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2021 Shop With A Cop Bishop PD_n


      The 2022 Eastern Sierra Shop With a Cop event is coming December 10, 2022. We have worked with all of our local school staff as well as the School Resource Officers from the Bishop Police, Mammoth Lakes Police and the Mono County Sheriff’s Department to identify and invite 50 area students to […]

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Eastside Election Results, Take 2 From Deb Murphy

    For political wonks, this election season may never end, as the cable news channels are explaining the outcome, ad infinitum. Fortunately, for Eastern Sierra voters, the final results are relatively clear. Technically, all the results as of Thursday evening are still preliminary. The final certification takes place November 23. The Mono County Registrar […]

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Fatal Crash on October 7 on Tecopa Hot Springs Road Reported by California Highway Patrol

“On Friday, October 7, 2022 at approximately 0657 hours, California Highway Patrol and Inyo County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a solo vehicle roll-over collision that occurred on Tecopa Hot Springs Road, north of Furnace Creek Road, just north of Tecopa Hot Springs.  The vehicle was reported to be half submerged in the marsh and […]

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More Mammoth Bear Beat – Sept 26 to Oct 10, 2022

      MAMMOTH BEAR BEAT 9/26, 6:59 p.m., Twin Lakes Campground – Bear helping himself to coolers. Hazed away by Officers. 9/26, 11:36 p.m., Davison Road – Bear in open dumpster. Bear scared off by Officers and trash secured. 9/27, 10:38 p.m., Lodestar Drive – Bear attempting to access dumpster that had been left […]

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Meet the candidates

QandA’s for Inyo County Sheriff Candidate’s Forum in Independence Held Thursday September 29

      The two candidates for Inyo County Sheriff, Eric Pritchard and Stephanie Rennie, faced off last Thursday at a candidate forum hosted by the Independence Civic Club. The following is an abbreviated version of the well-attended event. Opening Statement: Current Sheriff Eric Pritchard started the formal question segment with a run-down on his […]

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Meet the candidates

Independence Civic Club to Host Candidate Forum for Inyo County Sheriff – September 29

    The Independence Civic Club is hosting a Candidate Forum for Inyo County Sheriff. The Forum is at the Legion Hall in Independence on September 29, 2022 at 6:30 PM. Candidates Stephanie Rennie and Eric Pritchard will provide an opening statement and will respond to questions provided to them ahead of time. After a […]

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  September 15, 2022 – The Mammoth Lakes Police Department appreciates the public’s patience in releasing information regarding the suspicious death of a black bear within Town limits. It is important for the public to remember that suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty and that this continues to be an active investigation. On Thursday, September […]

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Bear Activity in Mammoth Lakes from July 27 – August 8, 2022

MLPD Bear Beat This Week’s Theme: Are we the only ones who watched Yogi as a kid? Bears like open windows, baked goods and “pick-a-nicks”. 7/30, 10:30 p.m., Panorama Dr. – Bear came in through an OPEN WINDOW and grabbed some cookies.  Bear scared off by homeowner. 07/31, 1:44 a.m., Joaquin Rd. – Bear came […]

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2022 Death Valley flooding

Death Valley Roads Closed, 2022 Storm Damage Being Assessed 

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Following yesterday’s wide-spread storm damage, Death Valley National Park roads remain closed. Hard work from road crews allowed visitors who were previously unable to leave the area hotels to be able to carefully drive out with law enforcement escorts. Highway 190 is expected to reopen between Furnace Creek and Pahrump by […]

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Mono County and Town of Mammoth Lakes Launch READY Mono Emergency Preparedness Portal Evacuation Exercise Planned for Trails Neighborhood

  MONO COUNTY, Calif. (August 2, 2022) – Over the next week, Christopher Mokracek, Interim Director of Emergency Management, is slated to introduce Mono County’s new emergency preparedness and response portal to the Mammoth Lakes Town Council and the Mono County Board of Supervisors. READY Mono ( is designed to provide residents and visitors with […]

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