Archive | October, 2009

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Bishop Bike Path Put on Hold

A plan for a bike path that would connect Pine Street to the Bishop City Park has been tabled as the Bishop City Council chooses to explore other options for the path. At the meeting Monday, council members were asked to approve the environmental paperwork for the project. Right now there is no direct connection […]

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Bishop and Mammoth Police Offer Halloween Help

Halloween to most means a chance to dress up and be somebody else. To our police, it’s a holiday that requires safety awareness. Bishop Police sent us information that suggests parents plan costumes for their kids that are bright and reflective – visible to motorists. They ask that you consider make-up instead of masks that […]

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Early Opener at Mammoth Mountain- Take Two

Mammoth Mountain is scheduled for an early opener, again. A large wet storm allowed the Ski Area to open for an extended weekend in the middle of October, but rain and warm temperatures brought that early taste of ski season to a close. Now, Dan Hansen with Mammoth Mountain reports that the Ski Area will […]

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73-Year-Old Man Remains Missing on Mt. Whitney

The search for a man missing in the Whitney region continued today. 73-year-old Kenneth Wade Brunette of Hansville, Washington, was last seen Sunday afternoon headed for the summit of Mt. Whitney and has not been seen since. Whether Brunette made it to the summit Sunday is not certain as so far it appears that the […]

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Lone Pine Embezzlement Case Continues

The embezzlement case continues against four Lone Pine residents arrested in April. Inyo District Attorney Art Mailett reported that former Director Gary Donnelly, bookkeeper Mary Donnelly, bookkeeper/office manager Mary Jefferson, and the assistant to the Director Sara Jefferson, have been held to answer to charges of grand theft by embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds. […]

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Wet Winter On the Way?

Weather watchers and snow fanatics wondering when the big dump will come in can take heart in a recent National Weather Service climate prediction that calls for wet weather over the next three months. Sierra Waves Forecaster Dennis Mattinson has noted a moderate El Nino effect which could lead to an above normal year for […]

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Geothermal Heat Comes to June Lake

It’s no secret that hot, bubbling water under the Eastern Sierra ground can generate heat, but the High Sierra Energy Foundation notes that for the first time, a geothermal heat pump system is under construction at a future Mono County business. Rick Phelps, Executive Director of High Sierra Energy, said that yesterday marked the first […]

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Sheriff Says Flood Clean-up “Going Well”

Aside from the obvious inconvenience of surroundings in disarray, Mono Sheriff Rick Scholl said the clean-up of the flooded jail and offices in Bridgeport is going “very well.” Sheriff Scholl spoke first about the silver lining of the near disaster. It was a heavy downpour earlier this month that seeped into the jail roof project […]

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Whitney Search Continues

The search for a man missing in the Whitney region continues, at last report. 73-year-old Kenneth Wade Brunette of Hansville, Washington, was last seen Sunday afternoon headed for the summit of Mt. Whitney and has not been seen since. Brunette was reported missing on Monday October 26th. According to his wife, Wade Brunette was supposed […]

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