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Watch Out For Those Kids

Today was the beginning of the new school year. The City of Bishop would like to remind you to drive carefully, especially when you’re near schools. With the beginning of the new school year in Bishop on Thursday, August 17, the Bishop Unified School District and the Bishop Police Department remind drivers and students to […]

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Indian Fire & Smoke Update for August 17th

The Indian Fire continues burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness north of the Jordon Hot Springs at 8,400 feet. So far, this fire has consumed 2,267 acres. At the time of today’s press release, is 20% contained. Thanks to the hard work of 10 crews, 6 helicopters, 1 air attack fixed wing, and 275 personnel.  This […]

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Downtown Parking Makes Happy Campers

Bishop may have come up with a downtown parking ordinance that keeps everybody happy. The process started two years ago with a public workshop and ended at Monday’s City Council meeting with a presentation by Associate Planner Elaine Kabala, a public hearing and first reading of the new ordinance. The majority of parking spaces will […]

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Butte & South Fork Fire Updates

Good news about the Butte fire, located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Last reported to be at 90% containment. Fire crews are expected to make 100% containment today. Following containment, some demobilization will begin this weekend. Fire managers will remain at scene closely monitoring this fire. Smoke impact from the Butte is minimal. The Butte fire […]

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Six arrested on embezzlement charges from Kmart

Bishop Police Department press release On August 10, 2017, the Bishop Police Department was contacted by Asset Protections Managers for the Sears Holdings Corporation, the parent company to the Kmart Franchise. Through the course of their investigation, it was determined that six current and former employees of the Bishop Kmart Store, conspired in the act […]

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‘Suspicious person’ frequenting Crowley Lake area

Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release The Mono County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspicious person frequenting the Hilton Creek, Crowley Lake, Long Valley, Aspen Springs and Tom’s Place communities. This person has a criminal history but is currently not wanted for any crime. A person matching the description of the known person was seen by a homeowner […]

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Scheduled Road Maintenance in Town of Mammoth Lakes

The Town of Mammoth Lakes has contracted with Spiess Construction to perform scheduled maintenance in August on the Lakes Basin multi-use path from Horseshoe Lake to Minaret Road and the Town Loop multi-use path from the Mammoth Middle School to Sierra Park Road. The contractor will also be reconstructing Hillside Drive north of Forest Trail, […]

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Ghosts of the Sagebrush Tour

PUMICE AND OBSIDIAN HISTORY IN THE MONO BASIN, A DINNER AND TOUR DURING THE 14TH GHOSTS OF THE SAGEBRUSH TOUR WEEKEND The 14th Annual Ghosts of the Sagebrush Tour and dinner, presenting “Pumice and Obsidian History in the Mono Lake Basin,” will include a Friday evening, August 25 dinner, and a Saturday tour, August 26, […]

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28th Lone Pine Film Festival

28th Lone Pine Film Festival

Featuring gripping tales in which good always triumphs over evil, Western movies have had a major role in influencing the behavior and ideology of our nation. This year’s 28th Annual Lone Pine Film Festival will explore this far-reaching topic via movie screenings, presentations, movie site tours, panel discussions and more at the Museum of Western Film History Oct. […]

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WIC Walk: Babies bloom when breastfed

By Charles James The Inyo County and Toiyabe Indian Health Project’s “Women with Infants and Children” (WIC) programs held their 12th Annual WIC Walk at the Tri-County Fairground on Thursday, August 3 to promote breastfeeding. This year’s theme: “Babies Bloom When Breastfed.” Over four dozen participants joined in. The fact is, breast milk is still […]

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