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Photo by Deb Murphy With a legal settlement on the horizon, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is set to turn on Well 385, in the Five Bridges area, for a two-month test. On the surface, this seems like no big deal. But, the dispute of pumping a well that was permanently shut […]

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Bishop Bronco Football Fundraiser

The Bishop Bronco Varsity Football Team is heading to the CIF Division 6A State Bowl game against  Salesian (Richmond) on Saturday at 12 noon.  The Bishop Bronco Varsity Football Team will travel to Richmond for the school’s first ever State Bowl game appearance.   The Bishop Twin Theatre is hosting a fundraiser for the Broncos this Wednesday, […]

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Obituary for Bonnie Grossblatt Todd

  Bonnie Grossblatt Todd, 63, passed away peacefully November 8, 2019 from Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer. She was born September 19, 1956 in Los Angeles, California to Moe and Gloria Grossblatt. Bonnie grew up in Tarzana, California where she attended Taft High School and then went on to graduate from Stanford University. After working several years […]

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Climbing Rangers Start Patrol of Buttermilk/Tablelands

The Bishop Area Climbers Coalition, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA), and Friends of the Inyo in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office, and the Inyo National Forest have hired two climbing rangers to patrol the increasingly popular climbing and bouldering areas in the Bishop area. The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce, […]

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Pretty As A Postcard: the 2020 Eastern California Museum Calendar now available

Inyo County towns and businesses have been declaring for decades that the county is home to spectacular scenery, great towns, amazing attractions and plenty of friendly businesses that cater to every need and whim of visitors and locals alike. To help get that message across, color postcards became a staple of marketing and promotional efforts. […]

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CIF Champions Giving Back

Bronco Football is proud to announce that the CIF champs will be participating in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.  As a way to give back to the community that has supported our team, the Broncos will be manning the Red Kettles from 2 to 4 this Saturday.   “This is a great way for our […]

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Employees Expand Union Representation at Northern Inyo Healthcare District

Approximately 250 employees have now formed a second union bargaining unit at Northern Inyo Healthcare District, joining Registered Nurses as part of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 315. On Tuesday, November 26, Patient Care, Technical, Service and Business Office employees were officially certified by the State of California’s Mediation […]

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Louray Ellen McGrale Obituary

June 20,1942 – November 24,2019 Louray Ellen Mcgrale died in the arms of her children in the home of her son at 6:40 am on November 24, 2019. She was 77 years old and had been fighting a relentless battle with cancer for decades. Louray was born in San Pedro, Ca to Raymond and Cigna […]

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A year and a half ago, advocates for dark sky ordinances brought their case before the Inyo Board of Supervisors. After a series of public workshops and research, the Planning Department came back with recommendations at the Board’s November 26 meeting. The Board opted to go with “recommendations” rather than regulations and easing the new […]

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Town Council and PEDC considering acceptance of Parcel Preferred Plan Wednesday, December 11th

The Town Council and Planning and Economic Development Commission (PEDC) will be considering acceptance of the Preferred Plan at a Joint Workshop on Wednesday, December 11th! The Preferred Plan for The Parcel Includes: 400-450 affordable housing units Opportunities to rent and own Open spaces and parks Multi-use paths and sidewalks Community spaces, amenities, and bus […]

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Mammoth Hospital adds new MRI, Plans Open House

Mammoth Hospital announces the completed installation last week of a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine. MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, features no ionizing radiation, (such as x-ray) only magnetic fields and radio frequency to produce highly detailed images of the body. It specializes in soft tissues and is the imaging modality of choice for […]

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EBBETTS PASS (STATE ROUTE 4), MONITOR PASS (STATE ROUTE 89), AND SONORA PASS (STATE ROUTE 108) BISHOP – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has closed Sonora Pass/State Route 108, Monitor Pass/State Route 89, and Ebbetts Pass/State Route 4 for the 2019/2020 winter season as of Monday, December 2nd, 2019. The routes were last open to […]

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