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A quiet Christmas in Inyo

December 28, 2010

Mt. Basin in snow. Photo by Ken Babione

Sometimes no news is good news and the past holiday weekend was no exception.
Despite a record-setting snow storm, heavy traffic and bitter temperatures, Inyo County experienced what local first responders are calling a “quiet” holiday weekend. Law enforcement and fire departments had little if anything to report on Monday.
The job of Laura Roberts, public information officer for the Bishop Office of the California Highway Patrol, is to write press releases and report to the media about accidents or incidents of note. Roberts said there was not one report waiting on her desk for her on Monday morning.
Roberts added that specific numbers of how many vehicles were pulled over and citations written will be available later this week.
Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Dispatcher Mike Nash reported “a pretty calm weekend” as well. He said that there were some routine ambulance calls and a couple disturbing the peace calls, but nothing major.
The Bishop Police Department said there was nothing at all of note to report from the weekend.
The Bishop Fire Department reported a single dumpster fire, but an otherwise quiet weekend. Chief Ray Seguine said a dumpster fire located near the Burger Barn on West Line Street at approximately 10 p.m. on Friday was the only incident to report. He said hot ashes dumped into the trash bin are believed to be at fault.
Every agency contacted said they were impressed by the mellow weekend and hoped it would continue through the New Year.


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