Archive | February, 2009

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Fake Bills Found in Mammoth

Last week reports came in of phony $100 bills circulating through Bishop businesses. Now officers report that the fake bills have been found in Mammoth. Local banks have warned businesses to be on the lookout for these fake bills that look close to the real thing. Bishop Art Supply has reportedly taken one of these […]

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Out of Control Burn Pile in Bishop

Burn piles at a home on Tu-Su spread of control Friday, leading to another call for the Bishop Volunteers Fire Fighters. At about 11:30 Friday morning a large smoke column could be seen rising over the Bishop Area. Flames from burn piles in the back yard of a home on Tu-Su spread out of control […]

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Winter Air Service: Up Trip

What's the future of air service in Mammoth Lakes after April? Only one thing is certain at this time: winter air service will continue. Talk of summer air service seems grounded. MMSA will subsidize winter since, in its first year, Horizon Air is holding steady occupancy rates. At the recent Airport Commission meeting, MMSA VP […]

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Close Encounters

One of the un-nerving experiences of Southern Inyo – a low flying military jet that breaks the sound barrier. Since the Owens Valley claims status as military air space, jet encounters of the close kind do happen. Military spokesmen say jets should follow certain rules. Susan Reed of China Lake Naval Weapons Center said that […]

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Suspicious Brush Fire on the River

Wednesday night, firefighters were called out to Warm Springs Road south of Bishop for a report of a suspicious brush fire. Cal Fire and Bishop volunteers had rushed to the same area on Monday, but that call turned out to be a false alarm. Wednesday night, firefighters found a fire burning through brush, grass, and […]

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Drug Sting In Mammoth Fuels Internet Discussion

On Friday of last week, Mono Narcotic officers arrested six people for allegedly trading Mammoth Mountain ski vouchers for a variety of drugs. Using the internet classified ads, the Reno/Tahoe Craigslist, MONET officers put out the word that they would trade vouchers to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area for drugs. The ad read that the poster […]

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Finances at Mammoth Hospital

Sources close to the Eastern Sierra medical community have said Mammoth Hospital paid its doctors only 20% of what they have been owed. Hospital Administrator Gary Boyd said that's not true. Boyd did say that last September, primary care physicians said they were underpaid compared to the state and national norms. Boyd said that the […]

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Large Stash of Stolen Property Recovered

Officers say they have found an estimated $25-30,000 worth of stolen property after searching the residence of a suspected burglar. A traffic stop Sunday led to the arrest of 50 year old Bishop resident, Terry Bouch, after Highway Patrol Officers say they found the man in possession of a loaded firearm. Shannon Kendall with the […]

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2007 Hit and Run Moves Toward Trial

In Mono County Court news, a felony hit and run case stemming from a 2007 incident moves closer toward a trial date. Police developed their case with attempts to match blood, fiber and a paint chip. Shortly after midnight on Sunday September 30, 2007, a 21 year old male was struck by an unknown vehicle […]

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Fire Fighter Charity Calls a Scam Says Chief

Phone calls soliciting money for local fire fighters are a scam, says Bishop Fire Chief Ray Seguine. There have been reports of local people receiving phone calls from a male individual who says he is soliciting money for the local fire departments. Chief Seguine reports that no firefighters ever ask for money by phone and […]

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