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Updated: State of the Inyo National Forest

News release from USFS Please see attached and know there could be some last minute changes as work on roads and facilities is ongoing. Happy Fishmas! The State of the Inyo, current as of 4/25/19 Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Hwy 158, Hwy 120 E (Benton), Lundy Canyon Rd (to the resort). Roads Closed: […]

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Information, letter to CFWD over proposed fishing changes

Proposed changes to fishing regulations and seasons have drawn a local response mostly against the new rules. Here are two previous stories from Sierra Wave Media, and a letter to the California Fish and Wildlife Department; also included is a link to comment: No more Fishmas? CDFW discusses proposed regulations Bishop City Council responds to […]

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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 THU APR 25 2019    WEATHER DISCUSSION:   A warming trend should continue into Saturday, as high pressure moves over our forecast area. So temps remain above normal thru then. […]

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Bishop Elementary School teacher arrested on child sexual abuse charges

Bishop Police Department press release Monday afternoon, April 22, the Bishop Police Department (BPD) served a search warrant in Mammoth Lakes at the residence of 30-year-old Eugenio Alejandre Solorio Jr.. Solorio is a school teacher at Bishop Elementary. Roughly 8-years prior he was a student teacher and basketball coach in Mammoth Lakes. The investigation began […]

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Personal-use fuelwood permits go on sale Monday

USFS news release The Inyo National Forest announces that personal use fuelwood season is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 15. This is two weeks later than when fuelwood season typically starts and is because of the significant winter and cool spring. Some of the fuelwood collection areas remain under snow, others are extremely wet. […]

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NIH tackles opioid epedemic

By Deb Murphy Inyo County isn’t immune from the opioid crisis. According to Northern Inyo Hospital CEO Dr. Kevin Flanigan, eight deaths in Inyo County were directly or indirectly the result of opioid use in 2018. That’s eight too many. But with NIH’s recent grant funded program through Bright Heart Health, the number of lives […]

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Drug Takeback event this Saturday in Mammoth, Inyo

FROM MLPD The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is participating in the DEA National Takeback Day on Saturday April 27th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Mammoth Lakes Library parking lot. The focus of this program is to dispose of unused or expired prescription medication that can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.  […]

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Attendees lined for the scrumptious breakfast delicacies at the 2018 Hospice of the Owens Valley’s Silent Auction and Breakfast Buffet. Photo courtesy Pioneer Home Health Care.

Fundraising auction, breakfast for Hospice of the Owens Valley

Press release Residents and visitors alike are invited to wake up, smell the coffee, and enjoy tasty breakfast delicacies all in the name of supporting Hospice of the Owens Valley. The group’s fourth annual Silent Auction and Breakfast Buffet fundraiser is set for Saturday, April 27 at Bishop’s First United Methodist Church, 205 N. Fowler […]

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Measles: ‘Back in a big way’

From Mono County Health Department Measles is back in a big way! After being declared eliminated in the United States in the year 2000, 555 cases have been reported in the United States as of 04/11/2019, with outbreaks also occurring in numerous other countries. Most of the affected people are unvaccinated residents of New York, Washington, California, […]

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OVGA one step away from adding board seats

By Deb Murphy “Fast paced” and “Owens Valley Groundwater Authority meeting” have never appeared in the same sentence in the year-and-a-half since the Authority was formed. But, Thursday’s session was different, in large part due to the hours of wrangling, discussion and closed sessions that preceded it. The board members approved agreements with entities’ staff […]

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State of the Inyo National Forest update

FROM USFS We finally have some warmer days and melt-off and that is leading some re-openings of roads and campgrounds. However, please remind visitors that snow is still deep in many locations and several campground are only partially opening due to snow. Inyo County Roads reports that they have made excellent progress on the Whitney […]

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