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Road construction on 395, Lake Mary Road

Press releases BISHOP— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a $2.2 million emergency construction project on US Hwy 395 near Mono Lake, north of Lee Vining, CA starting Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The project will repair guardrail and install temporary rockfall protection measures due to damage from the Marina Fire. The Marina fire […]

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Watch for wildlife on highways

Estimates say that every year 1.5 million animals are hit on our nation’s highways. With fall almost officially here, deer and elk are starting to migrate to lower elevations in the Eastern Sierra and across our highways and byways. Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have chosen this week as “Watch Out […]

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Caltrans working nights in Bishop

Caltrans issued the following press release: Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public that US Highway 395 from Mandich Lane to US Highway 6 will have lane closures this week from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am. Maintenance workers will be crack sealing, striping and performing general maintenance work on the […]

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Animal reminders

Mammoth Lakes Police Department: ** NEWS  RELEASE **  Motorists Urged to Use Caution The Deer are Migrating in Full Force The Mammoth Lakes Police Department would like to caution motorists to be extra alert for migrating deer on Highway 395 and Highway 203.  Large numbers of deer are on the move at this time of […]

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Big Pine man killed in car chase

Thursday around 9pm, a 22-year-old Big Pine man sped away from a CHP officer, veered up Bir Road off South Barlow Lane, and at 80 mils per hour could not make a right hand curve. He flew off the road, struck numerous boulders, was ejected from his car which burst into flames. John L. Ericson, […]

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Fire south of Bishop draws crews from five agencies

In the early afternoon Sunday as the wind picked up, fire broke out in heavy brush east of the Owens River and south of Warm Springs Road just south of Bishop.  A huge plume of smoke was visible from Highway 395, and the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department rushed to the scene. Eventually, firefighters from many […]

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Topaz Ranch Fire destroys homes

UPDATE:  BLM REPORTS THAT THE TOPAZ RANCH ESTATES FIRE IS NOW 100% CONTAINED.  NO FURTHER STRUCTURES WERE DESTROYED AND NO DEATHS OR INJURIES.   A more than 6,000 acre wildfire three miles east of Highway 395 near Topaz Lake has destroyed two homes and 17 outbuildings.  Hundreds of firefighters and crews remain on scene. Law […]

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Traffic Stop

Multi-agency law enforcement stop south of Bishop

Late yesterday afternoon, the Inyo Sheriff’s Department issued a BOL, Be On the Lookout, reportedly for a young woman. Deputies, CHP and Bishop Police all responded when an officer stopped the woman as she drove into Bishop from the south. More than 8 units pulled to the east side of Highway 395 just north of […]

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