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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 / TV / Online     MON SEP 24 2018   WEATHER DISCUSSION:   OK for the first few days of Astronomical Fall, dry weather with warm days and cool nights are in order. […]

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Big Pine rallies around a peaked Roosevelt Pine

By Deb Murphy The Roosevelt Pine, a giant sequoia at the corner of U.S. Highway 395 and State Route 168, is a communal tree—the one distinguishing thing that identifies Big Pine. The pine gets decorated for Christmas, is the backdrop for ceremonies at the communities Veterans’ Memorial and the sign southbound Piners are finally home. […]

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Beautiful sights – Inyo County and fall colors

Press release “Dude, autumn happens here, too.” With that statement the Eastern Sierra stakes its claim to having enough bountiful, bright fall foliage to compete with fall color hot spots such as New England and the Rocky Mountains. Inyo County and the Inyo National Forest are where Californians and out-of-state visitors find the state’s first […]

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Inyo County budget gets five thumbs up

By Deb Murphy Inyo County budgets prepared by former CAO Kevin Carunchio have traditionally included appropriate Bob Dylan lyrics. The 2018-19 iteration was a little different. What was different was the choice of a down-in-the-dumps “Workman’s Blues No.2” lyrics: “The buyin’ power of the proletariat’s gone down / Money’s getting’ shallow and weak.” Compare that […]

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158 North reopens

UPDATE STATE ROUTE 158N (JUNE LAKE LOOP ROAD) REOPENS JUNE LAKE — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to inform the traveling public that State Route 158N has been reopened. Inyo National Forest, BLM, June Lake Fire and Lee Vining Fire are continuing to work the area as it is still considered an […]

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Counterfeit Money In Eastern Sierra

Please beware of counterfeit U.S. currency. Local cashiers, business owners, and bank tellers  are asked to be on the lookout for fake $20 and $100 bills.  The $20 and $100  bills are the same size as real bills with the same design with exception of some Chinese characters printed on both sides, and a dotted black line […]

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Prescription Drug Disposal in Mammoth Lakes

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is proud to announce their partnership with the Rite Aid Foundation and KidCents. They have graciously donated a personalized prescription drug disposal container to the Mammoth Lakes Police Department. If you have any expired or unwanted prescription medications taking up space in your medicine cabinet, feel free to bring them down and […]

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How Complex is LADWP’s Dewatering Plan? Mono County Ready to Count the Ways

  HOW COMPLEX IS LADWP’S DEWATERING PLAN? MONO COUNTY READY TO COUNT THE WAYS Common sense tells you dewatering grazing lands in Mono County has the potential of messing with the eco-system. A team of scientists has been hired to outline just how complicated that proposition is. Scientists from Bauer Planning and Environmental Services will […]

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Waterline Construction on East Pine and on Central

Work on a City of Bishop project to construct new waterline on East Elm Street and on Central Avenue is expected to start Monday, 17 September, and continue into mid October. The project is on East Elm Street between Main Street and Howard Street and on Central Avenue between Pine Street and Elm Street. The construction […]

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Parent Night Vape Information

There will be a Parent Night Vape Information meeting at the Mammoth High School Multipurpose Room. The meeting will be in Spanish, September 19th & in English on September 20th. It starts at 5:30 PM and there will be a presentation, 6:00 – 7:00 PM. There will door raffle prizes, winners must be present, pizza, […]

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Phyllis Jean Kruger Obituary

Phyllis Jean Kruger was born in Yuma, Colorado on June 24,1924. She passed away at the home of her daughter on September 4, -2018 surrounded by her  family. After spending her early childhood with her grandmother in Nebraska, she moved to  live with her mother in Glendale, California, where she met her husband of 71 […]

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June Mitchell, age 5, stands with her neighbor Margaret Hunter and Choco, one of the horses injured during the attack on June 2.

Five-Year-Old Makes Cash Donation To Horse Reward Fund

Saddle Club Reward Up to $18, 732.66 thanks to 5-year-old girl’s donation By Charles James Five-year-old June Mitchell overheard her parents talking to friends about the horses injured at the Big Pine Saddle Club back in June of this year and the concern over the high cost of medical treatment for the horses facing their […]

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