‘American Pickers’ return to California

Press release Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to CALIFORNIA! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in Spring 2017! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, […]

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Inyo County History Day a fine success

Press release Inyo County’s History Day Contest was held on Monday, March 13th, 2017. Students from Bishop Elementary, Home Street Middle School, Owens Valley Unified, and Round Valley Elementary participated. Thirteen individual posters, one website, and two group exhibits covering a variety of topics captured this year’s contest theme of Taking a Stand in History. […]

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Tracy Aspel named NIHD Chief Nursing Officer

Press release Veteran registered nurse Tracy Aspel, perhaps best known in the community for her role in establishing the Rural Health Clinic alongside Dr. Stacey Brown, is now Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Chief Nursing Officer. Prior to being named CNO, Aspel served as Director of Nursing Practice and Interim CNO. As Chief Nursing Officer, Aspel […]

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Mayor Garcetti declares State of Emergency for Owens Valley runoff

LA Mayor’s Office press release LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has declared a local State of Emergency to protect the lands and communities near the Los Angeles Aqueduct from flooding, as this year’s historic Eastern Sierra snowpack begins to melt into the Owens Valley. This year’s snowpack in the Eastern Sierras is 241% above […]

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John Dondero Jr.: 1929-2017

John Dondero Jr. John was born on the north shore of Mono Lake November 8, 1929 to John Dondero Sr and Lena Tom. “Jr” passed away at his home in Lee Vining March 13, 2017. Services for John will be Saturday March 25, 2017 at Dondero Ranch 1.5 miles south of Lee Vining weather permitting.Signs […]

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Pupfish Cafe hosting El Camino Sierra program, book-signing event

Press release On Friday March 24th, Spellbinder Books in Bishop will be hosting a history program and book signing event with local authors and Owens Valley residents David and Gayle Woodruff, introducing their new Eastern Sierra history book; Tales Along El Camino Sierra. The Woodruffs have lived, worked and vacationed in the Eastern Sierra for […]

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Spring 2017: Be debris free

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Inyo County has experienced record high snowpack in the Sierra this winter. Creeks and streams are likely to flow at full capacity, especially as warmer weather produces more snowmelt. Flooding can occur due to clogged storm drains, fallen trees, or other debris causing obstruction. In order to prepare for […]

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Bishop Town Hall Meeting set for Tuesday

Press release The Bishop City Council wishes to remind the public they will be hosting the Second Annual Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 starting at 5:30p.m. in the Tallman Pavilion located on the grounds of the TriCounty Fair. The Second Annual Town Hall meeting is intended to follow-up on last year’s inaugural […]

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Inyo’s cannabis caravan rolls on – another meeting tonight

By Deb Murphy The fifth of twelve community outreach sessions in Inyo County Planning Department’s pursuit of consensus on commercial cannabis was held for District 1 residents Thursday night at Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s board room. With a smaller showing than the debut of the process in Big Pine last week, the eight residents, three […]

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Opinion: #fixthepipe, LADWP

Submitted by Daniel Pritchett According to a press release recently issued by the Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley, DWP has yet to start repairs to its pipe which supplies irrigation water to the Big Pine reservation. The pipe has gotten increasingly clogged by tree roots and unless DWP acts promptly this will […]

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Emergency repairs at effluent system in Bridgeport

Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release The Bridgeport Public Utility District (BPUD) is experiencing a snow melt ground water intrusion into the effluent system. This intrusion has resulted in the need for emergency repairs in at least two locations. The BPUD is working to bypass and repair the problem with additional resources and private contractors. […]

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