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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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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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Mammoth Lake Hospital Press Release

COVID-19 Positive Patient Hospitalized at Mammoth Hospital

Mammoth Hospital released the following statement today. (7/20/2020) Mammoth Hospital has hospitalized its first patient since late March due to COVID-19. While the Eastern Sierra has seen relatively few infections over the last few months, the pandemic continues to be a threat to Mono County. This patient is now hospitalized and being treated for coronavirus. […]

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Update: Positive COVID-19 Cases Take Troublesome Upturn in Inyo & Mono Counties

Our public health authorities have been warning residents of Inyo and Mono counties for months that the Eastern Sierra would eventually experience a sharp increase in the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases. The new number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in Mono County as of late Sunday afternoon, July 19th, sits at 79! With the […]

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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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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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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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