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Walker Canyon autumn - photo by Andrew Kirk

Fall colors still out there

( of the Week, again this week, is Plumas County in the Shasta Cascade where hillsides and streams are flush with crimson, pink, yellow, gold, orange and lime leaves, shrubs and grasses. Quincy (Plumas County – CA-89), with its classic white-steeple’d Methodist Church backed by tall oaks full of orange leaves is the quintessential image […]

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Manzanar winter hours

WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION FOR MANZANAR VISITOR CENTER EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2014 Beginning Saturday, November 1, 2014, the Manzanar National Historic Site Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. “We are approaching our winter season and will be adjusting our hours of operation due to reduced public demand,” said Superintendent […]

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Sonora and Monitor to close before storm hits

Who:          California Department of Transportation, District 9 What:         Pass Closures due to pending storm When:        Friday, October 31st, 2014 Where:       State Route 108 “Sonora Pass” & State Route 89 “Monitor Pass” Due to the incoming storm, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be closing Sonora Pass (State Route 108)  and Monitor Pass (State […]

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Homicide suspect arrested by MLPD

- Press release About 1 ½ weeks ago, Mammoth Lakes Police Department Detective Jack Loera was contacted by an investigator with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the investigator gave Detective Loera information that a person of interest in a homicide may be living and working in Mammoth Lakes. With the information Detective Loera received, […]

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Updating Fall colors report provides the following summary of autumn colors from reporting areas of California. A small selection of the best fall color photos of the week is sent to media who requested to be on a list to receive photos.  If you would like to see them, please email STATEWIDE SUMMARY Peak of the Week, […]

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Richard Farrell Andreas, Jr.

ICSO wants suspect who they say is armed and dangerous

On Wednesday, the Inyo Sheriff’s Department put out the word and a photo available on our website of a man wanted for felony battery and violation of parole. The Sheriff’s Department says Richard Farrell Andreas, Jr. is 32 years old, a Native American, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 210 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. According […]

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INF gets ready for winter road closures

The Inyo National Forest Prepares for Potential Winter Road Closures The Inyo National Forest is preparing for the week-end storm in the forecast. The forest may implement winter closures for roads that access the Reds Meadow Valley and Mammoth Lakes Basin areas of the Inyo National Forest. For the Reds Meadow Valley Road, the forest […]

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Alabama Hills fire extinguished Saturday

Saturday morning, fire swept through dry brush in the area around Tuttle Creek and Indian Spring Roads in the Alabama Hills – an area very close to as many as 80 homes west of Lone Pine. Fortunately, at last word, none of those homes was damaged. Sierra Wave’s weather forecaster, Dennis Mattinson, a resident in […]

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Donate to “Shop with a Cop”

** NEWS  RELEASE ** DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR SHOP-WITH-A-COP Members of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Police Department, and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and other criminal justice agencies are busy planning the fourth annual Shop-with-a-Cop, scheduled for Saturday, December 13.  This is a special day where local law enforcement helps families […]

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Wilder Barton Inc. takes over water systems

The following announcement was emailed to Sierra Wave from Inyo County Public Works.  We hope to obtain more information about this development.  Meanwhile, here is what it says: ” Wilder Barton Inc. has taken over Operation and Management of the town water systems of LONE PINE, INDEPENDENCE and LAWS, for the COUNTY of INYO. “Wilder […]

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 October 18 basket winner - Betty Frampton of Bishop.

Farmers markets continue and wrap up

Lone Pine Farmers Market The next Owens Valley Certified Farmers Market will take place on Friday October 24 at the Metabolic Studio IOU Garden, Main St @ Willow, in Lone Pine, between 4 and 7pm. This Friday’s market will feature lettuce,tomatoes, apples, squash, chard, peppers, , herbs, eggs, cactus, baked goods, and art.   WIC […]

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Alicia Vennos hiked to Walker Lake for this photo of aspen at its peak.

Go see the colors

STATEWIDE SUMMARY  – The duration of this autumn’s show in California’s Eastern Sierra has astounded many long-time fall color watchers.  It has become known as the autumn that will not fall, because the peak seems to endure despite wind, snow and time. Much of the lower elevations of Mono County along US 395 were peaking […]

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