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Caltrans Highlights Efforts to Reduce Pedestrian Injury and Death

Caltrans Highlights Efforts to Reduce Pedestrian Injury and Death in Recognition of National Pedestrian Safety Month SACRAMENTO — As the U.S. Department of Transportation establishes October as the first-ever National Pedestrian Safety Month, Caltrans is refining its data-driven programs to enhance pedestrian safety and reduce injury and death on California roadways. Pedestrian deaths have increased […]

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Inyo County Categorized as “Widespread” (Purple) Under New Covid-19 State Metrics

With 74 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of last Friday, Inyo County is now classified as “widespread” on California’s new criteria for opening or closing businesses. To put it bluntly, the widespread status is the worst place to be on the coronavirus scale. The new color-coded, tiered, system replaces the original “stage” system that was complicated […]

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Gov. Newsom Releases Blueprint for Safer Economy – Mono County To Open Additional Sectors August 31

Governor Newsom Releases Blueprint for A Safer Economy – Mono County To Open Additional Sectors August 31 August 29, 2020 – On August 28, Governor Newsom released “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” a stringent, careful statewide plan for living with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) that replaces the “County Data Monitoring List.” The Blueprint establishes four Tiers […]

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Gov. Announces Major Plan to More than Double State’s Testing Capacity, Reduce Turnaround Time

Published: Aug 26, 2020 Contract with diagnostics company will allow California to process up to an additional 150,000 COVID-19 tests a day with a contractual turnaround time of 24-48 hours Groundbreaking deal will disrupt testing market and drive down cost of tests for everyone; it expands California’s ability to fight COVID-19 and protect essential workers and […]

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Mono County Removed from State Monitoring List | Restrictions Remain in Effect

Press Release: August 24, 2020 On Sunday, August 23rd, Mono County was officially removed from the State’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) County Data Monitoring List following three consecutive days of local data meeting State thresholds. The county-wide COVID-19 containment strategy launched by the Public Health Department at the start of the outbreak, as well as the cooperation […]

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California Signs Shared Stewardship Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to Manage Forests

Press Release from California Governor’s Office | August 13 ,2020 California, U.S. Forest Service Establish Shared Long-Term Strategy to Manage Forests and Rangelands Agreement will improve coordination to reduce wildfire risks on federal and state lands Funding included in the federal Great American Outdoors Act Agreement comes as Lake Fire burns in Angeles National Forest […]

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UPDATE (8/23): California now battling 585 known wildfires | Straining Resources and Ability to Respond

Yesterday, Saturday, August 22, President Trump approved a disaster declaration for California as wildfires in the state rage on, funneling federal aid to affected regions in Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties, according to a White House statement. Governor Gavin Newsom said the SCU Lightning Complex fire south and east of […]

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West Coast Faces Historic Heat Wave & Energy Shortages | Gov. Newsom Signs Heat Emergency Proclamation to Free Up Energy Capacity

Because he doesn’t have enough on his plate with the Coronavirus, Calif. Gov. Newsom takes actions because of threat to citizens from soaring temperatures and protecting the power grid from overloading.Soaring temperatures in Inyo County communities and in Death Valley is a good reason to remind people that Heat Kills. Not everything of course, but […]

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Likely Inyo County will be officially placed on the State Monitoring list as of Monday, Aug. 17

It’s been a long and hot summer. The hope that the coronavirus would abate during the heat of the summer proved to be only a false hope. Every time there has been some glimmer of progress in controlling the coronavirus, it would prove to be far more resistant to being kept under control as visitors […]

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Voting Recommendation from Inyo County Registrar Of Voters

July 28, 2020 Article by Deb Murphy Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday. During the course of a broad-ranging grilling, Barr came up with an election scenario that was truly frightening. Barr’s scenario: a foreign entity floods the November 3rd election with fake ballots. According to Inyo County’s Registrar of […]

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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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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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