Archive | May, 2007

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State Budget Deficit Captures Local Attention

Dollar dj vu in Sacramento these days. Headlines have delivered the rough news – California has another budget deficit. When the state suffers, frequently, we do too. So far, Mono County’s Finance Director Brian Muir says things do not look too bad for the Eastern Sierra. Of course, it’s early. Muir said that he looked […]

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AG’s Office Says the Duckey Case is Not a Priority

The California Attorney General’s Office looked into the delayed report on the cause of death of Bishop’s Shaleen Duckey. They came back with the same information we already had, the Department of Justice forensics lab in Fresno has held onto evidence for 9 months and is “continuing to conduct DNA analysis on several pieces of […]

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Smoking Statistics Show Fewer Light Up

At least 10 years ago, humorist Garrison Keillor portrayed smokers as future fugitives from societal disapproval. It was a joke then, but as moves are made to eliminate cigarettes from movies, the social ban on smoking has come true. In fact, Nancy Mahannah of Mono County’s Health Department provided us with some new data. Reports […]

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Pilot Walks Away From a Hard Landing

Just before noon Monday, law enforcement and emergency workers got the call for a downed aircraft near the Warm Springs Road south of Bishop. When they arrived on scene on Eastside Road, Inyo Sheriff deputies and Highway Patrol officers found a small yellow and blue experimental airplane parked on the pavement. The pilot, Leslie Goldner […]

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What Is That Thing?

Over the past few months many have noticed a large shiny tower taking shape on the south end of Main Street in Bishop. Sierra Wave has received numerous questions as to what the heck that thing is. The people at Hartshorn’s report that the tower is headed to Sacramento where it will allow folks to […]

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Mammoth Recreation Center a Possibility

At the most recent Mammoth Town Council meeting, Assistant Town manager Karen Johnston reported that despite the construction slowdown, the time is right to move ahead on the long talked about Community Recreation Center. The idea is to build a community center up behind the new library building. Officials are not clear yet on what […]

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Redevelopment Back on the Table in Mammoth

While the town was shot down the last time they tired it, Mammoth Mayor Kirk Stapp mentioned that the creation of a redevelopment agency, a government tool to remedy urban blight, could be used as an option to bring money to the community. At the Town Council this week, Mayor Stapp was talking about negotiations […]

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Curfew for Mammoth Kids

At their most recent meeting, the Mammoth Town Council approved a curfew ordinance that will make it illegal for children under the age of eighteen to be out on the streets after 10:00 at night. When the law is finalized, the Mammoth Police will be able to arrest kids after 10:00 at night if they […]

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WAMU Investigations Continue

It’s been over a month since the Washington Mutual fraud case was first reported here at KSRW, but so far there have been no arrests made. When we contacted the Bakersfield branch of the FBI in April, the agent we spoke to said that it could be weeks to months before they make an arrest. […]

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