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Pat Hayes steps down as GM at MCWD

MCWD news release Tom Smith, President of the Mammoth Community Water District Board of Directors, hasannounced that Pat Hayes is stepping down after six years as General Manager of the Mammoth Community Water District. This decision was reached after discussions between the Board and Mr. Hayes, which resulted in a mutual agreement that a change in leadership would […]

 
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‘Two Missing Climbers, 80 Years Apart’

Press release On Monday, July 1, author Jennifer Crittenden, will present “Two Missing Climbers, Eighty Years Apart” at the monthly Mono Basin Historical Society meeting. A potluck dinner and business meeting begins at 6 PM at the Lee Vining Community Center; the program at 7 PM.  Crittenden’s slide talk  investigates parallels between the disappearance and […]

 
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Deaths at Mammoth Mountain, Panamint Valley

Mono County Sheriff’s Office news release On Saturday, June 22, 2019, at approximately 8:34 a.m., numerous 9-1-1 calls came into the Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch regarding a ski accident on Mammoth Mountain. Several witnesses reported seeing a skier lose control near the top of “Wipeout Chutes” near Chair 23. Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol was […]

 
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Wilson and Mill: A tale of two creeks

By Deb Murphy Public, private and advocacy groups came to the Mono County Board of Supervisors last week, some with hope the County had the wisdom and power of Solomon to solve the issue of water in Wilson and Mill creeks. The Board didn’t have that power or will. The only real solution to maintaining […]

 
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‘A Sentimental Journey Along Highway 395’

Press release On Thursday June 27th, at the Inyo Council for the Arts Theatre Room, Spellbinder Books in Bishop will be hosting a history program presented by author David Woodruff titled, “A Sentimental Journey Along Highway 395.” Three-ninety-five…this magical ribbon of blacktop, has been taking people on a sentimental journey for over 100 years. Rarely […]

 
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Lakes Basin to open Monday morning

News release The USFS will be opening the gate to the Lakes Basin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 for vehicle access. The USFS is the designated authority for the Lakes Basin and made the decision to open the area to the public with the provision of complimentary transit service and the placement […]

 
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NIHD parking lot paving project begins in earnest

NIHD press release Northern Inyo Healthcare District ‘s planned paving project will begin in earnest this Saturday. Paving contractors will be working onsite throughout the weekend, applying a slurry coat and re-striping the parking lot directly in front of and to the east of the two-story Northern Inyo Hospital building. Visitors seeking access to the […]

 
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Owens River Water Trail EIR reviewed

By Deb Murphy The Owens River Water Trail took one step closer to reality with the completion of the environmental documents late last month. Monday evening, the Inyo County Water Commission held a public hearing to go over the findings of the Environmental Impact Report. Bottom line: overall, the EIR was good news. There were […]

 
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