Author Archive | Bob Todd

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ESLT’s Sara Kokkelenberg earns top honor

Press release by ‘Marguerite’ Sara Kokkelenberg couldn’t believe it when she got the email. Along with several Eastern Sierra Land Trust staff members, Board members, and supporters, she was in Sacramento in October attending the national Land Trust Alliance’s Rally 2015. In her inbox appeared a message notifying her that she would need to plan […]

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NIH welcomes interim CEO Dr. Kevin Flanigan

Press release During its Oct. 21st board meeting, The Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors named Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA, as the hospital’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Flanigan, who had been serving as Acting CEO since mid-September, will continue to lead the healthcare facility with a focus on continuous improvement and ensuring […]

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Inyo School Superintendent Terry McAteer said, "50% of our youth do not have internet connection at home."

Inyo students get drought education

– Press release Inyo County Schools on the Forefront of Drought Education with New Water Awareness Campaign When Governor Jerry Brown issued California’s first-ever, statewide, mandatory restriction on water use on April 1, 2015 calling for a 25% reduction in potable water use, Inyo Schools realized that they needed to help educate their 2500 students […]

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Sage grouse decision lauded by Mono County, ESLT

– Press release from Mono County Bridgeport, CA – On April 21st, 2015 the United States Department of the Interior hosted a multi-agency event announcing that the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of Greater Sagegrouse will not be listed as threatened. Mono County hailed this action as a step forward in achieving species preservation and ensuring that new regulatory […]

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Danny McRoberts: 1957-2015

Daniel Gale McRoberts, 57 years old of Lone Pine, CA. passed away on Wednesday April 1st 2015 in Keeler, CA. Danny was born June 16, 1957 in Yreka CA to Thelma Brumley and Bailey McRoberts. Danny spent much of his childhood with his brother Bailey McRoberts camping, fishing, and hunting. They liked to ride their […]

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BCCA to host Vanguard University Guitar Ensemble

– Press release Bishop Community Concerts Association is presenting a free performance – the Vanguard University Guitar Ensemble at the Dorothy Joseph Auditorium at Bishop Union High School on Monday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. A large variety of music will be performed by members of the Vanguard University Guitar Program, under the direction of Dr. […]

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Round Fire: Residents may re-enter today

UPDATE: 3:40 PM From CAL FIRE: Credential verification for Repopulation of Paradise & Swall Meadows residents will begin at 4 p.m. We will let residents of both communites; however, Paradise will not have power until around 9pm ### Horrible tragedy in the Eastern Sierra: The Round Fire claimed 40 homes – 39 in Swall Meadows […]

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Update on Round Fire: 7,000 acres, 20 structures

UPDATE: 9:30 AM The Round Fire: Acres: 7,000 – 30 percent contained 20 structures and outbuildings destroyed (preliminary county) 200 personnel; 47 engines; 29 fire crews, two bulldozers One injury to firefighter due to smoke inhalation Significant rain stopped the forward rate of the fire around 2am. Downed power lines and venting propane tanks make […]

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