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Last Saturday the 5th Annual Inyo County SAR & CHP Inland Division Air Operations Search and Rescue Training was Held in Bishop

The 5th Annual Inyo County SAR & CHP Inland Division Air Operations Search and Rescue Training was held this past weekend in Bishop, CA. Photos shared on CHP Inland Division Air Operations Facebook website. Inyo SAR and CHP Air Operations has a long history of working together to provide search and rescue services to the […]

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Latest Information on Tucson Couple’s Fatal Death Valley Camping Trip

A GoFundMe fundraiser for the Death Valley National Park campers whose trip ended in disaster last week has provided a few new details about what happened to the couple. After a three-day search by multiple agencies for the missing couple in Death Valley National Park ended in tragedy Friday when authorities announced that hiker Alexander […]

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Sad Ending for One of Missing Individuals In Death Valley National Park Rescue

[Editors Note: Sierra Wave has tried to stay on top  of this story, and as with all search and rescue efforts, wish for the best outcomes. Unfortunately, that is not  always the case despite the best efforts of our dedicated rescuers.] Sadly, one of two missing campers from Tucson who were found on a remote, […]

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Missing Individuals In Death Valley National Park Found – Multi-Agency SAR Update

[*Original SAR press release from earlier today  (8:56 a.m.) can be accessed here: https://www.inyocounty.us/sites/default/files/2021-04/DVNP_SAR_4.8.21.pdf] 4:00 PM Update from Inyo County Sheriff’s Office: The two missing individuals: 32-year-old Alexander Lofgren, and 27-year-old Emily Henkel, both from Tucson, AZ, were located today shortly after noon. They were spotted through aerial reconnaissance in a very remote area of […]

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Sheriff Jeff Hollowell files a $20 million government tort claim with Inyo County

Sierra Wave News has confirmed that Inyo County Sheriff Jeff Hollowell filed a $20 million government tort claim with Inyo County. A press release from Perez Law Offices in Sacramento says the following: The Sheriff of Inyo County, Jeffrey Hollowell, elected on June 5, 2018 and took office July 13, 2018, has filed a $20,000,000 […]

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Accidental death of a man at Saline Valley Warm Springs on December 20, 2020

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and the National Park Service report an accidental death of a man at Saline Valley Warm Springs on December 20, 2020. Donald Vanneman III was a 63-year-old resident of San Francisco. Warm Springs Campground, along with all other Death Valley National Park campgrounds, is temporarily closed due […]

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Late Fees Waived Until 2022 for Inyo County Pet Licenses

Grace period is implemented among pandemic and new licensing process Inyo County onboarded DocuPet as the new official pet licensing partner in December. This new partnership offers residents a simplified online experience for registering pets, along with additional benefits including a free 24/7 lost pet service, designer tag options, and built-in support for the Inyo […]

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Operation Santa update! Wednesday, December 23rd at 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, December 23rd, starting at 5:30pm, Santa Claus will be visiting the Bishop area during “Operation Santa.” He won’t be in his sleigh or with his reindeer. Instead, Bishop Police Officers, Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies and Bishop Fire Fighters will escort Santa through the streets of Bishop for a quick tour of our communities […]

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Wireless Emergency Alert Scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8, did not make Inyo County Sheriff happy.

California officials on Tuesday, December 8, sent out an emergency phone alert to mobile phones statewide to inform county residents about the state’s Regional Stay-at-Home Order. The alert urged residents to stay home and that “COVID-19 is spreading rapidly.” While some  questioned its use, the fact is, it is well within the state’s authority to […]

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Shop with a Cop | Popular Christmas Program for Kids Returns

SHOP WITH A COP ADAPTED FOR 2020  Shop with a Cop is alive and well in 2020, with some tweaks. The program brings law enforcement branches from Mono and Inyo Counties together with a special selection of East Side grade school children to all go shopping for gifts for family members. In past years, the […]

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Inyo County Sheriff won’t enforce Gov’s Stay at Home Order Curfew | Curfew does not include Inyo County

On Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home Order Statement from the Sheriff On November 19, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office learned that Governor Newsom would be issuing a “Limited Stay at Home Order” (curfew) to take effect Saturday, November 21, at 10 PM.  It has been the position of the Sheriff to educate citizens and visitors […]

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