MLRT’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’ begins this week

MLRT press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre (MLRT) Artistic Director Shira Dubrovner announces the next major production of the 2019-2020 theatrical season – The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ quintessential memory play.   Directed by Dubrovner, the production that opens September 26 and plays through Sunday, October 6,  stars one of Mammoth […]

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Inyo National Forest release its final EIS

INF news release BISHOP, Calif. The Inyo National Forest is releasing their final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the revised land management plan, under the provisions of the 2012 planning rule. This Final EIS will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, September 20 for a 30-day review period. The 2019 land management plan […]

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Caltrans lane closure report for week of 9-23-19

Lane Closure Report for the Week of 9/23/2019 – 9/27/2019 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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State of the Inyo National Forest update

INF news release The State of the Inyo, current as of 9/19/19 See trail information link below for current trail conditions. Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4), Bodie Road (SR270), Lundy Canyon Road, Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W), Saddlebag Road, Hwy 120 E […]

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Taboose Fire: More winds forecasted

USFS news releases Taboose Fire As fire activity decreases, resources on the Taboose Fire are being scaled back to appropriately meet the needs of containment objectives. There was no growth overnight with total acres remaining at 10,293 with 65% containment. Suppression repair has been completed in the northern most division of the fire, Crews are now focusing rehabilitation […]

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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 SEP 20 2019     WEATHER DISCUSSION:   Temps today in Mammoth Lakes will some 14 degrees below last Friday highs. All due to an exiting trough […]

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Thursday update on SCE’s PSPS

From the Town of Mammoth Lakes Below is a message from the Southern California Edison Liaison Officer regarding the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program. The primary source for outage information in Mono County is the dedicated Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) page on the Mono County website. Data for this updated page that includes […]

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Mono County gets a taste of SCE’s PSPS

By Deb Murphy When Southern California Edison introduced its Public Safety Power Shutdown policy, it sounded almost do-able. But when the winds picked up Monday afternoon, reality came home to roost. Power was shut down from Mammoth south at 1 p.m. leaving 14,750 customers without juice. Some power was back up by Monday evening and […]

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ESCOG fine-tunes JPA document

By Deb Murphy The Eastern Sierra Council of Governments was well on its way to becoming capable of managing its own grants by becoming a Joint Powers Authority when it hit a snag.  Bishop Councilmember Stephen Muchovej was reluctant to give ESCOG the power to take regional positions or policies without agreement from all four […]

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Update: SCE crews in Mammoth this morning

From Mammoth Lakes Police Department Monday night Police Power remains down in Mono County. Here is the latest information as of 8:00pm Monday: Southern California Edison Crews will be here early Tuesday morning to start site inspections as the “weather” event subsides. SCE wants to ensure that power lines are not caught on tree limbs […]

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Monday night update for Taboose

News release TABOOSE FIRE Monday night The fire weather forecasted for today brought smoke that could be seen from afar. The smoke was the result of fire burning in the Shingle Mill Bench area along with pockets of interior fire in the Red Mountain and Red Lake areas. The Taboose Fire is now at 9,438 acres and […]

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