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April 6, 2023 Main Fire in Bishop – Status as of April 8 @ 3:00PM

The #MainFire vegetation fire that started on Thursday April 6th near HWY 6/ Wye Road in Bishop, CA is now 75% contained. Firefighters have worked hard to get the blaze under control, utilizing 1 air attack, 4 air tankers, 1 helicopter, 4 hand crews, 10 engines, 2 water tenders, 2 dozers, and 4 Chief Officers. […]

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Mammoth Lakes – Explosion at the Val D’ Isere Condos March 22

There has been an explosion at the Val D’ Isere condos which are located near the Village.  Reportedly there are multiple victims.  We do not know the extent of any injuries at this time.  There is a large response to the incident which is still ongoing at this time.  No further details are available at […]

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Lower Rock Creek Mar 2023

Eastern Sierra Braces for Round 2

  COUNTY EMERGENCY WORKERS RACE TO PREPARE FOR NEXT STORM Emergency responders took advantage of a brief break in the weather this weekend to assess damage and make road and other repairs countywide, while also bracing for the next storm that is expected to hit the Eastern Sierra today. Another atmospheric river event was predicted […]

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Caltrans 395 Road Update – Feb 26 @5:45 PM

U.S. Highway 395 to Remain Closed between Lee Vining and Bridgeport MONO COUNTY – U.S. Highway 395 from Lee Vining to Bridgeport will remain in a hard closure due to several avalanches from the recent snowstorms and the potential for more at this time. Yesterday, Caltrans crews cleared two trapped law enforcement vehicles that had […]

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Local Elections to See Runoffs in November

“Unofficial” results from the June 7 Primary Election show that the three locally contested races for county sheriff, District 1 supervisor and District 3 supervisor will be headed toward runoffs in the November General Election, according to the Inyo County Elections Office’s final report. According to the report, posted on the Election’s Office Wednesday evening, […]

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After Several Attempts, Body Is Recovered From Mt. Whitney

  The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department reported via its Facebook page Monday that a body that had been reported on Mt. Whitney early last week had finally been recovered on Saturday. The department noted that high winds and snow deterred recovery efforts throughout much of the week. According to the sheriff’s department, during the early […]

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Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Confirms Outside Professional Firm Continues “Use of Force” Review

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this week that an outside professional firm continues a use of force review regarding an incident that occurred last year involving George Barlow III. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of July 24, 2021, when two Inyo County deputies encountered Barlow while on an unrelated call. During […]

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Inyo County Board of Supervisors Approve “Letters of Support” for Region’s Medi-Cal Providers

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved “letters of support” for the region’s Medi-Cal plan providers that raised more concerns about accessing health care in rural areas than actual support for the current system. The board approved letters of support for Anthem and Health Net as managed Medi-Cal plan providers for Inyo County, […]

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