Inyo Supervisors discuss short-term rentals

By Deb Murphy Mammoth Lakes dealt with short-term rentals with Measure Z last year, maintaining a status quo where zoning determined where homes could be rented out to tourists. Now the issue has popped up in Inyo as a result of complaints, particularly in Aspendell, of short-term renters mucking up the community ethos. Planning Department’s […]

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Planning Director Josh Hart leaving Inyo post

Press release Inyo County’s loss will soon be the educational field’s gain as Planning Director Josh Hart leaves his post to pursue a career in teaching. Hart has served as Inyo County Planning Director since 2010. He will continue to serve as Planning Director into the new year, and intends to assist the County in […]

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Inyo National Forest celebrating Preservation Act

Press release The Inyo National Forest, through National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) funding, has developed a series of posters that celebrate achievements of the forest’s heritage program over the past 50 years. This collaborative effort celebrates the unique local historic and archeological resources of the Eastern Sierra. A sample of these posters will be on […]

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Harvest Hoedown fundraiser for Eastern Sierra Music Festival

Press release Eastern Sierra Music Festival (ESMF) is planning to announce the headliners for its summer concerts during its upcoming Harvest Hoedown fundraiser, Saturday, Nov. 12th at Hidden Creeks Ranch in Bishop. Festival organizers were able to finish negotiations with the headliners for the July 21-22 concerts earlier than expected, allowing for the announcement to […]

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LADWP leases – story and letter from Inyo County

By Deb Murphy Remember that Strother Martin quote from “Cool Hand Luke:” “What we got here is failure to communicate.” That pretty much defines Tuesday afternoon’s Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners meeting. After more than three years of lease negotiations between the department and Owens Valley lessees, a resolution to […]

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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 / / THU OCT 27 2016 Strong low pressure off the coast, currently at 30N / 130W, will bring precipitation to our entire forecast area later today into Friday. […]

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Update on Inyo County court cases

By Deb Murphy DAWNDEE ROSSY: Originally slated for October 20, the sentencing of Dawndee Rossy will be handed down at 9 a.m., December 14 at the Independence Courthouse. The delay was due to appointed Judge Philip Argento’s schedule, according to County District Attorney Tom Hardy. Rossy was found guilty on 91 charges on August 15; […]

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Slow down, dear – it’s deer migration time

Caltrans press release Bishop – As the weather changes, the deer population is moving to their winter range. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to remind motorists to remain alert for migrating deer on the highways in the Eastern Sierra. “It’s important that motorists, when driving through areas frequented by deer, elk and […]

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Jim Thomson: 1944-2016

James Richard Thomson January 6, 1944 – October 1, 2016 James Richard Thomson, also known as Jim, Dad, and Grandpa Jim, was born January 6th, 1944 in San Diego, California. He passed away October 1, 2016 in the Palo Alto VA Hospital following a long and courageous medical battle. His family has peace in knowing […]

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Bishop Police arrest suspect on several charges

Bishop Police Department press release Friday morning at approximately 7:14 a.m., a citizen reported a vehicle fleeing southbound on Sunland Dr. after crashing into a fence on Home St. Law enforcement officers quickly located the suspect vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. The unidentified suspect driver sped up with officers pursuing. A tactical intervention was […]

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Many thanks to go around for ‘Heritage Cemetery Walk’

Press release The Big Pine Cemetery District Future Residents’ Association would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for supporting the 4th annual “Heritage Cemetery Walk” on October 16. This year’s event was an incredible success thanks to so many volunteers. Special thanks to our historical presenters: Esther Tate by Rosemarie Todd, Eva […]

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