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Inyo County SAR Rescue team launches STOP campaign to promote 4 principles of safer backcountry adventures

Summer brings out a lot of hikers and rock climbers. And a lot of people are now coming up to the Eastern Sierra to enjoy the great outdoors. More people result in more lost hikers, accidental falls and often serious injuries, or worse, a body recovery,  that requires a Search and Rescue response. In these […]

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Junior Livestock Auction in Bishop Starting Tuesday, June 23 Through Friday, June 26

Starts on June 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm SAVE THE DATE! The Junior Livestock Online Auction at the Tri-County Fairgrounds will be June 23-June 26. That’s right, it will run for 4 days! All market animals will be sold online. You can now buy an animal from the comfort of your home. If you’re not […]

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Caltrans Resumes Trash Removal on the State Highway System

[CalTrans Press Release June 16, 2010] BISHOP – Caltrans announced today, Tuesday, June 16, it is resuming litter pickup and trash removal along the California State Highway System following a temporary suspension due to COVID-19. Since the stoppage on trash removal, litter continued to accumulate along the beautiful highways of the Eastern Sierra, even with […]

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US Forest Service Dept. of Agriculture

As of June 18 – State of Inyo Roads and Campgrounds: What’s Open? Closed?

With the July 4th weekend on the horizon, many travelers planning to go camping are still finding it hard to get information on which campgrounds are open, which are closed, and when will those still closed, be opened. (From USFS) More campgrounds are opening in the Lee Vining Canyon, Rock Creek, Bishop Creek, and Whitney […]

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Sheriff Jeff Hollowell

Inyo County Sheriff Hollowell on Bias

By Deb Murphy Three weeks after George Floyd died of cardiopulmonary arrest from a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck, the uproar seemed to turn toward reform of both bias and deadly force by police departments. Then, last Friday in Atlanta, Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back as he fled two police […]

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4th of July

4th of July Fireworks Show Modifications in Bishop and Independence

INYO COUNTY, CA, June 15, 2020: After abundant consideration from Public Health and in consultation with the Bishop and Independence Volunteer Fire Departments, the fireworks shows in Bishop and Independence for 2020 will be modified to be “Stay at Home Shows.” This means that no central viewing areas will be provided or available.  Instead the […]

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Update: Mount Humphreys SAR Retrieves Body of Bishop Climber

UPDATE 6/12/2020: The deceased climber has been identified as Ray Warburton. A GoFundMe page has been created by friends to help his family, wife, Lesley, Augie and Lacy,  with expenses at Ray Warburton Memorial. INYO COUNTY SHERIFF PRESS RELEASE 6-11-2020 Mount Humphreys (above Bishop), CA. 06-11-2020 – On 06-09-2020, an experienced local Bishop climber and […]

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