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Collision on 168

Just before noon Friday, two vehicles collided at the intersection of State Route 168 and Otey Road in Bishop. One of the drivers was injured. According to the Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Amanda Barlese of Bishop was driving a pick-up truck west on 168. 67-year-old Richard Lewis of Westminster, California, was driving west behind her with […]

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Mono issues layoff notices

Faced with a recommendation of 9 employee layoffs and other cost-cutting measures, the Mono Supervisors did vote to balance the County budget and proceed with recommendations. County Administrator Jim Leddy and Finance Director Leslie Chapman had written a letter to the Board that laid out cuts that would lead to a balanced budget, including layoffs. […]

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June Fire human-caused

June Fire Human-Caused Fire Investigators have determined that the June Fire was human-caused. An employee of June Mountain was operating heavy equipment on June Mountain Ski Area when the fire ignited. Recent fires on both US Forest Service land and Bureau of Land Management, Bishop Field Office land have been human-caused. These fires have been […]

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MLPD: car seat safety check

CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK The Mammoth Lakes Police Department, in conjunction with Safe Kids California Mono County Project, will be conducting a Car Seat Safety Check at the Police Station on Saturday, September 20, from10 a.m. until Noon.  The Police Station is located at 568 Old Mammoth Road. This will be an opportunity to have […]

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Inyo-Mono farmers markets

Farmers Market in Independence Friday! The next Owens Valley Certified Farmers Market will take place on Friday Sept. 19 at the Owens Valley Growers Cooperative in Independence between 4 and 7 pm, on the corner of Edwards St. (Route 395) and Kearsarge. This week’s market will feature tomatoes, melons, apples, pears, chard, summer squash, peppers, […]

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Alice and Q-Bert

PETS of the WEEK – September 18, 2014 SEPTEMBER is $10 Adopt-a-Pet Month at the Inyo County Animal Shelter (includes spay/neuter surgery and first shots). ALICE is a petite (about 40 lbs), 9-month old Black Lab mix. She’s a speedy pup and there might even be some Whippet in her family tree. Alice is a sweet, […]

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Friday update on June Fire

June Fire- Continued Progress Overnight The June Fire remains at 65 acres and is 65% contained.  Last night the fire continued to burn in heavy fuels on the ground. Firefighters were successful in cooling remaining hot spots along the fires edge while multiple crews continued to mop up again focusing on containment lines in and […]

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King Fire creates smoke pollution

Stage 1 Health Advisory Affected Community: All Eastern Sierra Communities Smoke Source: King Fire Based on air pollution levels at 7:00 AM on Friday September 19, 2017 a Stage 1 Air Pollution Health Advisory has been issued for all eastern Sierra communiities. Due to elevated particulate pollution levels, children, the elderly, people with heart or lung problems, or […]

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June Fire – 65% contained, evacuation orders lifted

Update:  June Fire- Continued Progress, Evacuation Orders lifted The June Fire is now 65 acres and 65% contained. Today, firefighters were successful in cooling hot spots along the fires edge while multiple crews continued to improve fireline on the southeast flank as well as continuing line construction to the north and western flanks, focusing on […]

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Vehicle theft arrest

On September 17th, at about 6:20AM, Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Coso Junction Chevron Station for a dispute between the store clerk and a male subject (later identified as Erik Nelson, a 38 year old man from Lake Havasu, AZ). Nelson left the store prior to the Deputies’ arrival. The responding Deputies […]

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Reckless driving arrest

At approximately 3:20PM yesterday afternoon during routine patrol, a traffic stop was initiated by an Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy on the corner of Mt. Whitney and Mt. View in Lone Pine for a Honda street bike with an obstructed/unreadable license plate.  While the Deputy was exiting his vehicle to contact the driver, the driver put […]

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Hallenbeck promoted

(Caltrans press release – It is unknown at this time who will replace Hallenbeck.  Officials are waiting for appointment of an acting District 9 Director.) District 9 Director Tom Hallenbeck Appointed Chief of the Division of Traffic Operations in Sacramento Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is proud to announce the promotion of […]

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