Archive - Aug 2013 - News Article
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013 â€“ A multi-agency search and rescue effort was launched at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night after Inyo County Sheriff's dispatch was notified of an overdue hiker.
According to Sheriff's Public Information Officer Carma Roper, 47 year-old Swall Meadows resident Matthew Mooney set out Tuesday for a day hike in the Rock Creek area. Mooney contacted family via cell phone at about noon Tuesday, saying he was returning from Round Valley Peak and would be home in a couple hours. He has not been seen or heard from since.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013 â€“ For the first time ever, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be offering live interactive telecasts of its Board of Commissioners meetings in the Owens Valley beginning with the Tuesday, Aug. 27 meeting.
The meeting will be televised at 1:30 p.m. in the LADWP Administrative Office at 300 Mandich St. in Bishop.
Charges are pending against a Benton man taken into custody Tuesday evening by Mono County Sheriffâ€™s deputies following what the department describes as a possible suicide attempt.
Sheriffâ€™s dispatch received a 911 call around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday regarding a shooting at the Mammoth Lakes Fish Hatchery, or Hot Creek Hatchery.
Deputies responded along with the California Highway Patrol, Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mono County Paramedics and Long Valley Fire Department.
(Read more in the Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.)
A handful of Lone Pine residents gathered at Statham Hall Monday evening to hear information about the new county consolidated office building that is being proposed in Bishop, but only a few residents voiced opinions or asked questions about the proposal.
Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce Director Kathleen New said she has heard a number of negative comments from various Southern Inyo County residents, and local leaders stressed that there are no plans to move offices or services from Lone Pine or any other communities to Bishop if the building is approved.
With a fraction of the budget of other counties and a display they built themselves at home, Rich and Kathy White not only took home another gold medal at the California State Fair for their Inyo County exhibit, but also one of the most important awards offered at the 17-day event.
The Whites, aided by a hearty contingent of fellow volunteers, secured for Inyo County the 2013 Peopleâ€™s Choice Award â€“ a sought-after honor thatâ€™s viewed as an endorsement of the tens of thousands of fairgoers who visit the Californiaâ€™s Counties Exhibit portion of the State Fair.
Members of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday received the third in a trilogy of workshops regarding Inyo Countyâ€™s landfills and its overall solid waste program.
During the presentation, Deputy County Administrator and Integrated Waste Manager Pam Hennarty said that changes must be made to the countyâ€™s solid waste program to make it self-sufficient. Those changes may come in the form of increased rates, or changes to the way commercial waste haulers are regulated, or a combination of both.
This past Monday, the City of Bishop recognized and thanked local firefighters who have been among the nearly 2,000 personnel who have been braving the Aspen Fire since it was ignited by lightning last month.
Sacramento County authorities confirmed Monday the death of a 43-year-old Mammoth Lakes resident Lloyd Cearley, whose body was found in the Sacramento River Saturday.
The cause of death was being withheld Monday morning, pending notification of his father, according to a Sacramento County coronorâ€™s office spokeswoman.
Cearley, who was suffering from thyroid cancer at the time of his death, was in Sacramento County to see a doctor, according to a Facebook post from his sister, Nicole Cearley Van Alstine.
MONDAY, AUG. 19, 2013 â€“ An Inyo County jury convicted 39-year-old Bishop resident Joseph Charles Mandiburu of four felony charges last week, including cattle theft from a local ranch.
The charges included grand theft in three separate counts of theft of property, cattle and a vehicle.
Mendiburu was also convicted of felony perjury after the four-day jury trial that concluded Aug. 15.
Mammoth Lakes resident Lloyd Cearley, a cancer patient who created the Mammoth 2 Bishop Fun Bike Ride fundraiser this past spring, was reported missing this week after failing to attend a doctorâ€™s appointment.
Mammoth Lakes Police Sgt. Marc Moscowitz said a missing person report was filed with law enforcement authorities in Sacramento, where Cearleyâ€™s doctorâ€™s appointment was scheduled, earlier this week.
Moscowitz said the MLPD could come up with little that might aid the investigation.