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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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Freilich leads Bike-to-Work Week challenge

- Press release from Caltrans Bishop – Bike to Work Week was a successful challenge due to five local agencies joining forces and encouraging their employees to participate. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Inyo County and Northern Inyo Hospital struck up a friendly competition challenging each […]

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Tioga Pass slated to open Saturday

Caltrans press release: Mono County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has re-opened State Route 120 (west) – Tioga Pass Road, to the East Yosemite Park Entrance Gate. State Route 120 is closed beyond this point. Users can access State Route 120 for recreational activities from the junction of US 395 at Lee Vining […]

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A friendly challenge: Bike-to-Work Week

Caltrans issued the following press release: Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), US Forest Service,  Northern Inyo Hospital and Inyo County have joined forces to support National Bike-To-Work week to be held on May 13th – 18th, 2013. With biking being an affordable form of transportation, fun and easy way to achieve better […]

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Caltrans working nights in Bishop

Caltrans issued the following press release: Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public that US Highway 395 from Mandich Lane to US Highway 6 will have lane closures this week from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am. Maintenance workers will be crack sealing, striping and performing general maintenance work on the […]

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Draft main street project plan due out in September

Main Street in Mammoth Lakes. To more than a few it’s not too attractive and remains pedestrian unfriendly. Over the years, officials and citizens have come up with plans to improve the street, but nothing much has ever happened. The Town of Mammoth now has the start of another plan. A Draft Implementation Plan will […]

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