Toxic blue-green algae a danger to dogs, humans

From Sierra REC Magazine LAKE USERS ADVISED TO AVOID WATER CONTACT AT RED LAKE AND INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR The Alpine County Health Department has been working with The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Red Lake), South Tahoe Public Utility District (Indian Creek Reservoir), and the Alpine Watershed Group […]

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Swall Meadows man dies in paragliding accident

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office news release INYO COUNTY, CA. August 15, 2019 – On August 14, at approximately 1:20pm, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification of an emergency In-Reach activation north of Striped Mountain near the Sierra Crest, south of Taboose Pass. Further investigation revealed that the device was registered to Cody Tuttle, a 32-year […]

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Doomed liquid amber in front of the County Water Department office on Jackson.

Independence trees get a reprieve

By Deb Murphy You don’t mess with the Independence tree people. They remember when the community had a lot of trees and are determined to protect those that are left. Tuesday, they joined forces to protect seven liquid ambers whose heads were on the block. The tree people succeeded, steering the Inyo Board of Supervisors […]

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The Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement crew

The ‘skeets are coming – populations expected to rise

Inyo County OVMAP news release Protect Yourself From Mosquitos As Populations Are Expected To Rise Extensive water spreading due to high runoff conditions has increased the number of biting mosquitoes in our communities.  Recently we have been finding excessive numbers of Culex tarsalis, or Western Encephalitis Mosquitos, in our traps during routine surveillance.  These mosquitos […]

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Springs Fire update: 1,216 acres, 15 percent contained

USFS news release Springs Fire, 13 miles southeast of Lee Vining Incident Start Date: 7/26/2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,216 acres Containment: 15% Incident Type: Suppression/Multiple Objectives Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 9 Helicopters: 1 Crews: 6 Water Tenders: 4 Total Personnel: 179 Current Situation: The […]

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Mammoth Lakes Tourism Director John Urdi

Bishop Airport a topic for ESCOG

By Deb Murphy Mammoth Lakes Tourism will be looking to Bishop Airport for reliable air service to bring the legions of skiers and nature-seekers to its mountains. John Urdi, executive director, told last Friday’s meeting of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments the Mammoth Airport had a 14.5-percent cancellation rate last winter. The hope is […]

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SCP, Mammoth Disposal improve recycling in Mammoth, Mono County

Press release SIERRA CONSERVATION PROJECT AND MAMMOTH DISPOSAL JOIN FORCES TO EXPAND AND IMPROVE RECYCLING OPPORTUNITIES IN MAMMOTH LAKES AND MONO COUNTY.   Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Sierra Conservation Project, Inc. (SCP) and Mammoth Disposal (MD) are excited to announce that the Sierra Conservation Project recycling programs will now be operated by Mammoth Disposal.  Mammoth […]

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OVGA awating decision from Department of Water Resources

By Deb Murphy The tentative low priority status of the Owens Valley groundwater basin has only heightened the complexity of the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority’s meetings, not lowered them. The current nine board members opted to hold off on additional meetings until the state Department of Water Resources issues its final decision. The delay will […]

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Earline Virginia Bronson: 1916-2019

EARLINE VIRGINIA BRONSON November 12, 1916 –  August 3, 2019 On the evening of August 3rd, Earline Virginia Bronson passed from this life into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Earline passed away at age102, at home in the Bishop Care Center, accompanied by family members. Earline was born in Waterloo, Iowa […]

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