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Kenneth Walker

Inyo County welcomes Kenneth Walker as new assistant CAO

Inyo County press release Inyo County is pleased to announce the hire of Kenneth G. Walker as new Assistant County Administrator. Walker replaces Rick Benson, who retired May 17 after three years of dedicated service. Benson previously served as Mariposa County Administrator from November 2006 to September 2014, and worked for the County of Kern […]

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Bank of America Bishop

Bank of America no longer will be a bank of Bishop

By Deb Murphy First JC Penney packed up its Arizona jeans and left town, not it’s Bank of America. KSRW got the same canned confirmation printed in The Sheet; the departure date is September 11. The reason: “changing needs and habits.” Conceding the decision was “a difficult one… driven primarily by changing banking behaviors as […]

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A bit of a brouhaha at Standing Committee meeting

By Deb Murphy For a brief time, members of the Standing Committee seemed to be on the same page despite disagreements on specific issues. If that was indeed an era of good will, it’s gone, replaced by what looked like dueling agencies. Example: Inyo Water Commission Chair Mike Prather used a visual to bring home […]

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Mark Osterman

Big Pine resident arrested; pipe bombs found

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office news release On 05/28/2018, at about 6:30am, members of the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department Major Investigations and Narcotics Taskforce (MINT) served a search warrant at a residence on Dewey Street in Big Pine,  for the illegal sale of firearms. The resident, Mark Osterman was arrested on a Ramey warrant without incident.  During […]

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Inyo Sheriff

Inyo Sheriff candidates share views

By Deb Murphy Inyo Sheriff candidates Jeff Hollowell and Josh Nicholson recently sat down for separate interviews. The general topic: the culture of the department or, more specifically, stories of heavy-handed, over-reactions on the part of deputies and what each would do to turn that perception around. Granted, those on the receiving end of an […]

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George David Clarkson: 1929-2018

George David Clarkson, born October 7, 1929 in Los Angeles, California passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 22, 2018. He was raised on the Jeffery Ranch, now known as the White Mountain Ranch until he was 17 years old when the family moved to Bishop. He graduated from Bishop Union High School […]

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Stephen McGuire

Update: PCT hiker found ‘in good health’

Update from KCNP: We’re happy to report that missing hiker Stephen McGuire has been located. Though he’s tired, he’s in good health. His progress along his route was delayed by winter storms. When contacted, he asked us to pass on his appreciation for the rescue efforts. He’d like to recognize the Air Force Rescue Coordination […]

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Photo courtesy of Barbara Richter

State of the Inyo National Forest

USFS news release The State of the Inyo, current as of 5/25/18 Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 w), Saddlebag Lake Rd., Hwy 120 E (Benton), Bodie (Hwy 270) Lundy Canyon June Lake Loop, Parker Lake Rd. (expect muddy conditions). Campgrounds open or […]

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