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USFS says serious lack of money hampers maintenance

Acting Public Affairs Officer for the Forest Service, Marty Hornick, recently responded to citizen complaints about unrepaired facilities on the Forest. Hornick points to serious money shortages and the “massive amounts of funding and resources” that had to be spent on the severe tree blow down in the Reds Meadow area last year. A commenter […]

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ESTA Board: Mammoth bus service, Reds Meadow opening

The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority continues to talk with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area about a potential bus service transition, and that issue was scheduled to come up at Friday’s meeting of the ESTA Board of Directors. For a number of months, representatives from Mammoth Mountain and ESTA have talked about the transit authority taking over […]

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Two meetings: economy, transit, Reds Meadow

Inyo and Mono officials will sit down for two meetings on Friday. They will deal with local issues like the fairgrounds, economic development, transit,  and Reds Meadow. The Eastern Sierra Council of Governments will meet Friday at 9am in Suite Z in Mammoth Lakes.  They will first talk about their own legislative platform.  Supervisor Linda […]

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Economic value of Devils Postpile

The Department of Interior has just released a report that shows the National Park System contributed more than $31 billion to local economies and supported 258,000 jobs in 2010.  Locally, the report on Devils Postpile National Monument shows a large financial and job contribution to our communities. These reports came out as part of President […]

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Update on Reds Meadow wind damage

(The following is a press release from the Inyo National Forest) Last November 30 a ferocious wind toppled thousands of trees in the Middle Fork San Joaquin River watershed of the Inyo National Forest. The tangle of downed trees looks like a giant’s game of pick-up sticks. The forest damage occurs in patches, from Island […]

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ESTA expands service in Mammoth Lakes

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Director John Helm called it a “very exciting expansion for ESTA. A win-win for the region.”  Helm sees the plans for transit authority expansion in Mammoth Lakes as an important public-private partnership and a move that will benefit both Mono and Inyo Counties. At Friday’s Transit Authority Board meeting, members will […]

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Bob Tanner

Bob Tanner’s perspective on Mule Days

When Bob Tanner and others started Mule Days 42 years ago, it was 1969, the year of the huge snow, and they needed an to sustain Bishop. Mule Days grew to a major money-maker for the area only to find itself faced with panicky news this year about a deadly horse virus. Tanner called the […]

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