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Former Tri-County Fair CEO Symons arrested on three felony charges

Sally Ann Symons was arrested on embezzlement charges today. A press release from Inyo County District Attorney Thomas Hardy said District Attorney Investigators arrested former Tri-County Fair CEO Sally Ann Symons on embezzlement and misuse of government funds charges this morning after she voluntarily surrendered herself at the District Attorney’s office in Bishop. The District […]

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Bishop Planning Commission to discuss marijuana cultivation, vaping ordinances

By Deb Murphy The Bishop Planning Commission will have its plate full at its Tuesday meeting as it takes on marijuana cultivation and vaping ordinances with both public hearings and recommended ordinances on the agenda for the 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall. While the city has ordinances against medical marijuana dispensaries, there are no […]

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BLM seeks nominations for advisory council

BLM press release The Bureau of Land Management last week announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on the Central California Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. As published in a notice in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations for 30 days. The Central California […]

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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 / MON NOV 30 2015 Well its the last day of November, already.  Low pressure which has been hovering over Nevada, moved east yesterday. The cold arctic arctic […]

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Ron Napoles receives the award from Brianna Candelaria, BLM National Lead for Interpretation

BLM’s Ron Napoles earns national award

BLM press release Bishop Calif. – Ron Napoles, Recreation Park Ranger for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Bishop Field Office, has received this year’s national award for contributions in the field of interpretation. Ron was recognized for developing and designing a set of interpretive panels in collaboration with the fourth through seventh grade classes […]

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Two new apparatus for Mammoth Lakes Fire

Press release MLFPD will replace a 1990 E-One (3335), and a 1995 Freightliner (3331), as part of its’ strategic fleet replacement program. At nearly 26 and 21 years of service, respectively, these apparatus have served 5 years beyond expectation, which is exceptional given the elevation, grades, and winter driving conditions in Mammoth Lakes. Engine 3335 […]

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Bishop City Council meeting news

By Deb Murphy With the Revised Draft Negative Declaration documents on the 15-home Kingston Subdivision issued last week, the opening public comment period at Monday evening’s Bishop City Council meeting focused on what Rome Street neighbors to the site, currently occupied by Bishop Nursery, considered flaws in the document. Terrence Tye and Stan Wooden pointed […]

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Caltrans prepares for winter driving in Eastern Sierra

Caltrans press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) advises motorists that experts are predicting a slight increase in all methods of travel nationwide, with about 47 million people traveling either by car or airplane for the Thanksgiving holiday. In anticipation of holiday travel, and the predicted El Niño to deliver adverse weather […]

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Mountain lion(s) present in Crowley Lake area

Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release On Tuesday, November 17, a mountain lion attacked a dog near Mountain View Drive. The dog was badly mauled but survived the attack. On Saturday, November 21, a mountain lion attacked and killed a llama near Willowbrook Road. We do not know if both attacks were by the same mountain lion. […]

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Southern Inyo Hospital continues to work on financial issues

By Deb Murphy The stress of financial issues at Southern Inyo Hospital was evident at Thursday afternoon’s board meeting, from administrators to staff to community and board members. The hospital is taking steps to resolve a government reimbursement schedule that lags dangerously behind costs and program requirements, including forming a Limited Liability Corporation with Ridgecrest […]

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Letter from Mammoth Lakes Friends of Library

The following letter was submitted by the Mammoth Lakes Friends of the Library: Library Authority Board Members Delivered via email to Stacey Adler, Mono County Superintendent of Schools RE: Library Financial Outlook and Proposed Options Dear Board Members: No members of the Mammoth Lakes Friends of the Library (MLFOL) were able to attend the recent […]

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