Author Archive | Bob Todd

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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Fugitive returned to Mono County after decade in Mexico

– Press release from Mono County District Attorney’s Office On January 6, 2014, an Investigator from the Mono County District Attorney’s Office, assisted by the Sacramento branch of the FBI traveled to Mexico City to transport a fugitive back to Mono County to face charges for repeatedly and forcibly raping a child while she was […]

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Grand Jury offers report

The Inyo County Grand Jury report for 2013-14 was released earlier this month, giving reports on the Inyo County Jail, the Inyo County Juvenile Detention Facility, the Bishop Police Department, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (Owens Valley Conservation Camp #26) and Inyo County Water Systems in Lone Pine, Laws and Independence. The full report […]

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‘Greesh': Postcard from Sochi, Finale

Greg Bretz is the two-time United States Olympian snowboarder – his father has been my closest friend for over 40 years. Both are longtime residents of Mammoth Lakes. I call the elder Bretz “Greesh” and the younger Bretz is “Bubba”, and Greesh and Melissa Ness have made the trek to the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia. […]

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