Update on Southern Inyo Hospital


 By Deb Murphy Southern Inyo Hospital’s future may depend on the voters’ decision on a general obligation bond to pay off creditors as part of the district’s bankruptcy plan and possibly capital improvement projects. But, before the district gets to that point, a lot of pieces need to fall into place. Those pieces include a […]

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Jim Brackney: 1932-2017


 JAMES CAREY BRACKNEY 1932-2017 Jim as he was known by family and friends, went to be with the Lord November 12, 2017 at the age of 85. Jim was born on August 19, 1932 to Carey James Brackney and Mary Elizabeth (Clayton) Brackney in Fallon, Nevada. Jim started working at the age of 13 driving […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather


 AREA FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County FROM: Dennis “DMATT” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: Sierra Wave Media / / KSRW 92.5 FM / TV- 3     FRI NOV 17 2017   WEATHER DISCUSSION:   Atmospheric River (AR) driven storm continued to bring rain and high elevation snow to the area yesterday. Most of […]

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Chris Fire forces full closure of US 395 north of Bridgeport


 Chris Fire Burns an Estimated 200 Acres Bridgeport, Calif., Nov. 13, 2017 – The 200-acre Chris Fire is actively burning on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Bridgeport Ranger District west of US Highway 395 about five miles north of Sonora Junction, near Chris Flat Campground. The fire is actively burning in grass, brush, and timber. U.S. Route […]

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Bruce Bell

Bruce Bell: 1926-2017


 Rollin Bruce Bell, 91 Bruce passed away peacefully with loved ones at his side in Reno, NV on November 6, 2017. A third-generation Owens Valley native, Bruce was born in Lone Pine, CA on May 29, 1926. His early years were spent in Independence, graduating from Independence High. He loved flying over the valley and was […]

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Drink it in – OVC screening ‘The Longest Straw’ this weekend


 Press release The Owens Valley Committee is sponsoring the screening of the film “The Longest Straw” the week-end of November 17-19. You will have three opportunities to see this award-winning film. Admission is free — donations are gratefully accepted. All showings are at 6 p.m. • Friday – November 17th – The Smokehouse, 325 S. […]

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Fire-preparedness meetings next week in Paradise, Swall Meadows


 News release Despite the widespread burning of the landscape and many homes during the 2015 Round Fire, residents of Swall Meadows and Paradise know that wildfire continues to be a constant threat. To help prepare for the inevitable next fire, the Wheeler Crest Fire Safe Council has partnered with the Paradise Fire Protection District and […]

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