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A television news crew from Albuquerque takes a ride on a CV-22 Osprey Aug. 7 and finds themselves in the midst of aerial scenery that is breathtaking, as is the angle of flight during part of the ride.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Markus Maier)

V-22 Ospreys return to Bishop Airport

By Deb Murphy It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s none of the above. Despite the bird name, V-22 Osprey, the official definition of the helicopter/airplane marriage is a tiltrotor military aircraft. Four of them landed at Bishop Airport late last week. The Ospreys and a crew of 40 Marines are here for the next […]

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Bishop Airport’s Certification Manual

By Deb Murphy Staff from Inyo County, the town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area met with Federal Aviation Administration staff in Los Angeles in late March to go over the agency’s assessment of Bishop’s Airport Certification Manual. By all accounts, the ACM was well received. “We received very favorable and very complimentary […]

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Airports get spotlight from ESCOG

By Deb Murphy Mark Brownlie, Mammoth Resorts’ president and chief operating officer, stressed the importance of access to the ski area at Wednesday’s Eastern Sierra Council of Governments meeting. When asked after the meeting if Mammoth Mountain had an official position on the best choice for regional service – Mammoth or Bishop – Brownlie tactfully […]

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Report from Mammoth Town Council meeting

By Deb Murphy Depending on your point of view, Mammoth Town Council is either in the throes of analysis paralysis or moving in a deliberative way toward the town’s cannabis ordinances. One thing is really not debatable: if Mammoth’s going to levy taxes on sales, it’s got to figure that out fast to get the […]

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Officials talk regional air service for Eastern Sierra

By Deb Murphy The consultant’s presentation of a draft air service strategic plan fell a little short of expectations at Thursday’s meeting of the Mammoth/Inyo County working group focused on reliable Eastern Sierra air service. Mammoth’s Public Works Director Grady Dutton warned the audience the draft, prepared by Mead & Hunt, was just that. “We […]

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Inyo County continuing with big plans for Bishop Airport

Inyo County news release With improvement projects continuing to be completed and efforts to obtain necessary Federal certification ongoing, the Bishop Airport is closer than ever to being able to offer commercial air service for the Eastern Sierra. Fresh off the heels of Phase II of its Passenger Traffic Study, which included both short- and […]

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Good news for Bishop Airport, Inyo County

By Deb Murphy With Bishop Airport improvements completed, work groups formed and future plans itemized, the question remained: “if we build it, will people use it.” That piece fell into place with the Draft Phase 2 Traffic Study completed by Leigh/Fisher indicating “they probably will.” Inyo County Public Works Director Clint Quilter summarized the highlights […]

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Inyo County to develop plan for Bishop Airport

– Press release In April of 2011, years of hard work between Inyo County (County) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) came to fruition with County obtaining an easement in perpetuity for all airport related use at the Bishop Airport from the City of Los Angeles. The easement gave Inyo County […]

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Spike Todd hospitalized

Last Friday, Spike Todd of Mammoth Lakes was flown via Sierra Life Flight from Bishop Airport to Renown Medical Center in Reno.  Severe winds made the flight out of Mammoth impossible.  Todd suffered from pneumonia and complications. He remains hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit. Spike owns and operates Mammoth Liquor and with his natural […]

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