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Fuels reduction begins next week in Mammoth Lakes Basin

MCWD news release On September 3, 2019 work to complete fuels reduction on up to 630 acres in the Mammoth Lakes Basin will begin. Mechanical and hand thinning will create fuel breaks and defensible space along roadsides and around campgrounds, including safe exit routes. These activities will provide protection toinfrastructure and maintain recreational access to forest and watershed […]

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Updates on Springs, Cow fires

USFS news releases SPRINGS FIRE Incident Start Date: 7/26/2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 4,718 acres Containment: 68% Incident Type: Suppression/Multiple Objectives Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 4 Helicopters: 1 Crews: 4 Water Tenders: 1 Total Personnel: 160 Current Situation: Crews are now able to concentrate their […]

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Inyo County urges backcountry precautions

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department news release INYO COUNTY, CA. August 29 – Inyo County Search and Rescue and the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office want to remind our recreating public that backcountry experiences inherently come with risks, and that proper planning and good judgement can reduce the number of call-outs for rescue personnel. From June 2019 […]

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Olancha, Cartago: ‘The Gateway to the Sierra Nevadas’

By Deb Murphy A four-lane version of U.S. Hwy. 395 may by-pass Olancha and Cartago some time in the future, but CalTrans won’t leave the little communities in the lurch. The future of both was outlined at Tuesday’s Inyo Board of Supervisors’ meeting by James Powell of Alta Planning and Design. Olancha/Cartago will be re-branded […]

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Update: Arson suspect held on $250,000 bail

Mono County District Attorney’s Office news release On August 26, 2019 at approximately 4:43am, Mammoth Lakes Fire Department responded to a fire inside a condo at the Val D’isere complex on Hillside Drive in Mammoth Lakes. After investigation, it was determined that three separate small fires were set within the condo in an alleged attempt to burn down […]

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Inyo County released Recommended Budget for fiscal budget for 2019-2020

Inyo County news release A searchable version of the entire Fiscal Year 2019-2020 CAO Recommended Budget document is now available online at the County’s webpage at, offering the public an opportunity to review the proposed $111,321,362 spending plan being presented for adoption in September. Publication of the budget was made possible by many weeks of analysis, […]

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Historic photographs and songs presentation by Tom Bopp

Press release On Monday, September 2, Tom Bopp presents historic photographs and songs at the monthly Mono Basin Historical Society meeting. A potluck dinner and business meeting begins at 6 PM at the Lee Vining Community Presbyterian Church; the program at 7 PM. The first of this 2-part presentation will be a look back at […]

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Double-stabbing suspect now in custody

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department news release BISHOP, CA – Double-stabbing suspect Robert “Roy” Horton was arrested without incident Monday, Aug. 26, according to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department. Horton was taken to the Inyo County Jail in Independence. On August 25 at approximately 1:50pm Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report of a possible stabbing […]

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A Special Note From the Sierra Wave Staff

Every Saturday night for 14 years, Sierra Wave Radio was lucky to have aired “The Jazz Show with John Wedberg” on the air. Of those 14 years John only missed 1 show, a feat he was very proud of, and rightly so. John hit the ground running with a fantastic selection of what he called “The Golden […]

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