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Owens Lake: ‘Wildlife viewing site at a world-class level’

Press release Lone Pine, CA – As thousands of migratory birds cycle through Owens Lake this spring, Friends of the Inyo and partners Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Inyo County, Eastern Sierra Audubon, Audubon California, Metabolic Studio, and Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, brought the community together to enjoy and celebrate the massive return of birds to […]

 
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Bellflower man found deceased in Owens River

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Shortly after noon Tuesday, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification of a missing member of a four-person fishing group. According to the reporting party, the group was alerted when their friend did not return to his vehicle after fishing; he was last seen below the Tinnemaha Reservoir on the […]

 
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ICEA and county still at impasse

By Deb Murphy With negotiations still deadlocked, Inyo County Employees Association members held a peaceful picket at the County’s administrative offices on May Street in Bishop last Wednesday, April 26h. This issue is as much about respect and being valued, according to negotiation team member Chris Jackson. The union, Local 325 of the American Federation […]

 
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Bencoma changes insanity plea to not guilty

By Deb Murphy Jury selection in the trial of Raymond Bencoma went into its third day today. As of this morning, Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy had no good estimate on when the trial will start. Bencoma faces multiple felony charges including assault on an office from an incident in late August. Monday’s jury […]

 
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Bencoma trial scheduled to begin today

Ray Bencoma’s trial on multiple charges including assault on an officer begins today in Independence. According to Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy, most of Monday will be taken up with jury selection. Opening arguments should begin Tuesday. The Bishop resident has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity to charges that […]

 
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It’s time – be prepared for mosquitoes

Press release Heavy runoff in the Owens Valley will most likely contribute to an above average mosquito season. Local officials are already preparing – but Mosquito Bite Prevention begins at home. Residents and business owners are encouraged to take an aggressive approach this year to reduce exposure to mosquitos. Here are some practical tips that […]

 
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‘Unified Command’ formed for flood preparedness

  Press release Record high snowpack in the Sierra this winter has prompted Inyo County allied agencies to form a Unified Command for preemptive flood preparedness.   CalTRANS, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Tribal Administrators, City of Bishop, Inyo County, and other local and […]

 
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City of LA and LADWP reassure Inyo County

By Deb Murphy Whatever disconnect popped up between Inyo County and the City of Los Angeles over the City’s emergency declaration and the department’s commitment to work with Inyo to prevent flood damage during this year’s unprecedented runoff popped back down last Friday. Following a special closed session meeting of the Board of Supervisors, LADWP’s […]

 
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Inyo employee groups agree to new packages

Inyo County press release Tuesday, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved new salary and benefit packages with three more employee groups: the Inyo County Correctional Officers Association, Non-Represented Employees, and Management Employees. The deals are similar to agreements reached over the last year with the County’s Law Enforcement Administrators Association, Deputy Sheriffs Association, and […]

 
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Report from County Health Rankings and Roadmap

By Deb Murphy Residents of Mono County are in decent shape, according to the just-released County Health Rankings and Roadmap, coming in at 20th out of the 57 California counties ranked by the study. Mono-ites’ neighbors to the south didn’t fare as well, coming in at 48th. The annual survey is a collaborative effort between […]

 
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