, California”; however, the truth is that a suspect patient was being tested at the “Riverside Regional Medical Center,” which is actually in Newport News, Virginia. The test results were negative.

The Eastern Sierra

We have been in almost constant communication with federal, state, and regional partners for the last few weeks. Our priorities are to:

-       Ensure the safety of our first responder and healthcare worker community

-       Ensure the safety of our community in the Eastern Sierra

-       Provide high quality compassionate patient care if we have a suspect or proven case

The likelihood of a person presenting to our 911 system, clinics, or hospitals is very small; however, the Dallas experience shows that it can happen anywhere, and we need to be prepared to respond. We have been, and will continue to meet with all of our responder and healthcare community. We are providing training, guidance, and developing protocols for handling any situation that may arise. We have procedures in place for obtaining Ebola testing on a suspect patient. The expectation is that a suspect patient would need to stay in an Emergency Department for 1-3 days until a test result came back, and if positive, arrangements would be made to transfer the individual to a referral facility willing to accept a transfer.

 What actions should you be taking?

  1. Stay informed, but turn off the TV at some point!
  2. Stay connected with family, friends, and neighbors.
  3. I do not see any reason, or anticipate any reason, to change any upcoming travel plans you may have for the holidays or otherwise, unless you are going to West Africa!
  4. If you need medical care for any reason, e.g., have or need an appointment at a clinic, are scheduled to have surgery, need to go or be brought to the Emergency Department, there is no reason to consider changing your plans because of Ebola concerns. Given the current situation, your risk of exposure under those circumstances is ZERO!
  5. Create or update your personal preparedness kit – after all, we live in earthquake and wildfire country!
  6. Get your flu shot – we know the flu is coming to the Eastern Sierra. We do not believe Ebola will be coming, but we have a plan if it does!
  7. Wash your hands – frequently.
  8. Take a deep breathe, enjoy the fall color, get ready for winter, and stay well!

 

For more information, go to: www.cdc.gov/ebola

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The Rotary Club of Bishop Supports the Schools of Our Community

The Rotary Club of Bishop Delivers School Supplies to Local Schools

Karen Marshall, Pat Nahin, Kay O’Brien, in front Jacob Gilbert and Walker Thomas, fourth graders:  photo by Ed Nahin
Karen Marshall, Pat Nahin, Kay O’Brien, in front Jacob Gilbert and Walker Thomas, fourth graders: photo by Ed Nahin
Gretchen Skrotzki, Cindy Tobey, Heather Carr, Jim O’Brien, Ed Nahin, Kay O’Brien, Josh Ingram, Jeff Burror, Matt Scott, in front Debbie Walder, Wayne Linse, photo by Pat Nahin
Gretchen Skrotzki, Cindy Tobey, Heather Carr, Jim O’Brien, Ed Nahin, Kay O’Brien, Josh Ingram, Jeff Burror, Matt Scott, in front Debbie Walder, Wayne Linse, photo by Pat Nahin
Thad Taylor, Kay O’Brien and Jody Cutler, photo by Pat Nahin
Thad Taylor, Kay O’Brien and Jody Cutler, photo by Pat Nahin
The Rotary Club of Bishop is committed to helping school children in our community.  They work hard during the year raising funds for their many charitable programs.  Over $3600.00 was spent for classroom supplies for 960 children at the Pine Street and Round Valley Elementary schools.  Rotary members gathered at Kay O’Brien’s home Saturday October 4th and put together 60 boxes of classroom items.
The boxes were delivered to the schools on Monday October 6th.  Principal Heather Carr gave Jim O’Brien, Kay O’Brien Josh Ingram, Ed and Pat Nahin and Jack England a warm welcome and thanked the Rotary Club for boxes of classroom materials.
Accepting the boxes and getting ready to deliver the supplies to the classrooms were Vice Principal Gretchen Skrotzki, Cindy Tobey, Debbie Walder, Wayne Linse, Matt Scott and Tracey Taylor.  Karen Marshall, Principal at Round Valley Elementary School was surprised and delighted to get the boxes of school goodies.
The Rotary Club of Bishop welcomes people to visit their weekly Tuesday noon meetings at Astorga’s Restaurant.  We are all part of a diverse and vibrant Bishop community and are constantly seeking individuals who want to share in the service and fellowship of Rotary. Please call Pat Nahin for further information about our Club:    760 872 2022
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The Rotary Club of Bishop Delivers School Supplies to Local Schools

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Chocolate Art Walk Returns, 2014

It’s Time for the 2014 Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk

S A V E   T H E   D A T E 

Chocolate Art Walk - Bishop, 2014
Chocolate Art Walk – Bishop, 2014
WHAT: THE 2014 DOWNTOWN BISHOP CHOCOLATE ART WALK
 
Come enjoy a fun and delectable evening of art, music and chocolate in downtown Bishop on Friday evening, October 24th, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM!  Seventeen locations, dozens of artists & musicians, special art openings, musical performances, video & film installations, and free unique chocolate treats at every location.
Please join us for an entertaining and stimulating evening!
 
~ Inyo Council For The Arts (137 S. Main St.) will be hosting a celebration for their Featured Artists Show, with digital paintings from Gail Camic-Smith, watercolor paintings by David Kirk, and sculptural wooden furniture and accessories by Nigel Smith.  Also on display will be jewelry by Lynna Walker, Beverly Schroeder and Clara Place, and new paintings by Maryann Thomas.
 
~ Independent Project Press (186-A Willow St.) will present a new exhibit titled “Flow” in The Project Room gallery space, featuring digital photography by Joe Profita & Karen Nielsen Licher, paintings by Karen Nielsen Licher, and a one-night only multi-media sculptural installation by Bruce Licher, Karen Nielsen Licher and Roger Derryberry.  In addition to the Project Room exhibit, view a working letterpress print shop, with a display of earth paintings by Karen Nielsen Licher, black & white desert photography by Bruce Licher, and examples of the letterpress-printed projects that students have created in our “Introduction To Letterpress Printing” class. Musical performance of dreamy folk songs by Julie Cornett at 7 PM in the print shop.
 
~ Local wood artists John & Gina Webber of Free Form Woodworking will be displaying hardwood inlay sculptures, pyrographics on pine, pen and ink prints and note cards in our rolling gallery teardrop trailer, right outside Independent Project Press (186-A Willow St.).
 
~ Black Sheep Coffee Roasters (232 N. Main St.) will be featuring a new photography exhibit by Derrick E. Vocelka titled “Twenty Images.” They will also be offering live music, craft & seasonal beers including a mocha stout and a seasonal Belgian style ale, and free fudge.  BSCR will also be putting on display their newly-designed coffee bags (letterpress printed here in downtown Bishop at Independent Project Press) with information about the coffees and the design process.
 
~ Steven White Woodworking (336 Hammond St.) will be hosting an open studio — see the woodshop, works in progress, and a gallery of furniture and fine wooden gift items.  And don’t miss “the stool that went into space,” an actual piece of Steve’s furniture, safely home from it’s voyage to the stratosphere and beyond!  A short video documenting the flight will be shown.  
 
~ Todd Bradlee Furniture (also at 336 Hammond St.) will display new work and several beautiful new prototype furniture pieces.  Watch out, Todd may also demonstrate his breakdance moves!
 
~ Bishop Art Supply (125 N. Main St.) will be featuring all the artists that are currently on display in the store: Ron Luce, Annie Cashner, Christine Eyer, Don Roberts, Laura Talbot, Dawn Kirby, Mary Matlick, Liz Wistrom, Carol Taylor, Pat Crowther, Penny Carter, Joy Niewald, Mickey Short, Marilyn Hayden, Evanne Jardine, Helen Warren, Lynn Peterson, Pat Metivier and Kay Wilson. They are each bringing something chocolate.
 
~ Range & River Books (206 N. Main St.) will be featuring a special showing of paintings and prints from Lynn Marit Peterson, several new prints from Robert Miller, jewelry by Beverly Schroeder & Julia Prange, and a lovely selection of art books and books as art.  Live acoustic music by Matt and Mike Muldoon between 6-8 PM.  They will be offering Death By Chocolate Cascade Glacier Ice Cream samples, Nutella brownies, and various other treats along with their regular line of ice cream flavors.
 
~ Looney Bean of Bishop (399A N. Main St.) will be featuring artwork by Kathleen Long and Peter Stow. Small gourmet sipping chocolate will also be served along with their usual array of fine coffee drinks.
 
~ Bink Schat’s Trading Post (747 N. Main St.) will be featuring a series of artists from Jewelry to photography.  The Trading Post will also be offering Korean Shishkabobs along with other foods and Gelato, with samples of different chocolate treats as well. Lounges and a fireplace will be set up outside and western movies projected onto the building.
 
~ Bishop Visitor Center (690 N. Main St.) will be featuring artwork by Gayla Wolf, from The Honey Bee Photography. They will be serving hot chocolate and other treats.
 
~ Country Glass (107 S. Main St.) will be featuring a display of watercolor landscapes, small gift cards and postcards both serious and silly, little clay animal ornaments, and a few tibetan style thangkas by artist Susan Greenleaf.
 
~ Mountain Rambler Brewery (174 S. Main St.) will be featuring prints, paintings and drawings by Dana Ellis, Lori Michelon and Laurel Stanford.   
 
~ Brock’s Flyfishing (100 N. Main St.) will be featuring outdoor themed artwork, including oxidized metal sierra range cameos by Rick Poedtke, along with “Brown Trout” and “Trout Almondine” chocolate confections created by Snap ‘n Crackle of Big Pine.
 
~ Gypsy King Tattoo (324 N. Main St.) will be featuring a group show of framed tattoo artwork by multiple tattoo artists, including Harmey Bancroft and Weston Maddox, along with watercolor demonstrations by Harmey and Weston, and oil painting demonstrations by Vasia Summers.  Musical performances by Harmey and Weston, along with Chase Leanord and Anthony Blume will continue throughout the evening.
 
~ Spellbinder Books (124 S. Main St.) will be having work by local artists on display and available for purchase.  Chocolate treats for our visitors and organic, fair trade, and delicious Theo Chocolates and Lake Champlain Chocolate Bars will be offered for sale.  
 
~ The Secret Sandwich Society (124 S. Main St. behind Spellbinder Books) will be featuring local artwork, with music by Halfway To Benton throughout the evening. 

It’s Time for the 2014 Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk

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Radio Play in Lone Pine Presents Death Valley Scotty

Metabolic Studio Presents Radio Play in Lone Pine About Death Valley Scotty & his Castle

On Sunday September 28 at 7pm, the Metabolic Studio IOU Theater invites the public to experience, “DEATH VALLEY SCOTTY,” a live radio play that was written by Ruth Woodman in 1931 and originally aired in 1955 in the “Death Valley Days” Series.

This marks the fourth play in the IOU Theatre series, which began in June 2014 with readings of radio plays about the Owens Valley and surrounding area.

Walter Scott (a.k.a. Death Valley Scotty) was a prospector, a performer with Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, a raconteur, a conman, husband and father. In 1885 he met an Easterner who was told he only had a few weeks to live. Scotty helped him to recover and cemented a secretive, life long partnership. In 1905 he beat the cross- country speed record on a train from L.A. to Chicago.

Free with his stories and his cash, he quickly became one of the West’s most prominent and mysterious legends and kept reporters and the country on the edge of its seat for decades. His fabulous stories of secret gold mines and his million-dollar oasis in Death Valley (Scotty’s Castle) kept the public and newspapermen eager for the next story.

A troupe of local performers from Bishop to Keeler will read the play and perform live music and sound effects. The radio play is free to the public and will be staged at 7 p.m., Sunday September 28, the Double L Tavern, at the corner of Main and Willow, in Lone Pine.

Those under 21 can watch a live broadcast of the performance at the IOU garden next to the Double L.

The garden will also host an Open House from 5-7p.m.

Sunday with IOU espresso being served along with an offering grown in the IOU garden.

For more information visit:

MetabolicStudioIOUTheatre on Facebook and metabolicstudio.org.

 

Metabolic Studio Presents Radio Play in Lone Pine About Death Valley Scotty & his Castle

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Regarding Mono Lake

“Regarding Mono Lake” Author at Eastern California Museum

ECM Hosts Local Author Elizabeth Kenneday, “Regarding Mono Lake”

Local author Elizabeth Kenneday will make a presentation and sign copies of her book, “Regarding Mono Lake: Novelty and Delight at an Inland Sea,” at the Eastern California Museum on Saturday Sept. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. The book examines the human history of the lake, from Piute basket weavers to Basque sheepherders to environmentalists, and explores the cultural and artistic history of the famed lake. The book also and features 56 of Kenneday’s stunning panoramic photos, most of which highlight lesser-known features of Mono Lake. The museum is located at 155 N. Grant St. in Independence, call 760-878-0258 for more information. 

ECM Hosts Local Author Elizabeth Kenneday, “Regarding Mono Lake”

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Thank You, Wild Iris

Wild Iris Spreads Domestic Violence Awareness in Bishop, CA

Domestic Violence 101

Wild Iris will be hosting a “Domestic Violence 101” Seminar in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month coming up in October. The seminar is designed to be an introduction to the dynamics of domestic violence, and will cover a number of topics including the Cycle of Violence, Common Myths about  Domestic Violence, the Effect of Domestic Violence on Children, Red Flags of an Abusive Relationship, a discussion on the common question, “Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?,” a review of national and local statistics and much more.

Classes are free of charge, and will be held on Tuesday October 7, in Mammoth Lakes from 3-5pm, and Thursday October 9 in Bishop, from 2:30 pm-4:30pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Read More or Register, HERE.

Hashtag Empowerment

#Empowerment
#Empowerment

The release of video footage from February of NFL star Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious this week has thrown the media for a loop. Social media, in particular, has exploded with opinions about domestic violence, the Rice’s particular situation, and the NFL’s response to the whole ordeal (“Oh, you mean that kind of knocking your fiancée unconscious!”)

Since the incident, Janay Palmer has since married Ray Rice, and many people have asked why she would stay in a relationship that is obviously abusive. However, asking a question like that is what we like to call “victim blaming” behavior.

By asking a victim, “Why didn’t you just leave?” you essentially say to her, “What is happening to you is your fault,” as opposed to holding perpetrators accountable for their actions. So when the #WhyIStayed hashtag popped up on twitter, I got excited. Domestic violence is an issue that is pervasive in our culture, but that no one wants to talk about. When we shove a problem into the corner and cover it in darkness, shame, and embarrassment, the abuser gets to continue abusing with no consequences. #WhyIStayed is not only giving a voice to those who have had their voice taken away, but giving a sense of solidarity that abuse victims may have never experienced before. Just knowing you are not alone is so very powerful.

More than 100,000 survivors of domestic violence have used this hashtag to share their own personal reasons for staying in an abusive relationship. That’s the kicker- even though there are often similar themes-being isolated, financially dependent, feeling like the abuse was deserved, or believing him when he said it was the last time- each and every reason is personal. Each woman or man in a violent situation should be applauded for their ability to survive and not made to feel guilty about their decisions. I promise you they know their own situation better than we do.

Read some of the tweets for yourself:

#WhyIStayed I thought it was all my fault and I wasn’t a victim.

Because when I tried to leave he locked the door & strangled me. #WhyIStayed

Because he would threaten to commit suicide if I didn’t. #WhyIStayed

#WhyIStayed His tears had me thinking he was really sorry.

I was 1000 miles away from family and friends with no car. #WhyIStayed.

#WhyIStayed My children deserved a family, a home, financial support

Eat Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf for a Good Cause?

We don’t know about you, but we think this dinner fundraiser to benefit Wild Iris, St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Eastern Sierra) sounds pretty great! Buy your tickets today!

• Date:              October 25, 2014

• Time:              5pm to 8pm

• Location:       Tri County Fairgrounds, Home Economics Building

• Caterer:         Pickled Pellet Heads-Award winning “Smokers”

• Tickets:          $25 each- You can purchase HERE or by calling the office.

• Menu:   Smoked meatloaf wrapped in bacon or by calling the office.
Smoked chicken
Smoked beef brisket
Smoked new potatoes
Smoked seasonal vegetables

Wild Iris Has Been…

Wild Iris

Wild Iris staff worked with high-risk, low-income children this summer in collaboration with the Inyo County Behavioral Health’s Children’s Program. We loved spending time with the kids hiking, swimming, camping, and learning about everything from friendship to coping skills.

Plus, more. Click HERE.

Domestic Violence 101

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