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Caltrans allocates $3.4 million for local projects

- Caltrans press release Bishop – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated over $254 million for 41 transportation projects that will enhance the safety and mobility of Californians throughout the state, which includes $3.4 million for locally-administered Active Transportation Program projects that encourage biking and walking. “Investing in our infrastructure benefits Californians for generations to […]

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Caltrans preparing for incoming storm

- Caltrans press release SACRAMENTO – Caltrans is preparing for one of the strongest storms Californians have seen in years with more than 1,500 pieces of storm-related equipment and over 3,000 maintenance employees ready for this week’s major weather shift that is on track to impact several regions throughout the state. “Caltrans’ first priority is […]

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Big rig accident near Bridgeport

UPDATE AS OF 8:00 AM, the involved vehicles (truck-tractor and trailers) are partially in Virginia Creek, immediately west of US 395, and leaking motor oil and possibly diesel fuel into the creek.  This is now a being managed as a hazardous materials incident.  Representatives from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are on-scene to assist […]

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Caltrans discusses West Line Street corridor

- Press release Bishop – Last week, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) held a public meeting at the Calvary Baptist Church to provide information and solicit input regarding three projects that will develop and enhance the State Route (SR) 168 (West Line Street) corridor.  Tom Hallenbeck, Caltrans District 9 Director, welcomed attendees and provided […]

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Watch out for deer

Department of Transportation District 9 Director Tom Hallenbeck cautions the traveling public to slow down and watch for deer. (press release) As the weather begins to rise in the high country, the deer population is moving to their summer feeding grounds. To reduce deer/vehicle accidents Caltrans identifies known deer migration crossings on State highways with […]

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New anti-icing method for Inyo-Mono

(Press Release)  Caltrans Using Salt Brine to Rapidly Melt Ice, Snow on Eastern Sierra Highways and Make Winter Driving Safer   Mixture of water and sea salt is 20 times more effective than salt alone, better for environment, and cost effective BISHOP – For the first time in Mono and Inyo counties, Caltrans has begun using an […]

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Local man from Ukraine talks about revolt

The revolution in the Ukraine now makes nightly news. President Obama has tried to convince Vladimir Putin to let the people in the Ukraine control their own lives, let them have freedom to join with Europe for economic reasons. At last report, President Putin has refused. Locally, one of our own citizens grew up in […]

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Caltrans removes memorials

It’s not exactly clear why Caltrans removed some roadside memorials a month or so ago when they had existed as remembrances for deaths on 395 for from three to twelve years, but we did confirm that Caltrans did remove some of those memorials or parts of them. Last week, a local citizen contacted Sierra Wave […]

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Main Street Mammoth – beautiful plans, uncertain money

Over the years, detailed plans for a re-make of Mammoth’s Main Street have evolved with the hope of creating a different image upon entering the town. Officials gave it another go recently and hired Winter and Company Urban Design and Planning Studio. Nore’ Winter went through the current plans for Main Street which sound attractive […]

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Watch for wildlife on highways

Estimates say that every year 1.5 million animals are hit on our nation’s highways. With fall almost officially here, deer and elk are starting to migrate to lower elevations in the Eastern Sierra and across our highways and byways. Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have chosen this week as “Watch Out […]

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‘One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire’

- Press release from the U.S. Forest Service: SACRAMENTO, July 8, 2013— The U.S. Forest Service and other land management agencies have a new fire safety campaign in California. The One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire campaign is designed to provide constant reminders during this fire season to reduce the numbers of human-caused vehicle and […]

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