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Mt. Whitney Lottery postponed

USFS news release The Mt. Whitney Lottery, the process which awards both day and overnight hiking permits of the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States, has been postponed. Typically, the lottery begins February 1 through www.recreation.gov. However, the recently awarded contractor for this site was working with the Inyo National Forest to develop the […]

 
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Government shutdown affecting local national parks

By Deb Murphy Today marks the 19th day of the federal shutdown. Bishop’s office building housing the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management staffs has a note on its locked door, idle vehicles sit in the parking lot. Visitors can tool around Manzanar but can’t get in the building to view the exhibits. […]

 
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Bureaucrat Beat: Shame City, LA epiphany, and bird paranoia

“From city halls to county courthouses, from the State house to the White House – bureaucrats control our lives.  Public servants who often try to become our masters.  People whose salaries we pay, but what goods and services do we get?  On Sierra Wave’s Bureaucrat Beat, we’ll report what they’re up to.”  That’s the Bureaucrat […]

 
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Government shutdown hurts local workers

As of last night at midnight in Washington, D.C., Congress had failed to pass a budget and the government shut down. This in the face of polls that show that only 10% of those surveyed approve of Congress. Locally, the shutdown means job furloughs without pay for federal employees and closure of national parks. Inyo […]

 
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