Archive | April, 2009

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A Grass Roots Push to Save Boating at Klondike

"DWP has taken enough away from us. They can't take Klondike, too." That's what one woman said. Her family recreates at the small, peaceful lake every summer. This year, DWP has posed a ban on jet skis and other watercraft because of the cost to inspect boats for the pest, quagga mussels. Bishop residents, Tim […]

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No Sign of Plane Missing in the Eastern Sierra

Friday will mark one week since search efforts began for a missing couple and their aircraft, lost somewhere in the Sierra region. Using a joint command, the Civil Air Patrol and Mono County Sheriffs Department are working together to search the rugged, snow covered terrain for the downed aircraft. First Lt. Matthew Scherzi with the […]

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Goose Chase For Downed Plane in Bishop

Miscommunication in the fast paced world of emergency response led local law enforcement to search for a downed plane that had actually landed near Tonopah, NV. Just before noon Thursday, Bishop Police, Bishop Fire, Chalfant Fire, Symons Ambulance, Calfire, the Highway Patrol and others were called to respond to a report of a downed yellow […]

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Identify of ATM Thief Sought

Mammoth Police have another case that involves a surveillance camera and the image of a theft suspect. Detective Doug Hornbeck said that on March 31st, a woman used the ATM at the Bank of America in Mammoth Lakes. She forgot to remove the ATM card from the machine. The detective said that a man behind […]

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Swine Flu Case in Reno, Nevada

Swine flu moved a little closer to the Eastern Sierra today. Washoe County, Nevada, reported its first laboratory confirmed case. Reports said that a two year old girl was hospitalized in Reno at St. Mary’s Hospital with the flu. Tests later confirmed it was swine flu. Another member of her family may be coming down […]

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Inyo Takes Issue With DWP Water Plan

Inyo County Officials take issue with portions of the proposed LADWP operations plan for the coming year. At the Inyo Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Water Department Director Bob Harrington laid out the Countys response to the plan. As part of the Long Term Water Agreement, LADWP is required to provide the operations plan to the County […]

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Wildlife Returns to Owens Lake

Since the Department of Water and Power started shallow flooding portions of the Owens Lake to control dust in 2001, wildlife has returned in force. With over 50,000 birds counted on a single springtime day, the California Audubon Society has designated the Owens Lake dust control project as one of the most important bird areas […]

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Swine Flu: Pandemic Alert Goes Up a Notch

The World Health Organization raised its alert level for the swine flu to the next to highest notch, signaling a global pandemic could be imminent. The level went from 4 to 5 today. This move followed a spread to at least 10 states in the U.S. and further spread in Europe. 14 cases have been […]

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Search For Missing Plane Continues

Tuesday was the fourth day of searching the snow covered peaks of the Eastern Sierra for two people from Colorado that went missing after their plane took off from Tonopah, NV, Friday. First Lt. Matthew Scherzi with the Civil Air Patrol reports that the plane, a motorized glider, was scheduled to arrive in Modesto Friday […]

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Fatal Fall on Mt. Whitney

On Sunday, Inyo County Search and Rescue volunteers were called out for the sad task of recovering the body of a woman who had fallen on Mt. Whitney. Reports indicate that a man and his wife, Keum Kim, were climbing up the ice and rock chute known as the Mountaineers route as part of a […]

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