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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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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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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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Caltrans lane closures through Aug. 10

Press release Lane Closure Report for the week of 8/6/18 – 8/10/18 Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public to be careful of workers on the Highway, to Slow for the Cone Zone and Move Over where possible. The scheduled lane closures […]

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