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Linda and Sam Nicolosi

Support asked for longtime local residents

Friends are helping out longtime Eastern Sierra residents Linda and Sam Nicolosi. A note reads that as many of you know our dear friend the “Lovely Linda” has spent most of the past year in the hospital including 20+ operations and battling a multitude of other health problems. Through all of this Linda’s strength and […]

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Still dim numbers for water content

By Deb Murphy While some Southern California weathermen optimistically look at current conditions as a glass half full, the truth is the glass isn’t even half full. Try less than 10 percent full. Inyo County Water Department Director Bob Harrington delivered the latest numbers at Monday evening’s meeting of the Water Commission. The only optimistic […]

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2013 winning team of Ian Birrell, Guy Bien, Christian Newman, and Ryan Clark.

Time for annual Mammoth Lakes Foundation Golf Classic

- Press release The 15th Annual Mammoth Lakes Foundation Golf Classic, sponsored by Ron & Shirley Heck, takes place Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Sierra Star Golf Course.  The MLF Golf Classic supports higher education and cultural enrichment in the Eastern Sierra—all part of Dave McCoy’s vision for a better community. This year MLF teams up with Bidding […]

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(l-r) Eastern Sierra Baker to Vegas team captain Eric Pritchard (Inyo County Sheriff Deputy) and MLPD officer Ruben Ramos just before Ruben's run.

Law enforcement in sports

LAW ENFORCEMENT SPORTS REPORT  (News Release)   There has been a lot of recent sports activity in the Eastern Sierra involving local law enforcement officers.  The Mammoth Mountain Ski Area hosted the Fire and Police Winter Olympics for the 29th year from March 8 to March 13.  Six members of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department […]

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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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Film business slumps

Like so many other industries, the film business has slumped right along with the recession. That’s what Inyo County’s Film Commissioner Chris Langley told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. Langley said it’s more difficult getting film crews up to the Eastern Sierra, and, he said, there are more cancellations than normal. Langley said that the […]

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Climatologist talks dry spells

With the exception of some precipitation in the mountains Thursday, the near non-stop sunny and warm weather has dominated January. We checked in with a climatologist, who has long studied the Eastern Sierra, for a view on what’s happening in our atmosphere. Dan Cayan, Climate Researcher at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, says there is no […]

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USFS campgrounds wind down after shutdown

Since the government recently re-opened, the Forest Service also re-opened some campgrounds in the Eastern Sierra. However, since it is so late in the season, some concessionaires have chosen not to do the same and there is no water or trash service. In the White Mountain and Mount Whitney Ranger Districts, Ranger Margaret Wood said […]

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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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Crop, livestock revenue down 2.7%

A small part of the Eastern Sierra economy, behind tourism and the service industry, is agriculture. The report for 2012 came out this week. Agricultural Commissioner George Milovich wrote that the combined agricultural production in Inyo and Mono for 2012 is $77,281,297. That amount represents a downturn of 2.7% from 2011. Milovich said that drought […]

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