Archive | December, 2010

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Arctic front, high winds do isolated damage

This downed tree served as testimony to repeated rain in Bishop and then high winds Wednesday night. This tree uprooted at a home on Wildrose Lane in west Bishop. It crashed down onto a pick-up truck. There were no injuries reported but considerable property damage. Forecasters said that an arctic front, which brought with it […]

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Weather created temporary highway closure, power outages

UPDATE 12-30-10: As of Thursday, Highway 395 had re-opened, the skies cleared and power returned to the Old Mammoth area of Mammoth Lakes. Call Caltrans road update line at 511 for chain restrictions and any other highway changes. Stuart Brown with the Town of Mammoth Lakes said that Edison reported they would restore power to […]

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Murder suspect to get new lawyer

Murder suspect Louis Leplat will possibly have an attorney next week. He is scheduled for appointment of counsel Tuesday morning, January 4th. Leplat was arrested in June of 2009 in the stabbing death of a 23-year-old Bishop man on the reservation. Bail was set at a million dollars and public defender Elizabeth Corpora appointed to […]

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How about some new friends?

PETS of the WEEK – December 29, 2010 TOBY is an 18-month old Yellow Lab mix who was given up when his owner became too ill to care for Toby. This could be your golden opportunity to adopt a super wonderful dog! LONDON is a young male Lynx Point Siamese/Tabby mix. His owner went into […]

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Snowpack moves on up

As you can imagine, the snowpack has shot up considerably over the last few weeks. The LADWP website shows current precipitation conditions as of December 21st. The snowpack graph shows the line going up, similar to the wettest year on record which was 1982-83. Of course there are a few more months to go. DWP’s […]

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Town issues brief news release on Hugelman case

Law enforcement sources had revealed on Christmas Eve that a hearing officer had issued a decision document on the termination appeal case of former Mammoth Police Sergeant Eric Hugelman. Today, Mammoth officials released a very brief news release. That release says that the Hearing Officer “reduced the penalty and determined Hugelman should be reinstated.” The […]

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Mono’s special election explained

A Special General Election in January? Some citizens in Mono County expressed confusion about the purpose of the January 4th election for Mono County. Clerk and Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts explained. Roberts said that next week’s election is a run-off to fill the vacancy created in State Senate District 1 by the death, earlier […]

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Murder victims identified as southern Inyo women

The San Luis Obispo Tribune described some details surrounding the shooting deaths of two Inyo County women. The southern Inyo community remains stunned and saddened by the horrible death of two local women visiting Santa Margarita for the holidays. The homicide victims have been identified as sisters, Bev Riley of Lone Pine and Kathy Jaeger […]

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