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Fall colors still out there

(www.fallcolors.com)Peak of the Week, again this week, is Plumas County in the Shasta Cascade where hillsides and streams are flush with crimson, pink, yellow, gold, orange and lime leaves, shrubs and grasses. Quincy (Plumas County – CA-89), with its classic white-steeple’d Methodist Church backed by tall oaks full of orange leaves is the quintessential image […]

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Manzanar winter hours

WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION FOR MANZANAR VISITOR CENTER EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2014 Beginning Saturday, November 1, 2014, the Manzanar National Historic Site Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. “We are approaching our winter season and will be adjusting our hours of operation due to reduced public demand,” said Superintendent […]

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Sonora and Monitor to close before storm hits

Who:          California Department of Transportation, District 9 What:         Pass Closures due to pending storm When:        Friday, October 31st, 2014 Where:       State Route 108 “Sonora Pass” & State Route 89 “Monitor Pass” Due to the incoming storm, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be closing Sonora Pass (State Route 108)  and Monitor Pass (State […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s weekend weather update

FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County FROM: Dennis Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: Sierra Wave Media: Eastern Sierra News / TV – 3 /  www.395weatherandtravel.com FRIDAY OCT 31 2014 The first winter storm of the season will hit the forecast area later today into Saturday. Not a blockbuster by any means, […]

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Richard Farrell Andreas, Jr.

ICSO wants suspect who they say is armed and dangerous

On Wednesday, the Inyo Sheriff’s Department put out the word and a photo available on our website of a man wanted for felony battery and violation of parole. The Sheriff’s Department says Richard Farrell Andreas, Jr. is 32 years old, a Native American, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 210 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. According […]

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INF gets ready for winter road closures

The Inyo National Forest Prepares for Potential Winter Road Closures The Inyo National Forest is preparing for the week-end storm in the forecast. The forest may implement winter closures for roads that access the Reds Meadow Valley and Mammoth Lakes Basin areas of the Inyo National Forest. For the Reds Meadow Valley Road, the forest […]

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Fairgrounds court case continued

In August, the Inyo District Attorney’s office announced that Bishop-area resident Rebecca Bragdon had entered pleas of guilty to misappropriation of public funds from the Tri-County Fairgrounds. Sentencing was originally set for October 22nd. According to District Attorney Tom Hardy, the Court moved sentencing from October 22nd to November 19th at 1pm in Bishop. Judge […]

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Alabama Hills fire extinguished Saturday

Saturday morning, fire swept through dry brush in the area around Tuttle Creek and Indian Spring Roads in the Alabama Hills – an area very close to as many as 80 homes west of Lone Pine. Fortunately, at last word, none of those homes was damaged. Sierra Wave’s weather forecaster, Dennis Mattinson, a resident in […]

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Donate to “Shop with a Cop”

** NEWS  RELEASE ** DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR SHOP-WITH-A-COP Members of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Police Department, and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and other criminal justice agencies are busy planning the fourth annual Shop-with-a-Cop, scheduled for Saturday, December 13.  This is a special day where local law enforcement helps families […]

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Wilder Barton Inc. takes over water systems

The following announcement was emailed to Sierra Wave from Inyo County Public Works.  We hope to obtain more information about this development.  Meanwhile, here is what it says: ” Wilder Barton Inc. has taken over Operation and Management of the town water systems of LONE PINE, INDEPENDENCE and LAWS, for the COUNTY of INYO. “Wilder […]

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