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American Mule Museum Kick Off Party

Press release American Mule Museum (AMM) Kick Off Party Join our Tribute to the American Mule! Take part in creating a museum and providing history of the Mules building America. “Pack up” your stories, adventures and ideas, and come join the FUN! The American Mule Museum Kick Off Party and fundraiser will be 3 pm […]

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Sheriff-elect Ingrid Braun

Mono Sheriff Braun offers Letter to Editor

Letter submitted by Ingrid Braun Editor: The Mono County Sheriff’s Office’s Press Release on April 28, 2016 regarding schedule changes clearly caused concerns for the Mono County Board of Supervisors, and I apologize for any misunderstanding. I understand the Board’s concerns, and I appreciate the continued dialogue between the Sheriff’s Office and our esteemed Board. The intent of […]

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LeRoy Kritz

Kritz announces retirement as Lone Pine Fire Chief

By Deb Murphy After 47 years with the Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department, 27 as chief, LeRoy Kritz announced his retirement during the opening public comment period at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Citing “hard times in the future,” particularly with area ambulance services, Kritz said he “didn’t want to fight those battles.” […]

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Lone Pine schools closed after email threat

Press release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified Tuesday afternoon about an email threat to Lone Pine High School. The Sheriff’s Office began immediate investigations and is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and other law enforcement agencies to determine the credibility of the threat. A decision […]

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Standing Committee – framework for reductions collapses

By Deb Murphy Thursday’s Standing Committee meeting was a riveting tennis match of semantics and legalese. In the end the committee couldn’t agree on a framework for or anything related to reasonable reductions to agriculture which means the status quo is maintained and agricultural leases will get 45,000 acre-feet for irrigation. The only potential ag […]

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Inyo’s Free Library will be automated, eventually

Deb Murphy Seventy-seven percent, or 75,855 books in Inyo County’s Free Library, has been catalogued into a database. The only thing between that number and full automation, including the next step—a circulation element–is money. Toward that end, Rick Delmas from Friends of the Bishop Library, offered the county $18,000 to hire a consultant, not to […]

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LADWP responds to Inyo Supervisors

Press release from Los Angeles Department of Water and Power BISHOP, CA – In a Media Release dated May 3, 2016, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors asserts that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has not provided the County information on a program for reasonable reductions to irrigation and water supply […]

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It’s spring: Wildlife activity on rise in Eastern Sierra

Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release With the warming weather and thawing snow, Mono County is experiencing an increase in wildlife activity. Although this trend extends through the entire county, Crowley Lake and June Lake have been the hot spots for bear activity. The bears are seeking food and are already damaging property and attempting to gain access […]

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Technical Group sets stage for Standing Committee meeting; plus Inyo Supervisors news

By Deb Murphy Inyo County representatives on the Technical Group held their ground on issues to be decided at this Thursday’s Standing Committee meeting: No test pumping on wells at Five Bridges until the mitigation reaches sustainable goals; the County still wants to see a California Environmental Quality Act analysis before new wells can be […]

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