SRHL: 2014-2015 Season dedicated in memory of Matthew Hanson

The members of the Board and the rest of the Sierra Roller Hockey family would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Matthew Hanson, a 6th grade student at Home Street Middle School and SRHL Bantam player.

Losses of this nature effect us all and we mourn along with those who were close to him. A moment of silence will be held prior to games beginning on Monday December 1.

We would like to dedicate the remainder of the 2014-2015 season in his memory.

Spellbinder Books: Book Signing R. Jefferson Parker

Bestselling and Award-Winning Author T. Jefferson Parker to Visit Bishop

T. Jefferson Parker, best-known for his bestselling Edgar Award-winning mystery novels, is set to visit Spellbinder Books in Bishop this Monday. He’ll be reading from and discussing his latest novel, Full Measure, recently published by St. Martin’s Press. The book marks a departure for Parker from crime writing and is his first mainstream literary novel. It’s been receiving rave reviews nationally, and showcases another of Parker’s strengths as a writer: his incredible ability to create a vivid sense of place through his deep knowledge of and affinity for the southern part of our state. In this case, the book’s primarily placed in and around the author’s home town of Fallbrook, and features a Marine returning home from Afghanistan and struggling to find his place in the small-town community.

In departing from his tried-and-true crime thriller genre, “I had three sort of big concerns,” Parker says. “I wasn’t sure I was qualified to write the novel, a literary novel. I was genuinely concerned whether I could pull it off. The second thing was whether my readers would accept it. And third, what would my publisher make of it?”

“That’s interesting that those were Jeff’s concerns in writing this book,” says Lynne Almeida of Spellbinder books. “It shows what a genuine and down-to-earth guy he is. Spend just five minutes talking to him, and you come away really impressed about how well-read and well-spoken he is, about all different kinds of literature and ideas – not just mysteries or crime writing. I think he’s very qualified and prepared to switch writing styles and, as he says, ‘pull it off’”.

Other writers are singing the praises of Full Measure. For example, 2013 Inyo Community Reads author Luis Urrea says: "Emotionally devastating, tense, moving toward an explosive climax, this is a great American book by a master at the top of his game. Parker is entering East of Eden territory here. Family, war, racism, violence and the sometimes painful demands of love fight for air in this charred landscape of the heart. Wow." Readers are invited to attend and decide for themselves at a reception, reading and book signing with T. Jefferson Parker at Spellbinder>

When: TODAY, Mon., Nov. 24 (6pm)
Spellbinder Books 124 S. Main St. Bishop, CA 93514

Fundraiser: Movie - Polar Express

The “Polar Express” is coming to Town!

Enjoy this classic holiday movie with your family and friends! Enjoy some quality family time around the holidays. Limited engagement, only one showing! Open to everyone. Buy your tickets before they sell out! 

When: Sun., Dec. 14 (1pm)
 Bishop Twin Theatre
Tickets: $5.00
Purchase Tickets Online: Click here or call Lis Mazzu at (760) 784-5461

The Round Valley STEP (Student Enrichment Program) Foundation is dedicated to improving education for the children of Round Valley Joint Elementary School (RVS) through fundraising to enrich the educational process. The goal of the STEP Foundation is to raise funds to purchase new technology, offer enrichment activities, enhance and construct educational programs at the Round Valley School. 

If unable to attend this event, you can still support the Round Valley School with a tax- deductible donation by going to: www.roundvalleystepfoundation.com.

2015 Bridal and Quinceanera Faire

The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair in Bishop, California is planning their first annual Bridal and Quinceanera Faire for Saturday, February 7, 2015. This new event will showcase goods and services related to weddings, Quinceanera’s and other special events that are available throughout the Eastern Sierra.

“We are currently seeking vendors of all kinds for this first time event. The idea is to provide people planning these types of events a one-stop shop for ideas, vendors and services,” states Tri-County Fair CEO Sally Symons. “The plan is to have everything from caterers, florists, DJ’s and venues to services like financial planning, counseling and officients available to for informational and booking purposes. Ideally we would like to see vendors provide samples, demonstrations or even seminars if they choose.”

Weddings, Quinceaneras and special events have become a year-round business for the Eastern Sierra, and The Bridal and Quinceanera Faire aims to make the planning and execution of these events easier.

The Faire will be free to the public on Saturday, February 7th Fairgrounds. Interested vendors should contact the fairgrounds at 760-873-3588 or by emailing ceo@tricountyfair.com

City of Bishop: Warren Street Update #4

Public Works News Release
Warren Street Utilities Construction Update 4

Work on the City of Bishop water and sewer construction project along Warren Street is expected to continue in and near the intersection of Lagoon and Warren next week. Pavement patching operations are expected on South Street next week as well.

With most water improvements complete along South Warren Street, the contractor is now working on sewer improvements in the South Warren Street area. Road closures and the closure of the intersection of Warren and Lagoon streets are required while work is underway. Temporary water and sewer shutoffs are necessary for some operations. Notices of the water shutoffs will normally be distributed two days in advance. Patience with these shutoffs is appreciated.

Following the completion of work in the intersection of Lagoon and Warren Street, the contractor is expected to move operations to North Warren. Work in this area includes the construction of water line the full length of Academy Avenue. All utility work is expected to be completed in December. Construction of street improvements along Warren Street is expected to start as early as January and last into May 2015.

This construction in downtown Bishop impacts traffic on city streets west of Main Street and will cause inconvenience and delays. Closures include full intersection closures. When intersections are closed, you will not be able to get through the intersections. Equipment, workers, excavations in the street, uneven pavement, and other hidden hazards will require attention, even when work is not underway. All efforts will be made to maintain access to businesses and to minimize the impacts and restrictions, but drivers, riders, and pedestrians should be cautious, take alternate routes, and be patient.

For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at publicworks@ca-bishop.us or 760- 873-8458.

ATTENTION Pickers/Hoarders! Eastern Sierra in the running for an "American Pickers" visit

One of the History Channel’s most popular reality shows is coming to California and has its sights set on the Eastern Sierra.

Earlier this week a producer with “American Pickers” contacted Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce Director Tawni Thomson, asking that she spread the word that anyone with a large collection of rare or antique items may have an opportunity to appear on the show. Click here to read the full story or pick up the Inyo Register today!

Check out the show "American Pickers" 

Bshop Sunrise Rotary: New Member - Fran Hunt

Members of the Bishop Sunrise Rotary Club have the pleasure of announcing their newest member, Fran Hunt, the daughter of a Methodist Minister and a school teacher, so community involvement is in her blood. Fran Hunt, Eastern Sierra Organizer for the Sierra Club, said she is “excited to be getting involved with such a great organization and group of such community minded people”. Fran’s job is encouraging strong public participation in the planning process for the Inyo National Forest.

Fran is a native of Roanoke, VA. Prior to coming to Bishop in late January of this year, Fran lived in Northern Virginia (outside of Washington, DC) where I worked for 30 years as a forest and wildlife conservation advocate in Washington, D.C.

Fran has worked for the Sierra Club for 4 years and for the National Wildlife Federation and other conservation groups before that. Her work has taken her all over the country, where she worked with diverse local allies and partners to promote the protection and stewardship of many of our nation's wonderful national forests and BLM areas. She is thrilled to call the Eastern Sierra home now.

In the DC area, Fran was a volunteer tutor for at-risk youth as well as a volunteer visitor, with her dog Patches, at the local nursing home. She has also been an active board member of a number of national and state-level organizations, including the Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust, West Virginia's largest land trust.

Fran Hunt’s first experience with Rotary was at Earth Day in Bishop Park. She was impressed with the display of the great work that Rotary does, locally and internationally. Fran said, “I started attending the meetings this fall and was immediately struck by all the good projects - and good humor - of the Sunrise Club. “

Bishop Sunrise Rotary would like to extend an invitation to locals to come speak about your business or projects. "We need to assume leadership for building strong clubs, and that starts with bringing in new members," said Ramona Delmas. If you’d like more information, please visit www.bishopsunriserotary.org.

Art & Craft Classes taught by Deborah Lowgren

Art & Craft Classes

Seed pod & pine cone wreaths & corn husk dolls - Thursday November 20th at JKB
Use fall leaves, small pine cones and seed pods to make a holiday seed pod and pine cone wreath. Learn to make traditional Corn Husk Dolls to be used as holiday decorations. $12.50 tuition also covers supplies and equipment.

Holiday cards, gift tags, wrapping paper & ornament – Thursday December 4th at JKB
Learn basic painting & drawing techniques for creating your own cards, gift wrap and holiday ornament. $12.50 tuition includes supplies and equipment needed for use in class.

Introduction to basic Silk Painting - Thursday December 11th JKB
Basic introductory silk painting techniques will be demonstrated and used by students to make a small silk wall hanging. $12.50 tuition also covers all supplies and equipment for use during the class.

Papier Mache dragon figures animals, or people - Thursday January 15th JKB
First session of a two session class covers techniques for creating basic frame construction and applying first coat of papier mache covering to the frame. $12.50 covers supplies and equipment needed for use during the class.

Mask Making – Thursday January 22nd JKB
First session of a two session class covers techniques for creating masks using either gauze & plaster or paper mache. $15.00 tuition also covers supplies and equipment needed for use during the class.

Painting and decorating Papier Mache or Mask projects – Thursday January 29th JKB
This class is the second session for both the papier mache and mask making classes. $12.50 tuition also covers supplies and equipment needed for use during the class.

Valentine Making - Thursday February 5th JKB
Use painting, drawing and collage skills to create original valentines $12.50 tuition also covers the cost of supplies and equipment needed for use during the class.

What’s Your Story – Thursday February 12th at JKB
Explore simple painting techniques and collage, as a way of getting started illustrating your own simple stories, journals, poems, children’s books and scrapbooks. $12.50 tuition includes supplies and equipment for use during the class.

Comparative Drawing Techniques & Mediums - Thursday February 26th at JKB
Learn Basic drawing techniques while exploring different drawing mediums such as; pastels, colored pencils, crayons and colored felt pens. $12.50 tuition includes supplies & equipment for use during the class.

Exploring right brain drawing techniques – Thursday March 12th at JKB
Experiment with right brain drawing techniques while using a variety of drawing mediums. $12.50 tuition includes supplies & equipment for use during the class.

Simple Portrait drawing - Thursday March 19th at JKB
Learn basic portrait drawing techniques and proportions to use in creating a simple portrait. $12.50 tuition includes supplies & equipment for use during the class.

Simple Figure drawing – Thursday March 26 th at JKB
Learn basic figure drawing techniques and proportions to use in creating a simple figure drawing. $12.50 tuition includes supplies & equipment for use during the class

Comparative Painting Techniques & Mediums – Thursday April 2nd at JKB
Basic painting techniques will be demonstrated while comparing paint mediums such as tempura, watercolor and acrylic paints. $12.50 tuition includes all supplies & equipment for use during the class

Georgia O’Keefe Art – Thursday April 16th at JKB
Students will be introduced to the art of this famous American artist, and then will be influenced to create their own art using acrylic paints and similar subjects such as desert landscapes and large format flowers. $12.50 tuition includes all supplies and equipment for use during the class.

Questions: (760) 937-0409 or 760-872-4566