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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)

A cool sight: Ospreys train at Bishop Airport

Bill Snyder filed this story for Sierra Wave Media The US Marine Corps VMM161 Greyhawks squadron of Tiltrotor MV-22 Ospreys recently concluded nearly two weeks of training at the Bishop Airport. The Osprey, while technically a plane, is a hybrid of a helicopter and airplane, capable of both horizontal and vertical take-off and landings, and short […]

 
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Trail Crest: The DeDeDecker family, father Paul, mother Mary, sisters Joan and Carol, after summiting Mt. Whitney in 1947. DeDecker Family Photo.

The DeDeckers: ‘Sage and Sierra’ this Saturday in Independence

Press release Joan DeDecker Busby and Carol DeDecker Wiens will sign copies of their recently released book, “Sage & Sierra, A Memoir: Growing Up In Owens Valley,” at the Eastern California Museum, 155 N. Grant Street, in Independence from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. The engaging work revolves around the girls’ “uncommon childhood” in […]

 
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LADWP calls off testing of W385R

DWP Press release OWENS VALLEY, CA— Los Angeles Department of Water and Power water managers have elected to call off testing of well W385R due to the alarming lack of snowpack and possibility that the eastern Sierra may be slipping back into drought conditions.  LADWP had planned to conduct the two-month-long test now through February, […]

 
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Diane Dempsey Weston: 1957-2017

Diane Dempsey Weston passed away unexpectedly in Big Pine on October 3, 2017. She was born on November 2, 1957 to  Jack McMillan and Barbara Dempsey McMillan who was the daughter of heavy weight world champion boxer Jack Dempsey. Diane was raised with her brother John and sisters, Kim, Nikki and Christy in Los Angeles […]

 
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Greg ‘Zeke’ Gaul: 1949-2017

Greg Gaul 1949-2017 On July 23, 2017, Greg Gaul, age 67, passed away of a sudden Acute Pulmonary Edema while at his home in Bishop, CA. Gregory Michael Gaul, was born August 24, 1949 in Portland Oregon.  He grew up in Indio, CA, eventually attending The College of the Desert. He will be remembered for […]

 
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LADWP, Bishop to provide shade trees to downtown businesses

Press release BISHOP, CA — The City of Bishop is partnering with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to provide shade trees around businesses located in downtown Bishop. The program, made possible through a generous donation from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, makes trees available to commercial property owners in downtown Bishop […]

 
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Fatal OHV accident in Owens Valley

A 27-year-old Independence man was killed in an accident Tuesday night on Black Rock Springs Road. According to a California Highway Patrol report, the man was riding a 2006 Honda CRF 450 and collided with a 1989 Yamaha Banshee being driven by a 26-year-old Independence woman identified as A. McClelland with a 25-year-old Bishop woman […]

 
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Earth Day events planned for Saturday

Press releases Bishop Paiute Solar Celebration: GRID Alternatives, Tribal Members, and the Department of Energy Commemorate Residential Solar Installations Grant funding from the Department of Energy allows GRID Alternatives to provide solar systems and job training for Tribal members. The Earth Day celebration marks the conclusion of Phase II projects. WHAT: The Bishop Paiute Tribe […]

 
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Mayor Garcetti declares State of Emergency for Owens Valley runoff

LA Mayor’s Office press release LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has declared a local State of Emergency to protect the lands and communities near the Los Angeles Aqueduct from flooding, as this year’s historic Eastern Sierra snowpack begins to melt into the Owens Valley. This year’s snowpack in the Eastern Sierras is 241% above […]

 
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DWP LA Aqueduct Manager James Yannotta

LADWP to spread the (water) wealth

By Deb Murphy The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Inyo Supervisors, Water Commissioners and water watchers seem to all be on the same page: spread “a substantial” amount of this year’s epic run-off on the East Side. In response to a query, LADWP Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta provided this e-mail statement: “Due to […]

 
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