Reports from ESCOG, OVGA meetings

By Deb Murphy Some key issues were under discussion last week. First Eastern Sierra Council of Governments: The Council, made up of two representatives from Inyo and Mono counties and the cities of Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, approved the Joint Power Agreement that would give it, primarily, the ability to pursue grant funding for regional […]

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Pet licensing, vaccination clinic at MLPD this Saturday

Press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Saturday, June 22, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, located at 58 Thompsons Way, will be selling 2019-2020 dog licenses for the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Dr. Gaylon TeSlaa and the staff of Alpen Veterinary Hospital will also be onsite with low cost vaccinations.   […]

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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 / Radio / TV / Online   MON JUN 17 2019   WEATHER DISCUSSION:    Our area had moderate temperatures on Fathers Day, with scattered thunderstorms. All due to moisture moving into the area from NORCAL then […]

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Jordan Fire determined to be lightning caused

FROM USFS Jordan Fire Update June 16, 2019 Media Contact: Kirstie Butler Jordan Fire Info Line: (760) 920-7149 Incident Start Date: 6/09/2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 523 acres Containment: 40% Incident Type: Full Suppression Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 1 Helicopters: 6 Crews: 7 Total […]

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Judy Chirrick: 1942-2019

Judith Chirrick 1942-2019 Judith (Judy) Chirrick passed away Sunday June 9, 2019 in the Bishop Care Center at the age of 76.  Judy was preceded in death by her beloved husband Dennis Chirrick. Judy and Dennis moved from the Los Angeles area to Big Pine in 1974 looking for a better quality of life for […]

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OVGA gets even more complicated

By Deb Murphy With the priority rating of the Owens River groundwater basin jumping from medium to high and now down to low, today’s meeting of the basin’s authority should be very interesting. Inyo County’s Water Department Director Aaron Steinwand outlined some of the complexities of the new priority rating and decisions the Owens Valley […]

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Friday update: Jordan Fire at 20 percent containment

USFS news release JORDAN FIRE – FRIDAY UPDATE Incident Start Date: 6/09/2019   Cause: Unknown   Size: 485 acres   Containment: 20%    Incident Type: Full Suppression   Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 1   Helicopters: 5   Crews: 9   Total Personnel: 288  Current Situation: The Inyo National Forest Type 3 Incident […]

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Mammoth Town Council reaches split decision on MUF

By Deb Murphy Mammoth town staff was directed to proceed on Mammoth’s Multi-Use Facility at last week’s Town Council meeting. After years of wrangling, the ice rink, with multiple uses, in Mammoth Creek Park West may not be the mega-facility originally envisioned, but the latest iteration got a 3-2 vote and came in under the […]

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Two arrested in Bishop on felony charges

BPD news release On June 4, 2019 at approximately 5:00 P.M., the Bishop Police Department received a tip that a wanted male subject was seen on foot in the area of E. Yaney and Main Street. BPD Officer Henry arrived a short time later and observed the male get into the passenger side of a […]

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Inyo County gets into the homeless, housing issues

By Deb Murphy There are 141 homeless people in Inyo County. That was the number counted during the Point in Time survey in late January. The count, which determines funding for services for the homeless, is done annually by Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action with the county’s Health and Human Services staff. The number […]

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Inyo County, Town of Mammoth Lakes earn FAA award

Inyo County news release The County of Inyo and Town of Mammoth Lakes were recognized this week with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Herman C. Bliss Airports Partnership Award. The award was presented by FAA Associate Administrator for Airports Kirk Schaeffer and FAA Western-Pacific Region Director Mark A. McClardy during the FAA Western-Pacific Region 10th Annual Airports Conference in […]

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