Archive | April, 2010

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Bishop Police Chief Reports Crime Is Down

With crime still a major concern for many, news from Bishop Police Chief Kathleen Sheehan created a cautious sigh of relief. Sheehan recently reported to the Bishoop City Council that for the first three months of 2010, crime was down 63% over the same period last year. The types of crime that have dropped off […]

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Local Medical Marijuana Co-op Strives For Acceptance

As medical marijuana zoning issues in Mammoth Lakes head to the ballot in June, it came to light that one group of Eastern Sierra residents has quietly operated what they believe to be a fully legal medical marijuana cooperative for almost eight years. While the idea of medical marijuana may lead to rolling eyes and […]

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Mammoth Town Council Candidates Respond

More from the Mammoth Town Council Candidates Forum the eight candidates answered specific questions put to them as individuals by Moderator Tom Cage. Allen Blumer, the man who wants a wildlife sanctuary in Mammoth, was asked about his stated desire to solidify Mammoth as a destination resort without much development. Blumer said that there are […]

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Inyo Register’s Gary Nickell Remembered

A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday May 8 at Isaac Walton Park in Bishop for Gary Allen Nickell who died Wednesday April 28 in Carson City, Nevada. He was 58. The celebration will begin at 4:00p.m. and will include a service and a potluck gathering of family and friends. The family asks that […]

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Keller Arraigned on Murder; New Attorney on the Way

17-year-old Edward Keller, held to answer for the November homicide of James Williams of Bishop, appeared this week for an arraignment hearing on the charge of murder. It appears now that his legal representation will change as he moves through the courts. In his preliminary hearing earlier this month, Keller sat silently as the District […]

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Inyo Register’s Gary Nickell Remembered

A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday May 8 at Isaac Walton Park in Bishop for Gary Allen Nickell who died Wednesday April 28 in Carson City, Nevada. He was 58. The celebration will begin at 4:00p.m. and will include a service and a potluck gathering of family and friends. The family asks that […]

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Uncertainty Continues for the Mammoth Dog Teams

Between tethering laws and lease issues, the Mammoth Dog Teams dog sled company has faced an uncertain future. The company and the landlord, Mono County, appeared to make some progress at at a supervisors meeting in March, but the uncertainty remains. Jim Ouimet has been in fear of losing his lease on the old Sheriff […]

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Klondike Planning Continues

LADWP continues to consider solutions to increase motorized boat access to Klondike Lake. Last year the very limited access created a major public controversy. DWP’s main concern at Klondike Lake is to keep the invasive and pipe clogging quagga mussel out of the aqueduct. Since the quagga was first found in California two years ago, […]

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Carroll Thomas Marks his 100th

Known by many as the oldest living artist in America who still paints and runs a gallery, Carroll Thomas of Big Pine will turn 100 on Saturday, May 1st. Thomas owns and operates the Thomas Gallery off Highway 395 in Big Pine. Friends said Thomas started his painting career at age nine. He and his […]

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Steel Frame Completed At Northern Inyo Hospital

With the final piece of steel added to the frame, the new Northern Inyo Hospital building is starting to take shape. Its been about a month since the first piece of the steel framing was attached to the extensive underground foundation. In this relatively short period of time the internal skeleton that will be the […]

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Tenney Blasts Clark at Mammoth Planning Commission Meeting

Fall-out from Mammoth’s Candidates Forum sent the Town Council race up a notch during Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting. Commissioner Elizabeth Tenney took Commissioner and Council candidate Sharon Clark to task, calling Clark’s statements “misleading” and “careless”. During Tuesday’s Candidates Forum, Clark had accused officials of blocking her attendance at a staff meeting which included Water […]

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