Author Archive | Tom Woods

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Scout Helps Rescue His Father After Car Accident

A 13-year-old Boy Scout hiked for help while his seriously injured father waited with their wrecked vehicle. Mono Sheriff Officials report that at about 7:35 Sunday evening, deputies responded to a report of an overturned vehicle on a remote dirt road in the Bridgeport area. 48-year-old Chadwick Gilzean of Shingle Springs had lost control of […]

 
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Bishop Woman Identified as Accident Victim

Highway Patrol officials have released the name of the woman who died in an un-witnessed car accident near Bishop. 66-year-old Bishop resident Doris Smither was the victim of the single vehicle rollover on Fish Slough Road. Details on what happened remain sketchy. The vehicle, a silver Honda Accord, had been travelling southbound on Fish Slough […]

 
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Town Manager Will Issue Memo on Possible Layoffs

As the Mammoth Town Council gets ready to vote on the new town government budget, Town Manager Rob Clark and Finance Director Brad Koehn issued an analysis of the situation and news that the deficit has dropped from more than $1.5 million down to roughly $717,000. Although the Agenda Bill says the managers recommend Option […]

 
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Bishop Rancher Presses for Answers on Water

The Inyo-LA Standing Committee, minus any decision-makers from LA, met in Independence Friday. They opened the meeting at the boardroom and then promptly took off for a field trip near Black Rock. Later in the day, tribal members strongly protested the plan to turn on a well that had been off for twelve years due […]

 
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Mudslide Clean-Up Continues; Highway, Open

After last Thursday’s horrendous flood and mudslide across Highway 395 south of Olancha, Caltrans and others have worked constantly to clear the highway and now to free a big rig that was pushed down into a culvert by the flood. Susan Lent, PIO of Caltrans, said that the roads are open, but there is a […]

 
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A Tale of Two Hot Dogs

Two different street vendors received two different responses from the Bishop City Council in this Tale of Two Hot Dogs. At the Bishop City Council meeting Monday night, Anne Aylesworth came before the council to get a permit to restart her business, Valley Dogs, which had been on hiatus so she could take care of […]

 
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Busy Month for Local Firefighters

For the Bishop Volunteer Firefighters, August has been a busy month with over 30 calls so far. Bishop Fire Chief Ray Seguine reports that the volunteers have averaged a call a day for a while now. Many of these calls have been routine fire calls, but Seguine explained that there has been an uptick in […]

 
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United Adds a Flight to Mammoth Lakes

Starting this winter, San Francisco will be just one hour away. United Airlines is now selling tickets between San Francisco and the Mammoth Yosemite Airport. Horizon Air has offered commercial flights to Mammoth Lakes for the past two winters. Starting December 16th, a second airline will add flight options to the region. Air service started […]

 
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DUI Arrest After Collision on Sherwin Grade

Just before 4:00 am Thursday, CHP responded to a passenger vehicle vs. big rig accident on Sherwin Grade that sent one Bishop resident to the Hospital and another to the county jail. Officers report that a big rig was traveling down Sherwin Grade at about 35 miles per hour, when it was hit from behind […]

 
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Pucci Replacement Expected By October

After 30 years, Bishop City Administrator Rick Pucci is moving on to new job as an Inyo Supervisor. In the meantime, the City of Bishop continues to search for a new city administrator to take on the job. Pucci explained that the council has already interviewed candidates for the job. The current plan is to […]

 
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