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Charges against Rossy reduced to 91

By Deb Murphy In a brief court session this morning, the 137 charges against Dawndee Rossy were reduced to 91 by appointed judge Philip Argento. Argento anticipated the resumption of trial proceedings, but defense attorney David Evans opted to hold off until Tuesday morning. Rossy was arrested in April 2013 with the primary charge being […]

 
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US 395 reopens

Bishop, CA – The California Department of Transportation would like to notify travelers that US Hwy 395 in Mono County near Lee Vining reopened to escorted one way traffic this morning after being closed due to a wildfire for the past two days. California Highway Patrol is providing escorts through the fire area in both […]

 
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Updates on Marina, Erskine fires

Forest Service press releases Marina Fire The Marina Fire is 819 acres this evening and is 30% contained. The fire is located north of Lee Vining and west of Mono Lake and is burning in pinyon and brush. Today crews strengthened the south, east, and north flanks of the fire, again focused on protecting the […]

 
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Marina Fire update: 300 personnel on scene

Forest Service update The Marina Fire remains at 600 acres this morning and is 5% contained. The fire is located north of Lee Vining and west of Highway 395 and is burning in pinyon and brush. The fire spotted across Highway 395 yesterday south of Mono City pushed by strong down canyon winds. Crews worked […]

 
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Update from Inyo Supervisors – Alabama Hills, Bishop water

By Deb Murphy Alabama Hills National Scenic Area Designation The Alabama Hills’ is half-way to reaching its National Scenic Area designation and Inyo County’s Board of Supervisors and Kevin Mazzu of the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group are trying to execute an end game to make it official—eight years after the effort started. Congressman Paul Cook […]

 
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Update on election results

By Deb Murphy With only a sample hand count and the formality of presenting the June 7 Presidential Primary election results to the respective Board of Supervisors yet to do, Inyo and Mono counties’ election results look very much like the preliminary results available the day after the election. The only real surprise in both […]

 
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Chalfant man arrested on charge of murdering his wife

Press release   On June 19, 2016, at 7:21 a.m., the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received a call requesting that they check on the welfare of residents who live on a ranch in Chalfant. Responding deputies were met by one of the residents, Paul Harris, who was unharmed. On the property they discovered the body of […]

 
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Eastern Sierra Transit partners with Swiftly for real-time information

Press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – Eastern Sierra Transit riders will see major improvements to their bus experience. Swiftly, Inc., a San Francisco­-based mobility solutions company, has partnered with the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) to bring more accurate real­-time transit predictions to the Eastern Sierra region. As part of this pilot project, new GPS […]

 
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