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Archive - Sep 24, 2012


Deaths shock and sadden community

September 24, 2012

A grim discovery Sunday in West Bishop has shocked and saddened a local community and launched an investigation by the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department.
According to Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Carma Roper, investigators are working to determine the cause of death for two young residents whose bodies were found by a neighbor about 12:30 p.m. Sunday in a home on Pa Ha Lane.
“There were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play,” Roper said. “An autopsy will take place to determine the cause of death.”

New executive director for IMACA

September 24, 2012

An East Coast transplant has replaced the long-time executive director for a local organization that provides services to residents from Coleville to Olancha and beyond.
Effective Sept. 5, Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. welcomed its new executive director Lynn Ann Bethel, said Administration Services Manager Jill Paydon for IMACA Human Resources.

Residents burning up over new fire fee

September 24, 2012

California residents are beginning to receive state bills demanding each property owner pay $150 per habitable dwelling in fire fees.
Locally, fire safe councils, residents and local leaders are working with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association to protest the fee, which they are calling an illegal double taxation.
The State Responsibility Area Fire Fee is intended to fund fire prevention education throughout the state, but, according to Bob Winzenread chairman of the Bishop Fire Safe Council, residents are already providing fire prevention funds through property tax payments.

Big Pine’s Fire Safe Council getting results

September 24, 2012

The efforts of the Big Pine Fire Safe Council are starting to pay visible dividends. Brush has been cleared close to residential areas and the Council has set Saturday, Oct. 13 as a Big Pine community clean-up day.

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