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Bencoma changes insanity plea to not guilty

By Deb Murphy Jury selection in the trial of Raymond Bencoma went into its third day today. As of this morning, Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy had no good estimate on when the trial will start. Bencoma faces multiple felony charges including assault on an office from an incident in late August. Monday’s jury […]

 
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Update on Inyo County mountain roads

Press releases Updated Conditions for Inyo County Mountain Roads The Inyo County Road Dept team has been working extremely hard to clear mountain roads before fishing opener. Due to historic snowpack in the Sierra, this year has proven to be quite challenging. However, as of this week there are some new open roads! Upper Rock […]

 
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Manzanar Committee’s 48th Annual Pilgrimage this weekend

Press release INDEPENDENCE, CA—Manzanar National Historic Site invites visitors to participate in a series of special events this weekend in conjunction with the Manzanar Committee’s 48th Annual Pilgrimage. All are welcome and the events are free. This year’s Pilgrimage coincides with the 75th Anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Executive Order 9066, ultimately authorizing […]

 
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Fatal OHV accident in Owens Valley

A 27-year-old Independence man was killed in an accident Tuesday night on Black Rock Springs Road. According to a California Highway Patrol report, the man was riding a 2006 Honda CRF 450 and collided with a 1989 Yamaha Banshee being driven by a 26-year-old Independence woman identified as A. McClelland with a 25-year-old Bishop woman […]

 
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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

AREA FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County FROM: Dennis “Matt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: Sierra Wave Media / Eastern Sierra News / sierrawave.net / KSRW 92.5 FM / TV- 3 / 395travel.com  WED APR 26 2017   WEATHER DISCUSSION:   As we slowly transition thru the seasons, Spring into Summer, Mono County is still getting […]

 
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Mono County ready for a Merry Fishmas

Press release MONO COUNTY, Calif. –The official start to the fishing season in Mono County has been dubbed “Fishmas” because it’s the most wonderful time of the year for anglers. Another reason to celebrate: Mono County in partnership with Mammoth Lakes Tourism, Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Inyo County, has just released a new Fishing […]

 
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Two deaths, one on Mt. Whitney, in Sequoia-Kings National Park

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release At approximately 4:00pm Friday April 21st, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification of a potential fatality on the Mt. Whitney Mountaineer’s Route. According to the reporting party, who was a member of a hiking group that was descending the trail, a male solo hiker passed the group ascending in the last […]

 
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Bencoma trial scheduled to begin today

Ray Bencoma’s trial on multiple charges including assault on an officer begins today in Independence. According to Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy, most of Monday will be taken up with jury selection. Opening arguments should begin Tuesday. The Bishop resident has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity to charges that […]

 
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Katherine Keesler: 1925-2017

Katherine Keesler passed away on April 14, very peacefully, at Northern Inyo Hospital with her son and daughter-in-law by her side. Per her wishes there won’t be any services. Katherine was born April 23, 1925, to Elisabeth and Jimmy Robertson. She married Harold Keesler in 1942 and they had two sons, Marvin and Steven. After […]

 
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