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August 7-8: Inyo County (+89/3 Deaths) & Mono County (+154/1 Death) COVID-19 Report

LOCAL NUMBERS UPDATES MONO COUNTY posts daily and in real time( current) throughout the day on their website Mono County COVID-19 Response page. 8/08/2020 5:00 p.m.:  3,504* Total Tests Administered | 154 Positive test results | 3,330 Negative |  90 Pending Results | 1 death | NOTE: Mono County does not share number of “Recovered” *Data […]

 
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Elected Offices in Inyo County with Extended Deadlines, incl. City of Bishop! Run, Forrest, Run!

Consider running for elected office! First, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the nomination period for candidates for the office of Member of the City Council and for the office of City Treasurer has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. All interested registered voters or interested parties having questions relating to the […]

 
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Big Pine Two Brothers from Italy Challenges Inyo County Authority on COVID-19 Health Orders

What could possibly go wrong? For months, husband, Brett Callahan and wife, Giovanna Lomedico, owner’s of the popular pizza business known as Two Brothers of Italy, located in the Town of Big Pine, have made comments, mostly on social media, that the health orders issued by Inyo County Public Health are not legal, not Constitutional, […]

 
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Two COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Inyo County | Residents from Bishop Care Center

There haven’t been any deaths recorded in Inyo County since April 24, 2020. Suddenly, with the past few weeks the number of positive Covid-19 cases began to rise. Today, August 6, it was announced that two new deaths have occurred, both residents of the Bishop Care Center. A number of employees at BCC have also […]

 
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Update: White Mountain Fire Dist. sent Type 3 engine to Apple Fire; now they’re at Stagecoach Fire

8/05/2020 Update: Peripatetic Fire Crew! Looks like our local WMFD firefighters are getting lots of experience. According to the WMFD Facebook page, they were called off of the Apple Fire to respond as immediate need resources for help on the Stagecoach Fire, near Lake Isabella, Calif. (Way to go White Mountain Fire Crew! We’re proud […]

 
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Bubser, Candidate for 8th Congressional Seat, To Hold a Virtual Meeting

INYO350 will be hosting a virtual meeting with Chris Bubser, candidate for the 8th District Congressional seat this Monday, August 10, at 7 p.m. Current Congressman Paul Cook is not running for re-election. Bubser, a Democrat, will be running against Jay Obernolte, a Republican. During the March primary, Bubser beat Obernolte in both Mono and […]

 
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A member of a Nevada search and rescue team fell to his death on Mt. Humphreys

BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — A member of a Nevada search and rescue team fell to his death while climbing a mountain in California’s Sierra Nevada, authorities said Tuesday. Paul Sheykhzadeh, 52, of Reno was hiking Mount Humphreys on Sunday, August 2nd, when he fell off of large boulders along the western slope of the nearly […]

 
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Covid-19 cases take dangerous turn in Inyo County | Up 13 positive cases over the weekend and Monday

Inyo County saw a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, most reportedly infected at through association with residents and employees of the Bishop Care Center. Between August 1 and August 3, Inyo County has seen an increase of thirteen (13) new COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative Inyo County number of total case numbers over the past […]

 
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Power Returned after Big Rig Crashes into Mt. Whitney Motel in Lone Pine; Motel was in Flames

[UPDATE NOTE FROM LADWP ON POWER OUTAGE: (August 1, 2020) Approximately 100 residential and 4 commercial/business customers were without power due to a traffic accident that occurred overnight.It was restored by 6PM this evening.] ORIGINAL REPORT OF INCIDENT FROM INYO COUNTY SHERIFF, FOLLOWED BY OFFICIAL REPORT OF COLLISION NEWS RELEASE  FROM CHP – BISHOP OFFICE […]

 
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