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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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Bacterial Outbreak Forces Euthanization of Fish at 3 SoCal Hatcheries

July 20, 2020 Three California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) fish hatchery facilities in the eastern Sierra and Southern California have been battling a bacterial outbreak that has affected 3.2 million fish. This week, after consultation with fish pathology experts and exhausting all avenues of treatment, CDFW announced that the fish, which are all […]

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Tioga Inn Specific Plan Amendment Rescheduled to August 6

Tioga Inn Specific Plan Amendment Rescheduled to August 6 The Tioga Inn Specific Plan Amendment #3 and Final Environmental Impact Report (FSEIR) has been rescheduled for consideration by the Board of Supervisors to August 6, 2020, at 10:00 am. The meeting is expected to be conducted remotely by Zoom webinar and an agenda and project […]

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Mono County pop-up testing cancelled from July 20 to July 25

All Mono County pop-up testing scheduled for the week of 07/20-07/25 has been cancelled to allow the Public Health Department to focus on contact tracing cases. Individuals experiencing illness and/or symptoms are encouraged to call 211 or to speak with a Public Health Nurse for referral testing. The only public testing next week will be […]

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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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The phone system for the Inyo National Forest is being upgraded over the next week.

The phone system for the Inyo National Forest is being upgraded over the next week. The telephone replacement project is necessary to upgrade the Forest Service’s outdated phone system to meet U.S. Department of Agriculture and security requirements. People should expect that there will be breaks in phone service while this upgrade is completed. As […]

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With help from the Bear Whisperer of Mammoth Lakes, Steve Searles, a first siting of one of the bears just waking up. Estimated size - 7 ' long, around 600 pounds. Photo by Kathryn Watson

Mammoth Lakes’ “Bear Whisperer” No Longer Under Contract Due to Budget Woes

Steve Searles, Mammoth Lake’s Bear Whisperer, will no longer be coaxing bears away from the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Employment information is highly protected, but the word is Searles was offered a new contract at reduced pay due to budget concerns and he declined the contract. According to Mammoth’s Town Manager Dan Holler, Searles had […]

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Revised Mandatory Face Covering Health Order with Teeth Issued by Inyo County PHO

Many feel that the revised universal face covering health order with regulatory teeth is long overdue. The hope was that the public would, if not out of respect for the law (and it does have the force of law), wear face coverings out of consideration for the health and safety of others or, if nothing […]

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Mono County PHO issues COVID-19 Contact Tracing Cooperation order

This public health order, coming just before the Governor’s reinstatement of the Stay-At-Home order and pull-back from the reopening of many businesses throughout the state, emphasizes the importance of those testing positive for COVID-19 and those with whom they may have had contact to cooperate with local public health authorities to limit the spread of […]

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