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August 2nd, 2013

Remarkable resident remembered

August 2, 2013

Inyo County has lost not only its Citizen of the Year, but also a beloved community leader, philanthropist and friend to virtually anyone in need.
Those are the words being used to describe Lone Pine’s “Rattlesnake” Dave Haas, who died early Tuesday morning with friends and family by his side. He was 78.
Haas will be remembered for his many philanthropic endeavors, not the least of which is the refurbishing of “The Building” to serve as a community center in Lone Pine, or his many hours at the grill or skillet as he cooked up fundraiser breakfasts and dinners.

August 1st

Family survives crash landing near Lone Pine

August 1, 2013

TUESDAY, JULY 30 ––– Inyo County sheriff’s officials said an Orange County family is lucky to be alive after a single-engine airplane carrying them home from Mammoth Lakes had to make an emergency landing in a field south of Lone Pine.
According to Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Carma Roper, pilot Sohail Simjee and three passengers, all of Orange County, flew out of the Mammoth-Yosemite Airport at about 12:45 p.m. Sunday in a small Bonanza aircraft.

Parolee pulls gun, runs from cops

August 1, 2013

TUESDAY, JULY 30 ––– A 21-year-old Los Angeles resident started his Monday morning by allegedly brandishing a weapon at a jogger and ended it in Inyo County Jail, held without bail on multiple charges.
Tommy Courtney is being charged with armed robbery, brandishing a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, evading and parole violation.
According to a press release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, Courtney was driving a red Mini Cooper about 6:30 a.m. when he passed a

Smoke prompts health advisory for Bishop

August 1, 2013

THURSDAY, AUG. 1 –– Great Basin Air Pollution Control District issued a Stage 1 health advisory this morning for northern Inyo County – the first time it’s had to do so since the Aspen Fire broke out in Sierra National Forest July 22.
Smoke from the fire, which grew another 2,000 acres overnight, has been plaguing Mammoth, Crowley Lake and Bishop for the past nine days – obscuring views and contributing to elevated air pollution levels.

July 30th

Remembering the voice of the Eastern Sierra

July 30, 2013

He had one of the most recognizable voices in the Eastern Sierra – a voice he used for more than two decades to greet listeners each morning with their favorite songs, humorous anecdotes, congratulations on milestones and achievements, event announcements and summaries of the important news of the day.
Chances are better than good that if you lived, worked or grew up in the Owens Valley during the 1980s or ’90s, at some point – if not on a regular basis – you started your day with John Young.

Tri-County Fair daze coming soon

July 30, 2013

Sow it, grow it and show it at this year’s Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Sept. 1.
The Tri-County Fair Board and staff at the fairgrounds have released the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guidebook, available at the Fair office and online at www.tricountyfair.com, and have announced the flavors for this year’s contests and the line-up of entertainers for the annual Labor Day weekend event.

L.A. man arrested after violent attacks

July 30, 2013

Despite wind, rain and floods that hampered initial response efforts, law enforcement officials were able to apprehend a man suspected of committing a violent robbery Sunday night in Pearsonville.
According to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Johnny Pulido-Gonzalez, 24, of Los Angeles, was arrested Tuesday, July 23 in the Kennedy Meadows area for an alleged car-jacking and attempted murder. He later confessed to Sunday night’s robbery during which he stabbed a convenience store clerk.

Aspen Fire continues to grow

July 30, 2013

The Aspen Fire, located within the Sierra National Forest in Fresno County about seven miles North of Big Creek continues to grow. As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, the fire had grown from 11,101 to 14,147 acres. It is currently 25 percent contained.
The fire is currently burning off Stump Springs Road, North of Aspen Springs. The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team is in command of the Aspen Fire.

July 26th

Remembering the voice of the Eastern Sierra

July 26, 2013

He had one of the most recognizable voices in the Eastern Sierra – a voice he used for more than two decades to greet listeners each morning with their favorite songs, humorous anecdotes, congratulations on milestones and achievements, event announcements and summaries of the important news of the day.
Chances are better than good that if you lived, worked or grew up in the Owens Valley during the 1980s or ’90s, at some point – if not on a regular basis – you started your day with John Young.

July 25th

Premier solar demo project comes to Bishop

July 25, 2013

Five local families are in the process of having their homes outfitted with money- and energy-saving solar electric systems this month as part of a first-ever tribal solar installation project.

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