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June 14, 2022 Deceased person found near Zabriskie Point in Death Valley

    DEATH VALLEY, CA – Park visitors found the body of David Kelleher on June 14 in Death Valley National Park. Kelleher appears to have been walking from Zabriskie Point toward Furnace Creek after running out of gas. On the morning of June 8, a park ranger noticed that there was only one vehicle […]

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Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Burglary Suspect at 200 Block of Whitney Portal Road

INYO COUNTY, CA, 6/7/2022: On the morning of 06/05/2022, Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Whitney Portal Road for a possible burglary in progress. Deputies determined the suspect was inside of the residence and conducted a “surround and call out.”  After the suspect’s refusal to leave the residence, Deputies made […]

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Inyo County Sheriff Search and Rescue Answers Emergency Satellite Beacon on Friday May 27

 At approximately 2pm on Friday, May 27 Inyo County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinators received notification that an emergency satellite beacon had been activated on Mt. Emerson, reporting that a party of three climbers had a member with a broken leg high on the south east face climbing route, at about 12,000’. The SAR […]

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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 Releases Information On Male Brandishing A Gun At Motorists Near Shoshone And Tecopa ON April 10, 2022

On Monday April 10, around 8:50pm Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to State Highway 127 at the intersection of State Highway 178 near Shoshone, for a male brandishing a gun at motorists. While en route to the call, deputies were dispatched to 59 Old Spanish Trail in Tecopa, the Death Valley Brewing company, for […]

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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 Update 7:00 AM 2-17-22

Here is the latest on the vegetation fire that started 2-16-22 at 12:40 PM, known as the Airport Fire.  The estimated acreage is 2,880 with 0% containment. No structures have been damaged or destroyed, but 150 structures are threatened.  No injuries or fatalities. The fire continued to remain active overnight, burning to the south.  Firefighters […]

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50 Year-Old Hiker Found Deceased While Attempting A Winter Ascent of Mt. Whitney

     On December 13, 50-year-old Eric Goepfert left the Whitney Portal trailhead intending a winter ascent of Mt. Whitney via the Mountaineer’s Gully and North Fork of Lone Pine Creek trail.  His itinerary was for five days and four nights in the backcountry.  During the time of Goepfert’s hike, the Eastern Sierra received two […]

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Walker Canyon Crash Dec 13,2021

CHP Reports A Two Vehicle Traffic Crash On US 395 At South End Of Walker Canyon

    On December 13, 2021, at approximately 4:23 PM, CHP Bridgeport was notified of a two vehicle traffic crash on US 395 approximately 2 miles north of SR 108 at the south end of the Walker Canyon north of Chris Flat Campground. US 395 was snowy and icy with chain controls in effect. An […]

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Lions 2021

Bishop Lions Club Serves Pancake Breakfast On “The Shop With A Cop” Day

  Shown taking a well-deserved break  “mule hitching” a ride after serving a Bishop Lions Club pancake breakfast to approximately 85 excited area youngsters and law enforcement hosts and hostesses this past weekend for Shop-With-A-Cop. Pictured are (l-r): Lions Jackie Rupp (standing), 2021-2022 Club President Stan Smith, Pat Dean, 3rd Vice President Steve Cupp, Club […]

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CHP Report on Three Vehicle Accident Near Olancha 11-24-21

  On 11/24/2021 at approximately 11:40 AM, a semi-truck driver from Phelan, CA, was driving a 2011 International semi-truck/trailer, loaded with cardboard. The semi truck was traveling northbound along US-395 just south of Cactus Flats Road near Olancha, CA. The semi truck was entering a construction zone when the truck driver failed to see northbound […]

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