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A story of the early opening of Tioga Road

From Christine Knadler Caltrans Maintenance Public Information Officer The morning of May 4th arrived with a burst of sunshine. Clouds dotted the tips of the Sierras, the skies had reached a vibrant blue, and U.S. Hwy 395 was sparsely strewn with travelers. As I drove north from Crowley Lake to Caltrans’ winter closure gate on […]

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Owens Valley Unified School District Bond Forum

By Deb Murphy Owens Valley Unified School District board and superintendent/principal took their turn facing voters at the final election forum hosted by the Independence Civic Club last Wednesday. During the Q&A portion of the forum, photos of scary electrical panels, leaky windows and really ugly plumbing played out on a background screen. The district’s […]

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Inyo honors Children’s Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Press release Children and community partners joined Inyo County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools (ICSOS) for the Children’s Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony held on April 27th at the Superintendent of Schools Office. Children’s Memorial Day concludes the April’s Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month Activities by […]

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Donnelly sole panelist at congressional race forum

By Deb Murphy Maybe incumbent Congressman Paul Cook and Democratic challengers Rita Ramirez and Ronald O’Donnell thought Inyo County was locked up or not do-able, respectively. For whatever reason all three were no-shows at Tuesday’s Independence Civic Club voter education forum. Republican Tim Donnelly did show up. Democrat Marge Doyle responded to the three set […]

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Mono County enacts new tobacco ordinances

Press release On Tuesday, April 17th, Mono County became the 19th community in California to prohibit the sale of flavored and menthol tobacco products in unincorporated area stores. In recent years, tobacco companies have significantly stepped up the offerings of flavored tobacco products, especially electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), chew, vaping products and little cigars. These flavored […]

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Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony set for May 2

Caltrans press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will hold its annual Workers Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, May 2nd at 11:30 a.m. at the Caltrans District 9 Bishop Maintenance Station located at 1250 Spruce Street (behind Kmart) in Bishop, CA.  This ceremony will be held in coordination with Caltrans Safety Awareness Week. […]

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Kristi Holden

‘An Evening of Cabaret’ in Mammoth Lakes

Press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – Eastern Sierra Symphony announces a very special Spring Concert co-produced with Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre. The Spring Concert, that is also a fundraiser for Eastern Sierra Symphony, is curated and accompanied by Award-winning American composer, conductor, orchestrator, pianist and producer DanRedfeld. The Saturday May 5th at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May […]

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Chris and Dee Dee Costello

Chris Costello sworn to Bishop City Council

By Deb Murphy Five Bishop residents expressed an interest in the City Council seat vacated by the death of Patricia Gardner. Four spoke at Monday’s Council member; the fifth, Stephen Muchovej, was out of town for job training but well-known to the Council. Robert Sharp, a native of Bishop who recently returned to the Eastern […]

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ManzanarPilgrimage 2017/courtesy of Mark Kirchner

Manzanar Committee hosting 49th Annual Pilgrimage this weekend

INDEPENDENCE, CA—Manzanar National Historic Site invites visitors to participate in a weekend of special events in conjunction with the Manzanar Committee’s 49th Annual Pilgrimage. All are welcome and the events are free. This year’s Pilgrimage coincides with the 30thanniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which provided redress to Japanese Americans though a presidential […]

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