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Doomed liquid amber in front of the County Water Department office on Jackson.

Inyo Supervisors face more tree issues

By Deb Murphy Seven Independence liquid ambers are looking at an uncertain future as the Inyo Supervisors discussed, then postponed, action on whether the trees, all planted in County rights-of-way, stay, or go. All seven were deemed inappropriate for their location, according to arborist Rochelle Hair with Eastern Sierra Tree Service. The Indy Seven are […]

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August is Child Support Awareness Month

Press release Eastern Sierra Department of Child Support Services is reaching out to the community and sharing information about its services through many activities in August. These activities are part of the annual national celebration of Child Support Awareness Month, or CSAM, in August. CSAM highlights the crucial role that child support services play in […]

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CHP plans Mono County DUI checkpoint for Friday

CHP press release The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bridgeport Area has scheduled a driving under the influence (DUI) and driver license safety checkpoint on August 9, 2019, in Mono County. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The purpose […]

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Caltrans to enhance stop signs at Wye Rd. and Highway 6

By Deb Murphy You’d think folks didn’t realize those bright red octagons at the intersection of Wye Road and U.S. Highway 6 meant what they said—“stop”. When Grocery Outlet owner Dennis Freundt gave his business report at last month’s Bishop City Council meeting, he mentioned the seven car crashes near the store. It’s gotten to […]

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‘Two Missing Climbers, Eighty Years Apart’

Press release Local author Jennifer Crittenden will be giving a presentation titled, “Two Missing Climbers, Eighty Years Apart” on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 1 to 3 o’clock at the Eastern California Museum in Independence, located at 155 N. Grant Street. This event is free and open to everyone. Crittenden’s presentation investigates parallels between the […]

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San Bernardino man drowns at Lake Mamie

Mono County Sheriff’s Department news release On August 2, 2019, at approximately 7:03 A.M., Mono County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Lake Mamie regarding a boating accident. A small boat with two men fishing capsized. As one man stood up to toss out the anchor, the boat became unstableand capsized. The vessel was described as […]

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Motorists urged to drive with caution, beware of wildlife

Caltrans press release BISHOP – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reminds drivers to be alert of wildlife along roadways throughout Inyo, Mono, and Kern counties. The Eastern Sierra and Eastern Kern County are home to a wide variety of animals – including wild deer and horses in the north, bears and antelope in the […]

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No charges filed by Inyo DA in Solorio investigation

Inyo County District Attorney news release Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy announced today that, having carefully evaluated the information from the Bishop Police Department’s supplemental investigation, no criminal charges will be filed against Eugenio Solorio. Mr. Solorio was arrested by the Bishop Police Department on April 22, 2019 on charges relating to committing lewd acts […]

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ESLT to host concert, ‘Crayons’

Press release A guitar strums, and a magical clear voice layers over the chords. You put your head back and close your eyes, only to open them and catch the alpine glow on the Sierra peaks. Does that sound like a perfect Eastside summer night? That’s because it is! On Friday August 16th, local nonprofit […]

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Update: Navy pilot died in crash in Death Valley

UPDATE The pilot of an FA-18E Super Hornet died after the fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park, the U.S. Navy reported Thursday. The U.S. Navy confirmed the death of the pilot just before 12:40 p.m. Thursday saying, “The Navy has confirmed that the pilot of the FA-18E died in the crash. In accordance with DoD […]

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Thursday update on lightning-caused wildfires

The Inyo National Forest has been aggressively suppressing and monitoring several natural lightning caused wildfires in the past week. Things have settled down and there is no new activity to report on the Kelty and Cow fires. Fire activity is increasing on the Springs fire, and firefighters are strengthening containment lines by cutting hazardous trees and installing fire […]

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