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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather

THU AUG 22 2019    WEATHER DISCUSSION: A little cooler today (but still above normal), as an up stream trough moves trough the Northern Rockies, suppressing the ridge and pushing it south. That trough should drop down as far as Idaho. So our area will generally get a down tick in temps by a few degrees, […]

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The OVGA, according to Mono County

By Deb Murphy The Mono County Board of Supervisors heard a tutorial on the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority delivered by Deputy County Counsel Jason Conger at Tuesday’s meeting. The presentation and comments indicate a distinct line has been drawn between Mono’s members on the OVGA and Inyo County. The bottom line: with the tentative low […]

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Judy Frew: 1954-2019

Judith ‘Judy’ Anne Frew passed away on Aug 14th 2019 after a long illness. She was 65 years old.   Judy was born  ‘Judith Anne Long’ on January 26,1954 in Louisville, Ky. Her family moved to Long Beach, Ca in 1958 after her father, who was a police officer was killed in the line of […]

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Updates on Springs Fire, Cow Fire

USFS news releases Springs Fire, 13 miles SE of Lee Vining Incident Start Date: 7/26/2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 2,619 acres Containment: 27% Incident Type: Suppression/Multiple Objectives Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 13 Helicopters: 1 Crews: 8 Water Tenders: 3 Total Personnel: 263 Current Situation: Smoke […]

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Outbreak of opioid overdoses in the Eastern Sierra

Mono County Health Department news release By Dr. Tom Boo The last few weeks have seen a spike in the number of opioid overdoses in the Bishop and Mammoth Lakes areas. A Bishop police officer estimates there have been 6-8 overdoses in and around Bishop in the last few weeks, with two lives lost, while the Mammoth […]

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Wrong-way driver killed on US 395

CHP news release On Saturday, August 17th, 2019, at approximately 5:55 PM, for an unknown reason, the driver of a black Jeep Patriot (SUV) was driving wrong way along US-395, traveling southbound in the northbound #1 lane just north of North Fort Road. At the same time, a green Ford F-150 pickup was traveling northbound […]

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MCWD lab working toward TNI accreditation

MCWD press release Mammoth Lakes, California – Mammoth Community Water District’s (MCWD) laboratory participated in a Mentor Initiative to become an early adopter of The NELAC Institute (TNI) 2016 laboratory standards that ensure data of known and documented quality. The Mentor Initiative was conceptualized by the State’s environmental laboratory accreditation program, and executed by mentor laboratories. It is anticipated […]

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CHP celebrating 90 years of ‘serving the people’

CHP press release SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A celebration 90 years in the making is underway at the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Through legislation, on August 14, 1929, California witnessed the evolution of traffic enforcement with the creation of a statewide law enforcement agency known today as the CHP. The purpose of creating the CHP was to provide uniform […]

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Caltrans lane closures for week of Aug. 19

Caltrans news release 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 Be Work Zone Alert and Move Over where possible. The scheduled lane closures for the week of August 19 through August 23 are:  […]

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Grant helps NIHD add new telemedicine room

NIHD press release With the successful implementation of its new Substance Use Disorder program, Northern Inyo Healthcare District now finds itself needing to expand its patient care capacity. With space at a premium, Dr. Kevin S. Flanigan, CEO for NIHD, decided to expand exam room space and services through additional telemedicine services. Dr. Flanigan said while […]

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Updates on fires in Eastern Sierra

USFS news releases Bishop, Calif. — A new fire was detected on the Mono Lake District last night, west of Crater Mountain off of Highway 120 East at approximately 6:15 p.m. Firefighters quickly responded to the Rest Fire and took full suppression action with the aid of a helicopter. The fire was contained at under […]

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