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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.395travel.com MON JUL 27 2015 Troughing off the West Coast will continue to keep a dry SW (onshore) flow going. So mainly clear skies and temps at normal […]

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Kingston Subdivision ‘fills a definite need’

By Deb Murphy “We did extensive market research,” explained Bob Kingston the developer of a proposed 15-home subdivision off Home Street in Bishop, currently the site of Bishop Nursery. “The subdivision fills a definite need,” he said in a phone interview Tuesday. The City’s recent Economic Development Element to its General Plan identified the lack […]

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LADWP granted its variance

With positive staff recommendations and no one in opposition, the Great Basin Unified Air Quality Control District hearing board granted the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power a variance to initiate a late ramp-up of shallow flooding on 14.79 square miles of the Owens Lake. The result is a water savings of 7,400 acre-feet […]

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Inyo County Elections among News Challenge winners

– Press release Independence, CA–Elections offices throughout the country will have new and better ways to serve voters in 2016, thanks to a partnership that brings elections officials from Hillsborough County, Florida; Cook County, Illinois; and Inyo County, California together with elections experts specializing in technology and design. With $400,000 in support announced today from […]

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Mammoth man among two deaths in Mono County

– Mono County Sheriff’s Office press releases On the afternoon of Monday, July 20, 2015, at approximately 12:30pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding an unresponsive male climber in the Clark Canyon area. Ryan Nash, age 35, of Mammoth Lakes, California, was rock climbing in a popular area known as Area 13 in […]

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Some more details on Kingston Subdivision

By Deb Murphy Few details are available on the Kingston Subdivision, the subject of a public hearing at Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting. The 15-home development is planned for the 2.75-acre parcel now occupied by Bishop Nursery on Home Street. The only specifics available are outlined on the tentative tract map showing a single street, […]

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Bishop Police Chief Carter to retire

By Deb Murphy Bishop Police Department Chief Chris Carter made it official at Monday’s City Council meeting: he’s going to retire at the end of September. “It’s something I’ve been contemplating for a while,” Carter said in a phone interview. The timing of the announcement, two and a half months before his official exit, was […]

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Owens Lake Master Project EIR update

The first step toward the Environmental Impact Report on the Owens Lake Master Project was taken Wednesday afternoon in Bishop. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power held a scoping meeting outlining the project elements and potential impacts of dust mitigation and habitat development on the 110-square mile dry lake. The second meeting will […]

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Inyo County accepting grant applications

– Press release Inyo County is accepting grant applications from non-profit groups and organizations in the county seeking funding for programs, projects or events taking place from the time the grants are awarded in late August to December 31, 2015. There is $25,000 worth of grant funding available in this Fall Cycle of Inyo County […]

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