Archive | December, 2015

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New SIHD board members sworn in

By Deb Murphy Inyo County Board of Supervisor Chair Matt Kingsley started Tuesday’s special meeting expressing his pride and appreciation for the people who volunteered to take the helm of the embattled Southern Inyo Healthcare District. “This is not an easy appointment,” he said. “The district is struggling on many levels.” Three south county residents […]

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Happy Holidays for a hundred from NIHD

NIH press release They made their lists. They checked them twice. When all was said and done, the employees of Northern Inyo Healthcare District surpassed the 100-person goal set for their 2015 Holiday Gift Drive. Enough gifts were gathered to provide holiday gift packages to all Bishop Care Center patients, all those NIHD adopted from […]

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Ralph Kenney: 1921-2015

Ralph Joseph Kenney, 94, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, December 17, 2015 in Bishop, California. He was born to the late Ralph and Jennie (Horne) Kenney on May 10, 1921 in Venice, CA.  Ralph graduated from Venice High School in 1939.  Following this, he became a Los Angeles Lifeguard. While living in Venice, Ralph met and […]

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Five SIHD board members resign

Southern Inyo Healthcare District press release, issued today: On Dec. 10, Lee Barron resigned as CEO, CFO and CCO of Southern Inyo Healthcare District. The board immediately began a concerted effort to lead the District forward. On Thursday, Dec. 17, the Board learned their choice for the Interim CEO could not accept the position because the […]

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Mammoth Hospital CEO Gary Myers

Southern Mono Healthcare District claims court victory

Southern Mono Healthcare District press release In furtherance of the lawsuit filed by Northern Inyo Hospital District and Inyo County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) against Southern Mono Healthcare District and Mammoth Hospital, they failed to obtain a temporary restraining order and were denied a request for a hearing for the court to issue a […]

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BLM proposing fee increases at campgrounds

BLM press release BISHOP, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office is seeking public comment on proposed fee increases at campgrounds in the eastern Sierra. The BLM is proposing to change the fee strategy and initially increase fees for the Tuttle Creek, Goodale Creek, Horton Creek and Pleasant Valley Pit campgrounds in […]

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Arkansas man missing in Owens Valley

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Grant Massey, a 40-year old man from Blytheville, Arkansas. Mr. Massey was reported missing in Arkansas by his family mid-December. On December 19th CHP located an abandoned vehicle registered to Mr. Massey on HWY 395 near Taboose Creek. On December 20th a […]

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Snowmobiling spots abundant in Eastern Sierra

Press release MONO COUNTY, Calif. – California’s Eastern Sierra is home to a bounty of outdoor winter recreation, but for those that want to venture beyond the ski slopes, snowmobiling offers an exciting way to explore the beauty of the Eastern Sierra in the wintertime. At the northern end of Mono County, the Bridgeport Winter […]

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Mary Mae Kilpatrick

Mary Mae Kilpatrick named to NIHD board

Northern Inyo Hospital press release West Bishop resident Mary Mae Kilpatrick was named to the Northern Inyo Healthcare District (NIHD) Board of Directors during the board’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening. She will be formally sworn into office Tuesday, Jan. 19. Mrs. Kilpatrick, the retired Superintendent of the Round Valley Elementary School District, was the […]

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Carol Hastings: 1926-2015

Long time Owens Valley Resident, Carolyn (Carol) Hastings, went to be with her Savior on December 18, 2015. Born in Colorado Springs on July 22, 1926 to Earl M. and Doni C. Plyley. Carol had 3 siblings, Sister Jean and 2 brothers Bill and George. The family moved to Glendale CA in the early 1930’s. […]

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SIH asks state to step in

By Deb Murphy Following an awkward meeting of unanswered questions last Thursday, two members of the Southern Inyo Hospital Board of Directors went into a special ad hoc committee meeting with Kevin Flanigan, chief executive officer for Northern Hospital, County Counsel and Donna McAuley, SIH’s nurse practitioner and, briefly, the new CEO at the struggling […]

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