Hiker still missing near Mt. Whitney


 Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA – On Saturday, July 23, 2016, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ and  Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with other partners, continued searching in the vicinity of Mt. Whitney for missing hiker John Lee, a 68-year-old male from Mentone, CA. Other […]

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Inyo, Mono S&R teams in action


 Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release A search is underway for missing man, Bum “John” Lee, a 68-year old man from the Redlands area in California. Lee has been missing since Monday afternoon; Sheriff’s Dispatch was alerted Monday evening. According to the information received, Lee was attempting the Mountaineer’s Route on Mt. Whitney, and was […]

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Inyo seeks input on hazard mitigation


 The County of Inyo is asking for public input on the draft version of a plan developed to address local hazard mitigation. County staff kicked off development of a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (ICMJHMP) in January 2016 and the draft document was released for public review on Monday, July 11. Comments will be accepted until […]

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SMHS says “thanks” for Cajun Night


 The Southern Mono Historical Society (SMHS) would like to thank all who helped make our Cajun Night by the Creek jazz fundraiser event a HUGE success. Most especially our headliner Tom Rigney and Flambeau who were a favorite band at the past Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee and who brought down the tent with their fabulous […]

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Bob Harvey Obituary Picture

Bob Harvey: 1926-2016


 Robert Clayton Harvey, Jr. 1926 – 2016 Robert C. Harvey Jr., passed away on Thursday, July 7th, at the age of 90.  He was born on June 7, 1926 in Hunter, North Dakota. Bob’s  family moved to Lee Vining when he was a young boy and they owned the Mono Lake Dairy.  He and his […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast


 FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County FROM: Dennis “Matt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: Sierra Wave Media: Eastern Sierra News / TV- 3 / www.sierrawave.net /www.395travel.com THU JUL 21 2016 Status quo today, as we still sit under a trough in the PACNW and a ridge of high pressure over the […]

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Update on Inyo’s Obsidian Project


 By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s 21st Century Obsidian Project was born on a long road trip to the west side of the mountains. Kevin Carunchio and Brandon Shults, Chief Administrative Officer and Information Services Director, respectively, spent the time trying to figure out how to bring high speed internet access to all the small nooks […]

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Inyo Supervisors consider comments to Forest Plan


 By Deb Murphy Inyo County Supervisors hosted a three-plus hour session on the Inyo National Forest Plan Tuesday with a run-down by the Planning Department’s Cathreen Richards and INF Resource Planning Officer Leeann Murphy. The purpose of the presentation: comments from the Board to submit within the public comment period. The draft plan and Environmental […]

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Chalfant man now charged with first-degree murder


 By Deb Murphy Paul Harris, the 75-year old Chalfant man arrested in the death of his wife Lee, will be in Bridgeport Court today for a status conference. According to prosecutor David Anderson, the initial charge was voluntary manslaughter, but as of late last week, Harris will be facing first degree murder charges. Anderson would […]

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Geraldine Pasqua: 1932-2016


   Geraldine Janice Pasqua   1932-2016 Our dear Auntie has left us for the final time. We honor her memory each day and look for comfort in those memories.   She passed away on June 13, 2016 surrounded by her family at the home of her sister Laurine Napoles.   Geraldine was born at the Sunland […]

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Darlene Orrill: 1930-2016


 Darlene J. Orrill 1930-2016 Darlene was born February 10,1930 in Cogswell, North Dakota to Nellie Elizabeth Christianson and Wallace Everett Nelson. She had one older sister Shirley Mae.She lived her young life as a farm girl outside of Cogswell. She was always happy to tell her stories about about the hardships and fun times on […]

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