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County takes over patient-advocacy program

March 8, 2013

An organization that has befriended, defended and advocated for local long-term care facility residents for decades is scheduled to be permanently dismantled at the end of the month, with its services to then be provided by the county.
“After nearly 23 years as the state-designated provider of long-term care ombudsman services in Inyo and Mono counties, Ombudsman Advocacy Services of Inyo & Mono will close its doors on March 31,” OASIM Executive Director Kathyrn Williams said.

Post-Digital 395 Internet speeds yet to be determined

March 8, 2013

With completion of the Digital 395 project slated for July, local Internet service providers are looking at what kinds of service packages they can offer to residents.
Digital 395 proponents have said that the completion of the backbone project has the potential to improve local Internet speeds, but by how much and at what cost is going to be up to service providers.

Visitors have Martian experience in Death Valley

March 8, 2013

Hundreds of science fans recently got the best idea of what life on Mars could be like and how scientists are researching the red planet, all without ever having to leave Earth.
During the second Mars Festival in Death Valley National Park, visitors had an opportunity to hear NASA scientists, go to “Mars Hill,” look down into a hydro-magmatic crater and learn about microbes in the muck at Badwater Basin.
The event included presenters from several institutions who highlighted current research being conducted both in Death Valley and on Mars. 

Fire off Five Bridges

March 8, 2013

The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department, CalFire and crews from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power responded to a wind-driven fire off Five Bridges Road north of Bishop at about 9:30 a.m. Friday. Crews were able to contain the fire to a few acres, but a stiff breeze caused spot fires to break out downwind of the main blaze. Shortly before noon it appeared firefighters had beaten the burn into submission. Crews remained on the fire to ensure no hot spots flared up. No other information was available at press time.

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