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Update: State of the Inyo

US Forest Service press release The Horseshoe Meadow Rd. is open to the USFS Gate, The Rock Creek Rd. is now also open to the USFS gate. North Lake Rd. remains closed. Glass Creek and Moraine Campgrounds have opened up north and the Sage Campground, Whitney Portal Campground, Table Mt., and  Mountain Glen have opened […]

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Officials urge caution, safety for Memorial Day Weekend and beyond

Press releases Mammoth Lakes Fire Department Spring Season Melting Conditions As the long winter ends, there are several conditions that visitors and locals in the Sierras need to be aware of. The creeks are rising fast, backcountry trails are covered with snow, and weak ice conditions prevail on most snow-covered lakes. Extreme caution is necessary […]

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Pot or not: Bishop Planning Commission and City Council differ

By Deb Murphy Bishop’s Planning Commission didn’t have any luck when it recommended permitting medical marijuana dispensaries last year. The City Council opted to wait and see how the voters reacted to Prop. 64 legalizing adult recreational use and Inyo County’s advisory measures on the November ballot. Voters in both the County and the City […]

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Susan Cullen: 1949-2017

Susan Cullen It is with great sadness that the family of Susan Cullen announces her passing, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the age of 68. She was born on February 26, 1949 and grew-up in Bishop, California from elementary through high school. Attending the University of Nevada, Reno, Susan met Michael P. Cullen, a […]

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Presentation scheduled for N. Sierra Highway Corridor Plan

Presentation on the North Sierra Highway Draft Corridor Plan Inyo County press release The Inyo County Planning Department will be facilitating a meeting of the North Sierra Highway Corridor Plan Advisory Committee and is inviting and encouraging the public to attend and receive a presentation on the Draft North Sierra Highway Corridor Plan. Beginning in […]

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NIHD offers rates, budget update

NIHD press release As Northern Inyo Healthcare District plans for the July 1 start of a new fiscal year, District leadership updated the Board of Directors Wednesday night on the economic challenges facing the healthcare organization, and on some pleasantly surprising statistics regarding the cost of care in the region compared to the state average. […]

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Storm-spotter training Thursday in Bishop

Press release Officials with NOAA’s National Weather Service forecast office in Las Vegas are looking for interested volunteers to help better protect residents of the Owens Valley area by providing quality storm reports during severe weather. Meteorologists from the Las Vegas forecast office will hold a two­hour Severe Weather Spotter Training class beginning at 5:00 […]

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Caltrans updates on passes, State Route 14

Press releases 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 public as well as […]

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More from Inyo Supervisors meeting

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s Board of Supervisors dealt with a couple of sticky land use issues at Tuesday’s meeting: short-term rentals and how to deal with storage/shipping containers in residential areas. The former will be the subject of community outreach; the latter, possibly, with a modification to zoning ordinances and a no-cost route for […]

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Being proactive on mosquitoes

Press releases Significant spring runoff will contribute to an above average mosquito season. Mosquito readiness requires a unified effort of local officials as well as community participation. Residents and business owners are reminded to:  Remove standing water on your property where mosquitoes could lay eggs. Once a week consider doing a mosquito elimination sweep […]

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