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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

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 / www.395weatherandtravel.com FRI  MAY 29 2015 High pressure continues to strengthen today and tomorrow with temperatures running above normal. Saturday should see the mid 90s for the Owens Valley […]

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‘Let Mammoth Decide’ files petition

– Press release Let Mammoth Decide Files 375% of Required Initiative Signatures On May 6, 2015, Let Mammoth Decide filed 1071 petition signatures with the Mammoth Lakes town clerk in support of its proposed ballot measure to ensure that nightly home rentals cannot be expanded into residential neighborhoods without voter approval. The signatures represent 70% […]

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Memorial and mules for Rep. Paul Cook

Memorial Day was saluted by many throughout the country and in Inyo and Mono counties. Our local congressman – Rep. Paul Cook – was in the Eastern Sierra not only for the Mule Days festivities including the parade – but also for meet and greet sessions in Mammoth Lakes and Bishop. Rep. Cook also participated in […]

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New management team at Sierra Wave Media

Bishop, Ca – May 14, 2015: Sierra Wave Media has a new management team, after the death of veteran Eastern Sierra journalist and station founder Benett Kessler, and the team pledges that goal one will be to continue her vision: to be a voice of fair and accurate news reporting for the region. Bill LeFever, the longtime […]

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Hoskin, Sept awarded ‘Law Enforcement Officer of the Year’

– Press release Thursday, May 21, 2015, the community of Bridgeport, and specifically, the Bridgeport Christian Fellowship, recognized, honored and awarded two local law enforcement officers with the award of “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.” The recipients of this prestigious award went to Deputy Wes Hoskin, of the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, and Officer […]

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L-R: The family of Clara Armstrong: grandson Danny Parsons, son-in-law Chuck Parsons, daughters Marjorie Parsons and Marilyn Jackson, granddaughter-in-law Arlene Parsons and great-granddaughter, Savannah Parsons. Photo courtesy Northern Inyo Hospital

Clara Armstrong honored by Northern Inyo Hospital

– Northern Inyo Hospital press release A memorial plaque honoring Clara Hofer Armstrong, a 22-year member of the Northern Inyo Hospital Auxiliary, was recently unveiled at the hospital’s Healing Garden before Armstrong’s family, friends and fellow Auxiliary members. Armstrong handled several Auxiliary jobs including maintaining the archives, serving on the auditing and bylaws committee, working […]

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Bishop Mule Days Parade information

– Press release Mule Days transforms Bishop, California into a down-home celebration of Western heritage every Memorial Day weekend. Bishop takes great pride in hosting the Mule Days Parade, one of the longest-running non-motorized parades in the country. This year’s parade takes place Saturday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. Marching bands, honored guests and community youth organizations […]

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More on upcoming water restrictions

By Deb Murphy Very real water restrictions are heading toward a water purveyor near you. Since Governor Jerry Brown’s first declaration of a drought emergency, layers of restrictions have been building up as the calendar ticks toward the June 1 start-date for monitoring by water suppliers. The conservation goal was upped to 25 percent, compared […]

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Mammoth Museum, Mono Basin History Museum opening for season

WHAT: Season opening of the Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin WHERE: 5489 Sherwin Creek Road, Mammoth Lakes WHEN: Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m. TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily Memorial weekend through the end of September annually COST: FREE – $2.00 donation suggested & memberships encouraged. CONTACT INFO: (760) 934-6918 www.mammothmuseum.org Facebook: […]

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Bishop water customers cut use

– Press release from the City of Bishop City of Bishop water customers used 20% less water in April 2015 compared to April 2013. Because of the drought, the state requires potable water users to use 25% less water in 2015 compared to 2013. Last summer, the State of California required that the City of […]

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Hank Truxillo (left) a self-described casual biker offers cycle safety suggestions to Bishop Public Works Director Dave Grah during Monday afternoons Active Transportation project session.

Bishop working Active Transportation Program

By Deb Murphy Katie Larson kick-started the discussion of bike safety in Bishop at Monday’s City Council meeting, describing her unnerving trip down Line Street on her way to work in the mornings. “Bishop is bike-unfriendly,” she said during the Council’s public comment period. The City and Public Works Director Dave Grah have started the […]

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