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Remembering Betty Goin

  Betty was born in Medford, OR January 22, 1929 to Lester and Bertha Banta.  She was one of eight children.  Betty moved to the Owens Valley with her family when she was only three years of age and has been here ever since.  She passed away in Bishop, CA .   July 27, 2014 […]

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Standoff and arrest

  (Press Release – ICSO)  On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at about 11:42 A.M., Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance from Bishop Police Department, California Highway Patrol and the Tribal Police responded to the area of Pa Me Lane regarding a male subject threatening a Southern California Edison Employee with a firearm.  The Edison […]

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Rescue in Lundy Canyon

- Press release from Mono County Sheriff’s Office: On the afternoon of Monday, July 28th, 2014, at approximately 12:30pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding two stranded hikers in the Lundy Canyon area. To access a family mining claim on steep and rocky slopes above Mill Creek, two brothers, from Utah and Nevada, […]

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Historical Society offers thanks to supporters

Dear Editor, The Southern Mono Historical Society (SMHS) would like to send belated thanks to our small, but mighty crew of faithful helpers in setting up, decorating, serving food, cleaning up and tearing down of our summer events so far this season at the Hayden Cabin/Mammoth Museum.  We couldn’t have done it without all of […]

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OVC supports public access to LORP meetings

Owens Valley Committee Position on Public Observation at the LORP Summit After giving MOU parties prior notice, the Owens Valley Committee (OVC) submitted a press release on Wednesday, July 23 inviting the public to observe the proceedings of the upcoming (July 29-31) Lower Owens River Project (LORP) Summit. We noted that space would be limited. […]

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US 395 re-opened after spill

On July 26, 2014, at approximately 7:45 PM the scene on United States Highway (US)-395 was rendered safe by emergency crews after being closed due to an earlier incident that involved a hazardous material spill from a commercial motor vehicle.  At approximately 8:30 PM US-395 opened to through traffic.       UPDATE: 6PM Saturday:   The purpose of this […]

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Drought affects Bishop water supply

- City of Bishop press release The drought is measurably affecting the wells that supply water to City of Bishop and the city continues to encourage its customers to conserve water. The City of Bishop monitors the water level in the two wells that are the source of water provided to city water customers. The […]

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Inyo crew earns ‘Hotshot’ status

- Forest Service press release The Inyo National Forest is proud to announce the certification of the Inyo Interagency Hotshot Crew.  Hotshot crews consist of 20 firefighters specifically trained in wildfire suppression tactics. Hotshots provide initial attack response for fast-moving fires in remote regions and are trained to meet the most stringent physical requirements. On […]

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Remembering Bobbie Turner

  Bobbie Turner, 71  died at her home at McGee Creek after a long cancer illness.  Her husband and her  children were with her.  Her family was the most important thing to Bobbie. Bobbie worked with her husband Ray and her son Tristan in their Mono County carpet and Window Cleaning business for 38 years.  […]

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LORP River Summit

**This summit is for MOU parties only.  The public is not invited until a meeting in December.  This according to Jim Yannotta, DWP manager. Press Release from the Owens Valley Committee  - Ecosystem Sciences, consultants for the Lower Owens River Project (LORP), recently released an agenda for a three-day “LORP River Summit” to start at […]

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Correctional officers graduate

The Sheriff’s Office wants to congratulate Seneca Willis and Angilberto Castaneda (both Correctional Officers at the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office) for recently graduating from Basic Correctional/Deputy Academy (Class 73), in Riverside at the Ben Clark Training Facility on July 10, 2014. The graduating Basic Correctional/Deputy Academy Class #73 consisted of 33 men and women. Trainees […]

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CHP incidents

On July 22, 2014, at approximately 2:50 PM, Mr. Andrew Hickey was driving a 2001, Dodge, Durango, northbound on US highway 395, south of Swauger Canyon Road at 55 miles per hour.  A shoe box size rock began to roll from the southbound dirt/rock embankment and across the highway.  The rock rolled into the northbound lane […]

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