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Junior Livestock Auction in Bishop Starting Tuesday, June 23 Through Friday, June 26

Starts on June 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm SAVE THE DATE! The Junior Livestock Online Auction at the Tri-County Fairgrounds will be June 23-June 26. That’s right, it will run for 4 days! All market animals will be sold online. You can now buy an animal from the comfort of your home. If you’re not […]

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4th of July

4th of July Fireworks Show Modifications in Bishop and Independence

INYO COUNTY, CA, June 15, 2020: After abundant consideration from Public Health and in consultation with the Bishop and Independence Volunteer Fire Departments, the fireworks shows in Bishop and Independence for 2020 will be modified to be “Stay at Home Shows.” This means that no central viewing areas will be provided or available.  Instead the […]

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H-D motorcycle v. tractor trailer

Injury collision involving semi-truck vs. motorcycle near Independence, CA.

Press release:  “On June 12, 2020 at approximately 1:00 pm, Justin Verzani of Ponca, Nebraska, was driving a tractor-trailer combination of vehicles northbound US 395 and had pulled to the right shoulder near Dusty Lane, just north of Ft. Independence, CA. James Bennett of Oxnard, California, was riding his motorcycle northbound US 395 in the […]

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Schools Closed

Schools closing in Inyo and Mono Counties Over Corona Virus Concerns

(Updated Monday, March 16 at 11:00 am) This is what we know so far: “Out of an abundance of caution…”is the phrase that begins the communications to parents from both Bishop Union High School in Bishop, Owens Valley Unified School District and Mammoth Unified School District in Mammoth Lakes, that the schools are closing. Student […]

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Here comes the Judge(s) Candidates Forum Tonight in Independence

  Election in One Week! The Independence Civic Club is hosting a final candidates forum for Superior Court Judge tonight, Monday, February 24 th at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Independence. Come hear what the candidates have to say for themselves. The candidates are Philip Ashworth, Brian Lamb, and Susanne Rizo . […]

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The Slim Princess Comes Home Celebration Planned November 2

The Carson & Colorado Rail Way invites everyone to welcome Locomotive #18 home on Nov. 2, 2019. The Slim Princess IS back in Independence after a successful “visit” with their friends at the Durango & Silverton Railroad . The classic Owens Valley engine will be steamed up and rides will be offered starting at 9 […]

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LADWP loans ancient tusk to Eastern California Museum

Press release from Eastern California Museum INDEPENDENCE, CA –The newest exhibit at the Eastern California Museum features one of the oldest artifacts to ever be put on display at the museum. Visitors will now be able to see a nearly complete mammoth or mastodon tusk dating from the last Ice Age, which would make it […]

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Doomed liquid amber in front of the County Water Department office on Jackson.

Inyo Supervisors face more tree issues

By Deb Murphy Seven Independence liquid ambers are looking at an uncertain future as the Inyo Supervisors discussed, then postponed, action on whether the trees, all planted in County rights-of-way, stay, or go. All seven were deemed inappropriate for their location, according to arborist Rochelle Hair with Eastern Sierra Tree Service. The Indy Seven are […]

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Forest Pound and Mira Inbar with daughter, Acacia, and grandmother, Tamara Cohn

Independence: A great place to spend the 4th of July

Story and photos by Charles James Independence is a small town with a big heart and a long history. Its name alone is perfect for hosting a Fourth of July Parade and the country’s Independence. They hosted an all-day-long celebration complete with fireworks and plenty of food. The day began with the Flag Raising Ceremony […]

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