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Caltrans District 9 Workers Memorial 2018.  Bridgeport Maintenance Crew stand in rememberance of their fellow workers who died in the line of duty.

Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony in Bishop Tuesday

Press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will hold its annual Workers Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, April 16th at 11:30 a.m. at the Caltrans District 9 Bishop Maintenance Station located at 1250 Spruce Street (behind Kmart) in Bishop, CA.  This ceremony will be held in coordination with Caltrans Safety Awareness Week.  The […]

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Bi-State DPS greater sage-grouse Credit: USFWS

More public comments being accepted on sage-grouse

Press release RENO, Nevada — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting additional public comment on its proposed rule to list the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. As its name suggests, the Bi-State greater sage-grouse DPS straddles the California-Nevada border, where six […]

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Speech Contest contestants: Harlee Bardonnex, Kyle Schaniel, Will Hennarty, Luis Leon, Jade Scott, Willam Young, Alexandra Morales, Paige Makris, Marlene Castro

Alexandra Morales wins Inyo County Speech Contest

Press release Inyo County Office of Education is pleased to announce that Alexandra Morales from Round Valley Joint Elementary School won first place at the 59th annual Inyo County Speech Contest, for her speech: Parkland, Columbine, Sandy Hook, Enough! The second place winner was Paige Makris from Owens Valley Elementary School with her speech: Turning […]

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Manzanar Pilgrim/Image 2017 cMC Mark Kirchner

50th Manzanar Pilgrimage: An Enduring Legacy for Civil Rights

NPS press release INDEPENDENCE, CA—Manzanar National Historic Site invites visitors to participate in a weekend of special events in conjunction with the Manzanar Committee’s annual Pilgrimage. The event’s theme is 50th Manzanar Pilgrimage: An Enduring Legacy For Civil Rights. All are welcome and the events are free. Pilgrimage Weekend begins Friday, April 26, with a […]

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Inyo’s short-term rentals hit a bump in the road

By Deb Murphy Tuesday’s review of Inyo County’s short-term rental policy is a prime example of good intentions going awry. The issue that rose to the surface of associate planner Tom Schaniel’s review of numbers and problems focused on non-hosted Airbnbs with unresolved complaints due in large part because the property owner was nowhere in […]

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Bishop City Council responds to proposed fishing regulations

By Deb Murphy Joe Pecsi gave Bishop City Council a template to respond to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s new proposed fishing regulations, highlighting a lot of things wrong with those regs. A former Councilman and chair of the Inyo County Fish and Wildlife Commission, Pecsi followed F&W’s biologist Jim Erdman’s brief summary […]

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State of the Inyo National Forest

USFS news release, prepared by Deb Schweizer I received several calls inquiring about a State of the Inyo, so here it is.  There are only a handful of changes: The Glacier Lodge Rd is open (Big Pine) and Caltrans opened Hwy 120E (Benton) today. Inyo County reports that they are starting to clear roads: Whitney […]

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Four rescued by CHP, Inyo SAR near Mt. Russell

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department news release On the afternoon of Sunday, April 7, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency satellite transmission requesting a rescue near Mt. Whitney. A party of four climbers attempting to summit Mt. Russell (14,088’) had gotten off route while descending and were stuck on the side of a cliff […]

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Phone service, 911 outages: ‘The perfect storm’

By Deb Murphy Nate Greenberg, Mono County’s IT director, described the communication blackout March 23-24 as “the perfect storm,” some consolation to residents from Boron to Bridgeport left without a variety of communication tools, including 911, since perfect storms usually don’t occur with any regularity. Greenberg explained what led up to the outage of AT&T, […]

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Carne Lowgren playing guitar

Carne Lowgren – ‘A great loss’

By Charles James Last Friday, March 29th, the California Highway Patrol reported that a bicyclist had died at about 10:35 a.m. after being struck along U.S. 6 and Chalfant Loop Road, about 12 miles northeast of Bishop, California. Information on the identity of the bicyclist was withheld pending notification of next of kin, and then […]

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