Archive | May, 2019

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Inyo County to accept applications again for cannabis businesses

News release nyo County Agricultural Commissioner Nate Reade announced that the county will again be accepting applications to operate cannabis businesses within the unincorporated portions of Inyo County beginning on June 10, 2019. The license application window will remain open to potential business owners at least until August 9, 2019. Once the application window closes, scoring of applications will […]

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Local writer Gigi de Jong earns top award from OWAC

Press release The Outdoor Writers Association of California (OWAC) presented Bishop resident, Gigi de Jong, their most prestigious award, Writer of the Year, at their annual conference held in northern California last week (Monday, May 20th). Gigi also won three first place category awards for writing and photography. The awards were presented by Carrie Wilson, […]

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Bishop Council grapples with flavored tobacco in hands of minors

By Deb Murphy The one thing members of Bishop City Council agreed on at Tuesday’s meeting was kids shouldn’t have access to flavored tobacco. How to do that was another issue. April Eagan, prevention manager for Inyo County’s Women Infant Children Program, had made a full presentation at City Council’s May 13 meeting. The facts […]

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Tioga Pass opens from winter closure gate to east entrance of Yosemite

News release MONO COUNTY— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will reopen the road from the winter closure gate on State Route 120 W (Tioga Pass) to the east entrance of Yosemite National Park today at noon. Caltrans crews have completed ice, snow, and debris removal, as well as rockfall, guardrail, road and culvert repair […]

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Inyo Supervisors deal with short-term rentals, again

By Deb Murphy The unintended consequences of some Inyo County short-term rental ordinances came back to bite the Board of Supervisors at yesterday’s meeting. Now that the ordinances have been in place for more than a year, the Board and Planning Department will focus on options to fix those consequences. Planning Director Cathreen Richards ran […]

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FERC finds Premium Energy’s application ‘patently deficient’

By Deb Murphy Mono and Inyo Counties was handed a reprieve by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last Friday. The Commission’s Division of Hydropower Licensing found Premium Energy’s application for a closed loop system from reservoirs in the Owens Gorge to the White Mountains “patently deficient.” That’s the good news. The FERC did not find […]

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State of the Inyo National Forest

USFS news release The State of the Inyo Roads Open: Bodie Road **(SR270), June Lake Loop **N & S (SR158), Hwy 120 E **(Mono Mills Road), Lundy Canyon Road (to the resort). Roads Closed: Sonora Pass (SR108), Monitor Pass (SR89), Ebbetts Pass (SR4 ), Lundy Canyon Road (beyond resort), Tioga Pass (SR120 W),Saddlebag Rd. Campgrounds […]

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Rodger Guffey: 1943-2019

Rodger Guffey, born 5/18/1943, passed away unexpectedly on 5/17/2019. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas and played football and studied architecture at Kansas University. Thanks to the Beach Boys, he moved west to Manhattan Beach where he worked as a toy designer for Ravel. His desire to ski brought him to relocate in Mammoth […]

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Dramatic mission for Mono County Search and Rescue

Mono County Sheriff’s office news release On the evening of Saturday, May 18, at 7:25 pm, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call for assistance needed for an injured skier in the Sierra near Bridgeport. A 29-year-old man from San Francisco had fallen while skiing in the west Couloir/Gully on the Incredible Hulk in the Hoover Wilderness. A party […]

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