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Hiker still missing near Mt. Whitney

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA – On Saturday, July 23, 2016, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ and  Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with other partners, continued searching in the vicinity of Mt. Whitney for missing hiker John Lee, a 68-year-old male from Mentone, CA. Other […]

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Inyo seeks input on hazard mitigation

The County of Inyo is asking for public input on the draft version of a plan developed to address local hazard mitigation. County staff kicked off development of a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (ICMJHMP) in January 2016 and the draft document was released for public review on Monday, July 11. Comments will be accepted until […]

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SMHS says “thanks” for Cajun Night

The Southern Mono Historical Society (SMHS) would like to thank all who helped make our Cajun Night by the Creek jazz fundraiser event a HUGE success. Most especially our headliner Tom Rigney and Flambeau who were a favorite band at the past Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee and who brought down the tent with their fabulous […]

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Update on Inyo’s Obsidian Project

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s 21st Century Obsidian Project was born on a long road trip to the west side of the mountains. Kevin Carunchio and Brandon Shults, Chief Administrative Officer and Information Services Director, respectively, spent the time trying to figure out how to bring high speed internet access to all the small nooks […]

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Inyo Supervisors consider comments to Forest Plan

By Deb Murphy Inyo County Supervisors hosted a three-plus hour session on the Inyo National Forest Plan Tuesday with a run-down by the Planning Department’s Cathreen Richards and INF Resource Planning Officer Leeann Murphy. The purpose of the presentation: comments from the Board to submit within the public comment period. The draft plan and Environmental […]

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Darlene Orrill: 1930-2016

Darlene J. Orrill 1930-2016 Darlene was born February 10,1930 in Cogswell, North Dakota to Nellie Elizabeth Christianson and Wallace Everett Nelson. She had one older sister Shirley Mae.She lived her young life as a farm girl outside of Cogswell. She was always happy to tell her stories about about the hardships and fun times on […]

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State decision puts Tri-Valley water in a bind

By Deb Murphy The California Department of Water Resources rejected a multi-agency request for a basin boundary modification that would separate the Tri-Valley (Hammil, Chalfant and Benton) water basin from the Owens Valley basin. In addition, DWR identified Fish Slough as a sub-basin, the majority of which lies in the Tri-Valley area. Only dedicated water-watchers […]

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Quai-Nana Butterbredt: 1998-2016

Harold Wayne Quai-Nana Butterbredt, Jr. 1998 – 2016 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:00 am at the House of Mercy Pentecostal Church located at 393 S. Paha Lane, Bishop, for 18 year old resident Harold Wayne Quai-Nana Butterbredt, Jr. Reverend Stanley Summers will officiate. Interment will follow at the Sunland […]

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Report from Inyo Supervisors meeting

Deb Murphy Inyo County’s interests have been protected in a Joint Power Agreement hashed out over the last months and signed by the Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting. The agreement is step one in the lengthy process of developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan, required by the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, for the over-drafted […]

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Bishop City Council talks transportation, housing

By Deb Murphy Transportation Katie Larsen, the Toiyabe Indian Health Project Community Wellness Program project coordinator, laid out plans for a bike share program to the Bishop City Council Monday evening. Growing in popularity in urban areas, the concept is simple: users “rent” and return bikes from stations set up at convenient locations. Larsen’s plan […]

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Road construction on 395, Lake Mary Road

Press releases BISHOP— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a $2.2 million emergency construction project on US Hwy 395 near Mono Lake, north of Lee Vining, CA starting Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The project will repair guardrail and install temporary rockfall protection measures due to damage from the Marina Fire. The Marina fire […]

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