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February 11th

Call to protect cultural site

February 11, 2014

PRESS RELEASE – On Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, work was stopped in a Dust Control Area of the Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Project. This work was stopped by Kathy Bancroft, the Tribal Monitor on site and Tribal Historic Preservation officer representing the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Reservation. 

Dry lake cultural sites at risk again?

February 11, 2014

Owens Valley tribal members and other residents are attempting to halt work on a section of the latest Owens Lake dust mitigation project because they fear the work will destroy a culturally sensitive site.
Lone Pine Tribal Preservation Officer Kathy Bancroft said Monday that she feels one section of the current dust mitigation project (Phase 7a) should be ruled a culturally sensitive site.

February 10th

L.A., Lone Pine FFA reach agreement

February 10, 2014

The Lone Pine High School FFA farm will have its 10 acres of grazing land, just not on the FFA farm. Discussion on the issue took more than an hour at Friday’s Standing Committee meeting in Independence and ended with ag instructor Brenda Lacey accepting a proposal by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, a proposal she called ludicrous. It may have been ludicrous, but at least it ended what amounted to a stand-off between Los Angeles and Inyo County committee members.

Candidates begin making it official

February 10, 2014

As of yesterday, local political hopefuls can now take steps to become official candidates in the upcoming June Primary.
Monday, Feb. 10 marked the start of the formal nomination period required of residents before their names can make it to the ballot. By this stage, most hopefuls have already filed what are known as Petitions in Lieu of Filing Fees, a water-testing phase and the first step in becoming a certified candidate.

Wind, alcohol linked to Mono County crashes

February 10, 2014

The Bridgeport California Highway Patrol Office and Mono County Sheriff’s Department were kept busy with traffic incidents this past weekend.
Just past midnight on Saturday morning, Mono County sheriff’s officers alerted CHP to a solo, non-injury vehicle accident near Walker/Coleville with the driver possibly under the influence of alcohol.

Cooking Channel to showcase Bishop eatery

February 10, 2014

Preparing to celebrate two years in business next month, Holy Smoke Texas BBQ in Bishop is about to receive an anniversary gift in the form of national television exposure.

February 7th

Death of a Mono County resident related to the flu

February 7, 2014

PRESS RELEASE ––– The Mono County Health Department was notified yesterday, Feb. 6, that the death of a Mono County resident is most likely related to an H1N1 2009 swine influenza infection.
Permission to release the following detailed information has been graciously given to us by Mrs. Cheryl McCoy. Our hearts go out to Mrs. McCoy and the McCoy family during this time of loss.

Council to rule on meeting change Monday

February 7, 2014

City leaders are set to consider once more on Monday whether their bi-monthly meetings should be moved from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday’s discussion will mark the second reading of an ordinance allowing for the change, and if the City Council turns in another majority vote in favor of switching to daytime, it becomes municipal law 30 days thereafter.

A hero’s welcome

February 7, 2014

Each year since 2007, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra proudly hosts our nation’s Wounded Warriors. The Warriors received personalized instruction in Alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, biathlon demonstrations – even tubing at Woolly’s Tube Park.
In addition, the Warriors were treated to an exclusive screening of the documentary “The Movement,” narrated by Warren Miller and Robert Redford. They also were given a sneak peek at DSES’ newest project, the first ever National Wounded Warrior Lodge, a housing and education program in Mammoth Lakes.

Wild kingdom

February 7, 2014

Bishop resident Craig Jackson went on a hike Jan. 24 and had what he calls “probably my favorite wildlife adventure so far” in the several months since he moved here from Southern California. Jackson hiked five miles up Arc Road in the foothills of the Sierra west of Big Pine just below Piper Peak, along the way catching sight of at least a half dozen hawks and a golden eagle near Baker Creek, and finding a huge set of antlers. But the best part, he says, was the buck he awoke while coming up and over a ridge.

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