Caltrans lane closures for this week

Caltrans press release Lane Closure Report for the week of 7/23/18 – 7/27/18 Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public to be careful of workers on the Highway, to Slow for the Cone Zone and Move Over where possible.   The scheduled lane […]

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Well test resolved – not with a bang, but a whimper

By Deb Murphy The Technical Group approved two resolutions dealing with the pumping test of Well 385 in the Five Bridges area Thursday morning, 18 months after this whole mess started. The resolutions adopted the monitoring and management plan for the test and amended the 1999 revegetation plan to allow the well turned back on […]

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Dr. John Ungersma steps down from NIHD board

Dr. John A. Ungersma announced that he is stepping down from the Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Board of Directors effective July 19. Anticipating this announcement, the Board is ready to launch the search for a new board representative from the District’s Zone I area, covering most of the West Bishop, McLaren Lane, Rocking K, Starlight […]

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Man dies after fall in Death Valley

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office news release On July 16th, shortly after 4:30pm, Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call from Death Valley National Park (DVNP) reporting that a Law Enforcement Ranger had located a rental vehicle associated with a missing solo hiker at the Panamint Dunes parking area. The hiker’s fiancé reported him overdue to DVNP earlier that morning […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

AREA FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County FROM: Dennis “DMATT” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: Sierra Wave Media / Radio / Television / Online  FRIDAY JUL 20 2018   WEATHER DISCUSSION:   Strong ridge centered over Four Corners today and Saturday. So a continued active July Monsoon pattern. That ridge flattens a bit […]

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Sinkholes force road closures in Bald Mountain area

USFS news release Bald Mountain roads near Crater Loop affected The Inyo National Forest has temporarily closed roads in the Bald Mountain area due to sinkholes that have made travel dangerous. This area is popular for off highway vehicle (OHV) recreation. The Bald Mountain Road (01S05) remains open. However, Roads 01S131, 01S131a and 01S131b are […]

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Cerro Gordo set to come back to life

By Deb Murphy The old mining town of Cerro Gordo, seven miles east of Keeler, closed escrow last Friday, passing to new owners and eventually a new life as a “lively hospitality destination,” according to a write-up in The Real Deal real estate website. Jake Rasmussen of Bishop Real Estate closed the deal above the […]

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Caltrans’ Bishop ADA Project stops short

By Deb Murphy In the next six to eight weeks, Spectrum, the contractor on Cal Trans’ downtown Bishop project will have completed the Line Street portion. Work on Main Street will be postponed. Initially, the project was to bring curbs, sidewalks and driveways into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, stretching from west of […]

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Mono County releases Grand Jury Final Report

RELEASE OF 2017-2018 GRAND JURY FINAL REPORT (News release) The Superior Court of California for Mono County has released the 2017-2018 Grand Jury Final Report. There were five major subjects of this year’s Final Report. The first was an investigation of the Town of Mammoth Lakes (TOML), in particular the Mammoth Lakes Tourism (MLT). The […]

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Smoke Outlook for Ferguson Fire 7/18 – 7/19

We received this air quality report on the Ferguson Fire from Deb Schweizer, public affairs officer Inyo National Forest. Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, and Devils Postpile are included in the report.   The Ferguson Fire is 17,319 acres today and 5% contained today. Please check inciweb for more information about the fire.  

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