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Benett Kessler

One of a Kind: Remembering Benett Kessler

One of a Kind: Remembering Benett Kessler after six years Sierra Wave Media announced six years ago that long-time Eastern Sierra journalist, founder and owner of Sierra Broadcasters, LLC in Independence, Benett Kessler, had died. The end came on Jan. 2, 2015, at the Northern Inyo Hospital after battling cancer for more than three years. […]

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Bill LeFever

New management team at Sierra Wave Media

Bishop, Ca – May 14, 2015: Sierra Wave Media has a new management team, after the death of veteran Eastern Sierra journalist and station founder Benett Kessler, and the team pledges that goal one will be to continue her vision: to be a voice of fair and accurate news reporting for the region. Bill LeFever, the longtime […]

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John Heston and Benett Kessler

Benett Kessler: An appreciation

By Andrea Tetrick Today, February 3rd, is Benett Kessler’s birthday. She would have turned 66 years old. I had the privilege of working for Benett for a time, beginning in 2004 when Sierra Wave was known as K-DAY. She was extremely generous with her knowledge and encouraged me to report on any topic I chose, […]

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LA Times reveals identity of 1976 aqueduct bombers

Back in 1976 when John Heston and Benett Kessler started Eastern Sierra News Service, a drought hit the Eastern Sierra and so did major political controversy over the Department of Water and Power’s aggressive groundwater pumping. It was the fall of that year when two young, local men bombed the Alabama Gates, part of the […]

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End of an era: Kenney Lee Scruggs

Kenney Scruggs, the Bishop attorney and civic activist who became a voice in court for children trapped in their parents’ custody battles, has died after a struggle with cancer. She was 62. Scruggs worked tirelessly on criminal and domestic cases, and often took on unpopular clients and cases without concern for the personal consequences. Her […]

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Single voice says open up the major debt dealings

Mammoth Town Councilman Skip Harvey voiced what many see as a solitary view at Wednesday night’s Town Council meeting when he said the Town Council needs to take responsibility for the MLLA debt and for being far more open with the public about the strategies dealing with the debt and the possible impacts of bankruptcy. […]

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