Archive | May, 2009

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Governor Plans to Close Bodie And Tufa Reserve

With the failure of the budget propositions on the special election ballot come more threats of budget cuts. On Friday, the Governor announced yet another budget plan full of cuts to health programs, schools, and state parks. Here in the Eastern Sierra, two local State Parks are on the list to get the axe. Only […]

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New Guns Laws for Yosemite and Death Valley

Tacked on to the credit card bill signed into law on Friday, a new law requires National Parks to follow state gun laws when it comes to carrying a firearm in the parks. Lost in the nationwide debate over the new gun law for National Parks is information on what the new law actually does. […]

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Boaters Too Close to Mono Lake Nests

Mono Lake is an important and well known sanctuary for birds that flock to the islands each year to build their nests. The lake is also a popular place for humans to flock to view the birds and other wildlife. This year State Park staff has noticed more boaters then usual paddling too close to […]

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Harvey Appears for Further Arraignment

Former Inyo Public Defender Gerard Harvey was scheduled for court Friday for further arraignment. Harvey faces 5 felony charges. Attorney Tom Hardy was appointed by the court to represent Harvey. The District Attorney’s office had filed three charges of witness intimidation, one felony count of making criminal threats, and one felony county of threatening a […]

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Land Owner at Cottonwood Plaza Resists Demolition

The once vibrant Cottonwood Plaza in Bishop sits empty behind chain link fence as the weeds grow up through the black top parking lot. The City of Bishop had received paperwork toward demolition of the center, but that plan has been stymied. The land owner has declined to sign the forms. That owners are Mr. […]

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Mammoth Projects Receive Measure R Tax Money

The recommendations for the distribution of Measure R funds made by the Tourism and Recreation Commission on May 7 were accepted and approved by the Mammoth Lakes Town Council at their meeting on May 20. Five applications were turned in for the first round of funding, which distributed dollars collected from October to December 2008. […]

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Strangulation Suspect Believed to Have Committed Suicide

A suicide and attempted murder have drawn Inyo Sheriff’s investigators to the far southern end of the county. They believe the suspect in a strangulation case took his own life. Inyo Sheriff’s detective Jeff Hollowell reported that Monday night, deputies received a call from Ridgecrest Hospital that they were attending to the victim of an […]

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Red’s Meadow Road to Open June 5th.

Nancy Upham with the Forest Service reports that the Reds Meadow Road, with access to the Devils Postpile National Monument, is expected to open to the public on Friday, June 5th. Crews with the Forest Service and the Park Service, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and CALTRANS are working to open […]

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Famous Mt. Whitney Hatchery Will Re-Open

Last summer, a freak downpour sent tons of water washing through the Oak Creek area outside Independence, with a huge mudslide across Highway 395. The facilities to raise trout were virtually destroyed at the famous Mt. Whitney Hatchery, which was closed down. Saturday, it will re-open. Friends of the Mt. Whitney Hatchery, headed by Bruce […]

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Keller Will Take Over as Inyo County Counsel

After some 20 years of service, Inyo County Counsel Paul Bruce will retire. His assistant, Randy Keller will step up to the top job. The Inyo Supervisors had met in closed session a couple of times over Bruce’s replacement. Today, (Wednesday), the Supervisors issued a statement to announce the appointment of Keller upon Mr. Bruce’s […]

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