Archive | January, 2011

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County supervisors: EMS, Air Service, Caltrans

Our elected officials sit down in Inyo and Mono County courthouses Tuesday. Inyo Supervisors will face emergency medical concerns from Bishop. Mono Supervisors will hear a pitch for sharing an air service subsidy, and they will go behind closed doors to talk about a potential legal problem with Caltrans over Conway Ranch. First Inyo. Last […]

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Big snow, still big percentages

The gangbusters snowfall this winter has tapered off but still sits above the long-term average snowpack. DWP’s website shows Mammoth Pass Snowpack at 34.2 inches of water which is almost level with the wettest year on record, 1982-83 but well above the long-term average. DWP’s snow pillow readings show Mammoth Pass at 136% of normal […]

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The bar scene in Mammoth Lakes

For those who wonder what police officers do in Mammoth Lakes, one officer revealed a part of it at the Police-Hispanic Committee meeting Tuesday. Officer Art Torres sustained injuries to his arm during a very tense situation at the Village. In fact, at bar closing time on Saturdays, police have to be super attentive. I […]

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Bishop murder case back in court

In November of 2009, a man was killed on the Bishop Indian Reservation. Court officials said that Edward Keller, Jr., 17, of Bishop confessed to that murder in early December of 2010. A jury trial for Keller is set for March 7th with other court appearances next week. In April of last year, Keller appeared […]

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Eastside This Week: Film, snow shoe and Mule Days tickets

Inyo Council for the Arts presents Feature Film “Smoke Signals”A Sundance Film Festival Winner Tuesday, February 1st atInyo Council for the Arts137 South Main Street, Bishop Wednesday, February 2nd atLone Pine Film History Museum701 S. Main Street, Lone Pine For more information on these screeningsCall: (760) 873-8014Or log on to: www.inyo.org—-__________ Friends of the InyoJoshua […]

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Ski back trail bridge nears completion

A design long in the works now means a new beautiful amenity at the Village at Mammoth. It’s the bridge that connects Mammoth Mountain’s ski back trail with the Village. Construction has been underway and will wrap up by next week. Jim Smith, Ski Area Vice President in charge of planning and development, said that […]

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Winter Classic trout derby

Fish aren’t just for summer. To prove that, Inyo County and the Bishop Chamber of Commerce will promote the New Winter Classic Trout Derby, a three-month long contest from February 1st through April 30th in Pleasant Valley Reservoir and the Lower Owens River. Chamber Director Tawni Thomson said 30 tagged Alpers Trout will go into […]

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State changes that will impact counties

Governor Jerry Brown has said he will shift services and even some dollars from the State to counties and cities, but what does this really mean? We checked in with Inyo County Administrator Kevin Carunchio. The Inyo CAO first made it clear that not a lot of details are available yet. Carunchio said counties in […]

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