Bronco News: TIA is pursing BUHS's first STATE WRESTLING TITLE


Watch Tia Barfield in the CIF State Tournament

Students and all Bronco Fans are invited to watch Tia Barfield’s quarterfinal match in the CIF State Tournament Today.  The match will be streamed live in the BUHS Bronco Student Center. The quarterfinal round begins at 3pm, with Barfield expected to wrestle at approximately 4pm.  

Bishop Bronco Senior wrestler Tia Barfield won her first two matches at Thursday’s State Finals.  Barfield now advances to the State Quarterfinals where she will face off with the #2 seed Jerzie Estrada of Birmingham Community Charter High School, Lake Balboa (Los Angeles City Section).  The Quarter Finals will be held Friday at Bakersfield’s Rabobank Arena.

Barfield is seeded #7 in the State Finals after winning the Central Section Masters title last weekend.  Barfield finished 8th last year wrestling for Victor Valley High School. To advance to the quarterfinals, Barfield opened with a first round pin of Samantha Calkins of Liberty High School (North Coast Section).  In the second round Barfield won 6-2 over Sierra Mefford of Valley Center (San Diego Section).

Barfield is pursuing BUHS’s first State Wrestling title.
Click here for an article on the BRONCO ROUNDUP.

California State Quarterfinals - Tia Barfleid
When: Fri., Feb. 22 (3pm)
BUHS Bronco Student Center, BUHS

Tia Barfield (Center) Photo provided by Celia Mayhugh

Tia Barfield (Center) Photo provided by Celia Mayhugh

NIH: Healthy Lifestyles Talk - Get's to the Heart of Your Health


Healthy Lifestyles Talk gets to the ‘Heart’ of Your Health

As part of American Heart Month, Northern Inyo Healthcare District will host a Healthy Lifestyle Talk by Cardiology Specialist Dr. Rainier Manzanilla. The talk, titled “Small Changes, Big Results: Getting to the Heart of the Matter when it comes to Your Health,” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26 th , 6:30 p.m. at the Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Birch Street Annex. The annex is located at 2957 Birch St., Bishop. Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults. It is happening to younger adults more and more often. This is partly because conditions that lead to heart disease, such as obesity and high blood pressure, are happening at younger ages. With half of all Americans having at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease, Heart Month is the perfect time to learn about the risks for heart disease and the steps to help your heart.


Dr. Manzanilla is a cardiologist in the Los Angeles area and is affiliated with Adventist Health White Memorial. He has been in practice for more than 20 years and in that time has held number of leadership positions including Chief of Cardiology and Medical Director of the Chest Pain Center at White Memorial. In 1999, he received the Physician of the Year award at that same hospital and was entered into the hospital’s Hall of Fame.

In addition to his work in Los Angeles, Dr. Manzanilla makes frequent visits to Bishop to treat local patients at the Northern Inyo Associates Specialty Clinic, located on the NIHD campus’ Pioneer Medical Building. Dr. Manzanilla is currently accepting new patients. Dr. Manzanilla’s Healthy Lifestyles Talk is being presented in partnership by Northern Inyo Healthcare District and Adventist Health.

Talk - “Small Changes, Big Results: Getting to the Heart of the Matter when it comes to Your Health,”
When: Tues., Feb. 26 (6:30 p.m)

Where: Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Birch Street Annex

About Northern Inyo Healthcare District: Founded in 1946, Northern Inyo Healthcare District features a 25-bed critical access hospital, a 24-hour emergency department, a primary care rural health clinic, a diagnostic imaging center, and clinics specializing in women’s health, orthopedics, internal medicine, pediatrics and allergies, general surgery, colorectal surgery, breast cancer surgery, cardiology, and urology. Continually striving to improve the health outcomes of those who rely on its services, Northern Inyo Healthcare District aims to improve our communities one life at a time. One team, one goal, your health.

FOI: Owens Lake Bird Festival - Register Today



Early registration for Friends of the Inyo members begins on February 8th, 2019.
Make sure you have access to your first choice of outings by becoming a member today!

Open registration begins on February 22nd, 2019.

Owens Lake Bird Festival Schedule

Friday, April 26

6:00pm- 8:00pm          Opening reception
Check in, registration and event social at Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street
Enjoy hors-d’oeuvres and drinks.


Saturday, April 27

6:00am- 8:00 am- Meet and check in, Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street

Continental breakfast provided

6:30am, 7:00am, 7:30am, 8:00 am-11:30am- Morning Outings

12:00pm- 1:00pm- Informal lunch, Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street

1:00, 1:15, & 1:30pm- 4:30pm- Afternoon Outings

5:00pm- Dinner Reception, Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street,

Keynote address by Rich Cimino Owens Lake – The Tundra to the Tropics: A Destination for Birdwatchers

Sunday, April 28

6:00 – 7:30 am- Meet and check in, Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street

Continental breakfast provided

6:30am, 7:00am, & 7:30am-11:30am- Morning Outings

Click here for the official Friends of the Inyo website for more info.

Mule Days: 2019 Tickets on sale now!

"Bishop Mule Days Celebration is a place where friends turn into family " - Tammy Mandrell, Executive Director


Now in its 50th year, Bishop Mule Days Celebration is a celebration of friendship, adventure, and of course, the versatile, sure-footed, and intelligent mule who made American westward expansion possible. This six-day event held on the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop began as a "play day" for packers, those wily and courageous men and women who traveled overland from east to west with the help of the mule's grit, fortitude, and loyalty.

This beloved event has grown over the years to include chariot racing, barrels and roping, driving, dressage, steer stock, an impressive parade, thorough clinic schedule, vast marketplace of handmade wares, and more. Visitors can walk through the barns and talk with the teamsters and riders or examine the exquisite craftsmanship on period wagons and equipment. They can come eye to eye with the mules that will later compete in the arena and begin to understand the affinity and trust between rider and mule.

This year, the Thursday night concert features the big headliner Riders in the Sky. Enjoy a traditional BBQ with western entertainer on Friday night. Move your feet at Saturday Night dance with western swing band, or happen upon lively, impromptu jam sessions in the RV campgrounds against the backdrop of the majestic Eastern Sierra.

Bishop Mule Days Celebration creates the kind of warm welcome and deep sense of community that brings back people year after year. There are up to four generations of volunteers, even the Board President Kent Schlick and Executive Director Tammy Mandrell began in the trenches. Check out the Bishop Mule Days  Celebration website for more information on how you can be part of the tradition. 

"Bishop Mule Days Celebration brings you back in time. Come as a first time spectator or exhibitor, be welcomed back as a Mule Days Family Friend" - Kent Schlick, Board President

Caltrans: State Route 58 Closed

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KERN COUNTY- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has announced the closure of State Route 58 from Towerline Road in Arvin to Exit 165 between Tehachapi and Mojave, due to snow. Caltrans advises there is no estimated time of reopening, travelers should seek an alternate route.

Winter Driving Tips

Caltrans reminds drivers, when driving in winter conditions, to always carry chains. Keep a full tank of gas, carry blankets, water, food, a shovel, gloves, a flashlight, and sand or kitty litter to provide traction in case your vehicle becomes stuck. The traveling public is advised to drastically slow down and proceed with caution.

For the latest highway information please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

LADWP: Sierra Snowpack Update


BISHOP, CA (Feb. 20, 2019) – As of February 19, 2019, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is 165 percent of normal, which will likely translate into above average runoff come spring. As part of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) operations for this time each year, LADWP water system crews are preparing the aqueduct system by clearing drainage areas, analyzing snow pillows and assessing the overall system.

Additionally, operation efforts are underway spreading water in the Big Pine area and from the Owens River into the McNally Canals. These steps are necessary to optimally manage water storage in Crowley Reservoir, which will help control potential high runoff during the spring. Current water spreading activities are based on operational needs, and ongoing weather conditions are a factor in determining water management efforts. Other factors include infrastructure capabilities, water storage capacity throughout the aqueduct system, current water demands, as well as protection against flooding across the region which includes not only LADWP property but private, state, and federal properties as well.

We will continue to keep residents in the Eastern Sierra informed through additional updates as conditions and operations progress.