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False robbery report to Mono Sheriff’s Office; also, threat at Coleville High

Press releases from Mono County Sheriff’s Office On February 7, 2016, at 9:38 p.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a radio transmission of a robbery in progress at a Shell Station, presumed to be in Mono County.  The person broadcasting stated he had one suspect at gunpoint.  However, he did not identify himself, nor did […]

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Southern Inyo Hospital

Operational update from Southern Inyo Hospital

Deb Murphy Southern Inyo Healthcare District isn’t claiming a win, but it has recorded a series of first downs since the state Department of Public Health suspended the hospital’s license January 13. Chief Restructuring Officer Alan Germany provided an operational update at last Thursday’s SIH Board Meeting. Germany was brought in shortly after the board […]

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Mammoth police warn of another phone scam

Press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Mammoth Lakes Police Department seeks to warn the public regarding the prevalence of an aggressive phone scam. MLPD has received multiple reports that involve contact via telephone as an individual posing as Southern California Edison (SCE). The caller claims that they will disconnect your power due to non-payment […]

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American Avocets - Owens Lake - by Gail Klett

Owens Lake ‘Big Day’ Bird Counts

Press release Despite record drought, participants in the 2015 Owens Lake “Big Day” Bird Counts for both Spring and Fall documented continued high bird use within the Lake’s dust control ponds. The numbers are especially encouraging given that several ponds were temporarily off-line due to the ongoing construction of Phase 7A of the Owens Lake […]

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From the ES Audubon Society website - Red-necked Phalaropes at Owens Lake
Photo by Michael Prather

Owens Lake Bird Festival gears up for second event

Press release Lone Pine, CA – The 2nd Owens Lake Bird Festival offers tremendous opportunities to celebrate migrating shorebirds and highlight the significance of the Owens Lake story and the return of a threatened habitat. Owens Lake, designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the National Audubon Society, offers world-class wildlife viewing in the […]

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Photo Caption: Archie Miyatake photographed the interior of Manzanar’s Block 20 men’s latrine in 1944. Photo Credit: Toyo Miyatake Studio

Manzanar receives funding for Block 14 latrine building

Press release Recently, the National Park Service announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks, including $74,547 to Manzanar National Historic Site to construct a historically accurate latrine. The non-working latrine and its exhibits will complement the other buildings in Block 14. The Block 14 “demonstration block” gives visitors a sense of the […]

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Norm Wilder, Chairperson

New Tribal Officers elected at Fort Independence

Press release On January 6, 2016, a set of candidates campaigning on a platform of open communication and government transparency was voted into office at the Fort Independence Paiute Tribe. Longtime Owens Valley community member and former Tribal Vice Chairperson Norm Wilder was elected Chairperson, tribal member and medical professional Karma Henry was elected Vice-Chairperson […]

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Dawndee Rossy

Update: Rossy declines settlement offer

By Deb Murphy Today, Dawndee Rossy turned down the settlement offer of eight years in state prison made Wednesday by Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy. Rossy is on trial for allegedly embezzling $1.5 million from the county Department of Health and Human Services Public Assistance Program. The trial has been continued until February 22, […]

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Mono County Office of Education honors graduates

Press release Mono County Office of Education is proud to announce the January 2016 graduates. On Wednesday, January 13th, there was a graduation ceremony at Lee Vining Community Center for 3 students from Tioga Community School in Lee Vining and 1 student from Sawtooth Ridge Community School in Coleville. Anna Guererro, the graduate from Sawtooth […]

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