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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 JUN 19 2018    WEATHER DISCUSSION:   High pressure over NE CA / W. NV continues its relentless march towards the Great Basin. This will create a rapid […]

 
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A tour of MCWD facilities

Press release The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) offered a tour of their facilities to Mammoth Middle School 6thgrade students and the public last month. MCWD provided the tour as a way for customers to get a better understanding of what the District does to provide water and wastewater services to the Mammoth Lakes community. […]

 
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BARC participating in ‘science, skill and service’

Press release Members of the Bishop Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise,June 23 – 24 at Diaz Lake, just south of Lone Pine.  Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science […]

 
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Grant application approved for Mammoth Lakes Fire Safe Council

Press release The Mammoth Lakes Fire Safe Council (MLFSC) has received approval from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) on a grant application for the Lakes Basin Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project in the amount of $500,000 to conduct mechanical and hand thinning, fuel breaks, roadside and campground fuels reduction, forest restoration, and meadow aspen release treatments […]

 
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Comments on ‘Why would Los Angeles do this’?

Letter submitted by: Daniel Pritchett Bishop Mike Prather’s June 11, 2018, letter to Sierra Wave regarding DWP’s latest outrage invites comment. Here are two. Mike Prather posed the question, “Why would Los Angeles do this?” i.e. dry up 6000 irrigated acres in Mono County to send more water down the Aqueduct. The question I would pose […]

 
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Inyo Supervisors to vote on agreement on Well 385

By Deb Murphy Inyo County Water Department and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have reached an agreement on the pumping test of Well 385 in the Five Bridges area. Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will approve, or not, that agreement. The agreement allows the two month test to proceed once the Tech […]

 
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Warning to be hantavirus aware

Mono County press release Key points • Hantavirus is an uncommon but deadly disease in the Eastern Sierra. • The Sierra region of California is a hantavirus hotspot. • Carried by deer mice, people can catch it from exposure to mouse waste. • Most people who get hantavirus were exposed by cleaning up mouse waste […]

 
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One injured in self shooting at Mammoth gun range

Mono County Sheriff’ Office news release On Friday, June 15, 2018, at 9:08 am, Mono County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call reporting a shooting at the second gun range east of the geothermal plant. A 53-year old man and his 15-year old son, both from Orange County, were shooting targets with a .22 caliber rifle […]

 
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MLPD awarded funding to help combat tobacco sales to minors

Attorney General Becerra Awards Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mammoth Lakes $451,581 to Combat Illegal Tobacco Use Among Minors (Press release) Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mammoth Lakes, CA was awarded $451,581 in state grant funding from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to combat the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to […]

 
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State of the Inyo National Forest

Press release The State of the Inyo Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 w), Saddlebag Lake Rd., Hwy 120 E (Benton), Bodie (Hwy 270) Lundy Canyon June Lake Loop, Parker Lake Rd. Campgrounds open: Lundy Canyon, Aspen Grove, Lower Lee Vining, Moraine, Big […]

 
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