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CHP Lieutenant Jeff Holt, CHP Officer Merrill Sept, Deputy Wes Hoskin and Sheriff Ingrid Braun

Hoskin, Sept awarded ‘Law Enforcement Officer of the Year’

– Press release Thursday, May 21, 2015, the community of Bridgeport, and specifically, the Bridgeport Christian Fellowship, recognized, honored and awarded two local law enforcement officers with the award of “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.” The recipients of this prestigious award went to Deputy Wes Hoskin, of the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, and Officer […]

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This dispersing juvenile Ringtail wandered into an outbuilding at CalTrans.

ESWC: ‘Good Relations with Our Wild Neighbors’

– Press release Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care will hold a free workshop on “Good Relations with Our Wild Neighbors” on Wednesday, May 27, at The Imagination Lab, 621 W Line St (across from Dwayne’s), Suite 204 (upstairs). The 90-minute session will begin at 6:30 PM. Our prolonged drought is forcing an increasing number of wild […]

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L-R: The family of Clara Armstrong: grandson Danny Parsons, son-in-law Chuck Parsons, daughters Marjorie Parsons and Marilyn Jackson, granddaughter-in-law Arlene Parsons and great-granddaughter, Savannah Parsons. Photo courtesy Northern Inyo Hospital

Clara Armstrong honored by Northern Inyo Hospital

– Northern Inyo Hospital press release A memorial plaque honoring Clara Hofer Armstrong, a 22-year member of the Northern Inyo Hospital Auxiliary, was recently unveiled at the hospital’s Healing Garden before Armstrong’s family, friends and fellow Auxiliary members. Armstrong handled several Auxiliary jobs including maintaining the archives, serving on the auditing and bylaws committee, working […]

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More on upcoming water restrictions

By Deb Murphy Very real water restrictions are heading toward a water purveyor near you. Since Governor Jerry Brown’s first declaration of a drought emergency, layers of restrictions have been building up as the calendar ticks toward the June 1 start-date for monitoring by water suppliers. The conservation goal was upped to 25 percent, compared […]

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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 / www.395weatherandtravel.com THU  MAY 21 2015 Longwave trough continues to camp off the West coast. As such, it will send a series of shortwaves inland, bringing unsettled weather to our […]

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Bishop Country Club GM Steve Shibley and

Thank you from Paradise, Wheeler Crest fire districts

On behalf of the Paradise Fire Protection District and Wheeler Crest Fire Protection District Bishop Country Club would like to thank you, the Players and Sponsors, for a fantastic fundraiser. Your contributions raised over $4,800 for the volunteer fire departments. John & Christie Martindale, Dennis & Patricia Sherrill, Gary & Shirley Pingel, Mark & Sharon […]

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Bishop Saves Water

Bishop water customers cut use

– Press release from the City of Bishop City of Bishop water customers used 20% less water in April 2015 compared to April 2013. Because of the drought, the state requires potable water users to use 25% less water in 2015 compared to 2013. Last summer, the State of California required that the City of […]

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Bishop’s Mule Days: ‘Everyone should go’

By Deb Murphy Mommas may not let their babies to grow up to be cowboys, unless, of course, we’re talking about Bishop Mommas the week before Memorial Day. Starting Tuesday, Bishop is being drop-kicked back a century or so to a simpler time that focuses on the mule, a hybrid equine with a well-bred sense […]

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MOU partners meet

The Memorandum of Understanding partners met last Thursday in an effort to re-allocate what little water there is to keep area ranchers’ in business. According to Inyo County Water Department Director Bob Harrington, the meeting resulted in a potential 4,000-5,000 acre-feet of water that could be added to the 16,500 acre-feet scheduled for irrigation this […]

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Hank Truxillo (left) a self-described casual biker offers cycle safety suggestions to Bishop Public Works Director Dave Grah during Monday afternoons Active Transportation project session.

Bishop working Active Transportation Program

By Deb Murphy Katie Larson kick-started the discussion of bike safety in Bishop at Monday’s City Council meeting, describing her unnerving trip down Line Street on her way to work in the mornings. “Bishop is bike-unfriendly,” she said during the Council’s public comment period. The City and Public Works Director Dave Grah have started the […]

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Aubrey Hart, Lo-Inyo, and Naiya Warren, Owens Valley School, home from the California Spelling Bee

Hart, Warren enjoy spelling competition

By Deb Murphy Two Inyo County students proved that the brain trumps Spell Check when it comes to Spelling Bees. Aubrey Hart and Naiya Warren, eighth-graders at Lo-Inyo and Owens Valley, respectively, scored the top spots in their grade level at the Inyo County Bee and hit the road to San Rafael May 2 for […]

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Lynda Salcido

Lynda Salcido interim Mono CAO – again

– Press release Mono County, Calif. – On Tuesday, May 12th, the Mono County Board of Supervisors announced its selection of Lynda Salcido to serve as Interim County Administrator, effective when current County Administrator Jim Leddy leaves the post later this month. Leddy informed Mono County in April that he would be leaving his position […]

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