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July 10th, 2012

Cops warn against synthetic pot products

July 10, 2012

Local authorities are warning citizens that a product being billed as a safe, legal alternative to marijuana is neither safe nor legal.
In a press release issued by the Bishop Police Department last week, officers said synthetic marijuana, also known as “Spice” or “K2” which can be purchased locally, has been known to have dangerous side effects, including seizures, paranoia, vomiting and loss of consciousness.
“Bishop is not immune to this product,” the press release from the PD states. “We have had reports of juveniles purchasing synthetic marijuana and becoming very ill.”

Big Pine threatened by wildfire – again

July 10, 2012

More than 1,000 acres were scorched just south of Big Pine Saturday afternoon, putting residents on alert for the second weekend in a row.
The Fish Fire was approximately 90 percent contained by Monday morning with full containment expected by evening.
Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department and CalFire were alerted at 1:59 p.m., Saturday. Firefighters from as far as Olancha and Mono County responded through the afternoon.
Ten fire engines, eight crews and five water tenders and 190 personnel were on the fire lines at the height of the blaze.

July 6th

2012 Junior Livestock Show starts Wednesday

July 6, 2012

Student agriculturists will once again exhibit their livestock and their showmanship at the annual Junior Livestock Auction, while giving the public a rare opportunity to bid on a high-quality, natural product – all in support of California’s number one industry: agriculture.

Mammoth going to bankruptcy court

July 6, 2012

Mammoth’s legal team kicked into high gear this past week, preparing for a make-or-break appeal to a Sacramento bankruptcy court.
The process will begin next week, said Mammoth Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht.
If the legal team, led by Town Attorney Andrew Ross, wins its case, there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for a town carrying a $43 million legal debt that it says it cannot pay.

July 5th

Mammoth CEO: ‘Irresponsible of me to have not faced facts sooner’

July 5, 2012

Rusty Gregory knows people are not happy with him for closing June Mountain.
In the end, facing a loss of an average of $1.5 million a year, that wasn’t enough to stop him.
“Personally, I’m incredibly disappointed as well,” he said. “I realize that the people in June are shocked and very disappointed, and angry with me. But the idea of subsidizing June without a view of an end result is not sustainable.”
He also said skier visits have gone from an average of 80,000 per season to 45,000 last season.

Community reacts to potential loss of June Mountain, takes action

July 5, 2012

There is no shortage of gloom in June Lake.
When Mammoth Mountain Ski Area announced last week (June 21) that it would close down the June Mountain ski area at least until the end of the 2012-13 ski season, the reaction was swift and tense.
“I think it’s been pretty clear the entire eight years since I was elected that this is exactly what I have been working to avoid,” said June Lake’s county supervisor, Vikki Bauer.

Community tours its brand-new hospital

July 5, 2012

Ceremonial speeches, bilingual blessings and cutting of a custom-made cake ushered in a new era for Northern Inyo Hospital at the grand opening of its recently completed medical facility Sunday, July 1. The community surged throughout the facility, taking photos, asking questions of the myriad NIH staff present, and oohing and aahing at the latest in medical technology.

July 2nd

Inyo to celebrate freedom with food, family fun and fireworks

July 2, 2012

 

 

Supes at odds again over office building

July 2, 2012

County leaders got in another heated discussion regarding the controversial proposal to construct a new consolidated office facility in Bishop.
Inyo County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio asked the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to extend an exclusive negotiating agreement contract with Joseph Enterprises to allow county staff more time to review designs for the building.
As part of the non-binding exclusive negotiating agreement, Joseph Enterprises has been meeting with county department heads to evaluate space needs for the various county offices.

June 28th

Inyo’s film-friendly reputation growing

June 28, 2012

Three major film productions shot in Inyo County in the past year, helping to strengthen the area’s reputation as a film friendly community while pouring money into the local economy.
Inyo County Film Commissioner Chris Langley, in his annual report to the Board of Supervisors, said the hard numbers on how much each production spent in the area are not yet available, but he did have a lot of information to share about local film projects.

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