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OVC supports public access to LORP meetings

Owens Valley Committee Position on Public Observation at the LORP Summit After giving MOU parties prior notice, the Owens Valley Committee (OVC) submitted a press release on Wednesday, July 23 inviting the public to observe the proceedings of the upcoming (July 29-31) Lower Owens River Project (LORP) Summit. We noted that space would be limited. […]

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US 395 re-opened after spill

On July 26, 2014, at approximately 7:45 PM the scene on United States Highway (US)-395 was rendered safe by emergency crews after being closed due to an earlier incident that involved a hazardous material spill from a commercial motor vehicle.  At approximately 8:30 PM US-395 opened to through traffic.       UPDATE: 6PM Saturday:   The purpose of this […]

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Drought affects Bishop water supply

- City of Bishop press release The drought is measurably affecting the wells that supply water to City of Bishop and the city continues to encourage its customers to conserve water. The City of Bishop monitors the water level in the two wells that are the source of water provided to city water customers. The […]

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Inyo crew earns ‘Hotshot’ status

- Forest Service press release The Inyo National Forest is proud to announce the certification of the Inyo Interagency Hotshot Crew.  Hotshot crews consist of 20 firefighters specifically trained in wildfire suppression tactics. Hotshots provide initial attack response for fast-moving fires in remote regions and are trained to meet the most stringent physical requirements. On […]

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Remembering Bobbie Turner

  Bobbie Turner, 71  died at her home at McGee Creek after a long cancer illness.  Her husband and her  children were with her.  Her family was the most important thing to Bobbie. Bobbie worked with her husband Ray and her son Tristan in their Mono County carpet and Window Cleaning business for 38 years.  […]

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LORP River Summit

**This summit is for MOU parties only.  The public is not invited until a meeting in December.  This according to Jim Yannotta, DWP manager. Press Release from the Owens Valley Committee  - Ecosystem Sciences, consultants for the Lower Owens River Project (LORP), recently released an agenda for a three-day “LORP River Summit” to start at […]

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Correctional officers graduate

The Sheriff’s Office wants to congratulate Seneca Willis and Angilberto Castaneda (both Correctional Officers at the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office) for recently graduating from Basic Correctional/Deputy Academy (Class 73), in Riverside at the Ben Clark Training Facility on July 10, 2014. The graduating Basic Correctional/Deputy Academy Class #73 consisted of 33 men and women. Trainees […]

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CHP incidents

On July 22, 2014, at approximately 2:50 PM, Mr. Andrew Hickey was driving a 2001, Dodge, Durango, northbound on US highway 395, south of Swauger Canyon Road at 55 miles per hour.  A shoe box size rock began to roll from the southbound dirt/rock embankment and across the highway.  The rock rolled into the northbound lane […]

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Bodie fire contained

Bodie Fire 100% Contained The Bodie Fire has been declared 100% contained.  The fire was accurately mapped at 93 acres. The fire was located on public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and started the evening of Friday, July 18. An investigation determined that the Bodie Fire was a lightning-caused […]

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Scam message from LADWP

  IMPOSTORS ARE SCAMMING LADWP CUSTOMERS BY PHONE Persistent phone scammers are deceiving LADWP customers into paying non-existent water and power bills with threats of immediate service shut off. Don’t fall victim to phone scammers posing as LADWP “collection” personnel. LADWP employees will NEVER ask for personal payment information over the telephone. They will never […]

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Friday Farmers Market

  Farmers Market in Independence Friday! The next Owens Valley Certified Farmers Market will take place on Friday July25 at the Owens Valley Growers Cooperative in Independence between 4 and 7 pm, on the corner of Edwards St. (Route 395) and Kearsarge.   This week’s market will feature tomatoes, chard, summer squash, seasonal greens, beets, […]

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ESCFarmers Market celebrates 20

Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 20th year! There are two Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market locations – Bishop Farmers’ Market is open Saturday mornings from June through October - 9 to 11 a.m. and is located westerly of Hwy 395 on Church Street, directly behind City Hall and Skip’s Outdoor Market in Mammoth Lakes, which honors the […]

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