Report of attempted murder in Lone Pine


 Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release On Tuesday May 23rd, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was contacted with a request for a deputy to conduct a welfare check on an individual who had not shown up to work. After responding to the residence on Post Street in Lone Pine, deputies discovered a male subject inside that […]

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MCWD in emergency operations mode in Lakes Basin


 MCWD press release High Runoff and Power Outage in Lakes Basin Put MCWD in Emergency Operations Mode Cabin owners and businesses around Lake Mary are requested to cooperate with MCWD’s notice to vacate until power is restored  Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) crews are working around the clock to keep the wastewater system in the […]

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Update: State of the Inyo


 US Forest Service press release The Horseshoe Meadow Rd. is open to the USFS Gate, The Rock Creek Rd. is now also open to the USFS gate. North Lake Rd. remains closed. Glass Creek and Moraine Campgrounds have opened up north and the Sage Campground, Whitney Portal Campground, Table Mt., and  Mountain Glen have opened […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast


 FROM: Dennis “Matt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: Sierra Wave Media / Eastern Sierra News / / KSRW 92.5 FM / TV- 3 /    THU MAY 25 2017   WEATHER DISCUSSION:   Melting snow will continue to lead to minor flooding in our Eastern Sierra creeks and streams, thru the Memorial Day weekend. Otherwise our Rex […]

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Bishop High athletes on way to play at college


 Press release BUHS recently held a Collegiate Student Athlete Recognition evening to recognize student athletes committed to play a collegiate sport. The four athletes and their resumes are below: Edilou Arrowood will be attending and playing volleyball at Pacific University Edi’s awards include: Defensive MVP 2014, 2016, All League Honorable Mention 2016 and has a […]

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Officials urge caution, safety for Memorial Day Weekend and beyond


 Press releases Mammoth Lakes Fire Department Spring Season Melting Conditions As the long winter ends, there are several conditions that visitors and locals in the Sierras need to be aware of. The creeks are rising fast, backcountry trails are covered with snow, and weak ice conditions prevail on most snow-covered lakes. Extreme caution is necessary […]

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Pot or not: Bishop Planning Commission and City Council differ


 By Deb Murphy Bishop’s Planning Commission didn’t have any luck when it recommended permitting medical marijuana dispensaries last year. The City Council opted to wait and see how the voters reacted to Prop. 64 legalizing adult recreational use and Inyo County’s advisory measures on the November ballot. Voters in both the County and the City […]

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LADWP updates preparations for ‘massive runoff’


 LADWP press release May 23, 2017 Update The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has taken active measures to prepare for the arrival of anticipated massive runoff water resulting from this year’s near record snowpack in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. Now that the runoff period has arrived, the focus for LADWP crews […]

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Mono County in need of child-care providers


 Press release New Survey Shows Child Care Providers Love Their Jobs, But There are far too few Child Care Providers Just released findings from the Mono County Child Care Needs Assessment show that Mono County in desperate need of child care providers. Mono County, CA – May 15, 2017 – New research shows that child […]

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Update: Missing Mt. Whitney hiker found deceased


 Search and Rescue UPDATE At noon Tuesday Dongying “Cindy” Qiu was located deceased at the base of a frozen waterfall near Outpost Camp. It is believed that she fell approximately 60 feet through a snow chute at the top of the waterfall (located on the southwest side of Outpost Camp, about a quarter mile off […]

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Susan Cullen: 1949-2017


 Susan Cullen It is with great sadness that the family of Susan Cullen announces her passing, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the age of 68. She was born on February 26, 1949 and grew-up in Bishop, California from elementary through high school. Attending the University of Nevada, Reno, Susan met Michael P. Cullen, a […]

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