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Bishop City Council not hot for pot legislation

By Deb Murphy Bishop City Council just said no to most elements of the state’s recreational marijuana legislation at Monday’s meeting, but will be doing more research and constituent-talking on indoor cultivation and delivery within the city limits. Council wrapped itself around an axle on allowing cultivation for medicinal use late last year, in the […]

 
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Richard Coffman: 1946-2016

Richard Earl Coffman 1946-2016 Richard Earl Coffman (Rich) passed away on Wednesday, July 20 at the age of 70 after a 2 year battle with cancer. He was born on June 6, 1946 in Peoria, Illinois. Richard’s family moved to Lancaster, California in 1958 and he began employment with Cal Trans in 1971. In 1973, […]

 
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Owens River Trail awarded $500,000 grant

By Deb Murphy The Owens River Trail has been awarded a $500,000 California River Parkways Grant, providing access to a 6.3-mile stretch of the river starting north of Lone Pine for kayak and canoes. In addition to the recreational opportunities, improvements to the channel in the form of removing tules choking off the flow should […]

 
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MCWD launches new customer-service tool

Press release A new “customer portal” will allow customers to view their water usage from a PC or mobile device. The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) customers will now be able to access detailed information about their household, property or business water use through an online Customer Portal. This new customer service is the result of a partnership between […]

 
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Missing hiker from Mentone found deceased

Press release Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA –The body of missing hiker John Lee, a 68-year-old male from Mentone, CA, was spotted by helicopter in Sequoia National Park at the base of the southwest slope of Mt. Whitney (approximately 12,500 feet in elevation) on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at approximately 1:35 p.m. The […]

 
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Inyo, Mono S&R teams in action

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release A search is underway for missing man, Bum “John” Lee, a 68-year old man from the Redlands area in California. Lee has been missing since Monday afternoon; Sheriff’s Dispatch was alerted Monday evening. According to the information received, Lee was attempting the Mountaineer’s Route on Mt. Whitney, and was […]

 
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Inyo seeks input on hazard mitigation

The County of Inyo is asking for public input on the draft version of a plan developed to address local hazard mitigation. County staff kicked off development of a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (ICMJHMP) in January 2016 and the draft document was released for public review on Monday, July 11. Comments will be accepted until […]

 
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Bob Harvey: 1926-2016

Robert Clayton Harvey, Jr. 1926 – 2016 Robert C. Harvey Jr., passed away on Thursday, July 7th, at the age of 90.  He was born on June 7, 1926 in Hunter, North Dakota. Bob’s  family moved to Lee Vining when he was a young boy and they owned the Mono Lake Dairy.  He and his […]

 
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Update on Inyo’s Obsidian Project

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s 21st Century Obsidian Project was born on a long road trip to the west side of the mountains. Kevin Carunchio and Brandon Shults, Chief Administrative Officer and Information Services Director, respectively, spent the time trying to figure out how to bring high speed internet access to all the small nooks […]

 
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