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Red-tailed Hawk ollided with vehicle near Laws/Photos courtesy of WCEA

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This lucky bird is recovering rapidly and should be ready for release soon.

Slow down and give wildlife a brake

WCEA press release Most Eastern Sierra drivers see an occasional dead owl or raccoon on the highway shoulder or have a close call with a group of deer, a speedy roadrunner or coyote as they cross the road ahead of them. Why don’t the animals just stay away from the roads? Roads and highways cut […]

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Prescribed burns slated near Crowley Lake, Casa Diablo

USFS press release As weather and air quality conditions permit, the White Mountain Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest will complete prescribed fire projects at sites located along the Highway 395 corridor near Crowley Lake and Casa Diablo. These prescribed fire units are east of Crowley Lake and are in the Jeffrey pine/sage/pinyon pine […]

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Free computer classes returning to Bishop Senior Center

Press release The popular, free computer classes for seniors are returning to the Bishop Senior Center on Wednesdays, beginning February 21 for 5-weeks from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The five-week sessions are funded by the Margaret Pillsbury Foundation through a generous grant awarded to the Desert Mountain Research, Conservation and Development Corporation. Future classes […]

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LADWP, Inyo continue dispute on county landfills

By Deb Murphy The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is suing Inyo County for violating the California Environmental Quality Act by attempting to “obtain property and water rights owned” by Los Angeles at three county land-fills without conducting “the necessary environmental review.” According to the press release sent to Sierra Wave Friday, the […]

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Pleasant Fire/Bill Snyder

Tuesday update: Pleasant Fire at 35 percent containment

News release PLEASANT FIRE Tuesday morning update Pleasant Fire Update Date: 2/20/2018 Time: 7:00 AM STATUS Incident Start Date: 2/18/2018 Incident Start Time: 2:12 P.M. Incident Type: Wildland Fire Cause: Under Investigation Incident Location: Inyo County Expected Containment: Unknown Total Acreage: 2,250 Containment: 35% Firefighter Injuries: 0 Civilian Injuries: 0 Structures Threatened: 0 Structures Destroyed: […]

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Update on Pleasant Fire

News release From CALFIRE UPDATE: 12:26am: Evacuations are still in place. There will be a meeting at 8:00 am to re-evaluate the evacuations. Flames are no longer visible from inside The Glenwood Mobile Estates. Winds have died down compared to earlier in the evening. UPDATE 8:15pm: Hwy 395 closed at Brockman / Hwy 6 closed […]

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Airports get spotlight from ESCOG

By Deb Murphy Mark Brownlie, Mammoth Resorts’ president and chief operating officer, stressed the importance of access to the ski area at Wednesday’s Eastern Sierra Council of Governments meeting. When asked after the meeting if Mammoth Mountain had an official position on the best choice for regional service – Mammoth or Bishop – Brownlie tactfully […]

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SIHD lays out bond measure

By Deb Murphy Southern Inyo Healthcare District’s parcel tax measure may not be popular with constituents, but it may be the only way to keep the hospital open. That was the grim news the board of directors delivered at Tuesday’s meeting. Unfortunately, the structure of the board meeting had the bad news delivered first. Chief […]

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Michael Prather

Op-ed: Plan by Trump to throw away years of desert planning

Submitted by Michael Prather Eight years of collaborative planning time, effort and expense are being swept aside by the recent decision of the U.S. Department of Interior to reopen the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). Broad and balanced stakeholder input and consensus are being disregarded in this ill-advised action. Direct effects on our Inyo […]

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Dr. Tom Boo

Dr. Tom Boo named Mono Public Health Officer

Press release It is an honor and pleasure to announce that Dr. Tom Boo has joined Mono County as the Public Health Officer. An East Coast native and graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Boo moved to the Eastern Sierra in 1996 after finishing residency at Ventura County Medical Center. He worked at […]

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