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Mammoth Yosemite Airport: new flights

Mammoth Yosemite Airport Service Lineup for 2014/15-Season  (Press release from Mammoth Lakes Tourism) New flights to Las Vegas and Denver highlight the schedule Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (September 29, 2014) — Two new flights have been added to the Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) lineup for the 2014/15-season. Now, both locals and visitors will have the option […]

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ICSO warns of synthetic drugs

SYNTHETIC DRUGS Local law enforcement officials have experienced an increase in reported cases involving the abuse of synthetic drugs.  The drugs being encountered in Inyo County are synthetic cannabinoid products such as Spice or K2 and synthetic stimulants commonly known as “bath salts.”  These synthetic drugs are sometimes purchased in convenience stores and are also […]

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Judge Canfield's wife, Dori, receives proclamation from Bishop Mayor Jim Ellis.

Judge Patrick Canfield honored

Bishop City Proclamation Honoring Memory of Judge Patrick Canfield By Charles James It was an emotional moment when, at its last meeting on September 22nd, the Bishop City Council issued a “Proclamation in the Memory of Patrick Canfield Retired Inyo County Superior Court Judge,” prepared at their request. The proclamation was presented by Mayor Jim […]

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Augie Hess

Augie Hess’s 100th

On Monday, October 6, the monthly meeting of the Mono Basin Historical Society will be a celebration of Augie Hess’s 100th birthday, as the Mono Basin elder will reach the century mark later in the month.  At 5:30, the Historical Society’s  business meeting will begin at the Lee Vining Community Center, on Mattly Avenue.  At 6:30, […]

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25th Lone Pine Film Festival

Check out the history below, and get all the details for the current festival here – 25 years ago local hotel owners Kerry and Ray Powell teamed with author/historian Dave Holland along with a group of Lone Pine business and community leaders to pay tribute to the extensive Hollywood heritage of the Alabama Hills and […]

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Grand Finale: Eastside Know-How series

9/30 – Grand Finale  “EASTSIDE KNOW-HOW” Series   FREE!  Inspired by the TED “Ideas Worth Spreading” flash talks, the EASTSIDE KNOW-HOW: How to…” talks are windows into the lives of creative, self-reliant Eastern Sierra locals who have an abundance of talent, determination, experience and expertise. In just six minutes learn how to: “leverage Digital 395” (John […]

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November election registration deadline

Kammi Foote, Inyo County Clerk, announces that Monday, October 20, 2014 is the last day to register to vote for the November 4, 2014 General Election. Registering to vote has been made easier thanks to the latest phase of an online voter registration application.  Online or on paper, California’s laws and procedures for processing voter […]

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Swarm of quakes near Mammoth

U.S. Geological Survey scientists continue to monitor the Mammoth Lakes area where a swarm of some 500 smaller magnitude quakes have rocked the area around Mammoth Airport. Scientists say the swarm poses no immediate danger. No damage has been reported.  Residents say they have felt the temblors.  Here is what USGS reported: Earthquake Swarm in […]

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Inyo-Mono farmers markets

Lone Pine Farmers Market The next Owens Valley Certified Farmers Market will take place on Friday September 26 at the Metabolic Studio IOU Garden, Main St @ Willow, in Lone Pine, between 4 and 7pm. This Friday’s market will feature tomatoes, melons, stone fruit, apples, summer squash, chard, beets, carrots, garlic, leeks, onions, herbs, eggs, […]

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Gene Harris

Mammoth man sentenced for enticement of a minor

Mammoth Lakes Man Sentenced for enticement of a 14-year-old SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gene Wayne Harris, 42, resident of Mammoth Lakes, California, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. to 15 years, 8 months in prison, to be followed by a life time period of supervised release, for attempted enticement of […]

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Photo from  the Mono SAR Team and Tuolumne County SAR Team. Member of Mono SAR – Caara Hunter and Natali Endo.

SAR teams rescue lost hunter

Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to lost hunter On the evening of Monday, September 22, 2014, at approximately 8:30PM, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call of a report of a lost hunter near Poison Creek. Two hunters began a deer hunting and camping trip near Poison Creek. Shortly after their arrival, one […]

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