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Obituary Coss Connolly (1933-2019)

Coss Connolly 1933-2019 Coss Connolly passed away peacefully in Bishop, California in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 6, 2019. She was 85. Coss was born in Whittier, California on October 27, 1933 to Calvin James Culp and Laura Belle Matthews. Coss was christened “Vivian Irene Culp” but an older sister began calling her […]

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Aspendell Short term rental

INYO SUPERVISORS OKAY WITH SHORT-TERM-RENTAL IN  ASPENDELL; RESIDENTS, NOT SO MUCH   The Inyo Board of Supervisors stood with the Planning Commission to allow a short-term rental in Aspendell, a small community below Lake Sabrina and west of Bishop, despite a showing of home owners who really didn’t like the idea. The house in question […]

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Missing Juvenile Karlie Gusé

Press conference Friday for missing teen Karlie Guse

News release One Year Anniversary of Karlie Guse’s Disappearance – The Search Continues Mono County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, and Karlie’s Family Join Together to Remind Public of Continuing Effort to Find Karlie When: Friday, October 11, 2019, 11 a.m. Please arrive by 10:30 a.m. to set up. Where: Chalfant Community Center 123 Valley Rd. Chalfant, […]

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Influenza cases starting to rise in Mono, Inyo

From Mono County Health Department Pediatricians in Mammoth are currently seeing a lot of influenza cases, and report that it is rampant in local schools. Northern Inyo Hospital has also seen some people with influenza this week, and some flu deaths have already been reported in other parts of California. It is somewhat unusual to see […]

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Taboose Fire – 395 corridor will see smoky conditions

From USFS The Taboose Fire has shown some interior smoke in the past several days along the western flank, where warming and drying of unburned fuels has allowed fire activity to increase. Currently, there are a few acres of active fire at high elevation, confined by rocks and burned areas. However, on the northern side […]

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High runoff means more mosquitoes

Mono County Health Department Extensive water spreading due to high runoff conditions has increased the number of biting mosquitoes in our communities from north of Bishop to south of Big Pine. With the higher river flows out of Pleasant Valley we expect the Aedes melanimon population to increase. Aedes do not carry human disease in the Eastern Sierra, […]

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Fall color report – it’s beautiful!

Report from California Fall Color Following is a summary of reports on autumnal change across California. It is compiled from reports and photographs submitted by a network of volunteer observers. Similar reports on the status of fall color across California are sent each Thursday until the Thursday before Thanksgiving Day. If you do not want […]

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Update: SCE inspecting circuits

News release Early this morning (at approximately 3:30 am), a source line into the Mammoth-Bishop area experienced an unplanned outage, not a proactive public safety power shutoff (PSPS) event. This outage effects approximately 15,000 customers in the area. SCE crews are working to restore power to the source line. In order to safely restore power […]

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BUSD board: ‘Accountability starts with us’

By Deb Murphy Bishop Union School District’s Board President Taylor Ludwick admitted the 2019-20 year got off to a rough start at a special meeting held Monday evening. The meeting had two items on the agenda: first, a clean-up motion on graduation requirements and, second, “communication between the Superintendent and school board.” Those in the […]

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