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Community focuses on downtown Bishop

By Deb Murphy The issue of empty storefronts in Bishop’s downtown core has been a talking point since the city went through its economic development update to the General Plan in 2015. The level of concern and range of options to help fix the problem seemed to peak at Wednesday evening’s community meeting. “The turnout […]

 
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Heavy rains cause closure of State Route 168E

STATE ROUTE 168E- TEMPORARY CLOSURE FROM POST MILE 20 TO POST MILE 43 BISHOP — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to inform the traveling public that State Route 168E (Westgard Pass) is temporarily closed at post mile 20 (Death Valley Road) to post mile 43 (Deep Springs College) due to rockfall and […]

 
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Inyo National Forest enters into fire restrictions

News release Inyo National Forest is implementing fire restrictions effective on all Inyo National Forest lands. The forest is basing this decision on national level fire activity, local fire activity, and the availability of firefighters for response. Effective July 14th, and until further notice, the following restrictions will be in effect: No campfires, briquette barbeques, […]

 
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Ann Capodanno: 1934-2018

Independence resident Ann Capodanno passed away in Flagstaff, Arizona, on July 4 after a brief battle with cancer. She was 83. During an adventuresome life that took her from her East Coast home to numerous stops across the West even as far as Hawaii, Ann discovered the Eastern Sierra. She lived throughout the Eastern Sierra […]

 
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Caltrans to host workshops on Lee Vining rehab project

News release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 has scheduled two workshops for the Lee Vining Rehabilitation Project. The project will consist of a comprehensive pavement rehabilitation project on US 395, through the town of Lee Vining. The project will be constructed from the junction of State Route 120 West (Yosemite […]

 
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Inyo Council for the Arts awarded grants

Inyo Council for the Arts Awarded California Arts Council “Arts Education: Extension” and “Local Impact” Grants State funds support After School Arts Education and “Community Art Days” across Inyo County Press release Inyo County CA – The California Arts Council announced its plans to award Inyo Council for the Arts (ICA) two new grants as part of […]

 
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YARTS, ESTA receive grants from Caltrans

Caltrans news release SACRAMENTO – Caltrans announced that 152 local projects received nearly $97 million in funding from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program. These projects continue California’s effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the sustainability of public transportation systems around the state. More than 130 projects totaling $87 million will specifically benefit […]

 
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Lorrel Marian McLaughlin: 1937-2018

Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Lorrel Marian Elder was born in Susanville, CA and was raised in a small valley just above Double Check, Nevada which was a railroad spur where box cars were left for her father to fill with gunnysacks full of diatomaceous earth (lime) to be shipped to Anderson Smith Milling Company […]

 
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David R. Lehr: 1937-2018

David R Lehr passed away peacefully in his home on July 8, 2018. He was born September 10, 1937 in Kirksville, Missouri. In December 1947 his family moved to Gunnison, Colorado and in 1948 moved to Grand Junction, Colorado where he grew up. He graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1955. He Joined the […]

 
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Update on proposed drilling at Conglomerate Mesa

MINING COMPANY ABANDONS EXPLORATION AT CONGLOMERATE MESA, BLM ALLOWS CLAIM HOLDERS TO SHOP PROJECT TO OTHERS Local advocates continue fight against proposed drilling in the Eastern Sierra, as BLM informs groups that claim holders are searching for company to take up project Press release from Sierra Club and Friends of the Inyo BISHOP, CA — […]

 
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Whitney Portal area evacuation lifted

USFS news release Georges Fire Evening Update Lone Pine, CA, July 11, 2018 – The Georges Fire (lightning-caused) is currently at 2,883 acres and is 42% contained. The fire is in Unified Command with SoCal Team 3, a Type 2 incident management team (assigned to the Inyo National Forest), CAL FIRE and the Inyo Sheriff’s […]

 
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