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Bencoma arraigned on several charges

Raymond Bencoma III was arraigned Thursday in Independence on cases involving an officer-involved shooting in August. According to Dee Shepherd, Inyo County Assistant District Attorney, Bencoma was arraigned on several charges, including: “MBCRF-16-60014: 4 counts of felony Penal Code section 245(d), assault on an officer; one count Penal Code section 29800, felon in possession of […]

 
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Body of missing Bishop man found

Mono County Sheriff’s Department press release On September 22, 2016, at approximately 1 p.m., the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding the location of a vehicle belonging to Lewis Roberts, 48 years old, from Bishop, who was reported missing on Tuesday, September 20. Responding deputies located the vehicle in a remote area in southeast Mono County. […]

 
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Information on Mono County Grand Jury

Mono County press release The 2016-2017 Grand Jury is currently composed of eleven grand jurors. Michael Boucher is the foreperson of the grand jury and Tom Gaunt is the assistant foreperson. The remaining members of the grand jury are Jennifer Burrows, Roger Claypool, Alane Dufrene-Beardsley, Mary Ann Dunigan, Lisa Isaacs, Rose Kuljerich, Sharlean Magid, Sally […]

 
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As always, please, ‘Watch Out for Wildlife’

Press release SACRAMENTO – Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife on roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs September 18-24. “We urge motorists to remain alert and be cautious when traveling through wildlife areas, so our roadways will remain as safe as […]

 
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4-H still taking sign-ups

Press release Did you miss the 4-H Sign-up Night? That’s okay, we are still taking sign-ups in the 4-H office. Come by between 8:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:30 Monday thru Friday. If you have questions about 4-H, Callie is in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays all day and Wednesdays until noon. Come see what 4-H has […]

 
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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.sierrawave.net /www.395travel.com   THU SEP 22 2016 Today is the first day of Fall, and its going to feel like it. A strong cold front from the PACNW […]

 
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Woman dies after fall near Bear Creek Spire

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was contacted the evening of September 18th regarding a deceased fall victim near Bear Creek Spire. The reporting party, and climbing partner, indicated that the two-person team had camped at Dade Lake and set out the morning of the 18th to ascend Bear Creek Spire. […]

 
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Critical habitat rule before Inyo Supervisors

By Deb Murphy The final rule on critical habitat designations for three listed frogs and toads was issued in late August by the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service. Inyo County’s Planning Department will go over the details at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting. More than two million acres are included for protection of the Sierra […]

 
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GBAPCD issues health advisory for smoke

Stage 2 Health Advisory Affected Communities: Mammoth Lakes Smoke Source: Owens River Fire Based on air pollution levels between 1:00 AM and 9:00 AM PDT on September 18, 2016 a Stage 2 Air Pollution Health Advisory has been issued for Mammoth Lakes. Smoke is being seen throughout Mono and Inyo Counties. Other communities may be impacted throughout the day. Due to elevated particulate […]

 
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Voter registration deadlines approaching

Inyo County press release Inyo County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters Kammi Foote and the Inyo County Board of Supervisors would like to remind residents that deadlines for registering to vote in the upcoming November 8 General Election are fast approaching. In addition to selecting a new President of the United States and deciding the fate of […]

 
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Inyo Supervisors approve budget

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s 2016-17 budget is a done deal—approved with minor modifications by the Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting. The modifications included relegating $50,000 in a trust account, allocating $55,000 to match grant funds for Bishop Airport improvements and upping the amount to cover contingencies from $12,000 to $100,000. After a long […]

 
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