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Teri Wise passes away at 61

Teri Aileen Wise (aged 61) of Benton, California, passed away peacefully in her home on September 14th 2016, attended by her family. A native Californian, Teri moved to the Owens Valley in 1977 and while living in Lone Pine raised two kids, helped to build two homes and remodel another and enjoyed a variety of […]

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Groundwater issues for Tri-Valley growers

By Deb Murphy The handful of growers on 3,000 to 4,000 acres of alfalfa in the Hammil, Benton and Chalfant areas aren’t anti-groundwater sustainability. What they are trying to avoid is the cost and complexity of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, passed last fall. All they have to do is convince the state they’re not […]

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Mono Sheriff reports attempted suicide injures bystander

RE: Attempted suicide injures another near Hot Creek Hatchery  (Mono Sheriff Press Release) On the evening of Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at approximately 6:45 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call that a shooting had just occurred at the Mammoth Lakes Fish Hatchery, otherwise known as Hot Creek Hatchery. Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies, […]

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Minor injuries in helicopter crash

UPDATE: Press release from Mono County Sheriff’s Office:   On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at approximately 12:30pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch received a call regarding a possible helicopter crash with reports that the helicopter was on fire. Personnel from the Mono County Sheriff’s Department, Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Long Valley Fire Department, Cal Fire, […]

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Restoration project at Benton Ponds

Eastern Sierrra Land Trust issued the following press release: In early 2008 after working closely with several key partners, Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT), along with landowner Bill Bramlette, finalized permanent preservation for the important 900 acre Benton Hot Springs Ranch. This property includes numerous springs and seeps, ponds, and both wet and dry alkali […]

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