OVGA fails to launch

By Deb Murphy This story was supposed to describe a fairly complete picture of what the Owens Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency was going to look like, based on the respective financial commitment and voting power of each of the 11 participating agencies. But the group hedged. Instead of taking the necessary step to become a […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

AREA FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County FROM: Dennis “dmatt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: Sierra Wave Media / / KSRW 92.5 FM / TV- 3   THU DEC 14 2017   WEATHER DISCUSSION:   High pressure remains in control (off the Pacific coast at 130W) well in Friday. Friday night / Saturday, a […]

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Robert Lewis ‘Bob’ Unkrich: 1924-2017

ROBERT LEWIS UNKRICH 1924 – 2017 Robert (“Bob”) Unkrich, 93, of Bishop, California, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the Bishop Care Center. Born in Pasadena, California, to Lewis and Gladys Unkrich, he lived his life both in Ohio and California, enjoying his last 28 years in Bishop. Bob served as PFC […]

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Buying a laptop for under $500

By Charles James Christmas is the big season for giving and receiving consumer electronics as gifts. Laptop computers are especially popular. They don’t have to be expensive, especially laptops with the world’s most popular operating system, Microsoft Windows. It is estimated that 90-plus percent of the world’s computers run on some version of Windows. There are […]

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Lucille Wyona ‘Cele’ Price: 1921-2017

Lucille Wyona Price March 13, 1921-December 9, 2017 Lucille, age 96, always known as “Cele” left this earthly dwelling place on the evening of December 9, 2017 with family at her side. Lucille was born March 13, 1921 in Yorba Linda, CA, to Nina Mae Myers and Duncan Caswell Bowerman. She has lived here in […]

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Statewide medical health exercise today

News release On December 13, 2017, Inyo County will be coordinating a drill as part of an annual Statewide Medical and Health Exercise. This event will provide a forum for Inyo County to support and interface with healthcare providers, emergency management, and response partners as part of an exercise funded by Public Health Emergency Preparedness […]

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Officials talk regional air service for Eastern Sierra

By Deb Murphy The consultant’s presentation of a draft air service strategic plan fell a little short of expectations at Thursday’s meeting of the Mammoth/Inyo County working group focused on reliable Eastern Sierra air service. Mammoth’s Public Works Director Grady Dutton warned the audience the draft, prepared by Mead & Hunt, was just that. “We […]

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Eastern Sierra Chamber Orchestra performs this weekend

Press release Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30 PM. St, Joseph’s Church, Mammoth Lakes.  Enjoy a free program of classical and holiday favorites with the Eastern Sierra Chamber Orchestra performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto, (Ari Schuldt, soloist) and Nutcracker excerpts. CMU’s Honors Strings perform holiday selections, including Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto”. Sunday, December 17, 2017, 4:00PM.  Cerro Coso […]

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John Daniel Barlow: 1924-2017

John Daniel Barlow 1924-2017 John “Jack” Daniel Barlow, devoted husband, father and grandfather passed away Monday December 4, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Anne Kelso Barlow, his daughter Susan Jensen, his son Joel Barlow (Nan), grandchildren Lauren Gorgita (C.J.), Brent Jensen and Webre Barlow; nephews John and Ron Barlow, […]

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Inyo County offers winter safety tips

Press release With extremely dry conditions facing the Eastern Sierra this winter season, Inyo County Officials want to remind residents to be aware and prepare. Please consider these tips to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe: Build an emergency kit for your home and your vehicle and have family plan that you have practiced. is […]

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MCWD wants more protection for drinking water

New BLM Monitoring Well Is Not Adequate Protection Against the Threat of Geothermal Contamination Deep Geothermal Monitoring Well Still Necessary to Protect Mammoth Lakes’ Water Supply (MCWD news release) Mammoth Lakes, CA – Construction is underway on a groundwater monitoring well that is required by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to protect the Mammoth […]

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