Author Archive | Deb Murphy

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Inyo County Covid Update

First, COVID-19. The County saw an increase of 25 cases this past week, bringing the total case number to 1486. While Health and Human Services’ Anna Scott described the uptake in cases as “concerning,” the case rate increase of four to five new cases a week is reflective of increases state-wide. A new Public Health […]

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Housing Assistance Available

    Housing Assistance Available through IMACA and Mammoth Lakes Housing While California and the country is slowly emerging from the past year’s battle with COVID-19, the impacts are still being felt by those least able to deal with them. But, there is still help with housing costs available through Inyo Mono Advocates for Community […]

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Chevron after dog killed by deputy


Friends and relatives of George Barlow addressed the Inyo Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting, asking for an investigation into the altercation between Barlow and Inyo County Sheriff’s deputies last weekend, an incident that has been widely viewed on the Internet. “What would you do if George Barlow was your son?” asked Roger Barlow during […]

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Inyo Encourages Face Coverings; Other Counties Require Them

Inyo County saw “slight increases” in cases of COVID-19 in late June, but as of Monday, June 18, is just encouraging people to wear face coverings in indoor public places, not mandating as has Mono County and Los Angeles. “We are concerned that as case rates increase in other areas,” Anna Scott, deputy director of […]

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Bishop Swears in New Police Chief

Richard Standridge was officially sworn in as Bishop’s Police Chief by Bishop Mayor Stephen Muchovej at a brief ceremony Monday morning in the Council Chambers.     There was a repeat performance later Monday evening at the City Council meeting, same place, different time. Standridge comes to Bishop following 20 years on the Porterville PD, […]

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Inyo Supes Take First Run at Waiving Compensation

In what is hopefully the last chapter in the Inyo Board of Supervisors’ 26-percent salary increase, County Counsel Marshall Rudolph presented a resolution mapping out the protocol for Supervisors to waive their salaries altogether. That waiver was requested by Supervisor Jennifer Roeser at the Board’s June 15 meeting after a 4-1 vote to increase their […]

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Recall Newsom Election Simplified…sort of

RECALL ELECTION SIMPLIFIED…Just kidding, explained as simply as humanly as possible The “simplified” part of the recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom, slated for September 14, comes from Inyo and Mono counties’ Registrars of Voters, Danielle Sexton and Scheereen Dedman, currently the acting Clerk Recorder/Registrar. Both Dedman and Sexton explained their respective recall election process […]

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Who Gets Paid What: Supervisors and Council Members in Inyo and Mono counties

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ pay raise raised the question: how much the Mono County Supervisors do the Mammoth Town Council and Bishop City Council members take home each month? So, we (Sierra Wave) asked. All four entities’ elected officials also hold representative membership on other boards, the Local Transportation Agency, Local Agency Formation […]

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