Ling Dao

Missing man found deceased on north side of Mt. Whitney

Press release from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Missing Hiker Found on North Slope of Mt. Whitney in  Sequoia National Park SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. June 19, 2019 – The body of missing hiker Ling Dao was located Tuesday afternoon on the north side of Mt. Whitney in Sequoia National Park and […]

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SCE power shutdowns could affect Eastern Sierra

By Deb Murphy Toward the end of last year’s extended fire season, Southern California Edison introduced its Public Safety/Power Shutdown policy to address the issue of downed powerlines starting a fire. The 2019 fire season got a late start this year, but it’s here now. Last week, utilities were shut down in eight Northern California […]

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MCWD: Flushable wipes aren’t so flushable

MCWD press release Mammoth Lakes, California – The California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) sponsored Assembly Bill 1672 to require proper labeling of wipe products. The Mammoth Community Water District (District) supports AB 1672 and CASA’s efforts to minimize impacts on our sewer and wastewater facilities. Currently, many wipes marked as ‘flushable’ do not break down in the […]

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Reports from ESCOG, OVGA meetings

By Deb Murphy Some key issues were under discussion last week. First Eastern Sierra Council of Governments: The Council, made up of two representatives from Inyo and Mono counties and the cities of Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, approved the Joint Power Agreement that would give it, primarily, the ability to pursue grant funding for regional […]

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Pet licensing, vaccination clinic at MLPD this Saturday

Press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Saturday, June 22, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, located at 58 Thompsons Way, will be selling 2019-2020 dog licenses for the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Dr. Gaylon TeSlaa and the staff of Alpen Veterinary Hospital will also be onsite with low cost vaccinations.   […]

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Final Jordan Fire update

FROM USFS Incident Start Date: 6/09/2019   Cause: Lightning   Size: 523 acres   Containment: 60%      Incident Type: Full Suppression   Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 1   Helicopters: 6   Crews: 5   Total Personnel: 205 Current Situation: The Inyo National Forest Type 3 Incident Management Organization is managing the Jordan […]

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Judy Chirrick: 1942-2019

Judith Chirrick 1942-2019 Judith (Judy) Chirrick passed away Sunday June 9, 2019 in the Bishop Care Center at the age of 76.  Judy was preceded in death by her beloved husband Dennis Chirrick. Judy and Dennis moved from the Los Angeles area to Big Pine in 1974 looking for a better quality of life for […]

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OVGA gets even more complicated

By Deb Murphy With the priority rating of the Owens River groundwater basin jumping from medium to high and now down to low, today’s meeting of the basin’s authority should be very interesting. Inyo County’s Water Department Director Aaron Steinwand outlined some of the complexities of the new priority rating and decisions the Owens Valley […]

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Friday update: Jordan Fire at 20 percent containment

USFS news release JORDAN FIRE – FRIDAY UPDATE Incident Start Date: 6/09/2019   Cause: Unknown   Size: 485 acres   Containment: 20%    Incident Type: Full Suppression   Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 1   Helicopters: 5   Crews: 9   Total Personnel: 288  Current Situation: The Inyo National Forest Type 3 Incident […]

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Mammoth Town Council reaches split decision on MUF

By Deb Murphy Mammoth town staff was directed to proceed on Mammoth’s Multi-Use Facility at last week’s Town Council meeting. After years of wrangling, the ice rink, with multiple uses, in Mammoth Creek Park West may not be the mega-facility originally envisioned, but the latest iteration got a 3-2 vote and came in under the […]

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Two arrested in Bishop on felony charges

BPD news release On June 4, 2019 at approximately 5:00 P.M., the Bishop Police Department received a tip that a wanted male subject was seen on foot in the area of E. Yaney and Main Street. BPD Officer Henry arrived a short time later and observed the male get into the passenger side of a […]

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