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Dawndee Rossy

Update: Rossy declines settlement offer

By Deb Murphy Today, Dawndee Rossy turned down the settlement offer of eight years in state prison made Wednesday by Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy. Rossy is on trial for allegedly embezzling $1.5 million from the county Department of Health and Human Services Public Assistance Program. The trial has been continued until February 22, […]

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Mono County Office of Education honors graduates

Press release Mono County Office of Education is proud to announce the January 2016 graduates. On Wednesday, January 13th, there was a graduation ceremony at Lee Vining Community Center for 3 students from Tioga Community School in Lee Vining and 1 student from Sawtooth Ridge Community School in Coleville. Anna Guererro, the graduate from Sawtooth […]

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Inyo Supervisors talk Standing Committee meeting

By Deb Murphy The Inyo County Board of Supervisors were set to send their representatives to the County/Los Angeles Standing Committee meeting with direction on agenda items. Only problem: the agenda hadn’t quite been worked out by County Water Department and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power staff. The Standing Committee is scheduled to […]

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Update on Sierra snowpack

By Deb Murphy The reference to Sierra snowpack in Monday’s Tech Group story was misleading. The 115 percent was pulled from a Los Angeles Times article of January 28, noting the numbers from the state Department of Water Resources. There’s a very strong possibility those numbers referred to the water shed on the other side […]

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Inyo, DWP at standoff over gravel pit wells

By Deb Murphy The opening public comment portion of Monday’s Technical Group meeting set the stage for what is often a cursory meeting of the minds of Inyo County and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power technical staffs. Daniel Pritchard objected to LADWP’s reactivation of two wells near Five Bridges now classified as W385R […]

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OHV grant funds open house set for Feb. 11

Press release BISHOP, Calif. – The Inyo National Forest and the Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management will hold an open house February 11 to gather public ideas for requesting off-highway vehicle grant funds. The informal open house will run from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Forest Service/BLM office, 351 […]

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Spelling Bee Winners (left to right): Rose Bracken (1st Place from Bishop Elementary), Mahdi Ayman (2nd Place from Home Street) and Lyndsey Rowan (3rd place from Home Street)

Rose Bracken wins Inyo County Spelling Bee

Press release  Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer is pleased to announce that Rose Bracken from Bishop Elementary School won first place in the Inyo County Spelling Bee, sponsored by Altrusa. Twenty-five students from local elementary and middle schools participated in the 2015-16 countywide Spelling Bee last week at Jill Kinmont Boothe School. Sixteen students made […]

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‘Arch of Honor’ for Wounded Warriors on Thursday

Press release For the ninth consecutive year, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (MMSA) will host Wounded Warriors Operation Mountain Freedom from February 1 – 5, one of two annual Wounded Warrior specific events. Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra expects to have over 40 participants including veterans, active duty, injured, ill or […]

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Public workshop on Mammoth-Yosemite Airport

Press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Suite Z (above Starbucks) at 4:30 p.m., the Mammoth Lakes Town Council will be conducting a special workshop regarding Mammoth Lakes Yosemite Airport. The workshop will cover a broad range of information related to the Airport, including: a brief history of the airport; […]

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Alex Yerkes of Alex' Printing was the first to identify a challenge to local businesses: getting people to stop in downtown.

Ideas flow at Bishop business workshop

By Deb Murphy After Wednesday’s two-and-a-half hour business workshop hosted by the City of Bishop and attended by an estimated 80 residents, one thing is sure: there are plenty of ideas on how local businesses can flourish in northern Inyo County. City Administrator Jim Tatum started the session with a simple question: What are the […]

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