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Local pilots earn prestigious award

By Deb Murphy The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award sets the bar high: at least 50 years of faultless flying. Monday evening at the Bishop Airport Terminal Building, three local aviators were honored by the Federal Aviation Administration for hitting the mark: Dennis Nikolaus and Rod Philbrick of Bishop and Mike Rossi of Big Pine. […]

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Plane crash at Bryant field

On the morning of Sunday, June 2, 2013, at approximately 9:30am, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding a possible airplane crash at Bryant Airfield in Bridgeport. Personnel from the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Bridgeport Fire Department, US Forest Service Fire Department, and Mono County Paramedics were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, it […]

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Letter to the editor: Feet to fire

  Open Apology: On 7/11 there was a special meeting held in suite Z to discuss options for the funding of air subsidy to Alaska Airlines.  I stood up and openly challenged one of Mammoth’s Supervisors, Mr. Byng Hunt, after his comments on the podium to our Town Council and the people of Mammoth. I want […]

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Letter to the editor: Bishop Airport issues

March 19, 2012 by Lee Hughes, Mammoth Airport Commissioner People sometimes wonder why flights don’t divert to Bishop Airport if they are unable to land at Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) due to weather. A gentleman that I rode up with on the chairlift one blustery day said he would probably have to drive to Bishop […]

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Letter to Editor: Airport Commissioner responds to critics

Mammoth Yosemite Airport March 1, 2012 The residents of Mammoth Lakes and surrounding communities deserve to know the process that is being followed to upgrade Mammoth Yosemite Airport without the editorializing and personal attacks. In the OP/ED piece by Stephen Kalish (MAMMOTH YOSEMITE AIRPORT: A TRAGEDY IN MORE THAN ONE ACT, The Sheet Vol. 10 […]

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Supervisors: new administrator, fishing, and the FAA

Our boards of supervisors meet Tuesday – Inyo in Independence and Mono in Mammoth Lakes, videoconferences to Bridgeport. First of note – the Mono Board, which lost county administrator Dave Wilbrecht to the Town of Mammoth as the new town manager, will announce appointment of Human Resources Director, Jim Arkens, as Mono County Administrator. Arkens […]

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