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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 / / KSRW 92.5 FM / TV- 3 /  MON MAR 27 2017   WEATHER DISCUSSION:   SHORT TERM FORECAST: Whats left of a quick hitting storm on Sunday, moves out of […]

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Inyo County responds to ICEA press release

Inyo County news release Inyo County values and respects all of its employees.  The County is committed to reaching a fair and responsible agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, as it has already with three other employee bargaining groups. While the County notes a number of inaccurate statements in the […]

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Sand, sandbags available throughout the Owens Valley

Press release Sandbags can provide protection if there is localized flooding; consider being proactive and purchasing and filling your sandbags before anticipated heavy Spring runoff. Sandbags for flood preparedness are available from many Inyo County merchants. Residents and businesses in known flood areas are urged to prepare ahead of time; utilizing the sand stockpiles listed […]

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Update on road conditions in Inyo

Press release *Whitney Portal Road UPDATE: The protective slurry has been placed over the damaged sections of the road where the rockslide occurred. The road is currently under the standard winter closure. *Horseshoe Meadows Road UPDATE: There has been a site survey preformed and a plan is currently being developed for site stabilization and repair. […]

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Inyo employees still at impasse with County

AFSCME press release Inyo County Employees Association (ICEA), Local 315 of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), is officially at impasse with the County of Inyo. After bargaining for nearly 12 months and working without a contract for nearly 6 months, the union requested impasse mediation. Mediation took place Wednesday, but […]

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LADWP ‘channelizing’ water near Owens Lake

By Deb Murphy We all knew it was in the works, but listening to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power staff announce the emergency declaration for the length of the aqueduct system and describe the danger to life, property, hydroelectric plants and especially the Owens Lake dust mitigation […]

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Tracy Aspel named NIHD Chief Nursing Officer

Press release Veteran registered nurse Tracy Aspel, perhaps best known in the community for her role in establishing the Rural Health Clinic alongside Dr. Stacey Brown, is now Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Chief Nursing Officer. Prior to being named CNO, Aspel served as Director of Nursing Practice and Interim CNO. As Chief Nursing Officer, Aspel […]

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Mayor Garcetti declares State of Emergency for Owens Valley runoff

LA Mayor’s Office press release LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has declared a local State of Emergency to protect the lands and communities near the Los Angeles Aqueduct from flooding, as this year’s historic Eastern Sierra snowpack begins to melt into the Owens Valley. This year’s snowpack in the Eastern Sierras is 241% above […]

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Spring 2017: Be debris free

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Inyo County has experienced record high snowpack in the Sierra this winter. Creeks and streams are likely to flow at full capacity, especially as warmer weather produces more snowmelt. Flooding can occur due to clogged storm drains, fallen trees, or other debris causing obstruction. In order to prepare for […]

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