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Update: US 395 re-opens

Update at 9:24 pm: HIGH PROFILE PROHIBITION Cancelled HIGH WINDS ON U.S. HWY 395 have subsided BISHOP — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has cancelled the prohibition for high profile campers, trailers or permit loads to travel on U.S. Hwy 395 from Pearsonville to Bishop.   For the latest highway information please visit the […]

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Mule Days Parade – No chairs, etc. until the big day

Caltrans press release BISHOP—California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is again requiring the public to delay setting their lawn chairs along the parade route until the day of the parade. Chairs set out early may become a hazard, blow into the street, block access to businesses along the route and compromise safe passage for pedestrians on […]

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Monitor Pass to close tonight

From Caltrans TRAFFIC ADVISORY FULL HIGHWAY CLOSURE CLOSURE OF MONITOR PASS/STATE ROUTE 89 DUE TO INCOMING STORM MONO, INYO, ALPINE, AND TUOLUMNE COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) today, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. This pre-emptive closure is based on a Winter Storm Warning […]

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Suzi Carter: 1959-2019

Suzi Carter, a lifelong Bishop resident lost her battle against breast cancer on May 12, 2019. After 4 ½ years of relentlessly and courageously fighting her battle with metastasized breast cancer she passed away peacefully at the Hoffman Hospice Home in Bakersfield surrounded by her loving family. Suzi was born in Bishop, California on May […]

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Carne Lowgren – ‘A great loss’

By Charles James Last Friday, March 29th, the California Highway Patrol reported that a bicyclist had died at about 10:35 a.m. after being struck along U.S. 6 and Chalfant Loop Road, about 12 miles northeast of Bishop, California. Information on the identity of the bicyclist was withheld pending notification of next of kin, and then […]

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Leland H. Brown: 1923 – 2019

Leland H. Brown, 1923 – 2019 Leland Hugh “Lee” Brown died on March 4, 2019 at his home in Bishop surrounded by family. Lee was born in Bakersfield, California on January 21, 1923. He moved to Bishop after serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II as an aircraft mechanic. After working as […]

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Caltrans offers winter driving tips

News release SACRAMENTO — Caltrans urges motorists to be prepared and use caution when driving this winter. Taking action and being proactive can help reduce the risk of injury and even death on the highways during the upcoming storm. Operators of vehicles must use their best judgment in all types of weather.   Before traveling, […]

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More than 100 projects for Caltrans from SB 1 funds

Caltrans will improve, repair or replace an additional 80 bridges, 200 drainage systems and more than 340 lane miles with the new allocation Caltrans news release BISHOP – Caltrans announced last week that the California Transportation Commission allocated $669 million for more than 100 projects, funded by or at least partly by Senate Bill 1 […]

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Caltrans ‘Fix-it-First’ projects in Eastern Sierra

Caltrans news release BISHOP — Caltrans will begin more than 120 new “Fix-it-First” projects this fiscal year (July 2018 – June 2019), replacing, repairing and improving more than 6,700 lane miles of pavement, 250 culverts and 320 bridges across the state, due to funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. […]

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Frank Myrlin Carr Sr.: 1931-2018

Frank Myrlin Carr Sr. born to Roy and Marguerite Carr December 26, 1931, passed away peacefully in his sleep September 1, 2018. If you were his friends from school you knew him as Myrlin, if you were an Air Force buddy or co-worker you knew him as Frank.  He was a good friend and stayed […]

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