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FATAL COLLISION ALONG US-395 NEAR COSO REST AREA

“On February 13, 2020, at approximately 2:00 PM, 78 year old Robert Frost of Green Valley, AZ, was driving a 2016 Nissan Versa westbound on Gill Station Coso Road, approaching the intersection of US-395. At the same time, 37 year old John Stiegler of Ridgecrest, CA, was driving a 2014 International Semi-Truck northbound along US-395 […]

 
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Prescribed fire on Twain Islet at Mono Lake for next few days.

Deb Schweizer Public Affairs Specialist Forest Service Inyo National Forest  sent this notice: Weather and air quality conditions permitting, fire crews will conduct a prescribed fire on Twain Islet . The project will be ongoing for two to three days. This project is focused on removing Bassia hyssopifolia. This non-native plant prefers wetlands and alkaline […]

 
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BLM Bishop Field Office to conduct prescribed fire to improve wetland habitat

News Release  by Serena Baker Public Affairs Officer BLM for Sierra Wave Media  Interagency wildland fire crews from the Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest will be treating up to 70 acres of public lands with prescribed fire at Fish Slough north of Bishop in Inyo and Mono counties […]

 
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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather

Dry and mild weather continues in our Forecast Area thru Saturday, thanks to an upper ridge anchored over the EPAC. Then a little inside slider kicks thru Pershing & Lassen Counties to our north on Sunday, with mostly wind in Mono County. Other than that, our persistent pattern stays in place, with the EPAC ridge nosing closer […]

 
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NIHD Board Puts CEO Dr. Kevin Flanigan On Paid Administrative Leave

At a Special Meeting held on Thursday evening on February 13th, the Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors, after a Closed Session, announced that it had unanimously place CEO Kevin Flanigan on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a hospital financial audit. Rumors began to circulate immediately on the release of the public […]

 
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6th Annual Owens River Cleanup Last Saturday,had over 100 Volunteers

  Every February volunteers from across the state gathered to pick up trash around Pleasant Valley. More than 100 volunteers showed up last Saturday for the sixth consecutive Owens River Annual Clean Up. The event organizer, Chris Leonard, teased that it “Seems like the constant pestering on social media paid off.” Volunteers gathered in the […]

 
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DARK SKY POLICY PROPOSED FOR CITY OF BISHOP

At the City Council meeting held on February 10th, city officials discussed the proposition of implementing a Dark Sky Ordinance. Public Works Director, Deston Dishion told the council members background onthe topic saying that, “A lot of cities across the entire world are a part of the movement to reduce light pollution in order to […]

 
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INYO COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES ERIK MARTINEZ AS 2020 INYO COUNTY POETRY OUT LOUD CHAMPION

Erin Renee School Arts Coordinator at Inyo Council for the Arts sent this release to Sierra Wave Media: Senior Erik Martinez, from Owens Valley High School, received the title of Inyo County Poetry Out Loud Champion at the county finals held in Bishop at Inyo Council for the Arts on February 5th. The runner-up was […]

 
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BRYCE WINZENREAD WINS INYO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION SPELLING BEE FEBRUARY 13

Superintendent of Schools, Barry Simpson, announced that Bryce Winzenread from Round Valley Elementary won first place in the Inyo County-wide 2019-2020 Spelling Bee, which was sponsored by Altrusa. Altrusa International was founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1917. It is an international non-profit organization focused on community service. The local Altrusa chapter brought cash prizes and […]

 
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