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On July 22, 2014, at approximately 2:50 PM, Mr. Andrew Hickey was driving a 2001, Dodge, Durango, northbound on US highway 395, south of Swauger Canyon Road at 55 miles per hour.  A shoe box size rock began to roll from the southbound dirt/rock embankment and across the highway.  The rock rolled into the northbound lane […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s weather forecast

FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County  BY: Dennis Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster / Sierra Wave Media: Eastern Sierra News / TV- 3 THURSDAY JUL 24 2014 High pressure continues to build in and move around the Desert Southwest. This will cause temperatures to jump to above average by Friday and Saturday. By Saturday the ridge is […]

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Bodie fire contained

Bodie Fire 100% Contained The Bodie Fire has been declared 100% contained.  The fire was accurately mapped at 93 acres. The fire was located on public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and started the evening of Friday, July 18. An investigation determined that the Bodie Fire was a lightning-caused […]

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Scam message from LADWP

  IMPOSTORS ARE SCAMMING LADWP CUSTOMERS BY PHONE Persistent phone scammers are deceiving LADWP customers into paying non-existent water and power bills with threats of immediate service shut off. Don’t fall victim to phone scammers posing as LADWP “collection” personnel. LADWP employees will NEVER ask for personal payment information over the telephone. They will never […]

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Friday Farmers Market

  Farmers Market in Independence Friday! The next Owens Valley Certified Farmers Market will take place on Friday July25 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, chard, summer squash, seasonal greens, beets, […]

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Bishop Mayor Laura Smith  - basket winner 7-19

ESCFarmers Market celebrates 20

Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 20th year! There are two Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market locations – Bishop Farmers’ Market is open Saturday mornings from June through October - 9 to 11 a.m. and is located westerly of Hwy 395 on Church Street, directly behind City Hall and Skip’s Outdoor Market in Mammoth Lakes, which honors the […]

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APCD director explains Ormat decision

Mammoth Community Water District officials issued a press release this week to say that Air Pollution Control District Director Ted Schade had moved ahead to certify the EIR on Ormat Geothermal’s expansion plans in the Mammoth area. In an email to both sides, Schade explains that he tried to get the geothermal people and water […]

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SCE stocks trout

(Press Release)   SCE Trout Stocking for Drought-Impacted Eastern Sierra Businesses The utility recently stocked 3,500 rainbow trout in Bishop Creek and Rush Creek. Added: July 21, 2014 | By Paul Griffo Lakes and streams in the drought-stricken Eastern Sierra may be lower than normal this year, but locals say the fishing is as good as ever. […]

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Frank Grazide, III

Frank Grazide passed away at 101

   Francisco (Frank) Antonio Grazide III 1913-2014 Born in La Puente, California to Helen Walsh and Francisco Grazide II on March 13th, 1913, Frank Grazide lived a long and prosperous life, passing away peacefully in Bishop, California on July 16th at the age of 101.  Frank is lovingly remembered by his family and friends as […]

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APCD approves Ormat EIS/EIR without monitoring plan

AIR DISTRICT APPROVES CONTROVERSIAL GEOTHERMAL PROJECT DESPITE PRIOR COMMITMENT TO REQUIRE PLAN PROTECTING LOCAL WATER SUPPLIES Water District Concerned Project will Move Forward without Adequate Monitoring and Mitigation Plan, Threatening Local Water Supplies Amidst Record Drought Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District’s (Great Basin) Air Pollution Control Officer, Theodore Schade, […]

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LADWP to build solar plant

(Press Release)   LADWP to Begin Construction on Major Solar Power Plant Beacon Solar Highlights L.A.’s Clean Energy Future The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the 250-megawatt (MW) Beacon Solar Power Project.  This new solar array is an important component […]

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Arizona woman and pet cat taken into custody

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at approximately 3:00 A.M., a Mono County Sheriff’s Deputy was responding to call for service when he came upon a traffic collision on US 395, north of Conway Summit.  The Sheriff’s Deputy requested assistance from the California Highway Patrol (CHP).  One officer and one sergeant were “called out” from their residences and […]

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