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Whiskey Creek closed

January 24, 2014

The Whiskey Creek restaurants in Bishop (above) and Mammoth closed Friday, possibly for good. The Bishop restaurant had a sign on the door apologizing for any inconvenience caused by the “temporary” closure. Whiskey Creek owner Greg Alexander, who could not be reached for comment, told another local media outlet this week that the closures are the result of lease issues paired with slow business due to three consecutive dry winters. An employee at the Bishop restaurant said staff was “let go” Friday morning. Whiskey Creek is the second local longtime eatery to shutter its doors this winter.

Guilty plea in Hogback marijuana grow case

January 24, 2014

Federal prosecutors announced earlier this week that the first of several subjects arrested in association with a large-scale marijuana grow northwest of Lone Pine last year has pleaded guilty.
On Tuesday, Javier Rios Morales, 25, of Jalisco, Mexico, pleaded guilty to conspiring to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute 3,405 marijuana plants and 350 pounds of processed marijuana seized from a grow site in the Inyo National Forest, announced United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.

ES Land Trust protects historic site

January 24, 2014

Eastern Sierra Land Trust ended 2013 and kicked off the new year with a new addition to its collection of preserved wild spaces in the Eastern Sierra.
In the final days of 2013, ESLT accepted what it is calling a “very generous gift” from the David and Elva Sinai Foundation. The group donated an important, 40-acre conservation property along Green Creek, in the hills south of Bridgeport.

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