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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 MAR 22 2019   WEATHER DISCUSSION:   It looks like Mammoth Mountain Summit has added to their season total, which is now at 646 inches for the […]

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No more Fishmas? CDFW discusses proposed regulations

By Deb Murphy Roger Bloom, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s environmental program manager, explained the fishing season’s start dates were set for holiday weekends so folks would remember them. A gruff voice from the large crowd at Wednesday’s workshop at the Tri-County Fairgrounds rose up, explaining the East Side already had a holiday […]

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Mike Vowels: ‘Return to Paradise – A Skier’s Journey’

Press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Shira Dubrovner announced a unique partnership with Lia Webb of Adventure Hub to co-produce a series of extraordinary presentations titled Mountain Culture Month throughout the entire month of March.  For the final week of March, Mike Vowels will present the documentary Return to […]

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LADWP on stormwater capture in LA

LADWP press release LOS ANGELES – The months of January and February brought enough snow and rain to boost the Eastern Sierra snowpack and rainfall in Los Angeles to well above average numbers. In Downtown Los Angeles alone, 18.5 inches of rain have fallen since the beginning of the water year on October 1, 2018. […]

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Los Alamitos man falls to death in Mono County

Mono County Sheriff’s Department news release On March 19, 2019, at approximately 3:50 p.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a person was seen falling from the cliffs above Twin Lakes, across from Tamarack Lodge and north of “Hole in the Wall.” Our Dispatch immediately sent personnel from Mono County Paramedics, Mammoth Lakes Fire […]

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Inyo Supervisors trying to avoid infusion confusion

By Deb Murphy Back in the day, if someone had told me I’d be watching four guys in suits discuss the addition of cannabis oil to brownie dough, I’d have said they were nuts. But that was part of the Supervisors’ discussion on the progress of Inyo County’s cannabis program. County cannabis czar Nate Reade […]

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Let’s avoid a springtime bout with the flu

NIHD news release (First in a three-part series) Signs of spring are seemingly everywhere – budding daffodils, young animals at the school farm, longer days. Yet, with the arrival of spring comes a frequent nemesis most people have written off with cold and dark winter days: Influenza, more commonly known as the flu. The truth […]

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An interview with scientist Connie Millar

Inyo National Forest press release Interview conducted by Deb Schweizer, who wrote, “Recently, I was asked by our Civil Rights Officer if I was aware of someone local who would make a good profile for Women’s History Month and I thought of Connie Millar. For years, I have considered Connie as the woman who researches […]

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Triumph and Tragedy – Inyo County History Day Contest

Press release Inyo County’s History Day Contest was held on March 14th, 2019. Ten posters, four websites, one research paper and eleven exhibits covering a variety of topics captured this year’s contest theme of Triumph and Tragedy. Students were judged on the historical quality, relation to theme, clarity of presentation, and compliance with NHD rules. […]

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OVGA mulls draft budget

By Deb Murphy After skipping its February meeting to figure out staffing, the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority had a chance to mull over its draft budget for this fiscal year. This budget takes into consideration some unknowns when the initial budget was developed prior to the official formation of the Authority. The biggest unknown was […]

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Mammoth Lakes Fire Council receives grant for Lakes Basin

News releases The Mammoth Lakes Fire Safe Council (MLFSC) has received approval from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) on a grant application for the Lakes Basin Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project in the amount of $1,000,000 to conduct mechanical and hand thinning, fuel breaks, roadside and campground fuels reduction, forest restoration, and meadow aspen release treatments […]

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