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Sally Symons to serve 270-day jail sentence

Beginning Thursday, Sally Symons will begin serving her 270-day sentence for misappropriation of government funds during her tenure as chief executive officer for the Tri-County Fairgrounds. Superior Court Judge Dean Stout handed down the sentence, part of Symons’ agreed disposition, Monday at the Bishop Courthouse. Symons has already paid the $9,860 restitution. She will be […]

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Update on court cases

The sentencing of Sally Symons has been pushed back to April 4. The former Chief Executive Officer for the Tri-County Fairgrounds pled guilty to misappropriation of government funds and is facing restitution of $9,860, up to 270 days in County jail and five years of probation. According to District Attorney Tom Hardy, the probation report […]

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Sally Symons: ‘An open letter of apology’

Letter to the community from Sally Symons February 9, 2016 Dear Eastern Sierra Community, As some of you may know I recently plead guilty to misappropriating public funds from the Tri-County Fairgrounds. I want to apologize for taking that money from the fairgrounds. I have betrayed the trust of this community, my friends, colleagues, business […]

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Former Tri-County Fair CEO Symons arrested on three felony charges

Sally Ann Symons was arrested on embezzlement charges today. A press release from Inyo County District Attorney Thomas Hardy said District Attorney Investigators arrested former Tri-County Fair CEO Sally Ann Symons on embezzlement and misuse of government funds charges this morning after she voluntarily surrendered herself at the District Attorney’s office in Bishop. The District […]

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CHP detains, questions Symons on alleged embezzlement

Press release from the California Highway Patrol BISHOP, CALIF. – In July of 2015, the California Highway Patrol, Inland Division Investigative Services Unit, initiated an investigation into the possible embezzlement of funds from the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds. During the extensive investigation, CHP investigators determined Bishop area resident Sally Ann Symons, 46, embezzled funds belonging […]

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Sally Symons resigns as Fair CEO

While thousands of people enjoyed the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair over the Labor Day holiday weekend, it appears there’s been some problems behind the scenes of the Fair. Sally Symons resigned as CEO of the Tri-County Fairgrounds on Monday morning, just hours after the Fair ended. The 18th District Agricultural Association put out a press release […]

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Busy year for Tri-County Fairgrounds

– Press release The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair has been hard at work making plans for the 2015 event season and beyond. There are many new events coming, continuation of some favorites and some new faces. Jaque Hickman of Lone Pine was named as the newest Director of the 18th  District Agricultural Association on March […]

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Pictured is the 2015 slate of Executive Officers of the Fair Board, 2nd Vice President Joanne Parsons, President Paul Dostie and 1st Vice President Rob Levy.

News from the Tri-County Fair

– Press release The Board of Directors at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair met recently and got the ball rolling for the 2015 edition of their flagship event, the Tri-County Fair. The winning slogan was submitted by Joshua Hinson and is “The Tri-County Fair, where Culture and Heritage come together.” Fair CEO Sally Symons commented, […]

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Tri-County Fair slogan contest entries sought

– Press release The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair is once again asking for entries from the public to determine the slogan for the 2015 Fair. The slogan contest is open to any resident of Inyo, Mono or Alpine Counties. “We recently came across premium books in the fair office from 1896, 1900 and 1901. They […]

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Seats available on Inyo Water Commission

The Inyo Water Commission was formed under the Long-Term Water Agreement between Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in the early 90s. It was designed to be the public body that connects the people of the Owens Valley to water issues. Inyo County recently announced that two seats on the […]

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