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Fire on June Mountain

  Update:  (USFS press release) June Fire Grows to 35 Acres The June Fire, which started at the base of June Mountain, is estimated to be 35 acres.  Fire behavior includes torching, spotting, and active runs. Structures are threatened.  Evacuations are mandatory east of June Mountain and south of Hwy 158.  Highway 158 is closed […]

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Cause of Conway Fire

Cause of Conway Fire Determined to Be Vehicle-Related Investigators have determined the cause of the Conway Fire to be vehicle-related –  a blown tire. The fire is 50 acres and will be fully contained today.  Fire officials emphasized the importance of proper vehicle maintenance. The fire started south of Conway Summit on the west side […]

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CHP aircraft enforcement

RESULTS OF CHP AIRCRAFT SPEED ENFORCEMENT DETAIL On Sunday, September 14, 2014, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bridgeport Area, in conjunction with the CHP’s Inland Division Air Operations Unit, based at Apple Valley Airport, conducted an aircraft speed enforcement detail on US-395, south of Topaz Lane (between Topaz Lane and Cunningham Lane).  This section of highway […]

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Julio Becerra

Assault arrest in Lone Pine

On September 14th, at about 1:30AM, Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of a physical altercation at Statham Hall in Lone Pine.  According to the reporting party, there had been a birthday party that evening and the suspect (Julio Becerra a 28 year old man from Lone Pine) had become increasingly aggressive.  Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies, along […]

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Health Officer warns of enterovirus

Serious Respiratory Disease Risk in Kids (press release from Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Rick Johnson) Note – No cases of enterovirus have been confirmed in California but “clusters are being investigated in various places on the west coast,” according to Dr. Johnson. Key Points: From mid-August to September 12, 2014, a total of 97 people […]

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Mono Grand Jury selected

2014-2015 MONO COUNTY GRAND JURY The 2014-2015 Grand Jury is currently composed of nine grand jurors. Jon Boyer is the foreperson of the grand jury and Karen Johnston is the assistant foreperson. The remaining members of the grand jury are Sharon Clark, Karen Smart, Don Zeleny, Kenneth Murray, Robert Deforest, Deb Pierrel and Cleland Hoff. […]

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CERT meeting and academy

CERT- The Mammoth Lakes Community Emergency Response Team is conducting it’s 7th CERT Academy, to be held on 3 consecutive Saturdays: October 11th, October 18th and October 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  This academy will help prepare you on a personal level for any community emergency situation, and as a CERT member you […]

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Andrea Erickson

Andrea Garrison – Erickson remembered

  Andrea J. Garrison- Erickson (Jan 7, 1952 – Sep. 10, 2014) Andrea J. Garrison- Erickson, 62, of Coleville, CA passed away on September 10, 2014 at her home on the Garrison Ranch in Antelope Valley, Coleville. Andrea was born on January 7, 1952 in Schurz, Nevada to Andrew “Andy” Garrison and Gertrude Tom-Garrison of […]

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Meadow Fire update

 Meadow Fire Information Sunday Sept 14, 2014 8AM All Roads and Visitor Facilities in Yosemite National Park Remain Open  Incident Statics Acres Burned:                         4,761 Structures Threatened:            0 Containment:                          50% Structures Damaged:              0 Fire Start Date:                       July 19, 2014 Injuries:                                   2 Fire Discovered:                      8/15/14 Total Personnel:                      570 Fire Cause:                              Lightning Cost to date:                           $3.9 million Est. […]

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Musician, composer Joe Sample

Favorite Mammoth musician, Joe Sample, has died

SANTA MONICA (CNS) – Joe Sample, an iconic jazz and keyboard artists and composer whose music transcended genres and defied easy labels, has died at age 75, his family reported Saturday. Sample split his time between residences in Santa Monica, Mammoth Lakes and his native Houston. His death was first reported on his Twitter feed, […]

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Conway Summit fire update/ 395 reopened

Update Saturday from USFS:  Conway Fire Mapped at 50 Acres The Conway Fire is now mapped at 50 acres and is burning in sagebrush with some scattered pinyon pine and juniper trees.  Fire crews were able to walk the fire perimeter of the fire last night to accurately map it; this reflects the reduced acreage. […]

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Edison Theatre presents

ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED) OPENS SEPTEMBER 18th “English class meets Monty Python” The Washington Post Mammoth Lakes, CA – Los Angeles Director, Drina Durazo returns to the Edison Theatre in Mammoth Lakes this month to direct All the Great Books (Abridged). If you liked Every Christmas Stories Ever Told (And then some), directed by Durazo […]

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