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With closure of SIH emergency room, Inyo Sheriff’s office offers service information

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release After being informed that the emergency room at Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine has been closed until further notice, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office wants to provide public awareness of our current emergency medical services in southern Inyo County including the communities of Independence, Lone Pine, Olancha, Keeler, Darwin and […]

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Southern Inyo Hospital update

By Deb Murphy According to Southern Inyo Hospital Administrative Assistant Mary Gonzalez, the hospital’s employees will be paid today, Wednesday, Dec. 2, bringing them up to the October 31 pay period. Gonzalez also explained that Chief Executive Officer Lee Barron is working to come up with the $65,000 payment that will keep the Emergency Room […]

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Southern Inyo Hospital continues to work on financial issues

By Deb Murphy The stress of financial issues at Southern Inyo Hospital was evident at Thursday afternoon’s board meeting, from administrators to staff to community and board members. The hospital is taking steps to resolve a government reimbursement schedule that lags dangerously behind costs and program requirements, including forming a Limited Liability Corporation with Ridgecrest […]

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Inyo County inmate dies

– Press release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Harold Wayne Butterbredt, a 48-year old man and inmate at the Inyo County Jail, passed away suddenly yesterday morning. Butterbredt requested to be seen by medical staff around 7:20 AM; he was in the process of being transported to Southern Inyo Hospital when he collapsed in […]

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State exempts Southern Inyo Hospital from Medi-Cal cuts

After months of worry and intense lobbying, the State Department of Health Care Services has made public the fact that they will exempt facilities like the Southern Inyo Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility from their 10% reduction of payments. Southern Inyo Hospital officials had said early on that this reduction would close the nursing facility and […]

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Dave Haas: A life well-lived

Dave Haas of Lone Pine recently received the Inyo Register’s “Citizen of the Year Award” just 6 weeks ago in recognition of his support and accomplishments in Lone Pine. This morning word came that he has passed away…and he will be sorely missed. A former councilman and founding member of the City of Murrieta, Haas […]

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Plane crashes near Lone Pine

– Press release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office: On Sunday July 28th at approximately 12:45PM, pilot Sohail Simjee, departed from Mammoth Lakes Airport in a Bonanza single engine airplane heading southbound to Orange County.   Due to weather concerns, Simjee landed at the Lone Pine airport. Shortly after 3:00PM, Simjee attempted to fly out […]

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Assemblywoman’s rep available for public comments

Citizens will have a chance to talk to a representative of Assemblywoman Connie Conway’s office today. Justin Stoner planned to hold office hours in Lone Pine from 11am to 3pm. Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley urged citizens to talk to Stoner about keeping Southern Inyo Hospital open by changing Medi-Cal cuts. Those cuts would diminish […]

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Inyo-Mono hospital news

In hospital news in Inyo and Mono, our facilities and officials face lots of changes as the Health Care Reform Act unfolds, other regulations grow and administrators plan to leave or return to their work. The Northern Inyo Hospital Board was scheduled to meet Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the board room on Birch Street. […]

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Military plane crashes at Owens Dry Lake

Just before 4pm Thursday afternoon, several people saw a jet plane crash into the Owens Dry Lake. The pilot ejected and walked away. The Inyo Sheriff’s Department responded immediately to the report and sent units to the reported site. Lone Pine Fire and Ambulance rushed to the scene too. Scanner traffic over the Inyo Sheriff’s […]

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