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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 / WED  NOV 26 201 Nice late November weather thru Thanksgiving Day, then the West Coast ridge gets flattened by a system moving to our north. This will set […]

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Mammoth Ice Rink will open

MAMMOTH ICE RINK TO OPEN FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY   Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Mammoth Ice Rink will open to the public at 3:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014 (weather permitting). Experience the exhilaration of ice-skating outdoors and under lights this Thanksgiving Holiday at the professionally maintained and staffed Mammoth Ice Rink. […]

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Letter to the editor: REGPA alternative not good

Save the valley…from the Planning Department by Daniel Pritchett Last winter the Inyo County Planning Department (ICPD) released a draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment (REGPA) which triggered an unprecedented outpouring of public opposition to siting industrial-scale solar facilities in Inyo County, and Owens Valley in particular.  Last spring the Board of Supervisors directed ICPD […]

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Christopher St. John

Lone Pine man arrested on attempted murder charge

- Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release On November 20th at approximately 11:00PM Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Lone Pine for a domestic battery between father and son. According to reports received the son, who was also the suspect, attacked his father while the father was sleeping.  The father was reported to have sustained serious […]

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Telephone scams in Bishop

- Press release from Bishop Police Department The Bishop Police Department would like to make the public aware of 3 different types of telephone scams targeting residents in the Bishop area. We have had many reports of scams circulating in our area and unfortunately we have had some residents fall victim to these scams. A […]

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Missing funds at Inyo County jail

- Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release During the month of November an internal audit was concluded of the inmate welfare fund by Inyo County Sheriff’s personnel. The inmate welfare fund includes revenue generated from inmate commissary and inmate phone services; the audit revealed a monetary discrepancy totaling approximately $13,000. The Sheriff’s Office immediately contacted […]

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Wanted-felon Andreas arrested after standoff

- Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release At approximately noon today the Inyo County Special Enforcement Detail, which is made up of Sheriff’s Deputies, Bishop Police Department and tactical medics of the Olancha Fire Department, responded to an anonymous tip that Richard Farrell Andreas Jr., was “hiding out” in a residence in Lone Pine. Andreas was […]

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Fun fundraisers for local teams, Mono SAR

Several  fundraisers are taking place over the next few days: Bishop Union High School Ski/Snowboard Team Warren Milleers “No Turning Back” Thursday, Nov. 20 at BUHS Theater 7 pm Tickets $10 available at Wave Rave and Looney Bean ### NORDIC ROCKS! A Country Dance For All Ages Sponsored by Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association (ESNSA) […]

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Ribbon-cutting for Inyo animal shelter

New Animal Shelter in Big Pine Ribbon Cutting By Charles James No likes to be in the doghouse, but if you had to be in one–especially if you ARE a dog– then you might prefer it to be at the new Inyo County Animal Shelter in Big Pine. An estimated crowd of 80 or more […]

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Interviews for new Chief

Mammoth’s popular Police Chief Dan Watson will retire at the end of the year and leave the area. The process to replace the Chief currently goes on. Town Office officials said it’s unknown exactly when replacement will take place. We hope to speak with Town Manager Dan Holler for a more specific idea on timing. […]

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Letter to the editor: uncritical thinking from the dias

New upholstery needed  by Daniel Pritchett It’s long been asserted that the upholstery in the chairs used by the Board of Supervisors (BoS) contains a secret chemical inhibiting the supervisors’ ability to think critically about statements made by their staff. Another example of this chemical’s effects was seen when the BoS recently considered the proposed […]

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