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Bill LeFever

New management team at Sierra Wave Media

Bishop, Ca – May 14, 2015: Sierra Wave Media has a new management team, after the death of veteran Eastern Sierra journalist and station founder Benett Kessler, and the team pledges that goal one will be to continue her vision: to be a voice of fair and accurate news reporting for the region. Bill LeFever, the longtime […]

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John Heston and Benett Kessler

Benett Kessler: An appreciation

By Andrea Tetrick Today, February 3rd, is Benett Kessler’s birthday. She would have turned 66 years old. I had the privilege of working for Benett for a time, beginning in 2004 when Sierra Wave was known as K-DAY. She was extremely generous with her knowledge and encouraged me to report on any topic I chose, […]

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Inyo County equity pay adjustments explained

In sixteen Inyo County government departments, employees started to receive in November what are called equity adjustment pay raises – anywhere from approximately 5% to 30%. These raises equal about $650,000 per year and had been written into the County budget for the past couple of years. Members of the public asked Sierra Wave Media […]

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Caltrans removes memorials

It’s not exactly clear why Caltrans removed some roadside memorials a month or so ago when they had existed as remembrances for deaths on 395 for from three to twelve years, but we did confirm that Caltrans did remove some of those memorials or parts of them. Last week, a local citizen contacted Sierra Wave […]

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Once sworn in, Hardy will go to work as DA

Bishop Attorney Tom Hardy won appointment as Inyo District Attorney on Tuesday. He told Sierra Wave Media that for the next couple of days he would transfer his current legal cases to other attorneys and consult with the Attorney General on prosecution of cases in which he may have been involved. Later this week, Hardy […]

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Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze helped serve the diners.

ICARE raises $30,000 for new animal shelter

ICARE Fundraising Dinner 2013 – Big Success! ICARE’s 17th annual fundraising dinner on Saturday, April 13, was attended by about 700 animal lovers. Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Whiskey Creek, sponsored by Union Bank of California, Sierra Wave Media and DWP. The meal was served by the hardworking 4-H members. It was an exciting evening with […]

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Windy days create lovely skyscapes.  Photo by Andrew Kirk

Dennis Mattinson’s weather forecast

Forecast: Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County  By: Dennis Mattinson, Weather & Atmospheric Forecaster SierraWave Media:  Radio – TV – Online News FRI  MAR 15  2013 Our ridge of high pressure is drifting slowly eastward, but still quite warm today, with temps remaining above normal for mid March. Some cooling Saturday and Sunday as a […]

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BLM enforces ARPA

Before you pick up that old bottle in the Eastern Sierra desert, remember the Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement might catch and fine you. A citizen recently called Sierra Wave Media to ask about a report that a retired man in the Chalfant area had been contacted by BLM Law Enforcement for picking up […]

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Mammoth Town Council accepts Wilbrecht’s resignation, appoints Marysheva-Martinez

As usually reliable sources had predicted to Sierra Wave Media, Mammoth’s Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht has resigned and the Council appointed Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez to take over as Town Manager – both actions take effect in seven days. After last night’s closed session of the Town Council, Mayor Matthew Lehman said that the […]

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David Wilbrecht

Still no comment on status of Mammoth Town Manager

After two closed sessions with Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht and an item that called for discipline, dismissal or release of a public employee, the Mammoth Town Council had no action to report. Mayor Matthew Lehman told Sierra Wave Media Thursday night that there was no action in the afternoon closed session with Mr. Wilbrecht. The […]

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