June Fire - 85% contained
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June Fire- 85% Contained The June Fire remains at 65 acres and is now 85% contained.  Last night the fire continued to smolder in areas o… Read More

Collision on 168
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Just before noon Friday, two vehicles collided at the intersection of State Route 168 and Otey Road in Bishop. One of the drivers was injure… Read More

Mono issues layoff notices
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Faced with a recommendation of 9 employee layoffs and other cost-cutting measures, the Mono Supervisors did vote to balance the County budge… Read More

June Fire human-caused
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June Fire Human-Caused Fire Investigators have determined that the June Fire was human-caused. An employee of June Mountain was opera… Read More

MLPD: car seat safety check
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CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK The Mammoth Lakes Police Department, in conjunction with Safe Kids California Mono County Project, will be conducting… Read More



Reckless driving arrest

At approximately 3:20PM yesterday afternoon during routine patrol, a traffic stop was initiated by an Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy on the corner of Mt. Whitney and Mt. View in Lone Pine for a Honda street bike with an obstructed/unreadable license plate.  While the Deputy was exiting his vehicle to contact the driver, the driver put […]

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Hallenbeck promoted

(Caltrans press release – It is unknown at this time who will replace Hallenbeck.  Officials are waiting for appointment of an acting District 9 Director.) District 9 Director Tom Hallenbeck Appointed Chief of the Division of Traffic Operations in Sacramento Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is proud to announce the promotion of […]

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June Fire update

  Update: June Fire Grows to 65 Acres- Crews Make Good Progress The June Fire is estimated to be 65 acres and 50% contained. Today, a coordinated effort included strategic retardant and water drops to help “box the fire” and cool hot spots along the edge while multiple crews improved fireline on the southeast flank […]

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Colonel David Buckingham

Buckingham donates $4,000 to Bishop groups

Bishop Mayor Jim Ellis confirmed what a letter lines out – Colonel David Buckingham, former candidate for Bishop City Administrator, has donated $4,000 to two Bishop groups. The City of Bishop and Colonel Buckingham had signed an agreement to pay him $38,000 for his losses that resulted from first his acceptance as city administrator and […]

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Plane crash under investigation

(Press release – ICSO) Info from Sequoia & Kings National Park- On Tuesday, September 16, Park Rangers from Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks participated in the successful rescue of a 67-year old man from San Jose whose plane crashed in a remote area of Sequoia National Park. The plane was reported missing when it […]

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Fire on June Mountain

  Update:  (USFS press release) June Fire Grows to 35 Acres The June Fire, which started at the base of June Mountain, is estimated to be 35 acres.  Fire behavior includes torching, spotting, and active runs. Structures are threatened.  Evacuations are mandatory east of June Mountain and south of Hwy 158.  Highway 158 is closed […]

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Cause of Conway Fire

Cause of Conway Fire Determined to Be Vehicle-Related Investigators have determined the cause of the Conway Fire to be vehicle-related –  a blown tire. The fire is 50 acres and will be fully contained today.  Fire officials emphasized the importance of proper vehicle maintenance. The fire started south of Conway Summit on the west side […]

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Grand Jury says Mammoth Town Council went beyond Brown Act

Last year’s Mono Grand Jury received two citizen complaints that laid out accusations that the Town of Mammoth Lakes, the Town Council and staff “pursued a secret plan with Waste Connections Inc” to use money collected in trash bills to buy real property to expand the Solid Waste Transfer Station in the Industrial Park, including […]

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CHP aircraft enforcement

RESULTS OF CHP AIRCRAFT SPEED ENFORCEMENT DETAIL On Sunday, September 14, 2014, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bridgeport Area, in conjunction with the CHP’s Inland Division Air Operations Unit, based at Apple Valley Airport, conducted an aircraft speed enforcement detail on US-395, south of Topaz Lane (between Topaz Lane and Cunningham Lane).  This section of highway […]

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Mono Board faces recommended layoffs

Last week, the Inyo Supervisors approved their new budget of some $88 million with no layoffs. They did accept early retirements and cut positions unfilled. The Inyo CAO fully admits big problems will go on in the future. The Mono Supervisors face approval of their budget Tuesday with the potential for nine layoffs from the Sheriff’s […]

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Julio Becerra

Assault arrest in Lone Pine

On September 14th, at about 1:30AM, Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of a physical altercation at Statham Hall in Lone Pine.  According to the reporting party, there had been a birthday party that evening and the suspect (Julio Becerra a 28 year old man from Lone Pine) had become increasingly aggressive.  Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies, along […]

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Health Officer warns of enterovirus

Serious Respiratory Disease Risk in Kids (press release from Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Rick Johnson) Note – No cases of enterovirus have been confirmed in California but “clusters are being investigated in various places on the west coast,” according to Dr. Johnson. Key Points: From mid-August to September 12, 2014, a total of 97 people […]

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