A Special Note From the Sierra Wave Staff

Every Saturday night for 14 years, Sierra Wave Radio was lucky to have aired “The Jazz Show with John Wedberg” on the air. Of those 14 years John only missed 1 show, a feat he was very proud of, and rightly so. John hit the ground running with a fantastic selection of what he called “The Golden […]

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John Wedberg Obituary

On Wednesday August 14, 2019, John Fred Wedberg, loving husband and father of three children entered eternal life after 90 adventurous years on earth. John was born on September 21, 1928 in Redlands, CA to Fred and Vivian Wedberg. He was a Master Sergeant in the Army serving during the Korean War then passed his […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather

FRIDAY AUG 23 2019   WEATHER DISCUSSION:   As mentioned in yesterday’s forecast, a little cooler today, as a trough and it’s attended surface cold front moves over Idaho / Montana. So a few degrees cooler in Mono County today, but still on the warm side. That system washes out on it way east Saturday, allowing high pressure […]

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Kelly Gone From CAO Post

The City Of Bishop issued a cryptic press release yesterday announcing the the City and City Administrator David Kelly “mutually agreed to part ways.”    The release continued, “City Clerk Robin Picken will serve as the acting City Administrator while the City Council carefully evaluates how best to fill the City Administrator position on a […]

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The OVGA, according to Mono County

By Deb Murphy The Mono County Board of Supervisors heard a tutorial on the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority delivered by Deputy County Counsel Jason Conger at Tuesday’s meeting. The presentation and comments indicate a distinct line has been drawn between Mono’s members on the OVGA and Inyo County. The bottom line: with the tentative low […]

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Judy Frew: 1954-2019

Judith ‘Judy’ Anne Frew passed away on Aug 14th 2019 after a long illness. She was 65 years old.   Judy was born  ‘Judith Anne Long’ on January 26,1954 in Louisville, Ky. Her family moved to Long Beach, Ca in 1958 after her father, who was a police officer was killed in the line of […]

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Updates on Springs Fire, Cow Fire

USFS news releases Springs Fire, 13 miles SE of Lee Vining Incident Start Date: 7/26/2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 2,619 acres Containment: 27% Incident Type: Suppression/Multiple Objectives Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 13 Helicopters: 1 Crews: 8 Water Tenders: 3 Total Personnel: 263 Current Situation: Smoke […]

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Outbreak of opioid overdoses in the Eastern Sierra

Mono County Health Department news release By Dr. Tom Boo The last few weeks have seen a spike in the number of opioid overdoses in the Bishop and Mammoth Lakes areas. A Bishop police officer estimates there have been 6-8 overdoses in and around Bishop in the last few weeks, with two lives lost, while the Mammoth […]

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Wrong-way driver killed on US 395

CHP news release On Saturday, August 17th, 2019, at approximately 5:55 PM, for an unknown reason, the driver of a black Jeep Patriot (SUV) was driving wrong way along US-395, traveling southbound in the northbound #1 lane just north of North Fort Road. At the same time, a green Ford F-150 pickup was traveling northbound […]

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MCWD lab working toward TNI accreditation

MCWD press release Mammoth Lakes, California – Mammoth Community Water District’s (MCWD) laboratory participated in a Mentor Initiative to become an early adopter of The NELAC Institute (TNI) 2016 laboratory standards that ensure data of known and documented quality. The Mentor Initiative was conceptualized by the State’s environmental laboratory accreditation program, and executed by mentor laboratories. It is anticipated […]

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