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Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley has a way of getting to the heart of an issue. At last Tuesday’s Supervisors’ meeting, the heart of the issue of participation in the Eastern Sierra Sustainable Recreation Project was “Inyo’s a lot different than Mono County.” The Project, organized by Eastern Sierra Council of Governments, is the brainchild […]

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Fall colors glowing in Eastern Sierra – ‘Go now’

From CaliforniaFallColor.com California Fall Color Report – 9/26/19 Following is a summary of reports on autumnal change across California. It is compiled from reports and photographs submitted by a network of volunteer observers. Similar reports on the status of fall color across California will be sent each Thursday until the Thursday before Thanksgiving Day. Statewide […]

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Sunday night update: Taboose Fire 10,500 acres, 10 percent containment

USFS news releases The Taboose Fire was mapped 10,500 acres with 10% containment. Aircraft was able to fly and accurately map the fire today. Today, the fire showed significant growth, predominately to the west and north. Crews focused their efforts to protect nearby communities, constructing containment line on the north, east, and southern flanks. They […]

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DWP measures snowpack at 171 percent of normal

DWP news release LOS ANGELES, CA (April 12, 2019) – On April 5, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) hydropgraphers performed the final snowpack survey for the season, which helps determine the amount of water available for Los Angeles’ water supply. This year, the snowpack measured at 171 percent of normal, which translates […]

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No more Fishmas? CDFW discusses proposed regulations

By Deb Murphy Roger Bloom, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s environmental program manager, explained the fishing season’s start dates were set for holiday weekends so folks would remember them. A gruff voice from the large crowd at Wednesday’s workshop at the Tri-County Fairgrounds rose up, explaining the East Side already had a holiday […]

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LADWP on stormwater capture in LA

LADWP press release LOS ANGELES – The months of January and February brought enough snow and rain to boost the Eastern Sierra snowpack and rainfall in Los Angeles to well above average numbers. In Downtown Los Angeles alone, 18.5 inches of rain have fallen since the beginning of the water year on October 1, 2018. […]

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Update: Multi-agency search for missing Marine

Interagency News Release March 11, 2019 – This is the sixth day of an intense multiagency search for missing Marine Corps 1st Lieutenant Matthew Kraft, a 24 year old man from Washington, Connecticut. 1st Lt. Kraft is 6’1” and 185 pounds. 1st Lt. Kraft’s planned itinerary is the 195-mile Sierra High Route; he is believed […]

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A holiday tradition: Shop with a Cop in the Eastern Sierra

Press release Donations sought for the Annual Eastern “Sierra Shop with a Cop”. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is literally right around the corner! Law enforcement officers and public safety staff from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies throughout Mono and Inyo Counties are busy planning the Annual Shop with a Cop event. The […]

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‘Sometimes our hearts are broken’

Press release On Sunday, August 12, Wildcare Eastern Sierra director Cindy Kamler answered a late emergency call. Two summer residents of Lundy Canyon had just rescued a young Bald Eagle they spotted on the ground; he was unable to fly and was limping on one foot. Patricia and Richard could only get cell service by […]

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Caltrans lane closures for this week

Caltrans press release Lane Closure Report for the week of 7/23/18 – 7/27/18 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 Slow for the Cone Zone and Move Over where possible.   The scheduled lane […]

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Heavy rains cause closure of State Route 168E

STATE ROUTE 168E- TEMPORARY CLOSURE FROM POST MILE 20 TO POST MILE 43 BISHOP — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to inform the traveling public that State Route 168E (Westgard Pass) is temporarily closed at post mile 20 (Death Valley Road) to post mile 43 (Deep Springs College) due to rockfall and […]

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