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Local pilots earn prestigious award

By Deb Murphy The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award sets the bar high: at least 50 years of faultless flying. Monday evening at the Bishop Airport Terminal Building, three local aviators were honored by the Federal Aviation Administration for hitting the mark: Dennis Nikolaus and Rod Philbrick of Bishop and Mike Rossi of Big Pine. […]

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Wayne Harvier: 1940-2015

Wayne Harvier 74: passed away peacefully on Friday June 12th 2015, in Ontario, California, with wife, Norma Harvier and his children by his side. Wayne was born on August 28th 1940 to French Gilman Harvier from Sacaton, Arizona and Anona Cyrus Harvier from Big Pine, California. Wayne grew up in Big Pine, California and went […]

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Update on water-grant proposals

By Deb Murphy Projects submitted by the Bishop and Big Pine Paiute Tribes and June Lake Public Utility District got the green light at last month’s Inyo-Mono Integrated Regional Water Management Program. The next step: full grant proposals for approval by the California Department of Water Resources for funding from Proposition 84 monies. The fifth […]

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Ardith Morse: 1921-2015

Ardith Morse left earth peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 22, 2015 a bit short of her ninety-fourth birthday. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years Kenneth Dale Morse, brothers Loren and Richard, Sister Dorothy and daughter-in-law Linda Louise. Ardith was born April 25, 1921 in Sac City Iowa […]

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Round Fire: Residents may re-enter today

UPDATE: 3:40 PM From CAL FIRE: Credential verification for Repopulation of Paradise & Swall Meadows residents will begin at 4 p.m. We will let residents of both communites; however, Paradise will not have power until around 9pm ### Horrible tragedy in the Eastern Sierra: The Round Fire claimed 40 homes – 39 in Swall Meadows […]

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Health information on measles outbreak

– Press release from Rick Johnson, Inyo-Mono Health Officer ‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…… – except at Disneyland! Current Situation   Who woulda thunk it! During one of the busiest weeks of the year at Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks – […]

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Jesse Ray Smith: 1931-2013

Jesse Ray Smith, born September 1, 1931, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, December 6, 2013. Born in Wewoka Oklahoma, Jesse served bravely in the Army during the Korean War. In 1964, while working at Helms Bakery, he met Jeanne St Pierre and on February 13, 1965 they were married. He lived in […]

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Author Butler at ECM this Sunday

– Press release Author Judith L. Butler’s family history reaches back four generations and stretches from Tonopah to Keough’s Hot Springs, and from Big Pine to the Hamill Valley to the Eastern Sierra’s Basque sheepmen. Coming from such a deep and interesting pioneer background, it’s no wonder that Butler would gravitate to writing poems and […]

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