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Road closures in effect for incoming storm(s)

News releases Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Town of Mammoth Lakes has been notified by the Mammoth Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest that the Lakes Basin Road is closing for the season this Friday, November 3, 2017 at 3:00pm. This winter closure is in advance of the first significant winter storm forecast for […]

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Ret. Col. Bob Waggoner

A letter from Ret. Col. Bob Waggoner to Roger Goodell

Following is a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell from local residents Robert F. Waggoner Col. USAF (Ret) & Mrs Waggoner NFL fan. Dear Mr. Goodell,   My wife and I have been NFL fans for many years.  Myself from the days of Johnny Unitas and SonnyJurgensen.   I am a retired USAF Colonel, with 26-1/2 years service.  Six and half […]

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OVGA grapples with funding levels

By Deb Murphy Quite a few analogies could describe what the newly-formed Owens Valley Groundwater Authority dealt with at their second meeting Thursday: chicken or the egg, rolling the dice or betting on the come. One representative got creative with a new analogy: it’s like watching sausage being made without knowing what sausage is supposed […]

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Caltrans road report for week of 10-30-17

News release Lane Closure Report for the week of 10/30/17 – 11/3/17  Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public to be careful of workers on the Highway, to Slow for the Cone Zone and Move Over where possible.   The scheduled lane closures […]

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Yosemite among National Parks that may see fee increases

NPS news release WASHINGTON – As part of its commitment to improve the visitor experience and ensure America’s national parks are protected in perpetuity, the National Park Service (NPS) is considering increases to fees at highly visited national parks during peak visitor seasons. Proposed peak season entrance fees and revised fees for road-based commercial tours would […]

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Tillemans makes statement to Inyo Supervisors

By Deb Murphy Following articles in area newspapers and his own press release, Supervisor Mark Tillemans made a formal statement during the report portion of Tuesday’s Board meeting, outlining the timeline of his decision to go into the cannabis business. While he said there was only a “perceived conflict of interest,” he will recuse himself […]

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Amelia Markarian

Bail reduction denied for Markarian

A pre-trial hearing and bail-review hearing for Mammoth Lakes resident Amelia Markarian was held Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Mono County Superior Court in Bridgeport. Markarian was charged by the Mono County District Attorney’s office with second-degree murder, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving while under the influence of alcohol and with a blood-alcohol level of .08 […]

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Inyo Supervisor Mark Tillemans

Statement from Inyo County Supervisor Mark Tillemans

Press Release Mark Tillemans Chairman, Inyo County Board of Supervisors In light of increasing rumors circulating in our community regarding upcoming commercial cannabis policy decisions, I plan to provide a full detailed report at the next Board of Supervisor’s meeting of October 17th during the Board reports portion of the agenda. I do not have […]

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Male subject sets motorhome on fire near Olancha

Inyo Sheriff’s Office news release Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification on Sunday at approximately 6:00pm received of a motorhome/brush fire west of Olancha at the base of the foothills. Members of Olancha Volunteer Fire Department, US Forest Service, and Cal Fire responded to the area and located a fire burning near a new motorhome.  […]

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Dr. Lisa Fontana

SOUP with the Superintendent

Superintendent Open Updates Process (SOUP) Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lisa Fontana, welcomes community members and friends of our schools to open discussion forums and to enjoy a bowl of soup together. The simple goal of the discussion is to improve communication about and understanding of education in […]

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