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Chris Fire forces full closure of US 395 north of Bridgeport

Chris Fire Burns an Estimated 200 Acres Bridgeport, Calif., Nov. 13, 2017 – The 200-acre Chris Fire is actively burning on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Bridgeport Ranger District west of US Highway 395 about five miles north of Sonora Junction, near Chris Flat Campground. The fire is actively burning in grass, brush, and timber. U.S. Route […]

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CDFW checkpoint Sunday north of Bridgeport

CDFW press release The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be conducting a wildlife checkpoint operation in the Eastern Sierra in early May to promote safety, education and compliance with laws and regulations. CDFW wildlife officers will be conducting the inspection on northbound Highway 395, north of Bridgeport, on Sunday, May 1 from […]

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Van Dyke Fire estimated at 450 acres

The Van Dyke Fire has been mapped at 450 acres and is 75% contained. The fire is in grass and sage fuels and has received measurable moisture. More rain and snow is in the forecast in the next few days. Fire crews are improving fireline today and mopping up lingering hotspots. Crews expect to fully […]

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Van Dyke Fire update: 450 acres, 75 percent contained

UPDATE 6 PM The Van Dyke Fire (initially referred to as the Point Ranch Fire) is now estimated to be 450 acres and is 75% contained. The fire is in grass and sage fuels and received measurable moisture today. Fire crews used these conditions to advance the containment efforts today. If favorable conditions continue, crews […]

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Hays Street Cafe in Bridgeport for sale

– Press release The Hays Street Cafe has been serving breakfast and lunch in Bridgeport for 25 years! The owners, Jeff and Arleen Mills, are retiring from the restaurant business. Thank you to all of our wonderful, loyal customers throughout our 25 years of business! We are retiring from the restaurant business, and will be […]

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Rescue, accident in Mono County

Mono County Sheriff’s press release On the afternoon of Saturday, June 21, 2014, at approximately 3:10 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding a mutual aid request from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office for a stranded backpacker at the Mono County/Tuolumne County line. While on a three-day backpacking trip, a female backpacker slid down […]

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Bridgeport man arrested for attempted murder

– Mono County Sheriff Department press release: On the evening of Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at approximately 7:40pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch was contacted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) hotline reporting a male parked outside the Bridgeport CHP Office that needed paramedics for an unknown medical issue. Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies, with the assistance […]

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395 re-opens after fatal accident

UPDATE: US 395 re-opened at 3:40 pm ### MONO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE: On the early morning of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at approximately 3:45 am, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a possible explosion. A single big rig semi-tractor trailer had failed to negotiate the turn at Hwy 182 and […]

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Chapman comments on Mono job

For 10 years, Leslie Chapman has worked as Inyo County’s elected Auditor-Controller. Now, Mono County has made her an offer she wants to take – the Director of Finance.  Chapman said that rumors were out there, and so Tuesday she went before the Inyo Supervisors to let them know she had interviewed for the Mono […]

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Mono CAO answers to party critic

Mono County Administrator Jim Arkens’ house warming party on Friday has left at least one constituent with the angry chills.  Paul Betlach sent a letter to local media to accuse Arkens of a misuse of county funds to invite and carry out his personal house warming event. Administrator Arkens said, with some frustration, that the […]

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