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Around the Leagues: Angels, Dodgers ready for playoffs

September 21, 2014

SEPT. 20, 2014 --- With less than two weeks remaining in the 2014 Major League Baseball regular season, this year’s playoff race is shaping up to be one of the best in recent history. Some of the teams have started to pull away from the pack, but three division races look as though they’ll go down to the wire. Also, three out of the four wild-card spots are being heavily contested and may end up going down to the last game of the season.

The Sportsbook: Upsets and Controversy

September 21, 2014

SEPT. 20, 2014 --- It really is amazing that a league with so much off-the-field criminal garbage activity can continue to cultivate some of the best pure sport you could hope to watch. All week long, every highlight reel and sports report is prefaced by a new police blotter update that can’t be ignored. And then, almost bizarrely, every Sunday the games themselves produce a new set of can’t-miss feats of athleticism, endurance and yes, teamwork and heart.

Around the Leagues: Heading into the Playoffs

September 21, 2014

SEPT. 13, 2014 --- When we think about spring, some of the first things that come to mind are melting snows, birds singing, flowers blooming, green leaves growing on bare branches and deer roaming in the valleys. But, for some of us sports fans the most anticipated event is Opening Day in Major League Baseball. Every team starts the season undefeated with the prospects and aspirations of claiming the ultimate prize, a World Series Championship.

The Sportsbook: Opening Week NFL Action

September 21, 2014

SEPT. 13, 2014 --- The plan for NFL opening Sunday was: watch the 11-point favorite Eagles blow out the Jaguars in the first quarter and then be free to watch other games. The Jags are the runts of the league, and Eagles QB Nick Foles would surely come out of the gate with a bang. Not quite. Foles lost two fumbles, Jags QB Chad Henne led the team to 2 touchdowns and a 14-0 lead just eight minutes into the game.But watching the Birds’ comeback attempt would have to wait. The Pittsburgh fans screaming at the next TV were impossible to ignore.

June Fire, determined to be human-caused, continues to burn

September 19, 2014

With smoke pouring into the Owens Valley Friday morning and prompting an air quality warning, officials managing the June Fire reported that the blaze had grown to 65 acres and was 65 percent contained.
Investigators have determined that the June Fire was human-caused. An employee of June Mountain was operating heavy equipment on June Mountain Ski Area when the fire ignited.

Camp Pendleton Marines train near Bridgeport

September 19, 2014

With orders in hand, company commanders with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment briefed their Marines on specific objectives and began planning during the final field training portion of Mountain Exercise 2014 in Bridgeport on Sept. 7.
This culminating event would test the Marines on skills they have learned at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center over the past month.

For the full story, see the Saturday, Sept. 20 edition of The Inyo Register.

New leadership at LP School

September 19, 2014

(Following is the first of three articles profiling local schools’ new administrators. –Ed.)

While new students filed into classrooms in the Owens Valley last month, administrators were also filing into new offices.
The retirement of Joel Hampton, Owens Valley Unified School District superintendent, and the resignation of Lone Pine Unified School District Superintendent Victor Hopper to take over a superintendent’s position in the Central Valley, initiated a shift of administrators from points north in the Eastern Sierra, south.

Local Caltrans boss promoted to state job

September 19, 2014

Longtime director of Caltrans District 9 Tom Hallenbeck has accepted a promotion and will begin work as the Caltrans Chief of Traffic and Operations in Sacramento Oct. 1.
Hallenbeck said he got word of the promotion earlier this week.

For the full story, see the Saturday, Sept. 20 edition of The Inyo Register.

Millpond 2014 kicks off Friday night

September 17, 2014

The 23rd Annual Millpond Music Festival comes to Bishop Friday evening, kicking off a weekend that promises an incredible line-up of Grammy-nominated musicians, up-close time with the performers in the Workshop Tent, great food and handcrafted art from local skilled artisans – all in the magical, Eastern Sierra venue known as Millpond.
Over the past weeks, Millpond performers have been highlighted, giving local readers a brief glimpse of what to expect, music-wise, this year at Millpond. Here are three more talented performers taking the stage this weekend …

City honors Lions Club

September 17, 2014

Bishop Lions Club was recently recognized for the myriad ways in which it continues to enrich the community by giving of its time, service, sponsorship and donations.
Lions Club member Stephen Winzenread accepted the Quarterly Citizens Award on behalf of the service organization at the Sept. 8 City Council meeting.
Councilman Dave Stottlemyre began the presentation, saying, “By no means is this list of activities that the Lions Club have done over the year complete; not even close.”

For the full story, see the Thursday, Sept. 18 edition of The Inyo Register.

Death Valley visitors treated to air show

September 17, 2014

CAUTION: There is strong language in this video that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

http://youtu.be/h6yG-HO-8hQ

BREAKING: June Fire prompts evacuations, highway closure

September 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY – A 50-acre fire near June Lake erupted Tuesday afternoon, threatening structures at the June Lake ski area, and promoting evacuations and a closure of State Route 158.
The June Fire started at the base of June Mountain and, as of Wednesday morning, was zero percent contained.
According to officials, fire behavior includes torching, spotting, and active runs.

Get ready to 'Explore Your Universe'

September 15, 2014

Fall is on its way, and its impending arrival marks the return of the popular “Explore Your Universe” lecture series, featuring talks by prominent astronomers sharing their research and discoveries.
The Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Cerro Coso Community College invite the public to attend their first installment of the 2014 edition at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 18, when Dr. Christopher Greer from the University of Arizona gives a talk titled “Imaging a Black Hole: From the Owens Valley to the South Pole.”

Tatum takes the reins

September 15, 2014

New City Administrator Jim Tatum recently talked about his first weeks in office and his plans for the immediate future in his first report before the Bishop City Council.
At the Sept. 8 meeting, Tatum began with gratitude for the “phenomenal reception” city staff has given him and went on to include topics concerning the city budgets and development of the business community.

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