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8,000 marijuana plants eradicated in Inyo Mountains

News release On September 5, 2018, Inyo National Forest, in partnership with numerous law enforcement agencies, eradicated 8,000 marijuana plants being grown illegally on forest land. In addition, 100 pounds of processed plants were also seized. The grow site was in a remote area of the Inyo Mountains. US Forest Service Law Enforcement, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Mono […]

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‘Sometimes our hearts are broken’

Press release On Sunday, August 12, Wildcare Eastern Sierra director Cindy Kamler answered a late emergency call. Two summer residents of Lundy Canyon had just rescued a young Bald Eagle they spotted on the ground; he was unable to fly and was limping on one foot. Patricia and Richard could only get cell service by […]

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Taking a seat in the da Vinci Surgical System

Press release Be it in Lone Pine or Tonopah, local education regarding robot-assisted surgery edged forward last week as more than 50 people took their turn in the surgeon’s seat, operating a mobile model of the da Vinci Surgical System. For Lone Pine, this collaborative effort between Intuitive Surgical, makers of the da Vinci Surgical […]

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Frank Myrlin Carr Sr.: 1931-2018

Frank Myrlin Carr Sr. born to Roy and Marguerite Carr December 26, 1931, passed away peacefully in his sleep September 1, 2018. If you were his friends from school you knew him as Myrlin, if you were an Air Force buddy or co-worker you knew him as Frank.  He was a good friend and stayed […]

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MUSD signs agreement with campus-safety TipNow™

Press release MAMMOTH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ADOPTS TIPNOW™ — A SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY SAFETY REPORTING SYSTEM  Mammoth Lakes, CA – August 21, 2018 – Mammoth Lakes Unified School District (MUSD), in partnership with the Mammoth Lakes Police Department (MLPD), has signed an agreement with TipNow™, the flag-ship campus safety product from Resiligence, Inc., based in Silicon Valley. TipNow™ is an anonymous reporting […]

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To kick off our event weekend, on Saturday, Tom Ekleman's Tesla Roadster will be the pace car for Gran Fondo on Saturday at the 5 am start. A zero emissions Tesla Roadster. The cyclists requested an electric vehicle to avoid inhaling nasty fumes of a gas car at the start of their 100 mile journey.

Also pictured, Raejean Fellows' 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, the World's Best Selling Plug In Hybrid Crossover, taking a charge from her home charger in her Snowcreek V residence. Free rides in the Outlander and Teslas on Sunday, September 9th.

‘Experience Electric’ this Sunday in Mammoth Lakes

Press release WHAT: Hundreds of electric vehicle drivers, EV enthusiasts and EV curious, will gather, to highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars at Mammoth Lakes’ first National Drive Electric Week Event, “Experience Electric”. The event is part of the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week. Owners of electric cars, including Teslas, […]

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Comments sought for sage-grouse habitat enhancement project

Press release The Inyo National Forest is proposing to implement a sage-grouse habitat enhancement project in and around Big Sand Flat near Sagehen Summit. In the absence of a natural fire regime, Jeffrey pine trees are gradually moving out into historically pure stands of sagebrush. Sage-grouse tend to avoid areas with overhead cover, likely because […]

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Road closures for Saturday’s Gran Fondo

Press release GRAN FONDO TRAFFIC & TRANSIT ADVISORY FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 The Mammoth Gran Fondo road bike ride hosted by the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation (MMCF) will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Over 1,700 cyclists are expected for this ride, and as a result of this large scale event, traffic and […]

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Updates on Reds Meadow Road

Press releases Beginning Thursday, September 6th, the mandatory Reds Meadow Shuttle from the Adventure Center at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area through the Reds Meadow Valley will end its daily service. However, due to the extremely limited parking available in the valley, the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) will run a complimentary weekend intervalley shuttle service […]

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Mono County issues press release on fire

Mono County press release LOS ANGELES DEWATERING SPARKS MORE THAN CONTROVERSY LADWP Drone Crashes; Fire Ignites on Dewatered Ranch Lands in Southern Mono County Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Thursday morning a drone flown by a contractor for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) crashed, sparking a fire on ranchlands that LADWP […]

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Fire closes US 395 north of Bridgeport

From Caltrans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        UPDATE US-395 CLOSED FROM SR-108 TO COLEVILLE BRIDGEPORT — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to inform the traveling public that US-395 has closed from the north end of the town of Bridgeport, to the south end of Coleville, and at the junction of US-395 and State […]

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