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COVID-19 COUNTY REPORTS | Inyo: 227 (+7) Positive | 15 Deaths | Mono: 178 (+2) Positive | 2 Deaths

Under the new color-coded, 4-tier system being used in California on Reopening, Inyo County is now, along with Mono County, in the ‘Orange,” a.k.a. “Moderate” and less-restrictive category, which allows it to reopen several business sectors.   Note: Mono County posts DAILY and IN REAL TIME (current) throughout the day on their website Mono County […]

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Building roads to save Yosemite toads

This is one of those “feel-good” stories that we just had to share, especially in a time when our own lives and existence are threatened by the coronavirus. Life is precious, yet we have not always been good stewards of our environment and the plant and animal life we live with on our planet, but […]

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Mono County Residents: Let police, fire, and paramedics know you might need add’l help in community crisis

October 20, 2020 – The Access and Functional Needs (AFN) Registry allows Mono County residents the ability to provide important information that emergency responders and agencies may use to better serve them in a disaster or other emergency situations. It is a way for County residents to let law enforcement, paramedics, or firefighters know that […]

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Mono County Supervisors Adopts Resolution Recognizing Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Affirms Commitment to Building Racial Equity and Reducing Disparity Public Health Crisis and Affirming Mono County’s Commitment to Building Racial Equity and Reducing Disparity.” This historic action seeks to acknowledge the disparities in family stability, health and mental wellness, education, employment, economic development, public safety, criminal justice, and housing associated with racism, and assess internal […]

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USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Emergency Fire Restrictions Extended to Oct. 30

Regional Order No. 20-23 USDA Forest Service – Pacific Southwest Region Emergency Fire Restrictions Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), and to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System lands within the Pacific Southwest Region. This Order is effective from […]

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Eastern Sierra Land Trust Secures Conservation Easement for Historic Hunewill Ranch

Agreement permanently conserves 4,100 acres and over 6 miles of rivers and streams in Bridgeport Valley, Mono County, California Garnering the support of local, state, and federal agencies over the course of years, the not-for-profit Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) secured a conservation easement in perpetuity for the historic Hunewill Ranch (est. 1861). As a […]

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Another fatal collision in Coso Junction on Highway 395

It seems that vehicle accidents have been on the increase over the past few weeks. Coso Junction, along U.S. Highway 395, especially continues to prove to be a dangerous place for vehicles. Here is yet another one that occurred on Sunday, October 18th, which resulted in a fatality. The following information comes from the California […]

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Bishop Paiute Tribe’s administrative offices have resumed regular hours of operation and is now open to the public

Tribal Offices Resume Regular Hours of Operations Social Distancing and Mask Protocols Remain in Place October 19, 2020 – Inyo County – The Bishop Paiute Tribe’s administrative offices have resumed regular hours of operation and is now open to the public from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday and will be closed for lunch from […]

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Eastern Sierra Foundation Announces 100 Full Scholarships for Inyo County Residents to Attend Cerro Coso Community College

10/19/2020 – The Eastern Sierra Foundation (ESF) Board voted to approve an expansion of their scholarship program to support more Inyo County residents who are seeking to further their education through Cerro Coso Community College. One hundred new scholarships are now available for all Inyo County residents who enroll for the Spring 2021 semester at […]

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