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False robbery report to Mono Sheriff’s Office; also, threat at Coleville High

Press releases from Mono County Sheriff’s Office On February 7, 2016, at 9:38 p.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a radio transmission of a robbery in progress at a Shell Station, presumed to be in Mono County.  The person broadcasting stated he had one suspect at gunpoint.  However, he did not identify himself, nor did […]

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Little action at Standing Committee meeting

By Deb Murphy With a little wordsmithing, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s request for an okay on the development of a plan to reduce water allocations for irrigation and mitigation projects in the event of a fifth consecutive year of drought came before Monday’s Standing Committee meeting in Independence. The re-wording made […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County  BY: Dennis ” Matt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: SierraWave Media: Eastern Sierra News / TV- 3 /www.395weatherandtravel.com  TUE  FEB 09 2016 Robust ridge of  high pressure (586 DM at 500 MB) combined with warming in the the upper stratosphere, will continue to bring above […]

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Photo Caption: Archie Miyatake photographed the interior of Manzanar’s Block 20 men’s latrine in 1944. Photo Credit: Toyo Miyatake Studio

Manzanar receives funding for Block 14 latrine building

Press release Recently, the National Park Service announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks, including $74,547 to Manzanar National Historic Site to construct a historically accurate latrine. The non-working latrine and its exhibits will complement the other buildings in Block 14. The Block 14 “demonstration block” gives visitors a sense of the […]

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Update: Rossy declines settlement offer

By Deb Murphy Today, Dawndee Rossy turned down the settlement offer of eight years in state prison made Wednesday by Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy. Rossy is on trial for allegedly embezzling $1.5 million from the county Department of Health and Human Services Public Assistance Program. The trial has been continued until February 22, […]

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Inyo Supervisors talk Standing Committee meeting

By Deb Murphy The Inyo County Board of Supervisors were set to send their representatives to the County/Los Angeles Standing Committee meeting with direction on agenda items. Only problem: the agenda hadn’t quite been worked out by County Water Department and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power staff. The Standing Committee is scheduled to […]

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Update on Sierra snowpack

By Deb Murphy The reference to Sierra snowpack in Monday’s Tech Group story was misleading. The 115 percent was pulled from a Los Angeles Times article of January 28, noting the numbers from the state Department of Water Resources. There’s a very strong possibility those numbers referred to the water shed on the other side […]

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Inyo, DWP at standoff over gravel pit wells

By Deb Murphy The opening public comment portion of Monday’s Technical Group meeting set the stage for what is often a cursory meeting of the minds of Inyo County and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power technical staffs. Daniel Pritchard objected to LADWP’s reactivation of two wells near Five Bridges now classified as W385R […]

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OHV grant funds open house set for Feb. 11

Press release BISHOP, Calif. – The Inyo National Forest and the Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management will hold an open house February 11 to gather public ideas for requesting off-highway vehicle grant funds. The informal open house will run from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Forest Service/BLM office, 351 […]

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Public workshop on Mammoth-Yosemite Airport

Press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Suite Z (above Starbucks) at 4:30 p.m., the Mammoth Lakes Town Council will be conducting a special workshop regarding Mammoth Lakes Yosemite Airport. The workshop will cover a broad range of information related to the Airport, including: a brief history of the airport; […]

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