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Power Returned after Big Rig Crashes into Mt. Whitney Motel in Lone Pine; Motel was in Flames

[UPDATE NOTE FROM LADWP ON POWER OUTAGE: (August 1, 2020) Approximately 100 residential and 4 commercial/business customers were without power due to a traffic accident that occurred overnight.It was restored by 6PM this evening.] ORIGINAL REPORT OF INCIDENT FROM INYO COUNTY SHERIFF, FOLLOWED BY OFFICIAL REPORT OF COLLISION NEWS RELEASE  FROM CHP – BISHOP OFFICE […]

 
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Mono County Health Officer Issues Order on Gatherings | Known Cause of Recent Surge in COVID-19

Increasing concern over the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases being reported in Mono County have prompted the Public Health Officer, Dr. Tom Boo, to issue another order on prohibiting gatherings which are promoting the spread of the coronavirus. Large numbers of visitors and tourists to the Town of Mammoth Lakes, and at campgrounds and campsites, […]

 
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Drive In Movie This Saturday In Bishop! | Urban Cowboy Starring John Travolta

Go back to a safer time and place in history! Cinema history! Time to bring the car culture back to where it belongs, at the movies! Starting this Saturday!  Tickets must be purchased online and are now available online through the TriCountyFair.com website home page. The movie this Saturday, August 1st, is “Urban Cowboy” starring […]

 
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Bishop Paiute Tribe Pumping Water at Reduced Capacity | Pump Failure & High-demand

Press Release from Bishop Paiute Tribe Pumping Water at Reduced Capacity. Pump Failures Prompt Mandatory Restrictions July 28th, 2020 – Inyo County – The Bishop Paiute Tribe is experiencing low water pressure reservation wide due to the high demand of water usage and minimal storage and pumping capacity. The Bishop Paiute Reservation has six drinking […]

 
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LTE: Open letter to parents/guardians of Lone Pine Unified School District students | We need your input

Sierra Wave received this letter from Bob Heist, Lo-Inyo Middle School Teacher, asking for us to reach out to parents of students in the Lone Pine Unified School District asking for parents (and guardians) to contact the school to let administration know what, if any, concerns or suggestions they have on the school reopening. A […]

 
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Help Bishop Rotary Clubs Help Local Businesses in Economic Recovery

Bishop Rotary Clubs to Hold Fundraising Drawing to Help Local Businesses in Their Economic Recovery The Rotary Clubs of Bishop are launching a fundraising drawing as part of their effort to help the economic recovery of our community.  The need is great, and the Bishop Rotary Clubs have resolved to identify which local recovery efforts […]

 
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You Have Been Warned! Owens River Gorge Closed for Public Access August 3-9

PUBLIC ADVISED OF HIGH WATER LEVELS AND POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARDS Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will release higher-than-normal water down the Owens River Gorge August 3-9, 2020, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Mono County. This channel maintenance will help improve fishery and wildlife habitat along the […]

 
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Mammoth Lakes fatal car crash Benton Cross and Pit Road on July 25 | CHP Press Release

On July 25, 2020 at 8:55 pm, Mr. Josh Daugherty was driving a silver 2017 Toyota Tacoma crew cab, west on Benton Crossing Road at a stated speed of approximately 55-60 MPH just west of Pit Road. Mr. Daugherty made a series of turning movements that resulted in a loss of steering control which caused […]

 
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Lifting of Closures – USFS Iris Fire Update Daily Update | July 27 as of 7:00 a.m.

Iris Fire- Daily Update:  July 27, 2020  (USFS – INF Press Release)   Iris Fire – Lifting of Closures Size: 120 acres Containment: 90% Location: East of Rock Creek Road, near Iris Meadows Campground Fuels: Sagebrush, pinyon/juniper Cause: Lightning Update: Crews continue to mop up and patrol throughout the fire area. The focus remains on the […]

 
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