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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NIHD tackles physician recruitment struggles


 News release Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors were updated on physician recruitment efforts during the board’s recent monthly meeting. Setting the discussion stage, Chief Executive Officer Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA, stood in the shoes of many current and former area leaders, frustrated by unsuccessful specialty recruitment efforts. National polls and surveys predict […]

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DRECP in danger of being dismantled


 By Deb Murphy After eight years of workshops, community outreach, discussion, wrangling with conflicting community needs and compromise, Inyo’s Board of Supervisors and Planning Department thought the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan was a done deal back in 2016. As Supervisor Rick Pucci put it “a good plan is one nobody likes.” By that definition […]

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Front row (left to right): Brayan Garcia, Chris Garcia, Corbin Randall
Back row (left to right): Daniel Hansen, Andrew Gray, James Rangel, Nino Hernandez

Locals enjoy time at OC Explorer Academy


 Press release From February 15 – 19, 2018, five Explorers, accompanied by two Explorer Advisors, attended the Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy’s 86th Class. The Explorer Academy simulates an abbreviated basic law enforcement academy. Explorers Brayan Garcia, Chris Garcia, Andrew Gray, Corbin Randall and James Rangel successfully completed this rigorous 5-day academy. Our Explorers were accompanied at the […]

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