UC 4-H: Sign Ups

4-H Enrollments 2016-2017

Did you miss the 4-H Sign-up Night? That’s okay, we are still taking sign-ups in the 4-H office.

Come by between 8:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30 Monday thru Friday. If you have questions about 4-H, Callie is in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays all day and Wednesdays until noon. Come see what 4-H has to offer! Some project will begin in October, so don’t wait.

Youth ages 5-18 as of December 31, 2016 are eligible for 4-H. We have many projects for all age groups. Bishop area clubs include: Bristlecone, Mt. Tom, Sierra Crest, and White Mountain. We also have clubs in Independence, Lone Pine, and Fish Lake.

Enrollment fees are $40 per youth, to cover accident insurance and council assessment fees. You can enroll in any area club from the 4-H Office, or contact the club leader for more information.

Sign up for 4-H at the UC Cooperative Extension Office, located at 207 W. South Street.

For more information: 4-H Program Representative, Callie Peek, at 760- 873-7854, cjpeek@ucanr.edu or visit http://www.ca4h.org/

ESCFM: September Update

There are two Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market locations – Bishop Farmers’ Market is open Saturday mornings from June 25 through October – 9:00 a.m. to noon and is located westerly of Hwy 395 on Church Street, directly behind City Hall. Mammoth Lakes Skip’s Outdoor Market is open Wednesday evenings from July 6 through August/September - 4-7 p.m. and is located on Hwy 203 at the Mammoth Luxury Outlet Mall.

There are many return farmers and vendors to both Markets as well as some new additions. Seasonal items to be offered are apricots, peaches, nectarines, berries, carrots, kale, beets, chard, lettuce, radishes, kohlrabi, cabbage, garlic, onions, leeks, broccoli, Japanese summer turnips, lavender, chicken eggs, flowers, herbs, etc. As the season progresses, tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, corn, apples, melons, duck eggs and more will be added to the markets offerings.

New elements for the Bishop Farmers’ Market include baked goods, health and wellness products, and drawing for a basket of produce and other goodies donated by the farmers and others in appreciation of the communities support.

ESCFM is always looking for new farmers/gardeners. For the Bishop location contact Sue at (760) 937-6768 or by e-mail at bishopfarmersmarket@gmail.com. To become a complimentary vendor, artist, and entertainer at the Bishop market contact Karey Poole at Bishop City Hall, Lynn Cooper with Inyo Council for the Arts, or Sue at (760) 937-6768.

ESLT: Community Volunteer Day and BBQ

Community Volunteer Day and BBQ to Support Local Public Lands

The Eastern Sierra’s public lands provide an irreplaceable community resource. Whether you like to hike, bike, climb, fish, or simply sit back and admire the wide- open views, our local public lands give residents and visitors of all ages the opportunity to get outdoors and experience the wonders of the wilderness.

Now is the time to give back to the lands you love. In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office is partnering with Eastern Sierra Land Trust and numerous other local agencies and conservation groups to hold a community-wide volunteer event and barbecue on Saturday, October 1. Come together with neighbors and friends, and join in the effort to improve local wildlife habitat and recreational trails!

The workday will begin and end at the Paradise Fire Station (5300 Lower Rock Road, Bishop, CA 93517). After convening at 8:30 am, participants will split up and go to work on one of two different activities. Then around 12:00 pm, volunteers will take off their gloves and return to the fire station for a barbecue to celebrate the important work accomplished that day.

One volunteer project will be to plant bitterbrush seedlings in an area affected by the Round Fire, which burned large portions of important habitat in early 2015. Native plants in this area have long provided a critical source of nutrients for migrating mule deer and other wildlife. To help the area regrow and flourish, volunteers will be put to work planting bitterbrush seedlings that will provide food and shelter for the deer in the years to come.

The second project that day will bring volunteers to the public access trail along Lower Rock Creek. Participants will help pick up trash, pull weeds, remove brush, and perform minor trail maintenance on this popular hiking and biking trail.

Parking will be limited, so carpools will be coordinated from the Pine Creek Road pull-out, as well as from Bishop. Those who enjoy biking are encouraged to pedal to the Paradise Fire Station, and mountain bikers will have the opportunity to complete volunteer work while riding their bikes down the Lower Rock Creek Trail. For more information about the logistics of bringing your bike or carpooling, please contact Sara Kokkelenberg at the Eastern Sierra Land Trust office, (760) 873-4554.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event to support public lands. Hosted by the National Environmental Education Foundation and sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., National Public Lands Day aims to connect people to public lands, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of public lands for education, recreation, and general health. The 23 rd annual National Public Lands Day takes place around the country on September 24, 2016 – one week prior to the Bishop volunteer workday in its honor.

In addition to the BLM Bishop Field Office, the following agencies and organizations have partnered to assist with the local volunteer effort: Eastern Sierra Land Trust, Friends of the Inyo, Paradise Volunteer Fire Department, California Deer Association, Inyo National Forest, Sierra Eastside Mountain Bike Association, California Native Plant Society – Bristlecone Chapter, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

By volunteering in honor of National Public Lands Day, you will stand with hundreds of thousands of people at thousands of national, state, municipal, and community public lands sites across the country who want to support local public lands. To learn more about the National Public Lands Day volunteer effort taking place on October 1, please contact Martin Oliver (BLM) at (760) 872-5035.

Caltrans: Wildlife Week Reminds Drivers to be Cautious!

Watch Out for Wildlife Week Reminds Drivers to be Cautious

SACRAMENTO - Watch Out for Wildlife Week is September 19-25, and Caltrans and the Department of Fish and Wildlife remind drivers to be alert especially in wildlife areas. Highway fencing and undercrossings across the state help keep motorists and animals safe, but experts say drivers still need to be cautious since wildlife is active in the fall. In this Caltrans News Flash, we visit a specially modified highway undercrossing on State Route 89, between Truckee and Sierraville, where a Caltrans Environmental Planner explains the benefits of the undercrossing and how it improves safety in an active wildlife corridor. We also offer some safety tips that can help drivers stay alert. This video can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/4Y9vX4v_8mA This News Flash is the 95th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California’s economy and livability.

To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or go to http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz .

City of Bishop: Adult Soccer League Standings 9/19


  • Broncos 3-0
  • Real Madrid 3-0
  • Owens Valley Suckers 2-1
  • Club America/ Western Nevada Supply 2-1
  • Mammoth F.C. 1-1
  • Big Green/West Coast Barns & Sheds 1-2
  • Bishop Barca 0-2 Offsides/ Perry Motors 0-2
  • Movin’ on up 0-3

BCCA: Concert - George Kahn Jazz

Bishop Community Concerts Association begins a new season!

This season kicks off with GEORGE KAHN JAZZ & BLUES REVUE. "Pianist George Kahn has been putting together ambitious and successful shows in the L.A. area for years. His Jazz & Blues Revue puts the spotlight on three equally talented singers: Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo and Crystal Starr. Of particular interest are a pair of songs (“Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar” and “Shoo Shoo Baby”) that find the singers operating very much like a swing era vocal trio.Each of the vocalists are also in the lead on three songs apiece, belting their hearts out. Kahn’s rhythm section with bassist Lyman Medeiros and drummer M.B. Gordy is joined on various selections by altoist Eric Marienthal, trumpeter Dr. Bobby Rodriguez (who is in explosive form), tenor-saxophonist Chuck Manning and guitarist Pat Kelley, each of whom add a lot to the music. This is more than just another jazz gig, this group delivers a show filled with various musical styles from the '40s to the ‘80s.appealing to all ages and all musical tastes.

With a band of All-Star Los Angeles players, they bring the history of jazz and blues to life in an exciting evening of music. Come join us for another top notch talented group of entertainers George Kahn (musical director) on piano and featuring the vocals of Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo and Crystal Starr. See you there!

When: Thurs., Sept. 22 (7:00pm)
 Dorthy Joseph Auditorium at Bishop High School