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Still dim numbers for water content

By Deb Murphy While some Southern California weathermen optimistically look at current conditions as a glass half full, the truth is the glass isn’t even half full. Try less than 10 percent full. Inyo County Water Department Director Bob Harrington delivered the latest numbers at Monday evening’s meeting of the Water Commission. The only optimistic […]

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Representatives from most of the articipating agencies.  They are, left to right, Captain Rich Watt, US Forest Service; Lieutenant Bill Dailey, California Department of Fish and Wildlife; Chief Dan Watson, Mammoth Lakes Police Department; Chief Chris Carter, Bishop Police Department; Santa Claus; Sergeant Rick Moberly, Mammoth Lakes Police Department; Undersheriff Keith Hardcastle, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office; Sheriff Ralph Obenberger, Mono County Sheriff’s Office; and Captain Tim Noyes, Bishop CHP.
 
Photos are courtesy of Erin Gladding Photography.

Shop-with-a-Cop: ‘Best thing ever’

- Press release On Saturday, December 13, approximately 50 families from the Eastern Sierra had an early Christmas thanks to Shop-with-a-Cop.  Children from the families were identified by local law enforcement and picked up by their partner for the day in a police vehicle and taken to breakfast at the Bishop Country Club. After a […]

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Nordic Rocks! Tannenbaum Classic at Tamarack

- Press release Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association Nordic Rocks!!!! “Promoting cross-country skiing and biathlon in the Eastern Sierra, while encouraging the development of responsible and self-motivated skiers.” Hello friends of Nordic skiing! If you loved or missed ESNSA’s NORDIC ROCKS! country dance fundraiser, don’t worry, because here comes another ESNSA NORDIC ROCKS! family fun […]

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It’s a fundraiser, it’s a party, it’s an Island Extravaganza!

It’s known as the “Party of  the Year” – it’s Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra’s Island Extravaganza. Help support this wonderful local organization by attending the Mardi Gras event or purchasing raffle tickets. After some great skiing and riding at Mammoth Mountain or June Mountain on Saturday, fun times can be had Saturday at Canyon Lodge. […]

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Officials ask for public’s help in Chalfant vandalism

- Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release On Monday, December 8th, 2014, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received calls from citizens of Chalfant regarding several buildings throughout the community that had been vandalized. Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to several locations throughout the Chalfant community to find walls, buildings and equipment vandalized by graffiti. Graffiti was […]

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Caltrans allocates $3.4 million for local projects

- Caltrans press release Bishop – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. “Investing in our infrastructure benefits Californians for generations to […]

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Caltrans preparing for incoming storm

- Caltrans press release SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is preparing for one of the strongest storms Californians have seen in years with more than 1,500 pieces of storm-related equipment and over 3,000 maintenance employees ready for this week’s major weather shift that is on track to impact several regions throughout the state. “Caltrans’ first priority is […]

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LORP recommendations to be released Monday

By Deb Murphy The Lower Owens River Project, the most ambitious river restoration ever attempted, did not come with an owner’s manual. There is no guide to bringing a high desert river back to life after 100 years of dormancy. The closest thing to an owner’s manual would be the project consultant Ecosystem Sciences’ annual […]

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It’s Fruitcake Festival time!

- Press release TENTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED INDEPENDENCE FRUITCAKE FESTIVAL “SATURDAY NIGHT FRUITCAKE FEVER” Come to Independence on December 13th for a Disco-themed party honoring the venerable and timeless fruitcake.  Disco balls, chest hair and gold chains will be there in abundance, along with delicious eggnogs and fruitcake.  The possibilities are endless for creating a […]

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LA/Inyo Standing Committee meets

By Deb Murphy Monday’s meeting of the Los Angeles/Inyo County Standing Committee began with a pessimistic report on snow pillow numbers and ended in a love-fest focused on County Supervisor Linda Arcularius on the occasion of her last committee meeting. “You’ve been doing this for a long time,” Los Angeles Department of Water and Power […]

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New police chief selected for Mammoth Lakes

- Town of Mammoth Lakes press release Town Manager Dan Holler is in the process of hiring a new Police Chief for Mammoth Lakes. Holler is finalizing employment negotiations and background checks with Allen L. Davis (Al) to fill the Chief position. Mr. Davis is currently a Commander with the City of Ventura Police Department, […]

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Inyo man arrested for alleged deer poaching

- CDFW press release California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers arrested a poacher last week in Inyo County for allegedly illegally killing a trophy 3×3 deer in the G-3 zone. Joseph Eugene Bragdon, 37, of Bishop was taken into custody without incident at his workplace after a $15,000 arrest warrant was issued by […]

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