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MCWD: Ormat presents ‘unnecessary threat’ to water supply

MCWD news release New Scientific Analysis Confirms Ormat’s Geothermal Expansion Project Presents a Significant Threat to Mammoth Lakes’ Groundwater Evidence of Intermixing Between Reservoirs Underscores Need for Robust Safeguards Mammoth Lakes, CA – Findings from a new groundwater quality investigation confirm that Ormat Technologies’ existing geothermal operation and proposed expansion project – known as Casa […]

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CHP: Designate a driver for St. Patrick’s Day

News release SACRAMENTO, Calif. – While the public makes plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is preparing to keep the roadways free of impaired drivers so that everyone can safely enjoy the festivities. Last year on St. Patrick’s Day, the CHP made 148 arrests statewide for driving under the influence (DUI). Tragically, […]

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Dave Smith: 1942-2018

Longtime Bishop resident and owner of Culver’s Sporting Goods, Dave Smith, passed away on March 10, 2018 in his home after a long battle with cancer. Dave was born September 21, 1942 in Montpelier, Vermont to Martha and Harry Smith. When he was one his family moved to South Pasadena, California. He became a big […]

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Bishop ready to embrace electric cars

By Deb Murphy The City of Bishop is taking a second, serious look at an electric car recharging station in the downtown corridor. Public Works Director Dave Grah highlighted potential sites at Monday’s City Council meeting and got the green light to bring in a consultant to work on location, size and design. With any […]

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State of the Inyo (National Forest)

State of the Inyo (National Forest) Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Lundy Canyon (to the resort), Panum Crater, June Lake Loop (Hwy 158) from the south junction of 395 to 3.5 miles north of June Lake Village. Roads closed: Bodie (Hwy 270), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 […]

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Alterra announces Canyon Lodge redesign, new zipline at Main Lodge

News release DENVER, Colo., March 12, 2018 – Alterra Mountain Company reinforces its commitment to growth and investment in its family of 12 mountain destinations by announcing its initial capital improvements, with an investment plan totaling more than half a billion dollars over the next five years, spending $130 million for winter 2018/2019. Alterra Mountain […]

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Update on Bishop ADA Project

Caltrans news release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has the following weekly construction update for the Bishop ADA Project. Utility relocation and preliminary activities will continue through this week.  The contractors are scheduled to start with the installation of construction signs the week of Monday, March 19th and will continue with preliminary […]

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First meeting of OVGA with fully constituted board

By Deb Murphy The fully constituted 11-member board of the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority sort of looks like the early days of a marriage—an arranged marriage in which the partners really don’t know each other or what to expect from the relationship. The Authority held its fifth meeting last Thursday. It took the first four […]

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MCWD Board adopts resolution on threat of water shortage

News release On February 1, the water content of the Mammoth Pass snowpack was only 53% of normal to date. Based on this data, the Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) Board of Directors (Board) adopted a resolution declaring the threatened existence of a water shortage (Resolution). The intent of the Resolution is to alert customers […]

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William Mulholland and his assistant Van Norman inspect all that reamins after the St. Francis Dam collapsed in March of 1928.

‘Mulholland … the Final Chapter’ this Saturday in Independence

Press release On Saturday March 17th, The Eastern California Museum in Independence invites you to attend a 50-minute history program titled Mulholland…the Final Chapter. The subject of the history program is of one of the largest disasters to have taken place in California, which conjointly brought about the somber ending to the illustrious and tumultuous […]

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Pictured are Debra Hein, Center Manager for the Inyo National Forest and BLM Bishop Field Office Dispatch Center, Andrew Kong, Assistant Center Manager, and Jill Erhard-Moore,  Center Manager San Bernardino National Forest  after Andrew received the Golden Mic Award.

Andrew Kong earns ‘Golden Mic’ Award

Press release Andrew Kong, the Assistant Center Manager for Inyo National Forest and BLM Bishop Field Office Dispatch Center, has received the Pacific Southwest Region (PSW) of the U.S. Forest Service “Golden Mic” Award for his excellence in service in 2017. The PSW of the USFS represents forests in California, Hawai’i, and the U.S. affiliated […]

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