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December 7th

Medical Marijuana now available in Mammoth

December 7, 2010

Inyo County residents who have received a medical marijuana recommendation from their doctor no longer have to travel as far as Los Angeles or Tahoe to pick up their medicine.
Mammoth Lakes Wellness, a medical marijuana cooperative owned by Robert Calvert, has opened at 33999 Main Street in Mammoth and is currently accepting customers.
Back in February of 2007, Big Pine resident Brett Bermingham meet with the Bishop City Council and the Inyo County Board of Supervisors to discuss his idea to open a medical marijuana dispensary locally.

Efficiency is key

December 7, 2010

Homeowners in Inyo County will soon be able to apply for grants to improve their home’s energy efficiency and the work will be done by local contractors.
The California Rural Home Mortgage Finance Authority, of which Inyo is one of 20 participating counties, has recently received a $16.5 million grant from the California Energy Commission. The grant money will be available soon to local homeowners and local contractors. Those who have been certified to prescribed work will have first crack at the bidding.

Surprising Mono Lake discovery changes conceptions of life

December 7, 2010

The discovery of an arsenic-loving bacteria swimming in Mono Lake may change the basic understanding of how life is formed from its fundamental elements.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Thursday that astrobiologists have found a bacteria that uses otherwise poisonous arsenic instead of phosphorus as apart of its DNA. Until this recent discovery at the famous lake, phosphorous has been believed to be an essential component of DNA and life, and life would not be possible without the chemical element.

December 2nd

Missing Whitney hiker found dead

December 2, 2010

A search for a missing hiker in the Eastern Sierra wilderness came to a grim end this week with the discovery of the Portland, Ore. resident’s body.
Inyo County Search and Rescue recovered the body of 37-year-old Christian Meining Wednesday afternoon near the Mt. Whitney Trail, nearly 24 hours after he was first reported missing.
According to Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Carma Roper, search crews were dispatched Monday morning when Meining failed to hike out of the Whitney Portal area Friday morning as scheduled.

Lone Pine tradition honors unsung heroes

December 2, 2010

Lone Pine residents will be honoring volunteer firefighters this holiday season with a Christmas parade dedicated to local men and women who volunteer to leap from bed, dash from the dinner table or leave their day jobs at the drop of a hat to help anyone in need.
The Lone Pine Christmas Parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 and will feature firefighters from virtually every volunteer fire department in the county, dozens of entries from local citizens and Lone Pine Fire Chief LeRoy Kritz as grand marshal.

Disaster drill puts Southern Inyo first-responders to test

December 2, 2010

“A terrorist bomb has torn apart a water filtration facility in Southern Inyo, injuring approximately 15 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees. Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel from Lone Pine and Olancha responded quickly, triaging and transporting every victim from the scene and to medical facilities in Lone Pine in less than 45 minutes.”

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