George Stoffel passes away at 80

George D Stoffel passed away at his home in Walker, Ca on May 11, 2016. He was 80 years of age years of age. Born in Denver, Co., raised in Lomita, CA and lived many years in Torrance, CA before retiring to Walker Ca. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughers Cynthia Ochsner (Rick […]

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Sheriff-elect Ingrid Braun

Mono Sheriff Braun offers Letter to Editor

Letter submitted by Ingrid Braun Editor: The Mono County Sheriff’s Office’s Press Release on April 28, 2016 regarding schedule changes clearly caused concerns for the Mono County Board of Supervisors, and I apologize for any misunderstanding. I understand the Board’s concerns, and I appreciate the continued dialogue between the Sheriff’s Office and our esteemed Board. The intent of […]

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MMSA’s Tomaier, Wisner earn USSSA awards

Press release Mammoth Mountain’s Michelle Tomaier and Ben Wisner were both present in Park City, UT on May 14th, 2016 to accept awards from the US Ski and Snowboard Association. Michelle was given the Anna McIntyre Citation for her distinguished achievement in snowboarding administration and contribution to the advancement of the sport. The Snowboarding Sport […]

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Margo Kinerson: 1956-2016

Heaven became a little brighter when it welcomed Margaret Elizabeth Kinerson in the late hours of May 14, 2016. Born in Bishop, CA on March 10, 1956 to the parents Diego and Joni Huarte, her kind heart and contagious smile blessed many. Margo is survived by her husband JR Kinerson; step-children Leon Kinerson and Shelley […]

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Threat ‘not credible’ – Lone Pine schools open Thursday

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Joint Terrorism Task Force, CHP and other law enforcement agencies conducted a thorough and exhaustive investigation into the validity of the recent email threat made to Lone Pine High School. The outcome of the investigation indicated that the threat was […]

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Traveling nurses, OB services stay at NIHD

Press release from Northern Inyo Healthcare District At a special meeting, the Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Trustees directed administration to continue staffing needed areas with traveling nurses and to continue offering Obstetric services despite low staffing and the service operating at a loss. Of the four trustees present, each said they could not […]

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LeRoy Kritz

Kritz announces retirement as Lone Pine Fire Chief

By Deb Murphy After 47 years with the Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department, 27 as chief, LeRoy Kritz announced his retirement during the opening public comment period at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Citing “hard times in the future,” particularly with area ambulance services, Kritz said he “didn’t want to fight those battles.” […]

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Lone Pine schools closed after email threat

Press release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified Tuesday afternoon about an email threat to Lone Pine High School. The Sheriff’s Office began immediate investigations and is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and other law enforcement agencies to determine the credibility of the threat. A decision […]

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