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Inyo National Forest Extends Closure of Developed Recreation Sites Thru June 30

The Inyo National Forest announced today that most developed recreation sites will remain closed through June 30. The closure can be rescinded as needed. The order does not close trails, trailheads, and general forest areas, which remain open for public use. The forest closure includes visitor centers, campgrounds, picnic areas, and day use areas and their facilities (restrooms, […]

 
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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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Take Your Kids on a Tour!

Inyo County Office of Education – Barry D. Simpson, Superintendent of Schools  Take Your Kids on a Tour  May 7, 2020– As the weather gets warmer and families are required to stay at home, distance learning continues and hopes of a family vacation get dimmer. But how would you like to share with your entire […]

 
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ICOE and PBS Offers Educational Programming for Every California Student

From the Inyo County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools Barry Simpson  May 4, 2020– When schools closed due to COVID-19 , hundreds of students began receiving instruction from a distance. Parents are now trying to help their children do assigned work and keep them active and engaged while they stay safe at home. Inyo […]

 
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Bishop and Mammoth Lakes Face Serious Budget Issues Going Forward

With the economies of Bishop and Mammoth dependent on tourism, it’s no surprise both towns are facing serious budgetary problems. The depths of those problems were agenda items on both Mammoth and Bishop’s Council meetings. While some California businesses have been given the green light to open, with restrictions, Governor Gavin Newsom’s travel ban is […]

 
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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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BUSD FREE school meal program is phenomenally successful!

The Bishop Unified School District’s school meal distribution program has been phenomenally successful! The district went from serving 150 kids per day before their outreach program started several weeks ago to over 450 and the numbers are still climbing. Sierra Wave first reported on this wonderful story, BUSD Providing Free Meals to All Students In Bishop […]

 
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Inyo National Forest Enters Fire Restrictions

(News Release May 13, 2020 from U.S. Forest Service, Inyo National Forest) National Forest Enters Fire Restrictions Inyo National Forest is implementing fire restrictions effective on all Inyo National Forest lands. “We want to support a strong fire prevention program, limiting human-caused fires, to keep our firefighters healthy and ready for when we need them […]

 
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City of Bishop proclaims May as Healthcare District Month

As the world continues to celebrate healthcare workers, the City of Bishop chose to salute its local healthcare and first responders Monday night with a proclamation naming May as Healthcare District Month. This is not the first time the City recognized healthcare workers in May. For the past several years, the City set aside May […]

 
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Mammoth Marketing Dept Presentation on Recovery & Special COVID-19 Town Council Meeting

There are two meetings today that may be of interest for you. The information on how to listen to these meetings is listed below. Also, here is today’s press release regarding the cases that were diagnosed today and why we can’t move further into stage two. Tuesday, May 12 at 11am Topic: Visit Mammoth Marketing […]

 
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