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Two deaths, one on Mt. Whitney, in Sequoia-Kings National Park

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release At approximately 4:00pm Friday April 21st, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification of a potential fatality on the Mt. Whitney Mountaineer’s Route. According to the reporting party, who was a member of a hiking group that was descending the trail, a male solo hiker passed the group ascending in the last […]

 
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Bencoma trial scheduled to begin today

Ray Bencoma’s trial on multiple charges including assault on an officer begins today in Independence. According to Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy, most of Monday will be taken up with jury selection. Opening arguments should begin Tuesday. The Bishop resident has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity to charges that […]

 
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Mrs. Keesler

Katherine Keesler: 1925-2017

Katherine Keesler passed away on April 14, very peacefully, at Northern Inyo Hospital with her son and daughter-in-law by her side. Per her wishes there won’t be any services. Katherine was born April 23, 1925, to Elisabeth and Jimmy Robertson. She married Harold Keesler in 1942 and they had two sons, Marvin and Steven. After […]

 
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Be aware of hantavirus

Mono County press release As the weather warms (finally) and people turn to spring-cleaning and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking, they need to beware of a rare but deadly virus that is spread through mouse droppings and kills up to 40 percent of people who become infected. The severe respiratory illness is known […]

 
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Help CareShuttle – volunteer to be a driver

Press release CareShuttle, a collaborative, non-emergent community transportation program, is looking for volunteer drivers to take patients to and from medical appointments when transportation by the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, family support or a friend is not available. CareShuttle is a door-to-door, curb-to-curb service within a 60-mile radius of the City of Bishop, reaching from […]

 
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New details announced for Mammoth Yosemite Airport

Press release The Town of Mammoth Lakes is pleased to announce the next step in the process to design and construct a new Commercial Airline Terminal and Aircraft Apron at Mammoth Yosemite Airport. “We have been working closely with Federal Aviation Administration staff to finalize passenger forecast data and a terminal area development plan,” stated […]

 
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Bishop workshop on short-term rentals

Press releases On Monday, April 24th, the Bishop City Council will hold a public workshop during the regular City Council meeting to garner public input on drafting regulations to allow for short-term rentals in Bishop City limits. In the past several years, websites such as Airbnb and VRBO have increased the number of people renting out their […]

 
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Tioga Pass, April 19 - Photo courtesy of Caltrans

Pass update from Caltrans

Press release SEASONAL PASS OPENING STATUS Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 has begun working on clearing snow, removing rocks, and repairing roads to its eight mountain passes.  As work progresses, pedestrians, bicyclists, skiers, etc. are advised to stay out of these areas. Safety is our number one priority, for the […]

 
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Earth Day events planned for Saturday

Press releases Bishop Paiute Solar Celebration: GRID Alternatives, Tribal Members, and the Department of Energy Commemorate Residential Solar Installations Grant funding from the Department of Energy allows GRID Alternatives to provide solar systems and job training for Tribal members. The Earth Day celebration marks the conclusion of Phase II projects. WHAT: The Bishop Paiute Tribe […]

 
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