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Election results for Inyo, Mono counties

By Deb Murphy Preliminary election results from Inyo and Mono counties indicate no change in the Bishop City Council but a new 4th District Supervisor in John Peters with a 55 to 45-percent win over Mono incumbent Tim Fesko. With the passage of Prop. 64 legalizing recreational marijuana state-wide, Inyo County residents approved three advisory […]

 
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Cause of Owens River Fire determined

United States Forest Service press release The Owens River Fire has been determined to have been caused by a re-ignition of the Clark Fire.  Specifically, fire investigators determined that the Owens River Fire ignited in a box canyon meadow near the Clark Fire from a layer of dense organic material that was smoldering beneath the […]

 
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Information on Mono County Grand Jury

Mono County press release The 2016-2017 Grand Jury is currently composed of eleven grand jurors. Michael Boucher is the foreperson of the grand jury and Tom Gaunt is the assistant foreperson. The remaining members of the grand jury are Jennifer Burrows, Roger Claypool, Alane Dufrene-Beardsley, Mary Ann Dunigan, Lisa Isaacs, Rose Kuljerich, Sharlean Magid, Sally […]

 
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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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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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Let’s go fly a kite in Mono County this weekend

Press release WALKER, Calif. – Take a trip to Walker, California, just south of the California/Nevada state line in northern Mono County, for the inaugural Eastern Sierra Kite Festival which takes flight Sept. 17 and 18, with professional kite flyers and fun activities for the whole family. In its first year, the festival will feature the Berkeley Kite […]

 
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Mono officials warn of possible flooding, rock slides

Press release Thunderstorms are currently forecast for the Eastern Sierra over the next four days, with the highest probability of thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday. Such storms can cause flash flooding and rock slides in burn areas across the county. Residents, tourists and structures affected by recent fires are most at risk. Those affected should […]

 
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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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Marina Fire update: 300 personnel on scene

Forest Service update The Marina Fire remains at 600 acres this morning and is 5% contained. The fire is located north of Lee Vining and west of Highway 395 and is burning in pinyon and brush. The fire spotted across Highway 395 yesterday south of Mono City pushed by strong down canyon winds. Crews worked […]

 
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