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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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Museum Opens LA Aqueduct Exhibit

The Eastern California Museum issued the following press release: The Eastern California Museum will unveil its new photo exhibit, “Building Bill’s Ditch,  The Los Angeles Aqueduct, 1913-2013,” on Saturday May 11, starting at 10 a.m. The exhibit provides a glimpse into five years it took to design and build the 233-mile long Los Angeles Aqueduct. […]

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Chapman comments on Mono job

For 10 years, Leslie Chapman has worked as Inyo County’s elected Auditor-Controller. Now, Mono County has made her an offer she wants to take – the Director of Finance.  Chapman said that rumors were out there, and so Tuesday she went before the Inyo Supervisors to let them know she had interviewed for the Mono […]

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More cases of influenza confirmed

Influenza is in Our Midst – Press Release from Inyo-Mono Public Health Director Rick Johnson Over the last week, the Eastern Sierra has been continuing to see high levels of influenza activity. We are seeing increased visits to healthcare providers, positive laboratory tests, Emergency Department visits, Tamiflu prescriptions, and at least 4 hospitalizations. We have […]

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