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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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Bishop City Council Approves Funding to Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA)

The Bishop City Council on Monday approved a resolution to provide funding to Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action Inc., a regional social services agency that has found itself in financial crisis recently. Earlier this year IMACA reached out to Inyo and Mono counties, Mammoth Lakes and the city of Bishop, requesting $100,000 from each […]

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Summer Schedule For Commercial Airline Services At Eastern Sierra Regional Airport In Bishop Announced

Commercial air service from the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport in Bishop, which wound down this month, will take off again on a limited schedule for the summer beginning June 4, Mammoth Lakes Tourism and Mammoth Mountain announced Monday. The entities note that this is the first time summer air travel has been offered to California’s […]

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California Highway Patrol Supervisor Thwarts Alleged Kidnapping Near Bridgeport

  A California Highway Patrol supervisor who was completing his shift early Saturday morning near Bridgeport in Mono County apparently interrupted an alleged kidnapping in progress and a suspect is in custody, according to the CHP. The CHP reported that Erick Alexander Luna, 47, of Lancaster, was charged with kidnapping, felony domestic violence, terrorist threats […]

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Airport Fire Feb 17, 2022

Airport Fire Incident Update From CalFire As Of 7:55 pm February 17, 2022

  As of this evening’s incident report from CalFire the fire size has grown to 4,136 acres and is 20% contained.  Forward rate of progress has been stopped north of Hwy 168 and firefighters continue to construct containment lines and mop-up the North end of the fire.  Although 150 structures had been threatened no structures […]

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Airport Fire

Fire Near Bishop Airport and Owens River 2-16-22

    UPDATE 7:40AM 2/17/22 #AirportFire off Airport Road and East Line Street, east of Bishop in Inyo County is 2,800 acres and 0% contained.  150 structures threatened.  CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit For more information:   UPDATE: 8:40PM CALFIRE  1800 acres 0% Containment No change to evacuation orders or road closures. UPDATE: CalFire: […]

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Fly Fishing

Fred Rowe’s Fly Fishing Report 2-4-22

Sierra Bright Dot Fly Fishing Report 02-04-2021 Sierra Bright Dot Fly Fishing Guide Service Wind is the vane of every fly fisher. Cooler sunny windy days have prevailed for most of the week. Wind takes the fun out of a day on the water. For those braving the wind, nymphs have been the most […]

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Cerro Coso College Holds Vocational Nursing Capping and Pinning Ceremony On December 2

As the fall semester wound down, Cerro Coso held a Vocational Nursing Capping and Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, December 2, symbolically welcoming 11 student vocational nurses into a profession of service to others (pending passage of state boards.) The path to becoming a nurse is long, steep, and sometimes rocky. The whole experience of being […]

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