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Comments sought for sage-grouse habitat enhancement project

Press release The Inyo National Forest is proposing to implement a sage-grouse habitat enhancement project in and around Big Sand Flat near Sagehen Summit. In the absence of a natural fire regime, Jeffrey pine trees are gradually moving out into historically pure stands of sagebrush. Sage-grouse tend to avoid areas with overhead cover, likely because […]

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Snowpack slips below 50%, according to LADWP

The snowpack in California provides water for about one-third of the state’s people and farms. This year, that source has remained less than half of normal for this time of year. State reservoirs do still hold quite a bit of water which will help supplement that serious lack of snow in the Sierra. Director of […]

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Everything you wanted to know about the flu

In recent days, national news has reported with urgency the rapid spread of influenza in most states, but not yet California. Inyo-Mono Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson said it’s just a matter of time for us. He said it’s like a Tsunami wave heading for California. Sierra Wave Media talked to Dr. Johnson the week […]

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The shadow of bankruptcy in Mammoth Lakes

Even as headlines shouted that Stockton, California would file for bankruptcy by Friday, Town of Mammoth people suspected the same fate for their town next week.  Mammoth officials have not confirmed that they will file for Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy, but short of a deal on MLLA’s $43 million debt, bankruptcy seems the only choice. […]

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Think Hantavirus

It’s Hantavirus Season! (From Inyo-Mono Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson) The signs of spring are all around us, and many people are eager to begin spring cleaning of their garages, sheds, barns, or decide to make that 1st trip of the season to the cabin. It is important that people know what steps they can […]

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Comment on proposed Digital 395

The wheels are still in motion, and now public comments are being sought Digital 395, the fiber-optic network for the Eastern Sierra.    Notices were published recently in newspapers, with the comment period beginning today and ending on Sept. 27.  The following release and other information is available online at the digital395.com  The California Public […]

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