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OVGA seeks Statements of Interest

News release The Owens Valley Groundwater Authority is currently soliciting Statements of Interest from local individuals, entities or groups interested in participating as an “Interested Party,” which has a voting interest in the OVGA Board. The OVGA was created to comply with California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requirement that local agencies sustainably manage groundwater […]

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Mary Mae Kilpatrick elected NIHD board president

NIHD press release The Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors named its 2019 slate of officers during its December board meeting. Long-time Bishop area educator and school administrator Mary Mae Kilpatrick was elected Board President with retired county Health and Human Services Director Jean Turner being named Vice President. Kilpatrick represents Zone IV of […]

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Thomas Ross: 1930-2018

Thomas Ross 1930-2018 Tom Ross, a resident of Bishop and a former resident of Independence, Inyo County, died on December 2, 2018, peacefully in his sleep after a long illness. The son of Scottish immigrants, Fernie and Helene Ross, was a few months shy of his 89th birthday. A noted mountaineer, Tom made over 3,500 […]

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Feds roll back water protections

By Deb Murphy Amid all the news stories rolling out of Washington this month, proposed rollbacks to the Clean Water Act protections haven’t made it on the nightly news casts. But, Evan Halper ran a story in the Los Angeles Times in mid-December that sent us scrambling for more information. Here’s the deal: former President […]

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Tyler Nelson and Steve Sornoso standing in front of the trash removal system.

Trash it – MCWD pleased with Huber Step Screen system

Press release Mammoth Lakes, California – December 27, 2018 – The Mammoth Community Water District made a $289,000 investment last year to install a new trash removal system at the wastewater treatment plant. Trash in the wastewater collection system clogs pumps and pipelines and decreases the life expectancy of treatment plant machinery. The new Huber […]

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Inyo faces wildland fire danger

By Deb Murphy Four of the largest California wildfires, consuming more than 1.1 million acres, occurred in the last two years. Five of the most destructive, leaving 28,000 structures in ashes, and five of the deadliest totaling 131 lives lost, also occurred in 2017-18, according to Cal Fire. The Forest Service’s fire management plan for […]

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DMV reminds motorists of new laws in 2019

News release With the New Year just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform the public about several new laws or changes to existing law that, unless otherwise noted, take effect January 1, 2019. Temporary License Plate Program (AB 516, Mullin): This law requires licensed California dealers, of new […]

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Mammoth Film Festival unveils first round of selections

Press release 2ND ANNUAL STAR-STUDDED MAMMOTH FILM FESTIVAL™ UNVEILS SHORTS & EPISODICS IN FIRST ROUND OF OFFICIAL SELECTIONS Official Selections include Projects From or Featuring: Lamorne Morris, Dylan Sprouse, Jack Kilmer, Suki Waterhouse, Johnny Whitworth, Francesca Eastwood, James Lafferty, Alexandra Park, Stephen Colletti, Laura Vandervoort, Will Britton, Maya Henry, Jordan Barrett, Ali Fazal, Eva Dolezalova, […]

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Mammoth CERT recognizes members certification

Press release These eight current Mammoth Lakes CERT members were recognized for reaching the Intermediate status level of certification at our annual CERT Holiday Party at Giovanni’s hosted by the MLPD. L-R in back row: MLPD Chief Al Davis Duty Officer Rich Foye Angie Teslaa Sue Stavlo John Stavlo Debbie Diaz MLPD Sgt. Joe Vetter […]

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NIHD employees also gathered 39 gifts for the residents of Bishop Care Center. Shown with the cart of gifts, which the NIHD team pushed to neighboring BCC’s front door, are from left to right, NIHD’s Michelle Garcia, BCC Administrator Jay Caramba, BCC Director of Nursing Sue Uchendu, BCC Activities Assistant Cora Heeg, BCC Activities Director Ida Enger, NIHD CEO Dr. Kevin S. Flanigan, and NIHD’s Kristen Bernasconi. Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

NIHD employees enjoy the season of giving

Press release Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s employees ended the holiday giving season on a big note by providing gifts for The IMACA Wish Tree and to the residents of the Bishop Care Center.   According to NIHD’s Michelle Garcia, Team NIHD fulfilled the wishes for 47 local children. The Wish Tree Program, coordinated by the […]

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