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US 395 reopens

Bishop, CA – The California Department of Transportation would like to notify travelers that US Hwy 395 in Mono County near Lee Vining reopened to escorted one way traffic this morning after being closed due to a wildfire for the past two days. California Highway Patrol is providing escorts through the fire area in both […]

 
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Updates on Marina, Erskine fires

Forest Service press releases Marina Fire The Marina Fire is 819 acres this evening and is 30% contained. The fire is located north of Lee Vining and west of Mono Lake and is burning in pinyon and brush. Today crews strengthened the south, east, and north flanks of the fire, again focused on protecting the […]

 
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Marina Fire update: 300 personnel on scene

Forest Service update The Marina Fire remains at 600 acres this morning and is 5% contained. The fire is located north of Lee Vining and west of Highway 395 and is burning in pinyon and brush. The fire spotted across Highway 395 yesterday south of Mono City pushed by strong down canyon winds. Crews worked […]

 
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Georgan Stottlemyre, third from left, reflects on good times with the NIHD Human Relations team, from left, HR Assistants Doug Marcellin and Laurie Longnecker and HR Manager Alison Murray. Stottlemyre retires as the healthcare district’s Chief Human Relations Officer on Friday, June 24.



Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

Georgan Stottlemyre: Mixed emotions on retiring from NIHD

Press release Georgan Stottlemyre, Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Chief Human Relations Officer, is retiring after a total of 28 years of service to the district and the people it serves. Stottlemyre’s last day in office is Friday, June 24. Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA, the District’s Chief Executive Officer, advised NIHD’s Board of Directors of […]

 
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Update from Inyo Supervisors – Alabama Hills, Bishop water

By Deb Murphy Alabama Hills National Scenic Area Designation The Alabama Hills’ is half-way to reaching its National Scenic Area designation and Inyo County’s Board of Supervisors and Kevin Mazzu of the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group are trying to execute an end game to make it official—eight years after the effort started. Congressman Paul Cook […]

 
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A plea to help Southern Inyo Hospital

Press release Southern Inyo Hospital deserves and needs our continued support. Southern Inyo is the only hospital in California to close and then “come back to life”. The hospital is still on life support and needs TLC from the community it so proudly serves. There are many ways to show you care about maintaining our local […]

 
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Rossy trial to proceed Monday

By Deb Murphy The trial of Dawndee Rossy is still scheduled to proceed Monday, June 27 in Independence. The trial started four months ago. Rossy, a former supervisor with the Inyo Department of Health and Human Services faced 137 charges with the primary charge of embezzling $1.5 million for H&HS. Initially, appointed Judge Philip Argento […]

 
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Update on election results

By Deb Murphy With only a sample hand count and the formality of presenting the June 7 Presidential Primary election results to the respective Board of Supervisors yet to do, Inyo and Mono counties’ election results look very much like the preliminary results available the day after the election. The only real surprise in both […]

 
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