Emerald Lake 11-18-18/Photo courtesy of Barbara Richter

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 NOV 20 2018    WEATHER DISCUSSION:   As the week progresses, our ever present ridge of high pressure weakens and the storm track undercuts it. This is the harbinger […]

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Aleta and Kip

Aleta Friend London: 1945-2018

Aleta Friend London was born to Elmer and Florence Friend on the first day of spring in 1945 and passed on November 7th due to sudden onset respiratory failure. She leaves behind her family in Ojai Including son Robert Kittredge (Charlotte), sister Anne Thacher (Tony), nephew George Thacher (Marcia), niece Emily Ayala (Tony). She was […]

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Silver Canyon Storage gets its Conditional Use Permit

By Deb Murphy If there’s a moral to the Marty Williams and residents of North Street in Wilkerson tussle over a 41-unit storage facility, it’s try to avoid getting a Conditional Use Permit. Here’s the deal: In early October, Williams appealed Inyo’s Planning Commission decision not to grant him a CUP on the parcel at […]

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Jen McGuire

Jen McGuire hired as Tri-County Fair CEO

Press release After an almost year-long extensive Nation-Wide search, the Tri-County Fair board has hired a CEO. Jen McGuire has accepted an offer from the Fair Board for the CEO positon. Board President Paul Dostie said “Jen McGuire was selected because of her substantial marketing and agricultural experience”. The Tri-County Fair Board began the task of hiring a […]

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Notes from Eastern Sierra meetings

By Deb Murphy Mono Board of Supervisors After Ron McMartin and Layton Peterson finished a bidding war on the Mono County-owned property at 71 Davison in Mammoth Lakes, the Mono Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reject the market value bids, ending at $185,000, and pursue the three affordable housing proposals. McMartin told the Board […]

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Dr. Tom Boo

Mono County focusing local efforts on opioid epidemic

From Mono County Heath Officer Dr. Tom Boo Opioids: Reducing Harm in Mono County Today’s Monogram focuses on local efforts to address the opioid epidemic, which has been declared a national emergency. Tens of thousands of Americans will die this year from opioid overdose. There are people at risk in every community, including ours. As County Public […]

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Pass update and State of the Inyo National Forest

USFS news releases MONO AND INYO COUNTIES– The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has, or has scheduled, closure for the following passes: State Route 203 (SR-203) from Mammoth Mountain Inn to the Mono/Madera County Line is now closed for the winter season. State Route 168W (SR-168W) (Bishop Creek) will temporarily close at the winter gate […]

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Death in Inyo County due to PAM

Inyo County Health Department news release A child from Southern California tragically died earlier this month after being diagnosed with an extremely rare infection known as primary amebic ningoencephalitis (PAM). Testing was positive for evidence of Naegleria fowleri, a one-celled organism commonly known as the brain-eating ameba. Humans become infected when water containing Naegleria fowleri enters the […]

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Yvette Marie Belec

Yvette Marie Belec: 1943-2018

Yvette Marie Belec Yvette Marie Belec, 75, passed away on November 5, 2018 at her home in Bishop. Yvette was born February 10, 1943 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Florian and Jeanne St Croix. Yvette moved to Bishop in 1966 with her husband, Pete, and daughter, Annette. She is preceded in death by […]

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Augie Hess

Celebration of Life for Augie Hess this Saturday

August Hess (October 25, 1914 – October 20, 2018)   The time has sadly come to say goodbye to August Hess, Avid skier, baseball player, musician, golfer, historian, friend, family man and who was one of the best. Augie was born, October 25th, 1914, at Mono Mills, He walked, hunted, skied and loved the surrounding […]

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Mammoth Lakes talks fire with local, federal agencies

By Deb Murphy The day after the Town of Mammoth Lakes held a wildfire workshop, fires in Ventura County and north of Sacramento were back in the news. The consensus: the state’s fire season runs from January 1 through December 31. Representatives from Inyo National Forest and Mammoth Lakes Fire Department explained both their preventative […]

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Shop with a cop

A holiday tradition: Shop with a Cop in the Eastern Sierra

Press release Donations sought for the Annual Eastern “Sierra Shop with a Cop”. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is literally right around the corner! Law enforcement officers and public safety staff from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies throughout Mono and Inyo Counties are busy planning the Annual Shop with a Cop event. The […]

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