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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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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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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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Mammoth Police Activity Logs | June 22 to 28, 2020

Ever wonder what our local police are dealing with on a 24/7-hour basis? It’s not exactly “Hawaii 5 0” or even “Mammoth Lakes 5 0” for that matter. Mostly, they’re keeping the peace and safeguarding the community. They do that by making welfare inquiries to make sure someone is okay, dealing with animal issues from […]

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Mono County and Mammoth Lakes Wait, Again, for Approval to Open Lodging

Mammoth Lakes Town Manager Dan Holler did a pretty good job of describing “between a rock and a hard place” at Wednesday’s Town Council meeting. To paraphrase, do you defy California’s COVID-19 guidelines for opening businesses or do you wait and wait for approval of the Emergency Operations Center’s plan to open lodging, with restrictions. […]

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Eastern Sierra Foundation increases scholarship funding for books & extends scholarship deadline

PRESS RELEASE -June 3, 2020 EASTERN SIERRA FOUNDATION CONGRATULATES GRADUATES, INCREASES SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING FOR BOOKS, & EXTENDS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE The Eastern Sierra Foundation would like to congratulate the 76 Cerro Coso Community College 2020 graduates from Inyo and Mono Counties! While we are saddened that due to the pandemic an in-person graduation celebration is not […]

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UPDATE: Inyo Board of Supes Ask CDFW to Open Fishing Season A.S.A.P.

[UPDATE 5/26/2020 to Original Post on May 22, 2020: Inyo County Supervisors’ Poised to Ask State to Open Fishing Season…”) At this morning’s Inyo County Board Meeting, in a 4-1 vote, the board approved a letter to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on a motion by Second District Supervisor, Jeff Griffiths, seconded by […]

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Mono County asks CDFW to “reopen the trout fishing season…on Friday, May 22…”

UPDATE 12:45pm  : FISHING WILL OPEN IN MONO COUNTY ON SATURDAY 5-23. Deb Murphy filed this report: Mono County Supervisors voted, 3-2, to request its fishing season start today, May 22. The motion took two tries and four plus hours of discussion. Mono is not alone. In early April, Mono, Inyo and Alpine counties requested […]

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Mono Health Officer Clarifies Recreational Travel and Lodging Order: Is it Enforceable?

Unfortunately, the clarification by the public health officer does not change the facts on the ground; that being that there may well be hundreds–if not thousands–of visitors planning to come up to the Eastern Sierra during the Memorial Day Weekend or the start of the Summer season in June regardless of the Governor’s Stay At […]

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