BUHS, NIHD: A budding healthcare partnership


 Press release A budding partnership between Northern Inyo Healthcare District and Bishop Union High School that could give students access to on-campus healthcare took center stage at Wednesday evening’s NIHD’s Board of Directors meeting. An unexpected offering of thanks from BUHS Football Coach Arnie Palu set the tone for the evening. Speaking during the public […]

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Inyo County approves LORP enhancement


 By Deb Murphy “Woody recruitment,” the official term used to describe tree-let volunteers, will get a helping hand along the banks of the Lower Owens River next month. Inyo County has contracted with The Landscape Center to start planting willow and cottonwood pole cuttings starting in early February. A tree-lined river was part of the […]

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CareShuttle seeks volunteer drivers


 Press release CareShuttle, a collaborative, non-emergent community transportation program, is looking for volunteer drivers to take patients to and from medical appointments when transportation by the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, family support or a friend is not available. CareShuttle is a door-to-door, curb-to-curb service within a 60-mile radius of the City of Bishop, reaching from […]

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Op-ed: More reasons to support LAxit


 By Daniel Pritchett Last July I wrote an op-ed arguing for LAxit: inspired by Brexit (the British referendum on membership in the European Union), LAxit would be a referendum on Los Angeles exiting the valley while phasing out its dependence on Eastern Sierra water, addressing Native American land and water claims, and protecting existing open space. I pointed […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast


 AREA FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County FROM: Dennis “Matt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: Sierra Wave Media / Eastern Sierra News / sierrawave.net / KSRW 92.5 FM / TV- 3 / 395travel.com  MON JAN 23 2017   WEATHER DISCUSSION:   We had a slight break Saturday, with just light to moderate snow showers over the […]

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Tri-Valley GMD holds off on final decision


 By Deb Murphy The Tri-Valley Groundwater Management District’s Wednesday meeting agenda included approval for the formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency. But that decision and an official public hearing was postponed until early March, giving the board time to get more clarification following a public outreach meeting hosted by Inyo County held on January 12. […]

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‘Old Mammoth Limited’ bus route begins Monday


 Press release The Old Mammoth Limited route will begin Monday, January 23rd  providing limited service to the Old Mammoth area. This new service is intended to address concerns raised by area residents and businesses following the cessation of the Gray Line service last month and is a pilot program service which will operate through the spring in order […]

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Bishop Mule Days tickets go on sale Feb. 1


  The countdown to the 2017 Bishop Mule Days Celebration is underway!  Tickets for this year’s event go on sale Monday, February 1, 2017, on the Mule Days website at www.MuleDays.org or at the office on Main Street.  Ticket packages abound this year and the entertainment promises to be amazing! This year’s featured entertainment events […]

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Flu update, tips from Mono County Health Department


 Mono County Health Department press release A few weeks ago we reported all signs pointing to the beginning of a severe influenza season, and evidence continues to confirm that initial impression. Locally, during the week ending last Saturday, January 14th, almost 21% of visits to Sierra Park Pediatrics were for influenza-like illness. This easily surpasses […]

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