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Emergency repairs at effluent system in Bridgeport

Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release The Bridgeport Public Utility District (BPUD) is experiencing a snow melt ground water intrusion into the effluent system. This intrusion has resulted in the need for emergency repairs in at least two locations. The BPUD is working to bypass and repair the problem with additional resources and private contractors. […]

 
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June Lake Winter Festival set for March 4

Press release JUNE LAKE, Calif. – The June Lake Winter Festival celebrates the magical winter season in the California’s beautiful Eastern Sierra, making for a can’t-miss event for snow lovers. The fun-filled festival returns to June Lake March 4 with exciting events for the whole family, from a winter triathlon to a snowmobile poker rally […]

 
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Flu update, tips from Mono County Health Department

Mono County Health Department press release A few weeks ago we reported all signs pointing to the beginning of a severe influenza season, and evidence continues to confirm that initial impression. Locally, during the week ending last Saturday, January 14th, almost 21% of visits to Sierra Park Pediatrics were for influenza-like illness. This easily surpasses […]

 
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Mammoth resident killed in loader accident

Mammoth Lakes Police Department press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department responded to assist with a call for medical aid on the 200 block of Lupin Street at approximately 1813 hours. A Mammoth Lakes resident was involved in an incident on private property with a private […]

 
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Blizzard warning for Eastern Sierra

Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release The Sierra is currently under a Blizzard Warning through Wednesday morning. Continuous snow is expected through Thursday, with a surge of heavy snow occurring this evening. Snow accumulations of 3-6 feet along the crest and 1-3 feet on Highway 395 are anticipated. Winds of 150 mph are expected on […]

 
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Mammoth, Mono County officials: Be prepared for heavy snow, flooding

Press releases The Town of Mammoth Lakes is notifying all residents and visitors to be prepared for a significant Atmospheric River event bringing heavy rain/snow to Mammoth Lakes beginning Saturday, January 7, thru Monday, January 9, 2017. Travel is not advised and residents/visitors are encouraged to stay off the streets and in their homes or […]

 
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Election results for Inyo, Mono counties

By Deb Murphy Preliminary election results from Inyo and Mono counties indicate no change in the Bishop City Council but a new 4th District Supervisor in John Peters with a 55 to 45-percent win over Mono incumbent Tim Fesko. With the passage of Prop. 64 legalizing recreational marijuana state-wide, Inyo County residents approved three advisory […]

 
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Cause of Owens River Fire determined

United States Forest Service press release The Owens River Fire has been determined to have been caused by a re-ignition of the Clark Fire.  Specifically, fire investigators determined that the Owens River Fire ignited in a box canyon meadow near the Clark Fire from a layer of dense organic material that was smoldering beneath the […]

 
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Information on Mono County Grand Jury

Mono County press release The 2016-2017 Grand Jury is currently composed of eleven grand jurors. Michael Boucher is the foreperson of the grand jury and Tom Gaunt is the assistant foreperson. The remaining members of the grand jury are Jennifer Burrows, Roger Claypool, Alane Dufrene-Beardsley, Mary Ann Dunigan, Lisa Isaacs, Rose Kuljerich, Sharlean Magid, Sally […]

 
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Homeless on way to a better life

Second in a series By Deb Murphy In a perfect world, Wild Iris’ director of programs Susi Bains would have a campus for women, and men, transitioning out of an abusive relationship. Bains has obviously built this center in her mind over the years. “Of the 550 victims (Wild Iris served in 2013 and 2014),” […]

 
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Fall colors abound in the Eastern Sierra

Press releases “Dude, autumn happens here, too.” With that statement the Eastern Sierra stakes its claim to having enough bountiful, bright fall foliage to compete with fall color hot spots such as New England and the Rocky Mountains. Inyo County and the Inyo National Forest are where Californians and out-of-state visitors find the state’s first […]

 
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