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High wind and big rig rollover

(CHP press release) On Saturday, February 15, 2014, at approximately 3:43 PM, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bishop Communications Center received a report of a tractor-trailer combination (“big rig”) that had rolled over, approximately a quarter mile north of State Route 167 (north of Lee Vining). At this time Caltrans Changeable Message Signs (CMS) were advising […]

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Missing Simi Valley woman found dead on Tioga Pass

On Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at approximately 11:00am, Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office with the report of a missing person thought to be traveling on Hwy 120W south down Tioga Pass. Mono County Sheriff’s Investigators responded to Tioga Pass at Blue Slide and located a vehicle […]

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Paraglider collides with steep terrain

On the morning of Wednesday, December 28th, 2011, at approximately 10:30, Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call regarding a downed paraglider in the area of the Mono Craters. Kern Barta, age 45, of Truckee, CA, was paragliding with a group of friends above the west aspect of the craters when he collided with […]

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