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(August 11th) Inyo County: 113 (+7) Positive | 5 (+2) Deaths | & Mono County: 158 Positive | 1 Death | COVID-19 Reports

Number of positive COVID-19 cases exploding in Inyo County continues rise. LOCAL NUMBERS UPDATES MONO COUNTY posts daily and in real time( current) throughout the day on their website Mono County COVID-19 Response page. *8/11/2020 8:30 p.m.:  3,833* Total Tests Administered | 158 Positive test results | 3,621 Negative |  54 Pending Results | 1 […]

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Tagging vandalism near Crowley Lake | Suspect caught and arrested for DUI

On Sunday August 9, 2020, at approximately 4:15 pm, CHP Bishop Inland Communications Center received a call from a citizen reporting a male adult “tagging” buildings adjacent to US-395 in Long Valley (near Crowley Lake). The reporting party provided a detailed description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle fleeing the scene on US-395 northbound. […]

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Deceased Female Located West of Manzanar

[Press Release from Inyo County  Sheriff: August 11, 2020] WEST OF MANZANAR, INYO COUNTY, CA, August 11, 2020 – On August 8, 2020 Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report from a hiker of a potentially deceased female in the foothills west of Manzanar National Historic Site. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located a deceased female. […]

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Healthcare Conglomerate Associates Executives Charged with Financial, Public Integrity Crimes

Message from Inyo County District Attorney and Press Release. “Attached, please find a press release primarily prepared by the Tulare County District Attorney’s office regarding the investigation into Health Care Conglomerate Associates—one time operators of Southern Inyo Hospital. As you all may know, HCCA also operated the Tulare Regional Medical Center in Tulare County.  The […]

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The 2020 Tri-County Fair Has Been Cancelled | Not Really a Surprise, Says CEO

The 2020 Tri-County Fair has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. CEO, Jen McGuire discussed how the Inyo County Public Health Department believed it would not be best to host the fair this year due to the State of California not allowing any mass gatherings. McGuire also says that she has tried to find […]

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Inyo County facing placement on state’s Watch List while making progress on enforcement of COVID-19 health orders | Brief Respite

With the surging numbers of positive coronavirus cases and two deaths at the local nursing care center in Bishop, there was almost a fatalistic acceptance among some county officials that Inyo County would be placed on the state’s COVID-19 Watch list. But it turns out that the county might be getting a brief reprieve thanks […]

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Elected Offices in Inyo County with Extended Deadlines, incl. City of Bishop! Run, Forrest, Run!

Consider running for elected office! First, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the nomination period for candidates for the office of Member of the City Council and for the office of City Treasurer has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. All interested registered voters or interested parties having questions relating to the […]

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Two COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Inyo County | Residents from Bishop Care Center

There haven’t been any deaths recorded in Inyo County since April 24, 2020. Suddenly, with the past few weeks the number of positive Covid-19 cases began to rise. Today, August 6, it was announced that two new deaths have occurred, both residents of the Bishop Care Center. A number of employees at BCC have also […]

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Update: White Mountain Fire Dist. sent Type 3 engine to Apple Fire; now they’re at Stagecoach Fire

8/05/2020 Update: Peripatetic Fire Crew! Looks like our local WMFD firefighters are getting lots of experience. According to the WMFD Facebook page, they were called off of the Apple Fire to respond as immediate need resources for help on the Stagecoach Fire, near Lake Isabella, Calif. (Way to go White Mountain Fire Crew! We’re proud […]

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A member of a Nevada search and rescue team fell to his death on Mt. Humphreys

BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — A member of a Nevada search and rescue team fell to his death while climbing a mountain in California’s Sierra Nevada, authorities said Tuesday. Paul Sheykhzadeh, 52, of Reno was hiking Mount Humphreys on Sunday, August 2nd, when he fell off of large boulders along the western slope of the nearly […]

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