Mayor Garcetti lifts Owens Valley emergency declaration

LADWP news release, Nov. 21 LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti (Tuesday) lifted the emergency declaration he initiated in March to protect the lands and communities near the Los Angeles Aqueduct from flooding created by record snowpack in the Eastern Sierra. The declaration helped the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) respond to […]

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Women arrested in Bishop

Bishop Police Department news release Tuesday, at about 2:30 PM, BPD received a call of a purse theft. The caller had left her purse unattended while shopping at a local grocery store. The purse contained a large amount of cash inside a bank envelope. BPD had observed a known, local, female probationer in the area […]

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William Ward Mayhugh: 1927-2017

William Ward Mayhugh died November 18, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. Bill was at home in Ridgecrest, CA with family at his side. He was 90 years old. Bill was born August 8, 1927 to Lewis Harry Mayhugh and Ethel Euscebia Ward in Wheeling, West Virginia. Bill is survived by his wife, of […]

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Mammoth Lakes seeking housing solutions

By Deb Murphy Even before WSW Consulting made its Community Housing Action Plan presentation, the Town of Mammoth Lakes added a potential 12 units with a plan to convert a Sierra Manor commercial building. Add those units to the minimum 172 penciled in at the Shady Rest location and the town has just 426 left […]

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Eastern Sierra seasonal pass update

Caltrans news release SEASONAL PASS UPDATE Alpine, Tuolumne, Mono and Inyo Counties – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in Districts 9 and 10, representing the East and West Sierra Nevada mountain range and its passes, present a comprehensive status update on the condition of the passes for the traveling public. State Route 4 (Ebbetts […]

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Terry Erlwein promoted in Caltrans District 9

Caltrans press release The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Terry Erlwein to the position of Deputy District Director of Maintenance and Operations effective November 20, 2017. Ms. Erlwein obtained her Civil Engineering degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1997. While in college she […]

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Frances Lucille Attebery: 1924-2017

Frances Lucille Attebery passed away peacefully at her home in Bishop on November 16, 2017 at the age of 93. Frances (known as GiGi to her family and close friends) was born on March 24, 1924 in Montour Falls, New York. Her family lived in Watkins Glen, New York for a short time after her […]

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Big rig overturns off US 395 near Bodie

From Caltrans BIG RIG OVERTURNED- SOUTHBOUND U.S.395 ONE WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL, EXPECT DELAYS BISHOP — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to notify the traveling public of an overturned big rig that ran through the guardrails and overturned on the hillside off U.S. 395, just South of State Route 270 (Bodie). One-way traffic […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

AREA FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County FROM: Dennis “dmatt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: Sierra Wave Media / / KSRW 92.5 FM / TV- 3   TUE NOV 21 2017   WEATHER DISCUSSION:   A strong upper ridge of high pressure is centered over Baja. As the week progresses, that ridge will gradually […]

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Update on Southern Inyo Hospital

By Deb Murphy Southern Inyo Hospital’s future may depend on the voters’ decision on a general obligation bond to pay off creditors as part of the district’s bankruptcy plan and possibly capital improvement projects. But, before the district gets to that point, a lot of pieces need to fall into place. Those pieces include a […]

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