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Warning from CalOES Public Information | Beware of COVID-19 Tracing Program Scammers

Scammers Exploit California’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program During the COVID-19 pandemic fraudsters are using this opportunity to create fear amongst residents across California. Many traditional financial crimes and schemes are now orchestrated through electronics. Now, more than ever people of all ages, including the elderly can be victimized by these criminals. The newest plot line […]

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Welcome to Inyo National Forest Acting Forest Supervisor, “Pancho” Smith!

The Inyo National Forest has selected John F. “Pancho” Smith as the Acting Forest Supervisor. Pancho comes to the Inyo from the Los Padres National Forest where he is the District Ranger for the Santa Barbara and Ojai Ranger Districts. Pancho will be here for the next four months. The Forest Supervisor position on the […]

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Bureau of Land Management Seeks Public Input on Alabama Hills Management Plan

BISHOP, California. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input for the future management of the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine in Inyo County. Today’s release of an environmental assessment lays out three proposed alternatives and begins a 30-day public review period that ends on August 7, 2020. Set between the jagged […]

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Lynda Salcido Returns as Mono County Interim Public Health Director

(MONO COUNTY, CA, July 08, 2020) Yesterday, Mono County Administrative Officer Bob Lawton announced that Public Health Director Sandra Pearce is moving on from her position with Mono County, and Lynda Salcido has been retained to serve as Interim Director of Public Health. A long-term county employee, Ms. Salcido previously served Mono County for more […]

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Mono County Occupies Civic Center | Public-Facing Departments Offering Dropbox Services

MONO COUNTY, Calif. (July 8, 2020) – Effective July 13 (Monday), all current Mono County public services operating out of the Sierra Center Mall will have transitioned to the Civic Center. This includes public-facing operations provided by the Department of Social Services and Community Development. All online and phone services remain in place due to […]

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Inyo County Free Library Curbside Service now available | Fine-Free Returns thru August 31!

Message from the Inyo County Free Library: If you are yearning to have a physical book in your hands, the wait is over!  All branches of the Inyo County Free Library have launched curbside pick-up for books, magazines, and media.  Library patrons may call or email their local branch with requests.  Full instructions are on […]

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Inyo National Forest Closes Group Camps Under Forest Order

News Release July 7, 2020 The Inyo National Forest is extending the closure of all group campgrounds and two remote campgrounds under a forest order closure The closure can be terminated or extended depending in conditions. Please see Exhibit A (in the link above) for a full list of campgrounds included in this order. The […]

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Two vehicle collision in the Lone Pine resulted in major injuries

Press Release: On 07/05/2020 at approximately 1600 hours (4pm): Officers of the Bishop Area CHP responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of US-395 and Inyo St. in Lone Pine. Jerrold Stolaroff of Santa Cruz, CA was driving a gold Toyota pickup and was entering the intersection of Inyo St. and US-395 from the […]

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South Lake Road Reconstruction Implementing No Overnight Parking

July 1, 2020: Joint Press Release from US Forest Service and Inyo County Aerial Map: South Lake Parking Starting on July 6, and anticipating effective through July 25, the South Lake Road Reconstruction Project will implement no overnight parking in the South Lake area. This will include the Bishop Pass Trailhead Parking, boat trailer parking, […]

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State of Inyo Roads and Campgrounds | What’s Open? What’s Closed? (As of July 1)

The State of the Inyo, current as of 07/01//20 [From the USFS: The Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine is closed, but visitor questions are being answered via phone call daily , 8:00 am to 5:00 pm last call at 4:45 pm, 760-876-6200. 760-876-6222. Virtual wilderness permits are being issued at all visitor centers […]

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Inyo County Situation Update

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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