Isabel Alvey: 1931-2019

Isabel Alvey was born on May 4, 1931, in the Round Valley area, Bishop, CA, to Ross Magil and Ellen Mallory Magil. Isabel attended school in Round Valley and Bishop, California. Isabel worked as a waitress and housekeeper before starting her nursing career at Northern Inyo Hospital, where she worked for 33 years. She started […]

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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  TUE JUL 23 2019   WEATHER DISCUSSION:    Thunderstorm outflow from a decaying convective complex over NW Mexico / S Arizona has moved northward today. As such, this should […]

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‘Green waste’ free disposal in Inyo this weekend

Inyo County news release FREE “Green Waste” Disposal  In  preparation  for  what  is  anticipated  to  be  another  unpredictable  wildfire season,  the  Inyo  County Office  of  Emergency  Services  would  like  to  remind communities  that  we  all  must  be  diligent  in  maintaining  a  level  of preparedness. Removing  weeds,  brush  and  other  dead  and  dry vegetation from around our homes and properties, will help provide the defensible spce that firefighters may need to protect our homes. Many Inyo County residents live next to a natural area, the “Wildland Urban Interface”.  By keeping your home  and  property  clear  of  overgrown  […]

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Mono, Inyo counties observe Probation Services Week

Mono County news release Pretrial Probation Parole Supervision Week July 21-27, 2019 is Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week – a time for the nation and Mono County to recognize the men and women who work each and every day to supervise offenders in our communities, but also who provide support mechanisms to assist the […]

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Chamber Music Unbound Festival begins Thursday

Thursday, July 25, 2019 – 7:30 PM, Cerro Coso College, Mammoth Lakes. The Unbound Chamber Music Festival presents its opening concert, “Fairy Tales”, with music by Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov (from the epic legend of Scheherazade) and Brahms.  Artists include the Felici Piano Trio, flutist Mercedes Smith, violinist Corey Cerovsek and cellist, Mark Votapek. Friday, July 26, […]

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Caltrans lane closures for week of July 22

Lane Closure Report for the week of 7/22/19 – 7/26/19 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 […]

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Premeim’s Owens Gorge application deemed deficient

By Deb Murphy Remember Premium Energy Holdings and its wacky pumped storage project applications? Bless their hearts, they keep trying and failing. The latest notice from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the licensing authority for hydroelectric projects added to Premium’s list of deficient preliminary permit application. This project involved two new dams in the Owens […]

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Rescued camper gives Inyo Investigations details of suspect

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office news release Missing Camper, Investigations Update INYO COUNTY, CA. July 16, 2019 – Inyo County Investigations met with recently escued, Sheryl Powell. Powell, and her small dog, had been missing since July 12 from Grandview Campground in the Bristlecone Pine Forest area. Following a massive multiagency search and rescue that involved […]

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LADWP issues water-spreading report

LADWP news release After a wet winter, the Eastern Sierra snowpack measured 171% of normal on April 1, 2019. LADWP is committed to maximizing the beneficial use of runoff water to the fullest extent and by considering the demands of the overall water system, which include customer needs, hydroelectric generation and spreading water to meet […]

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Mono County appoints Steve Barwick as CAO

Mono County news release Bridgeport, Calif. — At a special meeting of the Mono County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, the Mono County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Steven Barwick as the new County Administrative Officer (CAO). The CAO is the chief administrative officer overseeing all county operations, in Mono County. After a nationwide executive search by […]

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