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LATEST UPDATE (5/28): Inyo & Mono Counties COVID-19 Information

[Dear Reader, to avoid sensationalizing every uptick in positive coronavirus tests cases, we are going to provide you with “official information” in this posting only from our local authorities throughout the day.] LOCAL NUMBERS UPDATES Mono County posts daily and in real time( current) throughout the day on their website Mono County COVID-19 Response page. […]

 
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WMFD Puts Out Fire to Nev. State Trooper Unit in Benton: Reminder that in Summer months, engines overheat

Vehicle fires are more common in the summer months when engines can more easily overheat and drivers sometimes pay less attention to maintenance. With the many visitors to the Eastern Sierra during the summer, it’s a timely reminder that many wildfires are also caused by vehicles being in accidents while driving through wilderness areas and […]

 
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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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Crowley Lake Currently Open for Shore Fishing & Closed to Motorized Water Craft

(Friday, May 22, 2020) Crowley Lake is currently open for shore fishing, but CLOSED to motorized watercraft. The North Landing, South Landing, and Layton Springs also remain closed until further notice. To protect local waterways from invasive species and to ensure the protection of the health and safety of employees conducting inspections, LADWP plans to open for […]

 
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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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5/20/20 – Mono County Approved for Expanded Stage 2!

No sooner than Sierra Wave reporter Deb Murphy’s report yesterday on the Mono County Supervisors approving the attestation document to the state to reopen the county in Stage 2, than the approval comes from the state the very next day! This brings Inyo and Mono counties in greater alignment with reopening retail stores during the […]

 
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INYO350 to Host Virtual Natural History Talk on the Sierra Nevada Red Fox Tonight!

INYO350 is inviting the public to a Virtual Natural History talk entitled Detecting the Threatened Sierra Nevada Red Fox.  The presentation will be by Brian Hatfield of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and will be on Wednesday May 20 at 7:00pm.   In order to attend the on-line presentation on the Sierra […]

 
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Mono County Supervisors Vote to Proceed with State’s Attestation Process

California offered alternatives to enter fully into Stage 2 of the COVID-19 re-opening process on Monday with the posting of new criteria. With those changes, Mono County’s documentation “fits, with no review,” according to members of the Emergency Operations Committee. That was the news the Board of Supervises needed to hear as they voted unanimously […]

 
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Because one virus just isn’t enough: Hantavirus is also a concern Warns Mono Public Health

According to an article in The Conversation (a network of not-for-profit media outlets that publish news stories written by academics and researchers) viruses are the most common biological entities on Earth. Experts estimate there are around 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 of them, and if they were all lined up they would stretch from one side of the galaxy […]

 
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MAMMOTH TOWN COUNCIL TAKES YOUR QUESTIONS

May 13, 2020- The Mammoth Lakes Town Council set up a call-in, zoom-enhanced Q&A session Tuesday evening(May 12) to try to bridge the communication gap left by COVID-19 restrictions. Here’s a sample: Q: Mammoth is testing but that means our positive numbers are going up. Shouldn’t we use different metrics? A: The State is setting […]

 
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