Archive | January 24, 2013

Chief Dan Watson introduces Officer Doug Hornbeck.

Mammoth Town Council: Booming business, more air passengers, no more Mobility/ Airport Commissions

As most suspected, the Christmas season and recent holiday drew booming business to Mammoth Lakes’ stores. Mammoth Tourism Director John Urdi told the Town Council this week that retailers, lodging and restaurants report breaking records. Urdi said bookings remain strong and the number of air service passengers has gone up this season – some 20% […]

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“Substantial amount of money” embezzled from Welfare office

Earlier this week, Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter confirmed that his officers are investigating the suspected theft of public funds from the Inyo County Welfare Office in Bishop. Now, Health and Human Services Director Jean Turner has issued a press release to say employees detected irregularities and that a “substantial amount of money” was taken. […]

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NIH Auxiliary donates $40,000 for equipment

Northern Inyo Hospital Auxiliary Gives Big To The Community! The Northern Inyo Hospital Auxiliary presented a check today in the amount of $40,000 to Northern Inyo Hospital (NIH) to assist the purchase of a somo*v Platinum Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS). This new technology will aid in diagnosing the approximately 40 percent of women who […]

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Mammoth School Superintendent invites discussion on school safety

The horrible shootings of children and adults in Newtown, Connecticut still haunt many. School, law enforcement and mental health officials, in particular, have felt compelled to take a closer look at security and safety plans. Thursday night, Mammoth’s School Superintendent planned to do just that. Superintendent Rich Boccia scheduled a discussion on School Safety Plans […]

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Five go to hospital from Ft. Independence wreck

At Fort Independence Wednesday morning, a parked vehicle blocked the view of two motorists who collided, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said that 22-year-old Emerald Mason drove out of a driveway and tried to turn north on Willow Lane in Fort Independence. Another car, driven by 51-year-old William Ratchford was traveling northbound […]

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Petroglyph reward, donations near $10,000

Just under $10,000 has now been donated to a fund related to the major theft and vandalism of ancient rock art near Bishop last November. Bureau of Land Management investigators continue to work on the case that gained global attention. More than one suspect used a power saw, generators and ladders to cut out and […]

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