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Letter: Mike Prather on Conglomerate Mesa — It’s About Place

Letter: On Conglomerate Mesa — It’s About Place (April 8, 2021) By Mike Prather Years ago Father Crowley realized that our wild landscapes in Inyo County were our sustainable future as opposed to the boom and bust of mining and other extractive industries. Father Crowley didn’t oppose mining, but he felt that the world-class beauty […]

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A statement from Mojave Precious Metals (“MPM”) on Town Hall and Open House

Press Release, April 6, 2021 –All statements can be attributed to Kit Cole, MPM spokesperson Mojave Precious Metals (“MPM”) welcomes all opportunities to discuss our exploration project and its future. To that end, we have held two public events – a virtual Town Hall on March 24 and an in-person (COVID safe) Open House on […]

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Opportunity: Sunrise Rotary Club has posted scholarship application for graduating seniors

The Sunrise Rotary Club has posted this year’s scholarship application for graduating seniors who are continuing their education next school year. Since 2004, the Sunrise Rotary Club has given scholarships totaling over $400,000 to over 330 Inyo County high school graduates, helping these local students afford to continue their education at a variety of schools, colleges […]

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Bishop Chamber of Commerce

Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce has some ‘Open’ positions on upcoming Board of Directors election

The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau (BACCVB) has several positions open for the upcoming Board of Directors election. All current member business owners, or their designated representatives, are eligible to run for a seat on the board. The election is conducted by mail-in vote of the membership and elected directors will serve […]

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Mono County to Advance to Less Restrictive Red Tier of The Blueprint for A Safer Economy on Sunday

Good News for Mono County!! Moving from Purple Tier to Red Tier on Sunday! Effective Sunday, March 14, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will reassign Mono County to the less restrictive Tier 2, Substantial (Red), of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy (Blueprint), the State’s “stringent and slow plan for living with COVID-19 […]

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California Fish and Wildlife

State Fish and Wildlife Reinstate “Fishmas” Trout Opener Dates in Eastern Sierra | Year-Round fishing for rest of State

While California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife haven’t set the new schedule in stone as yet, it has, tentatively, given “Fishmas,” the Eastern Sierra’s chambers of commerce business marketing plan, back to businesses in the Eastern Sierra. It’s a little more complicated than that though. As reported to the Mono County Board of Supervisors last […]

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Ben Franklin Store in Bishop Closing end of April | COVID-19 largely to blame for shipping problems

Ben Franklin is a chain of five and dime and arts and craft stores started in 1927. The stores are found primarily in small towns such as Bishop throughout the United States. It is a franchise system, with individual stores owned by independent proprietors, which here in Bishop is Adrienne Gillespie. It was perhaps the […]

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Lodging Owners in Mammoth Lakes File Suit Again State Alleging Constitutional Rights Violation from COVID-19 Restrictions

According to the website posting on February 3, 2021, Lodging owners and related entities in ski resort town Mammoth Lakes have urged a California federal court to prevent Gov. Gavin Newsom and other government officials from enforcing a slew of COVID-19-related orders, saying the measures violate their rights under the U.S. Constitution. Law360 says […]

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Second stimulus check, extended unemployment benefits, and more business assistance coming as Trump signs Stimulus Bill

The $900 billion bill signed by President Donald Trump on December 27 includes: A second round of stimulus checks ($600 base amount); Extended $300-per-week unemployment benefits added to the total you receive from the state Adds Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, which provides benefits for people who usually don’t qualify for unemployment, including the self-employed and gig […]

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Cash Withdrawals from Bank Night Drop Deposit Boxes Prove Difficult

At least two banks in Bishop were the victims of attempted thefts sometime on Monday night. Union Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, which are located across the street from one another on North Main Street, each had unsuccessful attempts at breaking into and removal of their wall mounted night deposit drop boxes. The would-be […]

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Mono C.U.R.E. (County Unified Recovery Effort) Business Assistance Program ROUND THREE

MONO C.U.R.E. (County Unified Recovery Effort) is a business assistance grant program designed to provide assistance to businesses in unincorporated Mono County who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the statewide Stay-At-Home Executive Order and the subsequent mitigations mandated for business operations. This program is designed to provide “bridge” funding for small […]

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