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Ron Napoles receives the award from Brianna Candelaria, BLM National Lead for Interpretation

BLM’s Ron Napoles earns national award

BLM press release Bishop Calif. – Ron Napoles, Recreation Park Ranger for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Bishop Field Office, has received this year’s national award for contributions in the field of interpretation. Ron was recognized for developing and designing a set of interpretive panels in collaboration with the fourth through seventh grade classes […]

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Fruitcake Festival: ‘Food of Superheroes’

Press release Superheroes and comic strip characters along with a variety of fruitcakes and eggnogs will be making an appearance on December 12th in Independence, California. This year, in the tradition of Comic Con, the Fruitcake Festival will be honoring the fact that fruitcake is, indeed, the food of Superheroes. There will be live music, […]

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Two new apparatus for Mammoth Lakes Fire

Press release MLFPD will replace a 1990 E-One (3335), and a 1995 Freightliner (3331), as part of its’ strategic fleet replacement program. At nearly 26 and 21 years of service, respectively, these apparatus have served 5 years beyond expectation, which is exceptional given the elevation, grades, and winter driving conditions in Mammoth Lakes. Engine 3335 […]

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Bishop City Council meeting news

By Deb Murphy With the Revised Draft Negative Declaration documents on the 15-home Kingston Subdivision issued last week, the opening public comment period at Monday evening’s Bishop City Council meeting focused on what Rome Street neighbors to the site, currently occupied by Bishop Nursery, considered flaws in the document. Terrence Tye and Stan Wooden pointed […]

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Caltrans prepares for winter driving in Eastern Sierra

Caltrans press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) advises motorists that experts are predicting a slight increase in all methods of travel nationwide, with about 47 million people traveling either by car or airplane for the Thanksgiving holiday. In anticipation of holiday travel, and the predicted El Niño to deliver adverse weather […]

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Mountain lion(s) present in Crowley Lake area

Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release On Tuesday, November 17, a mountain lion attacked a dog near Mountain View Drive. The dog was badly mauled but survived the attack. On Saturday, November 21, a mountain lion attacked and killed a llama near Willowbrook Road. We do not know if both attacks were by the same mountain lion. […]

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Doug Butler: 1933-2015

Douglas Jerome Butler, Sr. March 21, 1933 –November 18, 2015 Born in Los Angeles, CA went to the Lord in Ridgecrest, CA at the age of 82. Upon graduating from Burroughs, he served in the Army and received an Honorable Discharge. Because of his love of cars, he went from being a top salesman, several […]

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Carol Fletcher: 1946-2015

Carol Fletcher age 69, was born in Matagorda, TX on September 23, 1946 to parents Gela Packard and Claude Stanley. Carol passed away on November 18, 2015 at Renown Hospital in Reno, NV She married the love of her life Bud Fletcher on December 15, 1969. Carol is survived by husband of 46 years, Bud […]

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‘Meet and Greet’ Monday for new Northern Inyo Hospital members

Northern Inyo Healthcare District will host a “Meet and Greet” reception introducing some of its newest emergency care providers to the community. The reception is set for Monday, Nov. 23rd, 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the main lobby of Northern Inyo Hospital.  The physicians spotlighted during the event include: Peter Bloomfield, MD, a veteran emergency […]

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