LADWP General Manager David H. Wright Regarding Eminent Domain Proceedings


 Press Release Statement by LADWP General Manager David H. Wright Regarding Eminent Domain Proceedings by Inyo County on Los Angeles-Owned Land Leased for Landfill Operations 08/15/17 Earlier today, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors moved to proceed with the condemnation of City of Los Angeles land where Bishop-Sunland, Independence and Lone Pine landfills are located […]

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Best Hiking Trails In Mono County


 Press Release MONO COUNTY, Calif. – While a record-breaking winter has left some of the highest alpine trails of the Sierra socked in snow, Mono County’s Eastern Sierra, with elevations ranging from 4,000 to 14,000 feet, offers hundreds of miles of snow-free trails for a wide range of adventures. From a leisurely stroll along a crystal-clear […]

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Toiyabe Indian Health Project Faces More Challenges


 By Deb Murphy To assess the situation at Toiyabe Indian Health Project, you have to look at bits and pieces of information surrounding the suspension of four administrators a month ago. Action taken by Bishop City Council may indicate the suspension is instead “staffing changes.” The Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding, initiated by Toiyabe, […]

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Another Mosquito Tests Positive For West Nile Virus


 Another mosquito in the Owens Valley has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program has issued the following press release. The Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program (OVMAP) confirmed today that another mosquito sample tested positive for West Nile virus. This sample was collected in an area outside of Bishop on August 15. […]

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Indian Fire & Trail Closures Update for August 18


 The fire continues to produce very minimal smoke as crews continue to mop-up hot spots. Pumps and hoselays are in place to continue securing handlines and protect nearby cabins in Long Canyon and Ninemile Creeks if needed. Mop-up operations continue on the southwest corner and south side of the fire. Two firefighters have reported illnesses but there […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather

FRI AUG 18 2017   WEATHER DISCUSSION:   Today and Saturday the storm steering flow (if any) is rather light, so most storm formation will be over the Sierra and higher terrain. BySunday thru Tuesday, low pressure will reside along the Central – Southern California coastline. So moisture and instability driven by daytime heating gets a boost. […]

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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


 By Deb Murphy 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 […]

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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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