MCWD holds surprise special meeting
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Members of the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District Board were surprised when three Mammoth Community Water District Board members sho… Read More

New officer at MLPD
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MLPD ADDS NEW POLICE OFFICER On October 1, 2014, the newest member of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department was sworn in by Police Chief Da… Read More

Spotlight on domestic violence
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Bishop Council Declares October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” By Charles James At the request of the Wild Iris Family Counseling a… Read More

Fire restrictions lifted
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Fire Restrictions Lifted in Eastern Sierra  The Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management and the Inyo National Forest announc… Read More

No ebola expected here, but officials are prepared
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Public Health Announces Ebola Readiness Mono and Inyo County Public Health can swiftly respond should a case of Ebola occur here. Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an… Read More


ICSO warns of synthetic drugs

SYNTHETIC DRUGS Local law enforcement officials have experienced an increase in reported cases involving the abuse of synthetic drugs.  The drugs being encountered in Inyo County are synthetic cannabinoid products such as Spice or K2 and synthetic stimulants commonly known as “bath salts.”  These synthetic drugs are sometimes purchased in convenience stores and are also […]

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Luman case back in court

Dick Luman had worked for 15 years as a mechanic in the Mono County Road Department. After an on-the-job dispute more than two years ago, the County fired him. In recent days, Luman’s attorney, Katie Bellomo, filed a motion for Luman to be reinstated pending an appeal by Mono County. The Judge took that rrequest […]

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Judge Canfield's wife, Dori, receives proclamation from Bishop Mayor Jim Ellis.

Judge Patrick Canfield honored

Bishop City Proclamation Honoring Memory of Judge Patrick Canfield By Charles James It was an emotional moment when, at its last meeting on September 22nd, the Bishop City Council issued a “Proclamation in the Memory of Patrick Canfield Retired Inyo County Superior Court Judge,” prepared at their request. The proclamation was presented by Mayor Jim […]

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Augie Hess

Augie Hess’s 100th

On Monday, October 6, the monthly meeting of the Mono Basin Historical Society will be a celebration of Augie Hess’s 100th birthday, as the Mono Basin elder will reach the century mark later in the month.  At 5:30, the Historical Society’s  business meeting will begin at the Lee Vining Community Center, on Mattly Avenue.  At 6:30, […]

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Geothermal differences continue

The sharp differences of opinion continue in Mammoth Lakes over Ormat Geothermal’s plans to expand its operations. Mammoth Community Water District officials are not reassured by a recently released monitoring plan by Ormat. In response to that plan, water officials issued a press release to say that Ormat geothermal has just presented a “grossly inadequate […]

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25th Lone Pine Film Festival

Check out the history below, and get all the details for the current festival here – 25 years ago local hotel owners Kerry and Ray Powell teamed with author/historian Dave Holland along with a group of Lone Pine business and community leaders to pay tribute to the extensive Hollywood heritage of the Alabama Hills and […]

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Grand Finale: Eastside Know-How series

9/30 – Grand Finale  “EASTSIDE KNOW-HOW” Series   FREE!  Inspired by the TED “Ideas Worth Spreading” flash talks, the EASTSIDE KNOW-HOW: How to…” talks are windows into the lives of creative, self-reliant Eastern Sierra locals who have an abundance of talent, determination, experience and expertise. In just six minutes learn how to: “leverage Digital 395” (John […]

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November election registration deadline

Kammi Foote, Inyo County Clerk, announces that Monday, October 20, 2014 is the last day to register to vote for the November 4, 2014 General Election. Registering to vote has been made easier thanks to the latest phase of an online voter registration application.  Online or on paper, California’s laws and procedures for processing voter […]

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LE contract resurrected by politics?

Although it was a closed issue last spring, now published reports talk about what the City of Bishop might have saved contracting for law enforcement with the Inyo Sheriff. A final amount of savings, the Sheriff said, was never determined because the study was never completed. At the beginning of the year, the Bishop City […]

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Swarm of quakes near Mammoth

U.S. Geological Survey scientists continue to monitor the Mammoth Lakes area where a swarm of some 500 smaller magnitude quakes have rocked the area around Mammoth Airport. Scientists say the swarm poses no immediate danger. No damage has been reported.  Residents say they have felt the temblors.  Here is what USGS reported: Earthquake Swarm in […]

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Inyo-Mono farmers markets

Lone Pine Farmers Market The next Owens Valley Certified Farmers Market will take place on Friday September 26 at the Metabolic Studio IOU Garden, Main St @ Willow, in Lone Pine, between 4 and 7pm. This Friday’s market will feature tomatoes, melons, stone fruit, apples, summer squash, chard, beets, carrots, garlic, leeks, onions, herbs, eggs, […]

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