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LeRoy Kritz

Kritz announces retirement as Lone Pine Fire Chief

By Deb Murphy After 47 years with the Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department, 27 as chief, LeRoy Kritz announced his retirement during the opening public comment period at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Citing “hard times in the future,” particularly with area ambulance services, Kritz said he “didn’t want to fight those battles.” […]

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Community steps up again for Southern Inyo Hospital

By Deb Murphy More than a month ago, Southern Inyo residents donated the funds to keep their hospital afloat when it was learned the $13,000 necessary for licensing Southern Inyo Hospital wasn’t in the checking account. At Thursday night’s standing-room-only special board meeting, they stepped up again following the closure of the Emergency Room for […]

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Inyo Supervisors approve RFP for EMS; move on boat tax

By Deb Murphy Changes made to an extensive Request for Proposal to provide Emergency Medical Services in five operating areas in Inyo County came close to assuaging concern by volunteer fire departments, but Steve Davis of the Olancha department wasn’t quite ready to hand out cigars at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting. The RFP was […]

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Inyo Supervisors wrestle with EMS proposal

By Deb Murphy It’s been nearly 10 years since Inyo County volunteer fire departments have had to deal with requests for proposals in order to continue providing ambulance and emergency medical services. After a marathon word-smithing session at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meetng, those same departments are probably very grateful it will be another 10 […]

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County School Board letter ruffles Lone Pine School officials

Feeling under attack by the County School Board, Lone Pine officials held a Board meeting Wednesday and have accused the County Board of a violation of the Brown Act. The Lone Pine Board President and now former School Superintendent say the alleged problems either are minor, don’t exist and don’t require County School involvement. According […]

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