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Updates from Caltrans, ‘State of the Inyo’

Press releases SEASONAL PASS OPENING STATUS Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 continues to work on clearing snow, removing rocks, and repairing its eight highways with seasonal closures. As work progresses, pedestrians, bicyclists, skiers, etc. are advised to stay out of these areas. Safety is our number one priority, for the […]

 
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Court rules for Mammoth Hospital in lawsuit by NIHD, LAFCO

Southern Mono Healthcare District press release A Sacramento court has ruled in favor of Southern Mono Healthcare District (Mammoth Hospital) in a lawsuit brought by Northern Inyo Hospital (NIH) and the Inyo County Local Agency Formation Commission, commonly known as “LAFCO”. NIH and LAFCO sued Mammoth Hospital asking the court to evict Mammoth Hospital from […]

 
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Bishop City Council talks short-term rentals

By Deb Murphy The Bishop City Council’s concerns that short-term-rentals, commonly referred to as Airbnb’s, could impact the city’s housing shortage, take business away from area motels and hotels and turn peaceful neighborhoods into party central seemed to be assuaged following a presentation by planning staff at Monday’s meeting. After hearing additional research on how […]

 
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Workshop set for revitalizing downtown Bishop

Press release The City of Bishop will be hosting a community workshop on May 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Home Economics Building at the Tri-County Fairgrounds. The workshop will focus on gathering public input and ideas for revitalizing downtown Bishop, increasing housing options, and streamlining the Municipal Code to incentivize commercial activity. The workshop […]

 
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Seats available on Mammoth Lakes Tourism board

Press release Mammoth Lakes, Calif.  — The Board of Directors for Mammoth Lakes Tourism (MLT) has three seats whose terms expire as of June 30, 2017 and are available for candidacy; Restaurant, Retail, and At Large. The seats are two-year terms. To qualify applicants must hold a current Town of Mammoth Lakes Business License, be […]

 
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Bob Calloway: 1940-2017

Robert Lee Calloway 8/4/1940-4/24/2017 Bob Calloway lived the entirety of his life in his beloved town of Big Pine. He married his high school sweetheart, Pat Gunnoe in 1960, and they started their family a year later, celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary last June. Everyone who knew Bob will remember his outgoing spirit and his […]

 
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Bencoma changes insanity plea to not guilty

By Deb Murphy Jury selection in the trial of Raymond Bencoma went into its third day today. As of this morning, Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy had no good estimate on when the trial will start. Bencoma faces multiple felony charges including assault on an office from an incident in late August. Monday’s jury […]

 
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South Lake 4-25-17 ... courtesy of Inyo County Sheriff's office

Update on Inyo County mountain roads

Press releases Updated Conditions for Inyo County Mountain Roads The Inyo County Road Dept team has been working extremely hard to clear mountain roads before fishing opener. Due to historic snowpack in the Sierra, this year has proven to be quite challenging. However, as of this week there are some new open roads! Upper Rock […]

 
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Manzanar Committee’s 48th Annual Pilgrimage this weekend

Press release INDEPENDENCE, CA—Manzanar National Historic Site invites visitors to participate in a series of special events this weekend in conjunction with the Manzanar Committee’s 48th Annual Pilgrimage. All are welcome and the events are free. This year’s Pilgrimage coincides with the 75th Anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Executive Order 9066, ultimately authorizing […]

 
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Fatal OHV accident in Owens Valley

A 27-year-old Independence man was killed in an accident Tuesday night on Black Rock Springs Road. According to a California Highway Patrol report, the man was riding a 2006 Honda CRF 450 and collided with a 1989 Yamaha Banshee being driven by a 26-year-old Independence woman identified as A. McClelland with a 25-year-old Bishop woman […]

 
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