Archive | May, 2015

Inyo School Superintendent Terry McAteer said, "50% of our youth do not have internet connection at home."

Inyo students get drought education

– Press release Inyo County Schools on the Forefront of Drought Education with New Water Awareness Campaign When Governor Jerry Brown issued California’s first-ever, statewide, mandatory restriction on water use on April 1, 2015 calling for a 25% reduction in potable water use, Inyo Schools realized that they needed to help educate their 2500 students […]

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Nice upgrades for downtown Bishop businesses

By Deb Murphy Downtown Bishop has begun an incremental morphosis. From the addition of 70 hanging flower baskets to the realization of Bishop Chamber of Commerce’s Building Improvement Project grant funding, the Main Street corridor is looking more cared for, more diverse. The stretch of U.S. Highway 395 will never be a backdrop for “Uptown […]

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City of Bishop water-conservation program

– City of Bishop press release To promote water conservation, the city has a water conservation incentive program to help its water customers save water. The program provides free hose nozzles, hose timers, and irrigation system timers and provides rebates for some sprinkler systems and water conserving appliances. The incentives are available only to water […]

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Inyo man convicted on felony charge

– From Inyo County District Attorney Bishop Area Resident Steven Bencoma Convicted on Felony Criminal Threats Charge On May 28, following a three day jury trial held in the Superior Court of California, County of Inyo, Bishop area resident Steven Bencoma was convicted of a felony charge of making criminal threats. After the jury verdict, […]

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News from Mono County Investigative Unit; phone scams target Mono

– Press releases The Mono County Investigative Unit, MCIU, is a joint task force that was formed in 2015. The Unit consist of law enforcement members from the Mono County District Attorney’s Office, Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol. The Unit is located and operated out of the District […]

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Updates on Inyo County water issues

Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power clearly defined water reductions to the McNally Pond project at Tuesday’s Technical Group Meeting. LADWP’s motion to eliminate water supplies to the waterfowl ponds and adjacent 100-acre native pastureland west of U.S. 6 north of Bishop this runoff year was approved and will be […]

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‘Let Mammoth Decide’ files petition

– Press release Let Mammoth Decide Files 375% of Required Initiative Signatures On May 6, 2015, Let Mammoth Decide filed 1071 petition signatures with the Mammoth Lakes town clerk in support of its proposed ballot measure to ensure that nightly home rentals cannot be expanded into residential neighborhoods without voter approval. The signatures represent 70% […]

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Letter to the Editor: Inyo Supervisors must act

– Submitted by Daniel Pritchett Supervisors must act promptly to challenge DWP DWP released its final 2015-2016 Operations Plan last week.  As expected, it includes enormous (57%) reductions in Owens Valley irrigation water. Under the Inyo LA Water Agreement (LTWA), these cuts must be approved by the Standing Committee.  The Standing Committee has not approved […]

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Memorial and mules for Rep. Paul Cook

Memorial Day was saluted by many throughout the country and in Inyo and Mono counties. Our local congressman – Rep. Paul Cook – was in the Eastern Sierra not only for the Mule Days festivities including the parade – but also for meet and greet sessions in Mammoth Lakes and Bishop. Rep. Cook also participated in […]

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New management team at Sierra Wave Media

Bishop, Ca – May 14, 2015: Sierra Wave Media has a new management team, after the death of veteran Eastern Sierra journalist and station founder Benett Kessler, and the team pledges that goal one will be to continue her vision: to be a voice of fair and accurate news reporting for the region. Bill LeFever, the longtime […]

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Hoskin, Sept awarded ‘Law Enforcement Officer of the Year’

– Press release Thursday, May 21, 2015, the community of Bridgeport, and specifically, the Bridgeport Christian Fellowship, recognized, honored and awarded two local law enforcement officers with the award of “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.” The recipients of this prestigious award went to Deputy Wes Hoskin, of the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, and Officer […]

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