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Caltrans updates on passes, State Route 14

Press releases Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 continues to work on clearing snow, removing rocks, and repairing its eight highways with seasonal closures.  As work progresses, pedestrians, bicyclists, skiers, etc. are advised to stay out of these areas. Safety is our number one priority, for the public as well as […]

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More from Inyo Supervisors meeting

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s Board of Supervisors dealt with a couple of sticky land use issues at Tuesday’s meeting: short-term rentals and how to deal with storage/shipping containers in residential areas. The former will be the subject of community outreach; the latter, possibly, with a modification to zoning ordinances and a no-cost route for […]

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Being proactive on mosquitoes

Press releases Significant spring runoff will contribute to an above average mosquito season. Mosquito readiness requires a unified effort of local officials as well as community participation. Residents and business owners are reminded to:  Remove standing water on your property where mosquitoes could lay eggs. Once a week consider doing a mosquito elimination sweep […]

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Cynthia Dayhuff, RN, Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s 2017 DAISY Award Winner, with her nominator Pam Spector at Spector’s West Bishop home. Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District.

Cynthia Dayhuff earns DAISY Award

NIHD press release Cynthia Dayhuff, a Registered Nurse at Northern Inyo Healthcare District (NIHD), was named the healthcare facility’s 2017 winner of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The recognition is part of an annual international program honoring nurses for clinical skills and compassionate care. The story surrounding Dayhuff’s honor is an emotional one for […]

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Don Zeleny: 1945-2017

Donald Joe Zeleny (1945-2017) Don was born on New Year’s Eve, 1945, in Artesia, NM. He was raised on the family farm where he learned the value of hard work raking alfalfa in the wee hours before school to earn money for his first BB gun. His trajectory changed from farming to science with the […]

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Peggy Hollis: 1959-2017

Peggy Hollis was born November 10, 1959 to Leon and Janie Lay at Northern Inyo Hospital. She was born into pioneering families. Angus McMurtie married Teenie Ellerbrook who owned and operated Sabrina Lake Resort in the early 1900’s. Jonni and Jonee Lay arrived in the Owens Valley Inn. Peggy’s inherent love of the mid-1900’s Owens […]

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Bellflower man found deceased in Owens River

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Shortly after noon Tuesday, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification of a missing member of a four-person fishing group. According to the reporting party, the group was alerted when their friend did not return to his vehicle after fishing; he was last seen below the Tinnemaha Reservoir on the […]

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Inyo Supervisors discuss Owens River Water Trail

By Deb Murphy The Owens River Water Trail generates impressive community support, opens up a stretch of river for recreation and water quality improvements, provides a unique and soothing experience but also comes with challenges. Those challenges were addressed at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting. By the end of the hour-long discussion, the Board voted unanimously […]

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Update on State of the Inyo

Two new openings to report: McGee Creek Campground and Big Meadow Campground are open. Press release from US Forest Service A big thank you to Caltrans District 9, Inyo County and Mono County Roads Departments, and our engineering staff for the work to get roads and facilities open this year. There is some impressive work […]

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Report from Standing Committee meeting

By Deb Murphy The Los Angeles/Inyo County Standing Committee meetings are usually good for a few attention-getting headlines, but with the mass quantities of water headed down the mountain, most of the contentious pumping/export issues have, at least for now, melted away. The one zinger at Thursday’s meeting in Independence came from California Department of […]

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Inyo joins ‘What’s Your American Dream?’ survey

Press release Independence, CA – In an era of political divide and confusion, a nonpartisan coalition has launched the “What’s Your American Dream?” survey for Americans to express their values and goals to lawmakers. The Inyo County Clerk’s office, a member of the coalition, expects this effort will help guide the nation’s leaders to understand […]

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