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Van Dyke Fire estimated at 450 acres

The Van Dyke Fire has been mapped at 450 acres and is 75% contained. The fire is in grass and sage fuels and has received measurable moisture. More rain and snow is in the forecast in the next few days. Fire crews are improving fireline today and mopping up lingering hotspots. Crews expect to fully […]

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Update on Round Fire: 7,000 acres, 20 structures

UPDATE: 9:30 AM The Round Fire: Acres: 7,000 – 30 percent contained 20 structures and outbuildings destroyed (preliminary county) 200 personnel; 47 engines; 29 fire crews, two bulldozers One injury to firefighter due to smoke inhalation Significant rain stopped the forward rate of the fire around 2am. Downed power lines and venting propane tanks make […]

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Busy year for Mono County Search and Rescue

- Press release This past year has been a busy one for the Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) Team. The all-volunteer team “dedicated to saving lives” has responded to 31 callouts in 2014. These incidents involved 41 subjects; all but one was visitors to the Eastern Sierra and Mono County. These incidents also […]

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Alicia Vennos hiked to Walker Lake for this photo of aspen at its peak.

Go see the colors

STATEWIDE SUMMARY  – http://www.californiafallcolor.com/ The duration of this autumn’s show in California’s Eastern Sierra has astounded many long-time fall color watchers.  It has become known as the autumn that will not fall, because the peak seems to endure despite wind, snow and time. Much of the lower elevations of Mono County along US 395 were peaking […]

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Always something new at Farmers’ Market

- Press release There are two Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market locations – Bishop Farmers’ Market is open Saturday mornings from June through October – 9 to 11 a.m. and is located westerly of Hwy 395 on Church Street, directly behind City Hall and Skip’s Outdoor Market in Mammoth Lakes, which honors the late Skip Harvey, one time mayor […]

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Sen. Feinstein requests information on Ormat project

- MCWD press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) today released a letter from United States Senator Dianne Feinstein detailing the Senator’s inquiry about the proposed Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Project (Casa Diablo IV). The project could negatively impact the region’s limited water supply. The project, owned by Ormat Technologies Inc., would pump  29,000 […]

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2nd annual Mammoth Half Marathon

2ND ANNUAL MAMMOTH HALF MARATHON & 5K TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 Premier Event to Benefit Mammoth Lakes Community Features a New Route MAMMOTH LAKES, CA – The 2nd Annual Mammoth Half Marathon & 5K, a one-of-a kind race event, with 100 percent of its net proceeds benefiting local causes, is set […]

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Plane crash landing and no injuries

Late Saturday afternoon, a couple and their dog flying over the Mammoth Lakes area apparently lost power but managed to maneuver what authorities called a controlled crash landing on Sherwin Creek Road. Reports said the aircraft, which was a Cessna, was unable to maintain power. The pilot put down the plane just past the big […]

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