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Caltrans lane closures for week of July 29

From Caltrans Lane Closure Report for the week of 7/29/19 – 8/2/19  Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public to be careful of workers on the highway, to Be Work Zone Alert and Move Over where possible. The scheduled lane closures for […]

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Eastern Sierra Opioid Summit offers advice

By Deb Murphy One significant take-away from the two-day Eastern Sierra Opioid Summit held earlier this week: opioid addiction is not isolated to individual users, it’s a community problem. Sponsored by the Toiyabe Indian Health Project and a long list of area groups including Northern Inyo Hospital, the Summit brought together a varied panel of […]

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Couple from Cayman Islands found deceased

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department news release OLD SPANISH TRAIL, INYO COUNTY CA. July 25, 2019 – On July 24 the Lone Pine Coroner made contact with next of kin for both deceased persons located on July 22 off of Old Spanish Trail, approximately six miles south-west of Charleston View. The female has been identified as Yvonne Blanco, […]

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BCC gets first shot at ESCOG’s JPA

By Deb Murphy The Joint Powers Authority establishing the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments as a legal entity got its first test at Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting. The document was approved, with a significant change requested by Councilmember Stephen Muchovej. With its new status, ESCOG will require funding for administrative staff and other services. […]

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‘Green waste’ free disposal in Inyo this weekend

Inyo County news release FREE “Green Waste” Disposal  In  preparation  for  what  is  anticipated  to  be  another  unpredictable  wildfire season,  the  Inyo  County Office  of  Emergency  Services  would  like  to  remind communities  that  we  all  must  be  diligent  in  maintaining  a  level  of preparedness. Removing  weeds,  brush  and  other  dead  and  dry vegetation from around our homes and properties, will help provide the defensible spce that firefighters may need to protect our homes. Many Inyo County residents live next to a natural area, the “Wildland Urban Interface”.  By keeping your home  and  property  clear  of  overgrown  […]

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Mono, Inyo counties observe Probation Services Week

Mono County news release Pretrial Probation Parole Supervision Week July 21-27, 2019 is Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week – a time for the nation and Mono County to recognize the men and women who work each and every day to supervise offenders in our communities, but also who provide support mechanisms to assist the […]

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Chamber Music Unbound Festival begins Thursday

Thursday, July 25, 2019 – 7:30 PM, Cerro Coso College, Mammoth Lakes. The Unbound Chamber Music Festival presents its opening concert, “Fairy Tales”, with music by Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov (from the epic legend of Scheherazade) and Brahms.  Artists include the Felici Piano Trio, flutist Mercedes Smith, violinist Corey Cerovsek and cellist, Mark Votapek. Friday, July 26, […]

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Caltrans lane closures for week of July 22

Lane Closure Report for the week of 7/22/19 – 7/26/19 Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public to be careful of workers on the highway, to Be Work Zone Alert and Move Over where possible. The scheduled lane closures for the week […]

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Premeim’s Owens Gorge application deemed deficient

By Deb Murphy Remember Premium Energy Holdings and its wacky pumped storage project applications? Bless their hearts, they keep trying and failing. The latest notice from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the licensing authority for hydroelectric projects added to Premium’s list of deficient preliminary permit application. This project involved two new dams in the Owens […]

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Rescued camper gives Inyo Investigations details of suspect

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office news release Missing Camper, Investigations Update INYO COUNTY, CA. July 16, 2019 – Inyo County Investigations met with recently escued, Sheryl Powell. Powell, and her small dog, had been missing since July 12 from Grandview Campground in the Bristlecone Pine Forest area. Following a massive multiagency search and rescue that involved […]

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LADWP issues water-spreading report

LADWP news release After a wet winter, the Eastern Sierra snowpack measured 171% of normal on April 1, 2019. LADWP is committed to maximizing the beneficial use of runoff water to the fullest extent and by considering the demands of the overall water system, which include customer needs, hydroelectric generation and spreading water to meet […]

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