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Grant application approved for Mammoth Lakes Fire Safe Council

Press release The Mammoth Lakes Fire Safe Council (MLFSC) has received approval from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) on a grant application for the Lakes Basin Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project in the amount of $500,000 to conduct mechanical and hand thinning, fuel breaks, roadside and campground fuels reduction, forest restoration, and meadow aspen release treatments […]

 
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Comments on ‘Why would Los Angeles do this’?

Letter submitted by: Daniel Pritchett Bishop Mike Prather’s June 11, 2018, letter to Sierra Wave regarding DWP’s latest outrage invites comment. Here are two. Mike Prather posed the question, “Why would Los Angeles do this?” i.e. dry up 6000 irrigated acres in Mono County to send more water down the Aqueduct. The question I would pose […]

 
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Inyo Supervisors to vote on agreement on Well 385

By Deb Murphy Inyo County Water Department and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have reached an agreement on the pumping test of Well 385 in the Five Bridges area. Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will approve, or not, that agreement. The agreement allows the two month test to proceed once the Tech […]

 
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Warning to be hantavirus aware

Mono County press release Key points • Hantavirus is an uncommon but deadly disease in the Eastern Sierra. • The Sierra region of California is a hantavirus hotspot. • Carried by deer mice, people can catch it from exposure to mouse waste. • Most people who get hantavirus were exposed by cleaning up mouse waste […]

 
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One injured in self shooting at Mammoth gun range

Mono County Sheriff’ Office news release On Friday, June 15, 2018, at 9:08 am, Mono County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call reporting a shooting at the second gun range east of the geothermal plant. A 53-year old man and his 15-year old son, both from Orange County, were shooting targets with a .22 caliber rifle […]

 
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MLPD awarded funding to help combat tobacco sales to minors

Attorney General Becerra Awards Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mammoth Lakes $451,581 to Combat Illegal Tobacco Use Among Minors (Press release) Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mammoth Lakes, CA was awarded $451,581 in state grant funding from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to combat the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to […]

 
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State of the Inyo National Forest

Press release The State of the Inyo Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 w), Saddlebag Lake Rd., Hwy 120 E (Benton), Bodie (Hwy 270) Lundy Canyon June Lake Loop, Parker Lake Rd. Campgrounds open: Lundy Canyon, Aspen Grove, Lower Lee Vining, Moraine, Big […]

 
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State Route 14 gets first part of Freeman Gulch project

Caltrans press release Bishop – Tuesday, Caltrans joined officials from Inyo, Mono and Kern counties and prime contractor Granite Construction to celebrate the completion of the first of three Freeman Gulch projects on State Route (SR) 14, which will eventually convert the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane expressway upon full completion. “This roadway is […]

 
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Three arrested after residential burglary, vehicle theft

Bishop Police Department news release This past Sunday afternoon, BPD received a call of a possible burglary that had occurred at a residence located on the 200 block of E. Elm St. The reporting party related her neighbors were out of town and that something was out of place at their residence. The field investigation […]

 
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Seryna Cagle of Caltrans with students Jeniffer Valezquez and Scott Hennarty who received a certificate and prize for placing in the Bishop Union High School Trig*Star competition.

Hennarty, Valezquez earn Trig*Star top honors

Caltrans press release BISHOP – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 co-sponsored a Trig*Star competition at Bishop Union High School (BUHS) this past April, and awarded the winners on Monday May 21st, 2018. Trig*Star is a national math competition for high school students based on the practical application of Trigonometry.  The purpose of […]

 
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Red Meadow Valley Road to open today

News release The Inyo National Forest and Devils Postpile National Monument announce that the Reds Meadow Valley Road will open on Friday, June 15 at 5:00 pm. The road received damage in two sections of the road, where the sub-grade material under the road washed away and the road buckled. The forest’s Engineering Crew, with […]

 
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