Archive | February, 2010

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Bishop City Council Approves Plans For the City Park

On Monday night, the Bishop City Council approved a conceptual plan for the Bishop City Park. With a new less restrictive DWP lease for the park, city staff and residents have been at work to create a desired design for big changes. After hearing input from residents and the parks and recreation commission, the City […]

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Ski Lift Ticket Fraud Leads to Stiff Penalties

A change in the way that lift ticket fraud is handled by the courts has led to increased fines for those caught skiing without buying a ticket. On the Mono Superior Court calendar for Monday February 22, there were eleven people arraigned for violation of penal code 537(b), lift ticket fraud. The eleven people arraigned […]

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Officials Consider Security for Courthouse

Metal detector security, x-rays and guards will likely come to the Inyo County Courthouse one day soon. The Judges, the State and local officials have talked with county departments and others about serious security measures at the historic courthouse in Independence. A meeting in January drew out courthouse officials and workers about the prospect of […]

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Dusty Day at Dry Lake

As a storm system moved into the Eastern Sierra and winds whipped through southern Inyo, The Air Pollution Control District decalred a Stage One Health Advisory for Lone Pine. Dust at the Owens Dry Lake swirled through town. Russ Monroe sent us a photo and a comment. As mid-winter dust from Owen Lake plumes up […]

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Dusty Day at Dry Lake

As a storm system moved into the Eastern Sierra and winds whipped through southern Inyo, The Air Pollution Control District decalred a Stage One Health Advisory for Lone Pine. Dust at the Owens Dry Lake swirled through town. Russ Monroe sent us a photo and a comment. “As mid-winter dust from Owen Lake plumes up […]

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Guns Now Allowed in Nearby National Parks

Starting this week, a new law requires National Parks to follow state gun laws when it comes to carrying a firearm in the parks. Previously, a gun owner had to store guns unloaded and separate from any ammunition upon entrance to national parks. The new law was tacked onto a credit card bill signed into […]

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Mammoth Town Manager Responds to Criticism

Mammoth Lakes Town Manager Rob Clark has written an open letter to local news sources defending the state of the town budget. Mammoth Town Manager Rob Clark With three Town Council seats up for election in June, budget concerns have become political red meat. A group of citizens concerned about town spending, recently organized to […]

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Christiana Pleads to Vandalism Charges in Mono County

Acting as his own attorney, John Thomas Christiana has pleaded no contest to vandalism charges in Mono County. Christiana also faces charges in Inyo County related to the fire that destroyed the Schulman Grove visitor center and other acts of vandalism at local trailheads. He was found incompetent to stand trial in Inyo County in […]

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Tether Laws Add to Mammoth Dog Team Woes

The relationship between Mono County Staff and Mammoth Dog Teams has now boiled down to lawyers and petitions. To house his sled dogs, Jim Ouimet of Mammoth Dog Teams, has leased the old Sheriff Substation south of Mammoth from Mono County. Ouimet started renting month to month after a five year lease expired in 2008. […]

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Fish and Game Hatchery Lawsuits Pile On

As a result of a lawsuit filed by Stanford Law Students and the Center for Biological Diversity, Fish and Game had to run the entire state fish hatchery program through the California Environmental Quality Act process. Now, as a new round of legal wrangling begins, Fish and Game officials expect business as usual for trout […]

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Progress on Bishop Chicken Ordinance

The Bishop chicken controversy took a step toward resolution Monday night as the City Council asked staff to write up an ordinance that could possibly allow people to have six chickens in backyard coops. Assistant City Administrator/Community Services Director Keith Caldwell reports that the council directed staff to draft an ordinance that would allow chickens […]

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