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Cartago near Owens Lake.File photo courtesy of Scott Palamar

Letter to the Editor: Impact ‘devastating’ for Cartago, Olancha

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Submitted by Andre Long Regarding Deb Murphy’s recent article on Olancha (https://www.sierrawave.net/olancha-cartago-the-gateway-to-the-sierra-nevadas/), here is the stone cold truth about the subject: Caltrans has completely disregarded the wishes of the Olancha community from the very beginning of this project.  Why else would they construct a 50-acre open pit material mine and asphalt plant […]

 
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Olancha, Cartago: ‘The Gateway to the Sierra Nevadas’

By Deb Murphy A four-lane version of U.S. Hwy. 395 may by-pass Olancha and Cartago some time in the future, but CalTrans won’t leave the little communities in the lurch. The future of both was outlined at Tuesday’s Inyo Board of Supervisors’ meeting by James Powell of Alta Planning and Design. Olancha/Cartago will be re-branded […]

 
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Caltrans to enhance stop signs at Wye Rd. and Highway 6

By Deb Murphy You’d think folks didn’t realize those bright red octagons at the intersection of Wye Road and U.S. Highway 6 meant what they said—“stop”. When Grocery Outlet owner Dennis Freundt gave his business report at last month’s Bishop City Council meeting, he mentioned the seven car crashes near the store. It’s gotten to […]

 
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Motorists urged to drive with caution, beware of wildlife

Caltrans press release BISHOP – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reminds drivers to be alert of wildlife along roadways throughout Inyo, Mono, and Kern counties. The Eastern Sierra and Eastern Kern County are home to a wide variety of animals – including wild deer and horses in the north, bears and antelope in the […]

 
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Caltrans lane closures for week of July 29

From Caltrans Lane Closure Report for the week of 7/29/19 – 8/2/19  Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public to be careful of workers on the highway, to Be Work Zone Alert and Move Over where possible. The scheduled lane closures for […]

 
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Caltrans lane closures for week of July 22

Lane Closure Report for the week of 7/22/19 – 7/26/19 Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public to be careful of workers on the highway, to Be Work Zone Alert and Move Over where possible. The scheduled lane closures for the week […]

 
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Update: US 395 re-opens

Update at 9:24 pm: HIGH PROFILE PROHIBITION Cancelled HIGH WINDS ON U.S. HWY 395 have subsided BISHOP — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has cancelled the prohibition for high profile campers, trailers or permit loads to travel on U.S. Hwy 395 from Pearsonville to Bishop.   For the latest highway information please visit the […]

 
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Mule Days Parade – No chairs, etc. until the big day

Caltrans press release BISHOP—California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is again requiring the public to delay setting their lawn chairs along the parade route until the day of the parade. Chairs set out early may become a hazard, blow into the street, block access to businesses along the route and compromise safe passage for pedestrians on […]

 
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Monitor Pass to close tonight

From Caltrans TRAFFIC ADVISORY FULL HIGHWAY CLOSURE CLOSURE OF MONITOR PASS/STATE ROUTE 89 DUE TO INCOMING STORM MONO, INYO, ALPINE, AND TUOLUMNE COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) today, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. This pre-emptive closure is based on a Winter Storm Warning […]

 
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