Author Archive | Charles James


Deceased Female Located West of Manzanar

[Press Release from Inyo County  Sheriff: August 11, 2020] WEST OF MANZANAR, INYO COUNTY, CA, August 11, 2020 – On August 8, 2020 Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report from a hiker of a potentially deceased female in the foothills west of Manzanar National Historic Site. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and located a deceased female. […]

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UPDATE: Big Pine Two Brothers from Italy Challenges Inyo County Authority on COVID-19 Health Orders | Court date set for Wednesday, 8/12

(Update Aug. 10, 2020) From Two Brothers from Italy, Big Pine Facebook  Page: “Two Brothers Big Pine Will Be Closed Wed 12th, we will be in court with Dr. James Richardson and Inyo County Deputy County Counsel Ms. Chuchoia, Sorry folks But please come and support us if you can” Sierra Wave posted an article […]

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Inyo County facing placement on state’s Watch List while making progress on enforcement of COVID-19 health orders | Brief Respite

With the surging numbers of positive coronavirus cases and two deaths at the local nursing care center in Bishop, there was almost a fatalistic acceptance among some county officials that Inyo County would be placed on the state’s COVID-19 Watch list. But it turns out that the county might be getting a brief reprieve thanks […]

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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month | Drive-through Event with Raffle and Prizes

On Saturday, August 1st, Inyo County Health & Human Services WIC and First 5 Programs are holding a socially distanced parade open to all to celebrate breastfeeding and raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. It is a drive-through event following all local directives. Breastfeeding provides numerous benefits to babies and mothers. Breastfeeding helps protect […]

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Update: Positive COVID-19 Cases Take Troublesome Upturn in Inyo & Mono Counties

Our public health authorities have been warning residents of Inyo and Mono counties for months that the Eastern Sierra would eventually experience a sharp increase in the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases. The new number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in Mono County as of late Sunday afternoon, July 19th, sits at 79! With the […]

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Inyo Supes Frustrated with Calif’s 2nd COVID-19 Shutdown | Enforcement of masks and face coverings

At Tuesday’s July 14, Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting, the frustration was evident as the county is forced to roll back on reopening plans because of the latest state OVID-19 revised public health orders issued on Monday, July 13. It’s a frustration shared by many business owners and many residents alike. At the same […]

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Responding to the Census Will Help Plan Health Care Programs in Mono County for the Next Decade

(US Census – July 13,2020) MONO COUNTY! BE COUNTED! MAKE A DIFFERENCE! As of today, only 19.1 percent of Mono County households have responded to the 2020 Census. The statewide average is 63.2 percent. Results from the 2020 Census underway now will help local and state officials plan funding for Mono County health care services […]

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Inyo County Situation Update

40% Increase in Positive COVID-19 Cases Over Just Two Weeks Sparks Concerns, But Little Enforcement Action from Inyo County

During Tuesday’s, June 30, Inyo County Board of Supervisors virtual meeting, Marilyn Mann, Director of Health and Human services, reported that the county has experienced a “spike” in confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks. There are 32 current, positive COVID-19 cases, the most recent one added just that morning on Inyo County’s COVID-19 […]

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Governor Newsom orders bars closed immediately in several California counties

On Sunday, June 28, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars immediately closed in seven California counties that had only recently reopened as the result of the coronavirus spreading rapidly throughout those parts of the state. Newsom said that bars sets an especially higher risk of transmission. Eight other counties were also asked to issue […]

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