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Reds Meadow Road has considerable damage

News release The Inyo National Forest, with assistance from the Town of Mammoth Lakes, has plowed and cleared the Reds Meadow Road beyond Minaret Vista. Engineering and the Acting District Ranger evaluated the road conditions. The movement of some cracks in the upper 2.5 miles was noted, but overall that section of road is holding […]

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BLM OKs exploratory drilling at Conglomerate Mesa

By Deb Murphy Silver Standard U.S. Holdings Inc. got the green light from the Bureau of Land Management’s Ridgecrest Regional Office for exploratory drilling on Conglomerate Mesa in the Inyo Mountains. The decision of record requires aerial access to the site rather than re-opening roads to the area. Friends of the Inyos, one of the […]

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Three Bishop residents arrested on felony charges

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office news release On Sunday, May 13th shortly after 8:00pm, Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies, Bishop Police Department Officers, and California Highway Patrol Officers responded to a home invasion at a residence in the Highlands Mobile Home Park. Prior to the arrival of law enforcement, the suspects fled the scene in a silver […]

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Inyo County argues DWP’s operations plan

By Deb Murphy Los Angeles Department of Water and Power came out with its 2018-19 operations plan late last month. Inyo County came back April 30 with its own recommendation, below the low end of LADWP’s proposed range. LADWP’s range started at 77,990 acre-feet, topping out at 96,230. The high number, according to Inyo’s response, […]

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Mono County Grand Jury information

News release Mammoth Lakes, CA – For only the 2nd time in its history, the Mono County Grand Jury has filed an interim report for the community’s benefit and information. The report can be seen at the Mono County Court’s website: The Mono County Grand Jury (GJ) is seated from July to June, annually. […]

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Yucca Mountain repository back in the news

By Deb Murphy There had to be some weird karmic energy at last Monday’s District 1 Supervisorial candidate forum. One of the questions leveled at incumbent Dan Totheroh and challenger Lynn Greer concerned Yucca Mountain, a potential site for nuclear waste. With so much flying out of the White House in the last 18 months, […]

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Threat to Mono schools a ‘hoax’, officials say

Another threat to a school in the Eastern Sierra, but officials say this one was a hoax. Mono County County Sheriff Ingrid Braun issued a news release Thursday about the incident. That email states that on the evening of Monday, May 7, 2018, officials at the Eastern Sierra Unified School District received an email which […]

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Mono County, LA waging paper war

By Deb Murphy In mid-April, Mono County asked for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s help to ensure adequate irrigation water for grazing leases in Southern Mono. Garcetti, basically, blew the Board of Supervisors off, referring them, in the future, to the LADWP Board of Commissioners’ head Mel Levine. Mono Supervisor Fred Stump called the response […]

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