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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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Inyo County Officially Open for Fishing by CDFW on May 28

As requested by county officials, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham is lifting the delay of the trout opener in Inyo County. Beginning May 28, trout season will be open in the county. The trout season was originally scheduled to open in Inyo County on April 25, 2020. In April, […]

 
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Inyo County Health Officer rescinds Order prohibiting short-term rentals for campgrounds and RV parks

Only includes: Opening of campgrounds and RV parks. May now rent to customers less than 30 days. Does not include: Privately operated short-term rentals (such as Airbnb’s), vacation rentals, timeshares, hotels, motels, or any other facility where the business is renting the customer a physical room or structure. “This update is in line with California’s […]

 
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Bishop Police Department Media Daily Logs for May 15 – 21, 2020

SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BISHOP POLICE! These are the Daily Logs from the Bishop Police Department on calls that they respond to every day in the community. It shows the public what our local police are dealing with day-to-day. Let us know how you feel about these postings and whether you have any interesting or valuable […]

 
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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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Calif. Dept. Fish and Wildlife Temporarily Allowing Online Hunter Education Classes

CDFW Press Release: May 20, 2020  In response to the delay of in-person California hunter education classes due to COVID-19, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is temporarily allowing new hunters to complete their education requirements entirely online. Prior to COVID-19, California offered a traditional in-person course or a hybrid online/in-person class with […]

 
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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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