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Update: Missing 76-year-old Man in Saline Valley | Tulare Sheriff Office Sends Help

Update: More Information on Still Missing Person in Saline Valley/Warm Springs; Tulare County SAR Joins Search [Seventy-six-year-old Robert “Bob” Alan Wildoner of Apple Valley, Calif. has been reported missing since May 7th.–SWM News] UPDATE: 5/12/21 from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office— Yesterday searching continued for Robert Wildoner. Search teams from yesterday included 15 members from: […]

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Congratulations to this year’s 2020 Poppy Awards Winners!

Eastern Sierra Wins Big at Visit California Poppy Awards ** This is an update by Lara Kaylor Director of Communications  Mammoth Lakes Tourism** Area agencies collectively take home three awards  Eastern Sierra, Calif. (February 24, 2020) — Earlier this month, the Eastern Sierra triumphed at Visit California’s biennial Poppy Awards contest. This competition honors the best […]

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Photo courtesy Jim Purdum

Alabama Hills National Scenic Area becomes law

Alabama Hills Stewardship Group press release Lone Pine, CA (March 12, 2019) – The Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, along with dozens of area stakeholders and the community of Lone Pine are celebrating the passage of a congressional measure that will create the first ever “Alabama Hills National Scenic Area”! “All these years of community input […]

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Coleville/Walker KOA wins top awards

Press release Coleville/Walker KOA wins KOA Top Awards Four years running, this KOA has won both KOA President’s and KOA Founder’s Awards Coleville, CA: For four years running, the Coleville/Walker KOA (aka Meadowcliff) is the award recipient of the KOA President’s and Founder’s awards. “It is through hard work, dedication and passion that create amazing […]

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Pictured from left to right, starting at the back: (Group Picture)

Eric Butner, Phil McDowell, Ed Morse, Nancy Hardy, Wynne Benti, Will Richmond

2nd Row:

Ramona Delmas, Pastor Matt McPhee, Ellen Siegel, Pastor Erin Maddox McPhee, Rick Litman

Kneeling down:

Tom Hardy, Kammi Foote, Sunrise Rotary President, Sue Lyndes, noon Rotary President, Jeff Griffiths

Photos by Pat Nahin

Bishop Rotary Clubs keep on giving

Press release October 21st, Rotary Clubs of Bishop presented a “big check” in the amount of $9000.00 to Pastor Matt McPhee to help purchase a new commercial range with burners, griddle and 2 ovens for The Bishop First United Methodist Church. A separate legal check was given to the Pastor! Rotarian Ed Morse has been helping […]

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Mono Assistant DA offers legal clarification on medical marijuana issue

While California Attorney General Kamala Harris works privately on her own medical marijuana guidelines, local police and prosecutors say they are trying to do the right thing. A recent case raised the question, is concentrated cannabis, sometimes called hashish, legal under the medical marijuana laws. Mono Assistant District Attorney Tim Kendall has responded. Kendall said […]

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AT&T to close and move Bishop store

As if AT&T were not irritating enough for the Eastern Sierra community in its transition from Alltell, the big wireless   AT&T placed their Mammoth store under a contractor several months ago. corporation has now decided to shut down the service office in Bishop and re-open under an independent contractor as they did in Mammoth […]

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Late snow causes bear problems in Mammoth Lakes

Human residents of Mammoth Lakes aren’t the only ones sick of snow. Mammoth Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles told the Town Council Wednesday night that with the amazing amount of snow this spring, the black bears who woke up from hibernation have a major problem finding enough to eat. Searles explained that when bears first wake […]

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Mayor, town manager explain MLLA comment

Mammoth’s Town Manager made an interesting and somewhat mysterious statement during budget talks at last week’s Town Council meeting. She told the audience and Council that someone from Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition, to whom the $40 million lawsuit judgments owed, had asked her to make a statement. She said only, “They are concerned about baseline […]

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