Mono County Office of Education hosts Mock Trial
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Press release Mono County Office of Education would like to say congratulations and job well done, to all of the students that participat… Read More

 
Owens Lake 'Big Day' Bird Counts
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Press release Despite record drought, participants in the 2015 Owens Lake “Big Day” Bird Counts for both Spring and Fall documented conti… Read More

 
Owens Lake Bird Festival gears up for second event
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Press release Lone Pine, CA – The 2nd Owens Lake Bird Festival offers tremendous opportunities to celebrate migrating shorebirds and high… Read More

 
Manzanar receives funding for Block 14 latrine building
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Press release Recently, the National Park Service announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks, including $74,547 to Manza… Read More

 
New Tribal Officers elected at Fort Independence
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Press release On January 6, 2016, a set of candidates campaigning on a platform of open communication and government transparency was vot… Read More

 


American Avocets - Owens Lake - by Gail Klett

Owens Lake ‘Big Day’ Bird Counts

Press release Despite record drought, participants in the 2015 Owens Lake “Big Day” Bird Counts for both Spring and Fall documented continued high bird use within the Lake’s dust control ponds. The numbers are especially encouraging given that several ponds were temporarily off-line due to the ongoing construction of Phase 7A of the Owens Lake […]

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From the ES Audubon Society website - Red-necked Phalaropes at Owens Lake
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Owens Lake Bird Festival gears up for second event

Press release Lone Pine, CA – The 2nd Owens Lake Bird Festival offers tremendous opportunities to celebrate migrating shorebirds and highlight the significance of the Owens Lake story and the return of a threatened habitat. Owens Lake, designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the National Audubon Society, offers world-class wildlife viewing in the […]

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Photo Caption: Archie Miyatake photographed the interior of Manzanar’s Block 20 men’s latrine in 1944. Photo Credit: Toyo Miyatake Studio

Manzanar receives funding for Block 14 latrine building

Press release Recently, the National Park Service announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks, including $74,547 to Manzanar National Historic Site to construct a historically accurate latrine. The non-working latrine and its exhibits will complement the other buildings in Block 14. The Block 14 “demonstration block” gives visitors a sense of the […]

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Norm Wilder, Chairperson

New Tribal Officers elected at Fort Independence

Press release On January 6, 2016, a set of candidates campaigning on a platform of open communication and government transparency was voted into office at the Fort Independence Paiute Tribe. Longtime Owens Valley community member and former Tribal Vice Chairperson Norm Wilder was elected Chairperson, tribal member and medical professional Karma Henry was elected Vice-Chairperson […]

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Photo courtesy of Barbara Richter

Dennis Mattinson: Weekend update

FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County / Reno FROM: Dennis “Matt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR:  Sierra Wave Media: Eastern Sierra News / TV- 3 SAT  FEB 06 2016 If you like Spring weather in February, then this weekend into the upcoming week, will be your cup of tea. A strengthening surface high […]

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Dawndee Rossy

Update: Rossy declines settlement offer

By Deb Murphy Today, Dawndee Rossy turned down the settlement offer of eight years in state prison made Wednesday by Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy. Rossy is on trial for allegedly embezzling $1.5 million from the county Department of Health and Human Services Public Assistance Program. The trial has been continued until February 22, […]

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Mono County Office of Education honors graduates

Press release Mono County Office of Education is proud to announce the January 2016 graduates. On Wednesday, January 13th, there was a graduation ceremony at Lee Vining Community Center for 3 students from Tioga Community School in Lee Vining and 1 student from Sawtooth Ridge Community School in Coleville. Anna Guererro, the graduate from Sawtooth […]

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Inyo Supervisors talk Standing Committee meeting

By Deb Murphy The Inyo County Board of Supervisors were set to send their representatives to the County/Los Angeles Standing Committee meeting with direction on agenda items. Only problem: the agenda hadn’t quite been worked out by County Water Department and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power staff. The Standing Committee is scheduled to […]

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Update on Sierra snowpack

By Deb Murphy The reference to Sierra snowpack in Monday’s Tech Group story was misleading. The 115 percent was pulled from a Los Angeles Times article of January 28, noting the numbers from the state Department of Water Resources. There’s a very strong possibility those numbers referred to the water shed on the other side […]

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