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Fire destroys laundry facility at Furnace Creek

– Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Thusday evening at approximately 6:30 PM the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire in the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley National Park.  The Furnace Creek laundry facility located near the historic Furnace Creek Inn was completely engulfed in flames; Farabee’s Jeep Rental suffered […]

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Mono Supervisors: open Tioga Pass?

One possibly good point about the severe lack of snow this year, Caltrans could open Highway 120, Tioga Pass much earlier than usual, maybe even right now. The Mono County Local Transportation Commission wrote a letter to Caltrans and Yosemite National Park with that request. The Mono Supervisors planned to talk about that at their […]

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Flood damages Manzanar

– Press release from National Park Service: Heavy summer rains the night of July 22-23 caused significant damage at Manzanar National Historic Site. Shepherd Creek on the north side of Manzanar and Bairs Creek on the south jumped their banks, flooding the auto tour road and burying significant site features including Merritt Park, and gardens […]

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Tioga Pass anticipated open May 11

First reports indicated that the National Park Service would not be able to open Tioga Pass Road before Memorial Day because the so-called Sequestration budget cuts in Washington, D.C. took $2.4 million out of the Yosemite National Park budget. Mono Supervisors went to work to press for an earlier opening. Word came out Friday that […]

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Reds Meadow Valley Road opens Friday

(US Forest Service Press Release) REDS MEADOW VALLEY ROAD TO OPEN ON FRIDAY JUNE 29 Bishop, Calif., June 26, 2012 –  Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Reds Meadow Valley Road is now scheduled to open to the public on Friday, June 29, providing public access to Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls, Reds Meadow Resort and […]

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