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Firm hired for investigation into Bishop Police Department

By Deb Murphy The Yorba Linda firm of Norman A. Traub Associates has been hired by the City of Bishop to investigate allegations made by seven members of the Bishop Police Department against retired Chief Chris Carter, City Administrative Officer Jim Tatum and Councilmember Joe Pecsi. The City Council approved the contract at Tuesday’s special […]

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Inyo County Clerk/Recorder Kammi Foote

Opinion: ‘I do solemnly swear’

Kammi Foote submitted the following Op-Ed piece: When I was elected to the office of Inyo County Clerk-Recorder, my first official act was to take an Oath of Office. Not only have I taken the Oath, but one of my responsibilities as a County Clerk is to administer Oaths of Office to other public employees […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County  FROM: Dennis “Matt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR:  Sierra Wave Media: Eastern Sierra News / TV- 3 THU  OCT 08 2015 That low that brought winter-like weather to our forecast area, at the beginning of the week, is now over Arizona. But, it looks like thats […]

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Mammoth voters give “Yes” to Measure Z

Measure Z “Yes” votes far outnumbered no votes during the special ballot election Tuesday in Mammoth Lakes. The semi-official results from the Mono County Elections Department showed 858 “Yes” votes for a 69.87 percent total and 370 “No” votes, equaling 30.13 percent. Votes were received 1,228 of 2,900 registered voters, according to the Mono County Elections […]

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Letter: Officials give information on Rough Fire

The following letter was signed by Dean Gould, Forest Supervisor of Sierra National Forest; Kevin Elliott Forest Supervisor of Giant Sequoia National Monument/Sequoia National Forest; and Woody Smeck Superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks The Rough Fire: The fire that continually defied suppression efforts. We want to recognize the residents of east-side communities who lived with smoke […]

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Mammoth man pleads not guilty to archeological violations

Press release from the Department of Justice Office of the United States Attorney Eastern District of California United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner FRESNO, Calif. — Jonathan Cornelius Bourne, 59, of Mammoth Lakes, was arraigned today before United States Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe after a federal grand jury returned a 21-count indictment against him, […]

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Inyo schools to participate in ‘International Walk to School Day’

Press release 9/29/2015 –Bishop Elementary, Big Pine, and Lo Inyo will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 7, 2015.   As many as 1700 students from three elementary schools in the valley will be walking to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders. Participating along […]

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Harry Andreas Sr.

‘Grampa Harry’ Andreas: 1938-2015

Harry William Andreas Sr. 1938-2015 Harry William Andreas Sr. was born on February 12, 1938 to the late Willie and Ester Andreas in Schurz NV. Harry passed away on October 2, 2015 in Bishop, CA., surrounded by family he went to be home with the Lord Jesus Christ whom he proudly served. Grampa Harry as […]

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Bill Lawrence: 1934-2015

Francis William Lawrence 1934-2015 Francis William Lawrence, age 81, born in Tulare, California on July 23, 1934. Passed away on September 29, 2015 in Bishop, California. Bill was a cattleman for 50 years in Central California. It is not what he has, not even what he does, which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what […]

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Letter: Considering Measure Z

The following letter was submitted by Lisa Isaacs Dear friends and community members, In consideration of so many personal opinions, it appears our special Measure Z election really is a good thing. As it turns out, transient  or overnight rentals in residential neighborhoods is such a wide-ranging, extremely important community issue that everyone concerned should […]

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Supervisor Rick Pucci

The road to Inyo County, tribal consultation

By Deb Murphy Inyo County and area Native Americans are headed toward officially consulting on matters that impact area Tribes. The County’s draft policy and protocol for those consultations was introduced at the Board of Supervisors’ September 15 meeting where a few snags in the road popped up: the definition of “consultation” and the Brown […]

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