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Bishop ready to embrace electric cars

By Deb Murphy The City of Bishop is taking a second, serious look at an electric car recharging station in the downtown corridor. Public Works Director Dave Grah highlighted potential sites at Monday’s City Council meeting and got the green light to bring in a consultant to work on location, size and design. With any […]

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Alterra announces Canyon Lodge redesign, new zipline at Main Lodge

News release DENVER, Colo., March 12, 2018 – Alterra Mountain Company reinforces its commitment to growth and investment in its family of 12 mountain destinations by announcing its initial capital improvements, with an investment plan totaling more than half a billion dollars over the next five years, spending $130 million for winter 2018/2019. Alterra Mountain […]

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First meeting of OVGA with fully constituted board

By Deb Murphy The fully constituted 11-member board of the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority sort of looks like the early days of a marriage—an arranged marriage in which the partners really don’t know each other or what to expect from the relationship. The Authority held its fifth meeting last Thursday. It took the first four […]

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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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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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