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Two COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Inyo County | Residents from Bishop Care Center

There haven’t been any deaths recorded in Inyo County since April 24, 2020. Suddenly, with the past few weeks the number of positive Covid-19 cases began to rise. Today, August 6, it was announced that two new deaths have occurred, both residents of the Bishop Care Center. A number of employees at BCC have also […]

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Mammoth Lakes on the States’ “Metric” Radar Results in Increased Restrictions on Restaurants

It was bound to happen when the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Mono County skyrocketed and one had to be hospitalized over the past two weeks. In response, the Public Health Officer, Dr. Tom Boo, issued further restrictions on restaurants in Mammoth Lakes, which appears to be the leading source of the recent outbreaks. […]

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Update: Positive COVID-19 Cases Take Troublesome Upturn in Inyo & Mono Counties

Our public health authorities have been warning residents of Inyo and Mono counties for months that the Eastern Sierra would eventually experience a sharp increase in the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases. The new number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in Mono County as of late Sunday afternoon, July 19th, sits at 79! With the […]

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Inyo Supes Frustrated with Calif’s 2nd COVID-19 Shutdown | Enforcement of masks and face coverings

At Tuesday’s July 14, Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting, the frustration was evident as the county is forced to roll back on reopening plans because of the latest state OVID-19 revised public health orders issued on Monday, July 13. It’s a frustration shared by many business owners and many residents alike. At the same […]

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40% Increase in Positive COVID-19 Cases Over Just Two Weeks Sparks Concerns, But Little Enforcement Action from Inyo County

During Tuesday’s, June 30, Inyo County Board of Supervisors virtual meeting, Marilyn Mann, Director of Health and Human services, reported that the county has experienced a “spike” in confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks. There are 32 current, positive COVID-19 cases, the most recent one added just that morning on Inyo County’s COVID-19 […]

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Juneteenth: The final end to Texas’ history of slavery

Today is Juneteenth in Bishop. Why the date important to African Americans. “Juneteenth” (June 19th) is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom issues public face covering order

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that required the use of face coverings “in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible.” Newson said in a statement, “Simply put, we are seeing too many people with faces uncovered — putting at risk the real progress we have made in […]

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Bishop Police Chief Offers Reassurance on Safety of Protesters and Community During BLM Rally

City of Bishop Police Chief, Ted Stec, recognizes the concerns that some local citizens have over seeing what has been happening on the news of riots during BLM protests in other, much larger cities. Some are worried that something similar might happen here, although that is very unlikely. After all, this is Inyo County and […]

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Update 4/20: June 1st Fish Season Opening? Fishmas Delayed is not Fishmas Denied

Update:4/20/2020: Stacy Corless, Mono County District 5 Supervisor and Current Chair said in a post that they expect to receive a letter tomorrow from CDFW confirming a delay in the fishing season opener. The exact contents of the letter are unknown at this time, and the the Sierra Wave will post it as soon as […]

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