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Homeless by choice?

Third in a series By Deb Murphy “I never thought of myself as homeless until somebody told me,” said Steve Seats, recuperating at his Horton Creek camp site from a nasty rock climbing accident illustrated by x-rays of multiple foot fractures. Seats made a decision that a lot of us have toyed with: do we […]

 
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Bencoma arraigned on several charges

Raymond Bencoma III was arraigned Thursday in Independence on cases involving an officer-involved shooting in August. According to Dee Shepherd, Inyo County Assistant District Attorney, Bencoma was arraigned on several charges, including: “MBCRF-16-60014: 4 counts of felony Penal Code section 245(d), assault on an officer; one count Penal Code section 29800, felon in possession of […]

 
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Homeless on way to a better life

Second in a series By Deb Murphy In a perfect world, Wild Iris’ director of programs Susi Bains would have a campus for women, and men, transitioning out of an abusive relationship. Bains has obviously built this center in her mind over the years. “Of the 550 victims (Wild Iris served in 2013 and 2014),” […]

 
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Voter registration deadlines approaching

Inyo County press release Inyo County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters Kammi Foote and the Inyo County Board of Supervisors would like to remind residents that deadlines for registering to vote in the upcoming November 8 General Election are fast approaching. In addition to selecting a new President of the United States and deciding the fate of […]

 
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Fall colors abound in the Eastern Sierra

Press releases “Dude, autumn happens here, too.” With that statement the Eastern Sierra stakes its claim to having enough bountiful, bright fall foliage to compete with fall color hot spots such as New England and the Rocky Mountains. Inyo County and the Inyo National Forest are where Californians and out-of-state visitors find the state’s first […]

 
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A look at being ‘Homeless in Inyo County’

By Deb Murphy A vehicle fire in the foothills recently took a good friend’s home. Yes, he lived in his compact motor home, so he was homeless by the conventional definition. A Vietnam vet, he is part of a small community within a community. He shared great stories, followed local news and gave pep talks […]

 
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Blue-green algae at Diaz Lake, Millpond

Press release Over the past few weeks blue-green algae has developed along the shoreline of Diaz Lake and, to a lesser extent, at Millpond. Several factors contribute to the development of the algae, all of which are beyond the County’s control. Primarily, the algae are a result of the presence of nutrients. Various weather conditions are also […]

 
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Road work in September in Bishop

Press releases In September, the City of Bishop is planning major pavement maintenance work along Sneden Street and a portion of Short Street. The work will require that the streets be closed and parking restricted at times. The work is the placement of a 3/4 inch thick fiber seal on the full length of Sneden […]

 
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Officials check out Owens River Water Trail site

By Deb Murphy The Owens River Water Trail has friends in high places. Bishop’s Randy Short serves as vice chair of the California Boating and Waterways Commission, a potential funding source for some of the project’s infrastructure, specifically handicapped-access to the river trail. Short and the commissioners were in the Eastern Sierra Tuesday to hold […]

 
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Local update on Zika virus

Press release SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported today that two infants with Zika-related microcephaly have been born in California to women who had Zika virus infections during pregnancy after spending time in a country where the virus is endemic. While mosquitoes that can carry the virus have been found in […]

 
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