Archive | March, 2009

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Unemployment Up Again in February

Unemployment continues to creep up in the Eastern Sierra. The State Employment Development Department has released the unemployment numbers for February of 2009. The state of California as a whole lost 116,000 jobs in February leading to an overall 10.5% unemployment rate. Mono County and Inyo County continue to run below the state average. Both […]

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Website Helps in Mammoth Hit and Run Case

In a case that is not yet closed, but has not fallen through the cracks either, charges in a Mammoth hit and run accident could be pending. In early March, law enforcement put out the word to be on the look out for a man involved in a hit and run accident in Mammoth. So […]

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Mammoth CERT Volunteers Needed

The Mammoth Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is looking for additional volunteers to help out if and when a major incident or disaster occurs. Volunteers are trained to help with the emergency operations center, traffic control, crime prevention, light search and rescue, and some fire suppression techniques. Mammoth Police Lt. Jim Short got the […]

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Flu Season Update

Just as flu season has started to wind down, rumors have begun to ratchet up. One NBC news report said the influenza had accelerated and that second vaccines or booster shots were advised. Inyo-Mono Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson said the booster shot rumor is not true and that there has been no such recommendation. […]

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Whitney Portal Subdivision Approved – Again

After close to four years of legal fighting, the Inyo Planning Commission has signed off on the proposed subdivision outside of Lone Pine, called the Whitney Portal Preserve. This proposed 27 home development has been in contention as developer Jim Walters and the Save the Round Valley Alliance have wrangled in court for over three […]

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ICARE Accomplishments

The non-profit organization called ICARE uncovered the local desire to help dogs and cats – a desire so strong that the group has accomplished amazing statistics in its 12 years of work. On the occasion of its 13th fundraising dinner, ICARE founders shared their story with us. Ted and Lisa Schade recognized the need for […]

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Two Long-Time Lone Pine Residents Have Died

A beautiful woman who enjoyed a singing career in earlier years and who hosted a jazz show on a former Independence radio station, Pat Roberts of Lone Pine has died at the age of 82. Pat lived in Lone Pine for many years and made many friends with her strong personality. Her mellow voice could […]

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Locals Weigh in on the Wilderness Bill

The Boxer-McKeon Wilderness Bill has now passed both houses of Congress and could be signed into law by the President Monday. This often contentious new law will create 430,000 acres of federally legislated Wilderness in the Sierra, the Owens River Headwaters, and the White Mountains. After years of fighting over many of these potential Wilderness […]

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