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Rally: ‘We all benefit from Dreamers’

By Deb Murphy Inyo residents showed their support for area dreamers at a rally in Bishop City Park Wednesday evening. The crowd of more than 150 included supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals as well as those impacted by the policy initiated by the President Barak Obama administration in 2012. Those who gained […]

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State of the Inyo National Forest

The State of the Inyo, current as of 9/13/17 Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W), Saddlebag Lake Rd., Bodie (Hwy 270), Lundy Canyon, Panum Crater, Hwy 120 E (Benton), June Lake Loop (Hwy 158), Parker Lake Rd. Campgrounds open: Lundy Canyon (county), […]

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CAO Kevin Carunchio

Inyo County: Budget is balanced

By Deb Murphy The coolest thing about budget season in Inyo County is waiting to see what 70’s rock lyric County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio comes up with for the intro and general theme of the massive document. This year it was The Grateful Dead’s Robert Hunter’s Easy Wind: “I been chippin’ them rocks from […]

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Ray Bencoma

Bencoma found guilty of felony assault

Inyo County DA Office press release On September 6, 2017 an Inyo County Jury convicted Bishop-area resident Raymond Bencoma of four counts of felony assault with a firearm arising out of an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of August 26, 2016. Under California law, these charges are classified as serious felonies. Mr. […]

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Allen Harlan Stone

‘Ziggy’ Stone taken into custody

News release On Wednesday September 6th at approximately 7:00 pm Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the residence of Allen “Ziggy” Stone to serve two active felony warrants. After confirming that Stone was in the residence a perimeter of the property was set with the assistance of the Bishop Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and […]

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Inyo County, local AFSCME reach agreement

Inyo County and Inyo County Employees Association (ICEA) reach an agreement on a new contract JOINT PRESS RELEASE The Inyo County Board of Supervisors and the Inyo County Employees Association (ICEA), Local 315 of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, are pleased to announce the ratification of a new labor contract affecting […]

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Update on California wildfires

News release More than 9500 firefighters continue to battle 24 large wildfires in California. Showers and thunderstorms will continue in Northern California today. Most of the showers and thunderstorms will be north of Weaverville in the west, and over the higher terrain throughout the north and east. Thunderstorms will be producing rainfall, but dry strikes and new […]

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Man recovers from West Nile virus illness

News release Inyo County Health Officer, Dr. James Richardson, announced on September 6, 2017 that a human case of West Nile virus (WNV) acquired in Inyo County has been confirmed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and a second report of possible WNV is under investigation. This marks the first ever confirmed human […]

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Inyo National Forest

State of the Inyo (National Forest)

Press release The State of the Inyo, current as of 9/7/17 Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W), Saddlebag Lake Rd., Bodie (Hwy 270), Lundy Canyon, Panum Crater, Hwy 120 E (Benton), June Lake Loop (Hwy 158), Parker Lake Rd. Campgrounds open: Lundy […]

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Scoping comments sought for Mammoth fuels-reduction project

News release The Mammoth Lakes Fire Safe Council and Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District are seeking comments on a fuels reduction project that would be implemented through a working partnership between the Mammoth Lakes Fire Safe Council (Lead, Fiscal Agent), the Inyo National Forest (Resource Manager and Technical Advisor), and the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection […]

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Weekend complimentary intervalley shuttle service begins this weekend

Press releases Beginning Thursday, September 7th, the mandatory Reds Meadow Shuttle from the Adventure Center at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area through the Reds Meadow Valley will end its daily service. However, due to the extremely limited parking available in the valley, the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) will run a complimentary weekend intervalley shuttle service […]

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Clarence ‘Terry’ Leonard Rose dies at 85

Clarence “Terry” Leonard Rose, 85, died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his home in Bishop, California at around 11:30 pm. In May 2017, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid Leukemia. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth Sophia Rose; his sons Carl Eric Rose and Stephen Rose; his daughter Karen Guajardo; his brother-in-law Clarence […]

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