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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 / Radio / Television / Online  TUE JAN 16 2018    WEATHER DISCUSSION:   Weak shortwave moves thru the  area today, but moisture profiles do not look impressive. High clouds then and a slight chance […]

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Mammoth Mountain, June now under Alterra Mountain Company


 Press release Announcing Alterra Mountain Company: A Family of 12 Iconic Mountain Destinations in North America Formed by Affiliates of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company DENVER, CO, January 11, 2018 – The joint venture of affiliates of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company that curated 12 premier destinations in North America, […]

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Two Olancha residents arrested on felony charges


 From Inyo County Sheriff’s Office On January 12th at approximately 10:14 Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call from a man in Olancha who reported that he had shots fired at him. Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies and California Highway Patrol responded to the location and determined that  54 yr old Olancha resident, Steven Paul […]

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MCWD wants to reopen review on Ormat project


 MCWD Asks Regulators to Reopen the Public Review Process for Ormat’s Geothermal Expansion Project MCWD news release Independence, CA – Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) Thursday urged the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (Great Basin) to reopen the environmental public review process for Ormat’s Casa Diablo IV (CD-IV) geothermal project at Great Basin’s […]

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Update on North Sierra Strategic Plan


 NORTH SIERRA STRATEGIC PLAN GETS RAVE REVIEWS, BUT NEXT STEPS TAKE BIG BUCKS By Deb Murphy The North Sierra Strategic Plan received rave reviews at both the Bishop City Council and Inyo County Board of Supervisors this week. The only issues with the consultant’s assessment of five potential multi-use sites was money and market demand. […]

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Inyo County files legal challenge on LADWP CEQA


 Inyo County news release On January 5, the County of Inyo filed litigation challenging the legality of a “negative declaration” adopted by the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Water and Power (LADWP) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in November when it approved a two-month pump test of Well 385R, claiming that […]

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Bishop Lions ‘tank’ Eastern Sierra Propane


 Press release Shown above filling their pancake trailer propane tank at Eastern Sierra Propane for the recent Shop-With-A-Cop pancake breakfast and same-day grilled  hamburger-hot dog lunch at Laws Museum for the Railroad Express event are: Bishop Lions (l-r) District 4-L1 Sierra Region chair Stan Smith; 2017-2018 Lion Club President AJ Hooper; Eastern Sierra Propane owner Tom […]

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Feds shift pot policy – so now what?


 By Deb Murphy Now that Inyo and Mono counties have spent time and resources gauging area acceptance, or not, of recreational marijuana, the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has roiled the waters. Late last week, Sessions rolled back the President Obama policy of letting states deal with pot issues. In essence, under the Cole Memorandum […]

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Betty Anne Kelso Barlow: 1925-2018


 Betty Anne Kelso Barlow 1925-2018 Betty Anne Kelso Barlow, devoted wife, mother and grandmother passed away Friday January 5, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John “Jack” Barlow. She is survived by her daughter Susan Jensen, her son Joel Barlow (Nan), grandchildren Lauren Gorgita (C.J.), Brent Jensen and Webre […]

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