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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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Irene Margaret Lammiman: 1917-2018


 Irene Margaret Lammiman was born on October 28, 1917 in LaCombe, Alberta, Canada and passed away March 3, 2018 in Bishop, California. Her parents, Herbert and Annie Jones, emigrated from Canada when she was 5 years old to Ducor, California. They eventually settled in San Luis Obispo to farm. Irene and Gordon moved to Bishop […]

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SIHD Board and staff take questions at Measure J forum


 By Deb Murphy The Independence Civic Club hosted a forum on the Southern Inyo Healthcare District’s April ballot measure for a parcel tax. Two things were obvious: the district board has explored every avenue to resolve its bankruptcy and give the hospital a chance to survive. And, the atmosphere Monday evening was markedly different from […]

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CalTrans provides more details on Bishop ADA Project


 By Deb Murphy U.S. Highway 395 and State Highway 168 (also known as Bishop’s Main and West Line streets) will start coming into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act starting this Monday. The project was discussed at the City Council meeting with a follow-up presentation last Thursday evening in the Council chambers. The scope […]

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NIHD recognizing Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


 Press release March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Northern Inyo Healthcare District will join healthcare providers across the nation in boosting local awareness with a series of events. NIHD’s Chief Executive Officer, Kevin S. Flanigan MD MBA, points out that unlike most cancers, colorectal cancer is preventable with proper screening. “I know no one […]

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Tahoe Adventure Film Festival at Edison Theatre on Saturday


 Press release Mammoth Lakes, Calif. – Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre is proud to welcome back the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival (TAFF) for two shows only on Saturday, March 10 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for this annual event at Edison Theatre where the industry’s best adventure filmmakers show off their latest adventure […]

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Inyo County approves grants to local non-profit groups for 2018


 News release The Inyo County Board of Supervisors recently approved eight grants to various local, non-profit community groups and organizations, for a total of $20,984. The grant process is part of the county’s Community Project Sponsorship Program, which awards grants to projects and programs that will help promote the area to visitors, create events that […]

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MMSA update: 8 caught in avalanche, only minor injuries


 From MMSA SEARCH EFFORTS COMPLETE AT 4:30PM MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA — At approximately 10:15AM on March 3, 2018, Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol was performing routine avalanche mitigation work in a closed area when a large avalanche released on the Climax ski run. The avalanche traveled down Upper Dry Creek and terminated at the bottom lift […]

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