Tag Archives | Sheriff Bill Lutze

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SAR commander leaves behind legacy of saving lives

On Saturday October 18th the South County Search and Rescue (SAR) Command Center, located at the Lone Pine Airport, was officially unveiled and dedicated to soon-to-be-retired Undersheriff, and longtime SAR Commander, Keith Hardcastle. The building once served as a Forest Service helicopter base center. When the Forest Service transferred their operations to the Independence airport, […]

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LE contract resurrected by politics?

Although it was a closed issue last spring, now published reports talk about what the City of Bishop might have saved contracting for law enforcement with the Inyo Sheriff. A final amount of savings, the Sheriff said, was never determined because the study was never completed. At the beginning of the year, the Bishop City […]

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Law enforcement recognized

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thank you to the Bishop Elk’s Lodge & ESPOA On Friday May 16th, the Bishop Elk’s Lodge hosted their annual Law Enforcement Appreciation dinner for all law enforcement related personnel in both Mono and Inyo counties (retired or active duty).   The event was attended by approximately 80 people. In addition […]

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Relatives and others push to search for missing “Castaneda” women

In the 1960s, Carlos Castenada emerged as a popular author and figure in mystical writings. His books sold millions. Critics were skeptical about his tales of Mexican Shamanism, but his fans grew in number. He later founded Cleargreen, an organization to promote his spiritual beliefs. Castenada also reportedly gathered around him five women who all […]

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LE contract still under study

As the City of Bishop faces ongoing budget challenges, officials decided to at least explore the idea of a law enforcement contract with Inyo County. Sheriff Bill Lutze and his team continue their preliminary investigation of costs. Meanwhile, the City Council scheduled a workshop for today to look for other ways to save money. The […]

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Running for local office

In the June Primary Election, Eastern Sierra voters can choose members of the Boards of Supervisors, Mammoth Town Council members and other elected officials. Before the new year, Clerks in both Inyo and Mono Counties let citizens know petitions for signatures in lieu of filing fees were ready to pick up. Some officials acted immediately. […]

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Inyo-Mono Supervisors: New hires, solar, DWP, and new animal shelter

When the Mono Supervisors meet Tuesday, they will go into closed session to talk about a number of things, including selection of a County Administrative Officer and employment of a Finance Director. Last week, the Board issued a press release to say they had chosen Inyo County Auditor-Controller Leslie Chapman as Mono’s new Finance Director. […]

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