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January 15th, 2014
A fatal collision on U.S. 395 south of Bridgeport Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of Mammoth resident Suzanne Stokes, 86.
According to the Bridgeport Office of the California Highway Patrol, officers were dispatched to reports of the head-on collision shortly before 12:30 p.m..
Bridgeport Fire Department, Mono County Sheriffâs Department, Mono County Paramedics and Caltrans responded to the scene to find Stokesâ 1996 Subaru and a 2012 GMC van driven by Barbara Koehler, 62, of Minden, Nev. blocking the southbound lanes of traffic.
The City of Bishopâs vote on whether to support a statewide phase-out of plastic shopping bags has again been postponed.
A poll of the City Council Monday evening revealed an even split down the middle with two members in favor of supporting SB 405 and two members against it. The deciding vote belonged to Councilman Keith Glidewell, who was absent.
So much for the new HP Envy X2 Tablets the city of Bishop was going to purchase for the Bishop City Council.
After voting in November to go out to bid for five of the computer/notebook hybrids, the council had a change of heart â with of the five elected officials unable to come to a consensus on what type of tablet would be most appropriate for council business and at what cost.
Forest Service officials have decided what âneeds to changeâ on the Inyo National Forest as they move forward with a federally mandated Forest Plan Revision. Residents and other forest users are invited to submit comments on the preliminary plan.
The U.S. Forest Serviceâs Pacific Southwest Region released the final assessments for the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo national forests in late December, along with a bio-regional assessment and a preliminary âNeed to Changeâ document.
Several years ago, in the mid-2000s, The Inyo Registerâs Badge Byline column featured an entry about a police officer who responded to a local residence and, through the window, saw drugs and drug paraphernalia on the manâs coffee table â right next to a police scanner. And there the scanner sat while the resident was taken into custody.
While the incident made for good reading and inspired plenty of âdumbest criminalâ jokes, it could have had a very different outcome had the man inside the home actually been listening to the scanner and decided to put up a preemptive fight.
The message delivered at the Lower Owens River Project update Monday morning was clear: the health of the Lower Owens River is in jeopardy and changes need to be made and made quickly.
AARP Tax-Aide Free Program in Inyo County is still in great need of volunteers for the 2013 tax return prep season in the Bishop and Lone Pine areas.
As the Feb. 3 opening of the income tax return preparation season rapidly approaches, local AARP Tax-Aide Free Program coordinators encourage anyone interested in doing voluntary tax preparation to contact them immediately.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Chief Ron Nichols submitted his resignation to the L.A. Board of Water and Power Commissioners and City Council Thursday morning, citing âpersonal reasons.â
General manager of LADWP since January 2011, Nichols has been embroiled in controversy in recent months as the department made a move towards electronic billing â a system that has proven problematic from the get-go, with incorrect utility bills being sent out to thousands of ratepayers and an auto-payment function that took money directly from customerâs bank accounts.
When Phil Anaya addressed the Inyo County Water Commission on Jan. 6 about the restoration of water levels in South Lake and Lake Sabrina through this summer, he had no idea the next speaker would add substance to his initiative.
In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 20, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to its parks and encouraging the public to take advantage of the recreational opportunities available.
The staff at Death Valley National Park welcomes visitors to partake of warm temperatures and sunny skies while they explore popular attractions such as the Badlands and Artistâs Drive.
The latter is famous for its multi-colored claystones from ancient ashfalls, which creates a tapestry of browns, grays and brilliant turquoise woven into the desert landscape.