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Agencies assist injured hiker near Duck Lake

News release On August 02, 2018, at approximately 12:50 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Search and Rescue (SAR) received a call from a solo climber who stated that his legs were pinched under a rock, and he was unable to free himself. He had cell phone service and a SPOT device which were both used for an […]

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Peter Louis Marzano, Jr.: 1953-2018

Peter Louis Marzano, Jr., age 65, was tragically taken from us on Friday August 3rd, 2018 in a traffic accident near Lee Vining, CA. Born in San Jose, CA on May 6th, 1953 to Peter and Betty Marzano, Pete called June Lake and Porterville, CA home for the majority of his years. A skilled heavy […]

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LADWP responds to Mono County Supervisors

LADWP press release LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) attended today’s (Tuesday’s) Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting to participate in ongoing discussions surrounding the department’s water management practices and ranching leases in Mono County and has released the following statement by Clarence Martin, LADWP Aqueduct Manager: “California’s […]

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Bob Gardner

Mono County headed to court against LADWP irrigation policy

By Deb Murphy Mono County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pursue litigation against the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to “restrain” its policy of withdrawing irrigation water from 6,400 acres of grazing leases in Long, Round and Little Round valleys. Tuesday’s discussion of the issue took 3-1/2 hours with comments from 27 […]

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Tioga Road reopens; Lions Fire at 70 percent containment

STATE ROUTE 120 HAS BEEN REOPENED BISHOP— The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is pleased to announce that Yosemite National Park administrators and fire managers have reopened Tioga Road through the park. Yosemite Valley is still closed to visitors and vehicles, however through passage along State Route 120 is now open. For the latest highway […]

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Photo courtesy of the Yosemite Conservancy Turtleback livecam - 5 PM today, Sunday August 5 - with Half Dome invisible, dead center.)

Yosemite Valley to remain closed indefinitely

News release from Yosemite National Park Les Marsden President, Yosemite Gateway Partners As your YGP President, I wanted to share this latest just-announced information with you: Yosemite Valley will remain closed indefinitely. You probably know the Ferguson Fire has now raged for 24 days, has taken the lives of two firefighters and injured 11 others. Its […]

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SCT’s Shakespeare in the Woods: A post-apocalyptic Macbeth

Sierra Classic Theatre’s 9th annual Shakespeare in the Woods presening: Macbeth The signs of the apocalypse are coming! Join us for the 9th Annual Shakespeare in the Woods production of Macbeth set in the post-apocalyptic world of 2069. Aug 9th -19th, Thursday – Sunday shows at 6pm at The Woods at Mammoth Lakes (formally Sam’s […]

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Sunday update: INF enters fire restrictions

Press releases Inyo National Forest Enters Fire Restrictions  Inyo National Forest is implementing fire restrictions effective on all Inyo National Forest lands. The forest is basing this decision on national level fire activity, local fire activity, and the availability of firefighters for response. Effective August 4, and until further notice, the following restrictions will be […]

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