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BUHS soccer @ Cal City

Bishop High sweeps California City

The Bishop Union High School Soccer teams dominated California City Tuesday.  Both the Varsity boys and girls made the road trip to the Raven’s home pitch for High Desert League soccer.  The Boys returning home 3-1 winners and the girls dominating 7-0.

According to Varsity Girls coach Manny Terasas the victory over the Ravens was a resounding win for the Bronco Girls.  Bishop dominated with  27 shots on goal, and zero  shots on goal from Cal City.   According to coach Manny, “Tami Anderson had an outstanding game, she played a quality game in defense.”
The scorers for Bishop were Brenda Gonzalez 2 goals, Kailyn Boxley with 2 goals and 1 assist, Evelyn Santana 1 goal, and 1 assist, Jaden Piper 1 goal, Sara Voss 1 goal, Alicia Campos 2 assists and Tami Anderson 1 assist. The Broncos will now be preparing for a very important match up against what could be their biggest competition in HDL this year, Frazier Mountain at home on Thursday.  The team is asking folks to please come out and support the Bronco Soccer players.

In the Varsity boys match, Cal City came out strong, scoring in the first ten minutes grabbing a 1-0 lead.   The Broncos kept their composure, and equalized on a goal from Alexis Barajas just as the first half ended.
After some adjustments by coach Greg Alexander at half, Bishop shut down the Ravens, who never got another shot on goal.  Senior midfielder Joey Griego provided an assist to fellow senior and leading goal scorer Elijah Alexander to put the Broncos ahead for good.  Alexander slotted home a penalty kick in the closing minutes of the game to end it 3 – 1.
In a dramatic turn of events, Rosamond boy’s varsity was found to have  played an ineligible player in their first two matches, against Bishop and Cal City. CIF rules dictate they forfeit these games, which puts Bishop on top of the High Desert league after two games. The Bronco Boys have a home match this Thursday against Frazier Mountain.  Girls varsity play at 3pm and boys varsity at 5pm.

photos by Joe Griego.

Elijah Alexander
Elijah Alexander


Alexis Barajas
Alexis Barajas


Brenda Gonzalez
Brenda Gonzalez


Kailyn Boxley
Kailyn Boxley


Tami Anderson
Tami Anderson
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Local Flu Activity on the Rise

Intense Local Flu Activity

Inyo and Mono County public health officer Dr. Richard Johnson has issued a statement indicating an uptick in local flu activity.  According to Dr. Johnson, ” All evidence points to intense local flu activity throughout Inyo and Mono County”.   Johnson notes that some schools are having the highest absentee rates he has ever seen, with day care centers have documented cases among those in the highest risk age groups.  At least one facility is on voluntary “lock-down” to protect persons from further spread.  Sierra Park Clinics are seeing influenza-like illness at epidemic levels, especially in Pediatrics, with levels approaching the highest he has ever seen.
Anecdotally, Emergency Departments are full of persons with possible influenza.  Fortunately, Dr. Johnson says he is not aware of an increase locally in hospitalizations for pneumonia or flu-like illness,  and no one has been transported out of the area, and no deaths have occurred locally associated with the flu.

Dr. Johnson’s Tips  if you get the Flu
1 – Stay at home and rest.
Most people who get the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. You should stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without using fever-reducing medication. DO NOT go to work or school if you still have had a fever in the last 24 hours.
Employers – Please encourage and enable those who are sick to stay home!! Screen arriving employees, and send home those who are sick.
2 – Avoid close contact with people.
While sick, you should limit contact with others to keep from infecting them, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it away after the first use. You should wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
3 – Drink plenty of water and other clear liquids
You should drink plenty of clear fluids as soon as the first flu symptoms appear to avoid dehydration. Water is fine, but soup is better. You should eat nourishing food as well as pass on alcohol or caffeinated beverages.
4 – Treat fever and cough with over-the-counter medications
Fever reducers, antihistamines, decongestants and cough medicines could help you feel better, but those won’t help you recover any faster. Flu symptoms may last up to two weeks.
5 – Call a doctor if extremely ill.
If symptoms are severe or if you are pregnant, 65 years or older or have a chronic medical condition, you should call your doctor. The doctor might recommend antiviral drugs to treat your flu.
Millions of people avoid getting sick every year by getting a flu shot or practicing good hand-washing hygiene. Everyone six months and older should get a flu vaccine every year. The vaccine is safe and effective. It takes two weeks for immunity to develop. Although not as effective this year as it usually is, it still is the most important thing you can do to reduce your chances of getting sick.There are several flu strains circulating in the region, so if someone has already got a flu and have recovered from it, they could get sick again.

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Adventure Trails Meeting Today

Inyo County Supervisors to hold Adventure Trails meeting Thursday

FPPC Clears Board For Adventure Trails Vote January 22nd
Independence – Inyo County’s County Counsel, Marge Kemp Williams, hereby announces she received an Advice Opinion from the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) an Advice Opinion in which Commission staff concluded the Board of Supervisors’ decisions required to be made as part of the Board’s consideration of the Adventure Trails project “will not have a reasonably foreseeable material financial effect on any of the supervisors’ interests.”
According to Kemp-Williams, “The FPPC’s ruling clears the way for each member of the Board of Supervisors to participate in the decision making process regarding the Adventure Trails project, if he so chooses.”
Last month, the County rescheduled the Public Hearing for the Adventure Trails project to allow time for the FPPC to provide the County with guidance about the ability of all five members of the Board of Supervisors to participate in the decision making process.
The Public Hearing for the Adventure Trails project is now scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Independence at the Independence Legion Hall. The meeting location was moved from the Board of Supervisors Chambers to the Legion Hall to accommodate what is expected to be an overflow crowd.

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Bodie in Winter

Special Program on Bodie set for February 2nd

The Mono Basin Historical Society presents: “Bodie in Winter – Living and Working in the Coldest Place in the Far West”.  Monday, February 2, 2015, at the Lee Vining Community Center. Business meeting and potluck dinner at 6pm, Program at 7pm. Free! Presented by Jack Shipley, aka “Bodie Jack”, retired State Park Ranger. 

For more information: 760-647-6644.
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Broncos vs Muckers

Bishop Basketball travels to Tonopah

The Bishop Union High School Basketball teams traveled to Tonopah Nevada Monday night (January 12th) for a full set of games with the Muckers.  Bishop returns home with three wins picking up victories in both boys games and girls varsity.

The Varsity Boys used a great second half defensive effort winning 60-41.  Head Coach Mark Olsen indicates the Broncos led 16-9, after the 1st quarter and 35-23 at the half.   Olsen says, ” The Bronco defense came together out scoring the Muckers 17-4 in the 3rd quarter taking a 52-27 lead heading into the 4th quarter.  All eleven Broncos that made the trip saw playing time.”

Individual Scoring for Bishop
Sean Brown 17 points
Druw Allen 13 points
Thomas Montoya 9 points
Ryan Lent 8 points,
River Mallory 5 points
Anthony Miller 4 points,
Daniel Olsen 3 points
Jake Traynor 2 points
Ty Tucker 2 points

The Bishop JV boys notched another impressive win 69-27.

Individual scoring for the JV boys
Trace Sapp 13
Moran West 10
Tommy Ruelas 10
Mike Molena 10
Anthony Vega 10
Carson Eldridge 7
Gene Dondero  4
Kanyon Martinez 4
Ed Piper and Sam Moose 1

The Bishop Girls Varsity won 51-19.  The Bronco girls opened up a 37-14 halftime lead and cruised to victory.

Individual stats for the varsity Girls
Maria Jimenez 10points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals
Tamia Shoshone 9 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists
Little Eva Lent 9 points, 5 rebounds, 5 blocks
Sabrina Barlow 9 points, 3 assists
Cienna Martinez 5 points
Topah Scherer 5 points, 3 rebounds
Rosalind Cardenas and Sophia Thomas 2 points

The Bronco JV girls fell to Tonopah 36-18.

Individual scoring for the Bishop JV girls
Kassidie Duckey 6 points
Julie Cepeda 6 points
Gracie Soto 4 points
Faith Manriquez 2 points

Photo Courtesy Gary Young Photogrphy
Sean Brown vs. Lone Pine during the Christmas Classic

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Fatal Traffic Accident in Mono

Crash in Mono County claims Bridgeport Resident

The California Highway Patrol is passing along details from a single vehicle crash that has claimed the life of a Bridgeport resident.   Press Release from the Bridgeport office of the Highway Patrol:

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, at approximately 5:27 P.M., Mrs. Stephanie Migliore, age 51 of Bridgeport, California, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Savannah, westbound on Twin Lakes Road at an unknown speed. Mrs. Migliore, for unknown reasons allowed her vehicle to drift off of the roadway and onto the dirt shoulder. Once on the shoulder her vehicle overturned and landed on its left side. Mrs. Migliore sustained fatal injuries due to the collision. Rescue personnel from Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Department, Mono County Paramedic Fire/Rescue (Medic 7) and personnel from California Highway Patrol, Bridgeport Area responded to the scene. The California Highway Patrol, Bridgeport Area are currently investigating the cause of this collision.

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Bronco Wrestling vs Kern Valley

Bishop Bronco Wrestling

On Thursday, January 8th, the Bishop Bronco Wrestling team hosted Kern Valley for their first home dual meet of the season. The Bronco team consisted of:
Freshman Nolan Conway at 106 lbs
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh at 145 lbs
Junior Angel Santana at 160 lbs
Junior Tyler Cox at 170 lbs
Junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 lbs
The meet started with junior Orlando Ruelas at 182 pounds receiving a forfeit.
Next up was freshman Nolan Conway wrestling at 106 lbs in his first ever match. Nolan wrestled enthusiastically, but made a crucial error and got caught and pinned.
Sophomore Joseph Mayhugh wrestled at 145 lbs against the same wrestler that pinned him in last year’s dual meet in Kern Valley. Joe was not feeling well and was able to wrestle the entire 6 minutes, but lost on points.
Junior Angel Santana, wrestling at 160 lbs had his hands full against a senior wrestler with 4 years of experience. Angel was not intimidated and took his opponent down in the first period.
It was a close match until the 3rd period when Angel got two 3‐point near falls and won the match with a 10‐5 decision.
The next match was at 170 pounds where junior Tyler Cox got pinned by a wrestler with a few years of experience.
Coach Joseph said, “It’s always hard when you lose at home, but 4 out our 5 wrestlers are first year wrestlers and it is hard to compete against teams with wrestlers that have 3 or 4 years of experience.”
The Bronco with the best record this season is Junior Angel Santana with a record of 7 ‐ 1 with 6 pins.
The next dual meet will be another home meet, this time against Rosamond on January 22nd.

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Eastern Sierra Flu Update

Flu activity is up

Inyo and Mono County Public heath officer, Dr. Richard Johnson is offering an update of flu activity, stressing the importance of early treatment for those at high risk of complications….Over the last month, seasonal influenza has spread rapidly across the United States in epidemic proportions. Evidence also points to a dramatic rise in cases seen last week at Sierra Park Clinics and Mammoth Hospital’s Emergency Department in Mammoth Lakes.
Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. Many people use “stomach flu” to describe illness with nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Many different viruses, bacteria, or parasites can cause these symptoms. While the flu can sometimes cause vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea—more commonly in children than adults — these problems are rarely the main symptoms of the flu. The flu is a respiratory disease and not a stomach or intestinal disease.
Approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu each year. It typically starts in late fall, and peaks in mid-February, although it looks like the peak will be in mid-January this year. Nevada has been hit hard, and cases in California are increasing rapidly.
Most experts believe that you get the flu when a person with the flu coughs, sneezes, or talks and droplets containing their germs land in your mouth or nose. You can also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the flu virus on it and then touching your mouth, eyes, or nose.
Some groups are more likely to experience complications from the seasonal flu, including:
Seniors (those age 65 and older)
Children (especially those younger than 2)
People with chronic health conditions
If you believe you have the flu, and especially if you are in one of the categories at high risk for complications, please contact your health care provider early, as antiviral medication may be indicated to prevent serious illness or complications for you.

Complications from the flu include:
Bacterial pneumonia
Ear or sinus infections
Worsening of chronic health conditions
Each year more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related complications, and more than 25,000 die each year, including dozens of children, some with no pre-existing conditions.
Most people who get the flu feel much better within one or two weeks. Most healthy adults can infect others one day before symptoms develop and five to seven days after symptoms appear. Some people, especially young children and people with weakened immune systems, might be contagious for a longer period.
We will continue to monitor flu activity in our community over the next few months. We do this by tabulating positive laboratory tests, school absenteeism rates, hospitalizations and deaths, and clinic and Emergency Department visits for flu-like illness.
During this season, we ask you to:
1. Get your flu vaccine from your healthcare provider, pharmacy, or health department!! The best protection against seasonal flu is the flu vaccine. Although not a perfect match this year, getting a vaccine is still the single most important thing you can do to prevent illness. It is late – but not too late!
2. Stay away from people who are sick as much as possible.
3. Stay home if you are sick.
4. Follow the everyday steps such as washing your hands frequently and covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
5. Seek medical care early if you are at risk for complications.

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Bishop Warren Street Update

Next Phase of Work set for Warren Street

Public Works News Release
Construction of Warren Street Improvements Starts Soon.  As work on the water and sewer improvements along Warren Street draws to a close, construction of street improvements on Warren Street
is about to begin. Construction of the first phase of the Warren Street Improvements project is expected to begin 20 January and to
continue into May. The first phase of the Warren Street project will improve Warren Street from Line Street to Pine Street with new pavement, curb, sidewalk, street trees, street lights, and other improvements.
The blocks of Church Street, Academy Avenue, and most of Pine Street between Warren and Main are also included in the first phase of the project.  The project includes pocket parks, seating areas, colored concrete with designs, large boulders, and shade trees. Other items such as sculpture, banners, archways, flower baskets hanging from street lights, bike racks, landscaping, and a public restrooms will be added to the project later with separate funding.
Construction of the Warren Street Improvements project is expected to start with storm drain and concrete sidewalk construction. Storm drain will be constructed along the east side of
Warren Street between Lagoon Street and Pine Street. Storm drain construction is expected to take about one month. Concrete construction is expected to continue through March.
Continuing construction in downtown Bishop impacts traffic on city streets west of Main Street and will cause inconvenience and delays. Closures required for the construction include full street and intersection closures during the dayti
me. Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden hazards will require attention, even when work is not underway. Businesses will still be open to serve you during construction. All efforts will be made to maintain access to businesses and to minimize project impacts and restrictions, but drivers, riders, and pedestrians should be cautious, take alternate routes, and be patient.
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