Mount Inyo Erupts/Photo courtesy of Andrew Kirk

Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

AREA FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County FROM: Dennis “dmatt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: Sierra Wave Media / Radio / TV / Online   MON APR 22 2019   WEATHER DISCUSSION: I hope you all had a Happy Easter!   A Pacific trough slowly moved inland Saturday / Sunday and brought scattered […]

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Drug Takeback event this Saturday in Inyo County

News release INYO COUNTY, CA  – On Saturday, April 27 from 8:00am to 1:00pm Inyo County will be hosting the annual Prescription Drug Takeback event. This event gives Inyo County residents the opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. You can bring medications for disposal at any of the three […]

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Attendees lined for the scrumptious breakfast delicacies at the 2018 Hospice of the Owens Valley’s Silent Auction and Breakfast Buffet. Photo courtesy Pioneer Home Health Care.

Fundraising auction, breakfast for Hospice of the Owens Valley

Press release Residents and visitors alike are invited to wake up, smell the coffee, and enjoy tasty breakfast delicacies all in the name of supporting Hospice of the Owens Valley. The group’s fourth annual Silent Auction and Breakfast Buffet fundraiser is set for Saturday, April 27 at Bishop’s First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Fowler […]

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Measles: ‘Back in a big way’

From Mono County Health Department Measles is back in a big way! After being declared eliminated in the United States in the year 2000, 555 cases have been reported in the United States as of 04/11/2019, with outbreaks also occurring in numerous other countries. Most of the affected people are unvaccinated residents of New York, Washington, California, […]

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OVGA one step away from adding board seats

By Deb Murphy “Fast paced” and “Owens Valley Groundwater Authority meeting” have never appeared in the same sentence in the year-and-a-half since the Authority was formed. But, Thursday’s session was different, in large part due to the hours of wrangling, discussion and closed sessions that preceded it. The board members approved agreements with entities’ staff […]

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State of the Inyo National Forest update

FROM USFS We finally have some warmer days and melt-off and that is leading some re-openings of roads and campgrounds. However, please remind visitors that snow is still deep in many locations and several campground are only partially opening due to snow. Inyo County Roads reports that they have made excellent progress on the Whitney […]

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Raymond with his dog Yuhubi

The Four-Year-Old Smiling Face of Hemophilia

By Charles James (World Hemophilia Day was April 17) Raymond Garcia, Jr. of Bishop is an adorable four-year-old who has already faced greater challenges every day of his life than most of us will face in our lifetimes. Raymond has hemophilia, specifically Type A, which is a very rare, inherited bleeding disorder in which blood […]

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Donna Brune

Donna Brune passes away

Donna Brune, resident of Bishop California from September 1967 until December 2014, passed away on April 14, 2019 in St.George, Utah. Donna was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia in October 2014. She worked hand in hand with her husband at Brune Mortuary. She is survived by her husband, Leon; two daughters: Suzanne Worth of Bishop, California […]

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Flooded yard

Be prepared – Inyo County offers free sandbags

News release Inyo County Emergency Services is working with local Fire Departments to provide free sandbags to residents and business owners in Inyo County. Free sandbags for flood preparedness are available at the following locations: Ø  Bishop Fire Station, 209 W. Line Street, April 25, 8:00am-5:00pm (closed noon to 1:00) Ø  Big Pine Fire Station, […]

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Inyo County Probation at 2018 Job Fair

Planning under way for Spring Job Fair

Press release The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Tri-County Fairgrounds and several local businesses to host the second annual Spring Job Fair on Saturday, May 4th.  The event is designed to connect private and public sector employers with the best local candidates. The job fair will be held in the […]

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