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Please release me…let me go: All road closures and evacuations order lifted from Inyo Creek Fire

The Forest Service has announce that effective yesterday, June 30, 2021, in consultation with the National Weather Service and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, evacuation orders and road closures that were in place due to the Inyo Creek Fire will be lifted today June 30 at 6 pm. Lone Pine Campground Remains Closed Lone Pine Campground will […]

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Latest Update on Inyo Creek Fire as of Tuesday, June 29, at 6:30pm

#InyoCreekFire update – June 29 at 6:30pm: The Inyo Creek Fire has burned 592 acres and is 90% contained. Firefighters continue to work to gain containment in elevations ranging from 3,500 to 9,500 feet. Firefighter assigned to the Inyo Creek Fire assisted the Inyo National Forest with other initial attack fires today. Showers and thunderstorms […]

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Inyo Creek Fire Update for June 27, 2021

Here’s the latest Information on the Inyo Creek Fire for June 27, 2021 @7:00pm Steady progress being made toward containment jumping from 35% to 50% to now 70% in over the past three days. Evacuation orders still in effect for most residents affect by fire fighting efforts. Incident Start Date: 06/19/2021 Cause: Lightning Size: 647 […]

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Trying Again: Whitney Portal vehicle retrieval opportunity on Thursday, June 24

Well, the first effort to retrieve vehicles abandoned at Whitney Portal had to be  cancelled because the Inyo Creek Fire flared up and it just wasn’t safe to allow anyone go up to Portal. So, authorities are giving it another shot. On Thursday June 24 at 8 a.m. the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and California […]

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Mount Tom Search and Rescue: The Buddy System isn’t being “in the same mountain range”

In a press release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office on June 16, it was reported that on Sunday evening, June 13, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was contacted by a stranded hiker on Mount Tom. According to the hiker, he and his partner split up since they hiked at different speeds and to lighten his […]

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The Need for Speed? When you’re a fugitive from the Law

Traffic stop in Bishop becomes a high-speed vehicle pursuit. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office reported that on June 10 at approximately 7:50pm Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the Bishop area on Steven Ariaz, a 37-year-old Bishop man who has an active and confirmed no bail felony arrest warrant. According to deputies, […]

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Why Illegal Marijuana Grow Sites Are Dangerous to People, Animals, and the Environment

It should not come as any surprise that just because cannabis has been legalized, the illegal trade in growing and selling it has not. There is simply far too much money involved. Cannabis is estimated to be the largest cash crop in California with a value of more than $11 billion. The state collected over […]

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Large Illegal Weed Cultivation in Charleston View Area Worth Approx. $35 Million

Following is the official press release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office: June 1, 2021 CHARLESTON VIEW ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW INYO COUNTY, CA, June 1, 2021 – On March 10, 2021 the Inyo County Agricultural Office was notified of a large illegal marijuana cultivation operation in the Charleston View area of Inyo County. The operation […]

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Update! Found!! Another Missing Hiker from Texas

8PM UPDATE: MISSING HIKER FOUND ALIVE! Press release from Sequoia & Kings National Parks : SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. May 23, 2021 – A high-elevation search and rescue operation ended happily this evening when ground searchers successfully located missing hiker Edward Lee Alderman in the vicinity of Timberline Lake, several miles west of […]

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Very latest on 76-year-old in Saline Valley Missing for a Week

5/14/2021: Press Release from SALINE VALLEY MULTIAGENCY SAR INYO COUNTY, CA, MAY 14, 2021 – On May 8, at approximately 8:00pm Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified through Death Valley National Park (DVNP) that 76 year old Robert Wildoner from Apple Valley, CA had been reported missing. According to information received, Wildoner had not returned […]

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