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WaterSmart: MCWD’s advanced technology

News release During the summer of 2014, the Mammoth Community Water District (District) upgraded to new meters that wirelessly transmit data using remote collectors. This advanced technology allows the District to see hourly usage of all water meters on the distribution system. Utilizing software developed by WaterSmart, a data analytics company, the District is able […]

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Inyo’s Matt Kingsley named Chair of 2019 RCRC

News release SACRAMENTO, CA – January 17, 2019 – The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) installed its 2019 Officers and presented its Rural Leadership Awards at their annual reception in Sacramento yesterday. Inyo County Supervisor Matt Kingsley was installed as Chair, Merced County Supervisor Daron McDaniel was installed as First Vice Chair, and Mono […]

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Threat to Mammoth Middle School ‘meant as a hoax’

Mammoth Unified School District Superintendent Lois Klein contacted parents with the following message Wednesday night: This is Mrs. Klein, I am contacting you (Wednesday) evening to let you know that a student at Mammoth Middle School reportedly posted to a social media site a threat to the Middle School campus to take place (Thursday). First, […]

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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   THU JAN 17 2019   WEATHER DISCUSSION:    Very active weather continues today, particularly in the mountains. All due to a powerful Pacific trough moving into our area from the […]

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Town of Mammoth Lakes urges safety with winter storm

News release The Town of Mammoth Lakes has issued a Public Service Announcement notifying all residents and visitors to be prepared for a powerful Pacific storm bringing heavy snow and blizzard conditions to Mammoth Lakes beginning Wednesday, January 16 through Friday, January 18, 2019. In advance of the winter storm and anticipated periods of blizzard […]

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Update on Owens Valley Groundwater Authority

By Deb Murphy The scope of the Owens River basin’s sustainability plan became clearer following a presentation by DBS&A’s Tony Martin at last Thursday’s meeting of the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority. The consulting firm’s tasks include compiling data, developing a timeline and stakeholder outreach plan and pulling together ecosystem data. The key, it seems, is […]

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Inyo’s first wave of cannabis licenses almost closed

By Deb Murphy With 24 licenses approved by the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, the cannabis landscape is taking shape. Eighteen applications were approved at Tuesday’s meeting, primarily grow operations in the southeast portion of the County. Two applicants not reaching an 80-percent score were denied. When the question was posed as to the number […]

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Rosemarie Martha Thornton: 1931-2019

Rosemarie Martha Thornton 1931-2019 Rosemarie Martha Thornton 87, of Big Pine passed on January 3, 2019 of a massive stroke. Rose as her friends knew her was born to Joseph J. and Catherine Mayer on January 21, 1931 in Los Angeles Ca. She was married to Charles ( Chuck ) Thornton on February 4, 1949 […]

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Government shutdown affecting local national parks

By Deb Murphy Today marks the 19th day of the federal shutdown. Bishop’s office building housing the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management staffs has a note on its locked door, idle vehicles sit in the parking lot. Visitors can tool around Manzanar but can’t get in the building to view the exhibits. […]

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