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BAER team formed for Round Fire

A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team for the Round Fire has been formed. The team is working to complete its assessment and recommendations to lessen immediate hazards to public resources and downstream private land from effects of the fire. The team is led by geologist Alan Gallegos from the Sierra National Forest. The BAER […]

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Round Fire update: 75 percent contained

UPDATE: 5 PM, CAL FIRE 7,000 acres, 75 percent contained; cause under investigation; no immediate threat to structures Four firefighter injuries 35 fire engines, 28 hand crews, 1 helicopter, four bulldozers, two water tenders, 500-plus personnel Southern California Edison making good progress on utility rebuilding Possible resident entry early Monday afternoon ### UPDATE: 8 AM […]

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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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Matthew Mooney, 47

Man missing in Rock Creek area

UPDATE:  8-22 Search teams resumed their work at daybreak.  Still no sign of Mr. Mooney at last report. – Press release from Inyo County Sheriff’s Office: A multiagency search and rescue effort has been underway since approximately 10:30 PM last night, after Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of an overdue hiker. Matthew Mooney, a 47-year old […]

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Still no internet for Crowley, Swall

Last week, Verizon officials told Sierra Wave Media that high speed internet service in Crowley Lake, scheduled for March, was now available. However, residents in the Crowley community reported to us that they can not get service. Verizon first drew the attention of the Public Utilities Commission when they erected overhead fiber optic lines without […]

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Verizon says internet service starting in Crowley, Swall

UPDATE:  Three residents in the Crowley area have told us they do not have access to new high speed internet service through Verizon.  Jarryd Gonzales of Verizon is checking further.  Stay tuned. ***** Mono Supervisors and citizens complained to the Public Utilities Commission earlier this year about Verizon’s failure to provide high speed internet service […]

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