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INF expands fire restrictions

Press release The Inyo National Forest is expanding fire restrictions to include wilderness areas of the Inyo National Forest. Previously, certain wilderness areas had been exempted. Beginning on Friday July 29, the following restrictions will be in effect: No campfires, briquette barbeques, or stove fires are allowed outside of designated developed recreation sites and specifically […]

 
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McGuire, Fernie join Mammoth Lakes Tourism board

Press release Mammoth Lakes — The Mammoth Lakes Tourism Board of Directors recently welcomed two new members. Scott McGuire was appointed to one of the At-Large seats, while Colin Fernie was appointed as the Board’s new Town Council representative. McGuire is the President and Brand Strategist for The Mountain Lab, a full-service brand strategy and […]

 
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Postponement in Rossy trial

Due to a family health emergency, today’s decision in the Dawndee Rossy embezzlement trial by appointed Judge Philip Argento has been postponed, according to Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy. The ruling has been re-scheduled to August 15 at the Independence Courthouse. Rossy was charged with multiple counts in April 2013; the primary charge is […]

 
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Canoers navigate the Owens River.




All photos by Deb Murphy

Owens River Trail awarded $500,000 grant

By Deb Murphy The Owens River Trail has been awarded a $500,000 California River Parkways Grant, providing access to a 6.3-mile stretch of the river starting north of Lone Pine for kayak and canoes. In addition to the recreational opportunities, improvements to the channel in the form of removing tules choking off the flow should […]

 
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MCWD launches new customer-service tool

Press release A new “customer portal” will allow customers to view their water usage from a PC or mobile device. The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) customers will now be able to access detailed information about their household, property or business water use through an online Customer Portal. This new customer service is the result of a partnership between […]

 
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Missing hiker from Mentone found deceased

Press release Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA –The body of missing hiker John Lee, a 68-year-old male from Mentone, CA, was spotted by helicopter in Sequoia National Park at the base of the southwest slope of Mt. Whitney (approximately 12,500 feet in elevation) on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at approximately 1:35 p.m. The […]

 
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Inyo, Mono S&R teams in action

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release A search is underway for missing man, Bum “John” Lee, a 68-year old man from the Redlands area in California. Lee has been missing since Monday afternoon; Sheriff’s Dispatch was alerted Monday evening. According to the information received, Lee was attempting the Mountaineer’s Route on Mt. Whitney, and was […]

 
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Inyo seeks input on hazard mitigation

The County of Inyo is asking for public input on the draft version of a plan developed to address local hazard mitigation. County staff kicked off development of a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (ICMJHMP) in January 2016 and the draft document was released for public review on Monday, July 11. Comments will be accepted until […]

 
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