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Hiker rescued after fall in Mount Ritter area


 Mono County Sheriff’s Office news release On August 12, 2018, at approximately 12:13 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch was contacted by a pair of hikers in the Mount Ritter area. The female had lost her footing and slid 50 to 100 feet down a glacier on the south side of the mountain, colliding with […]

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Bishop City Council takes action to revitalize downtown core


 By Deb Murphy Bishop Associate Planner Elaine Kabala laid out the top ten potential paths toward filling downtown’s empty storefronts and re-energizing the corridor at Monday’s City Council meeting. The top ten were compiled from a community workshop held last month and listed in order of difficulty—with the low-hanging fruit at the top. Rather than […]

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Shooting in Lone Pine results in six counts of attempted murder


 On Monday August 13th, just prior to midnight, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call reporting screaming/yelling and crying children near Muir and Lakeview Street in Lone Pine. While Deputies were responding they were diverted to Southern Inyo Hospital, for a gunshot victim in the emergency room.  When Deputies arrived, they were advised that a […]

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OVGA board comes of age


 By Deb Murphy The decision to go high or low was more than a political strategy popularized by Michele Obama. For the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority it represented a total commitment to groundwater sustainability under state regulations. Here’s the deal: the Owens Valley groundwater basin was ranked as a medium priority, requiring the development of […]

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The Mountain Collective adds two new resorts


 Press release ASPEN SNOWMASS, Colo. – The Mountain Collective™ proudly heads into the 2018-19 season with new additions to its already elite offerings, as the pass welcomes Montana’s Big Sky Resort and Northern Japan based Niseko United Resort to its world-class roster. Previously a global affiliate, Niseko United will join the Mountain Collective as a full partner […]

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Updates on Lions, Ferguson fires


 News release North Fork, Calif., August 16, 2018 – Last night the fire was flown by aircraft using infrared imaging to get an accurate location and intensity of the fire. This information will be utilized to make more accurate maps of the fire lines and help in making tactical decisions. Smoke conditions increased yesterday with […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast


 AREA FORECAST: Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes / Mono County FROM: Dennis “dmatt” Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster FOR: Sierra Wave Media / Radio / Television / Online   THU AUG 16 2018   WEATHER DISCUSSION:       Moisture creeps into our forecast area today (primarily Mono County), from a weather disturbance flattening the big SW ridge. A […]

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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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Friday update on Lions Fire, state fire summary


 Lions Fire Update 8/10/18 The Lions Fire is estimated at 8,779 acres with 70% containment, for an increase of 68 acres. However, the fire could not be accurately mapped due to smoke inversion and growth is likely greater than what mapping reflects. There are 154 personnel committed to the fire, including 4 crews, and 4 […]

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