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Walker Fire update: Campers being escorted to sites; 3,613 acres burned

News Release Lee Vining, CA: For the campers that were evacuated along Hwy 120 (Tioga Pass), there are escorts today into those campgrounds for property and belongings to be retrieved. The escorts will take place until 3:00 pm this afternoon and tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19th 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. depending on law enforcement availability. If you need […]

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Carl Dondero: 1932-2015

Carl Dondero was born on October 10th, 1932 in Lee Vining/Mono Lake, CA and passed away February 13th, 2015 surrounded by his family.  He was raised in Yosemite, CA Indian Village. Throughout his childhood growing up in Yosemite, Carl enjoyed the outdoors while also learning his Paiute culture.  As a teen he attended Stewart Indian […]

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Van Dyke Fire estimated at 450 acres

The Van Dyke Fire has been mapped at 450 acres and is 75% contained. The fire is in grass and sage fuels and has received measurable moisture. More rain and snow is in the forecast in the next few days. Fire crews are improving fireline today and mopping up lingering hotspots. Crews expect to fully […]

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Tourist runs into Tioga Mart

A man visiting the Eastern Sierra from New York “inadvertently applied the accelerator instead of the brake”, according to California Highway Patrol officers. The man ran into the front side of the Tioga Gas Mart in Lee Vining. The CHP said that the Bishop Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call Monday morning around 7:30 that […]

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Citations and warnings in CHP aircraft speed enforcement

(Press Release – CHP Bridgeport)  On Sunday, September 22nd, California Highway Patrol Bridgeport  Area, in conjunction with the CHP’s Inland Division Air Operations Unit, based at Apple Valley Airport, conduced an aircraft speed enforcement detail on US-395, south of Oil Plant Road (between Lee Vining and June Lake).  This section of highway has a posted […]

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Upland pair arrested in Mono County

– Press release from the Mono County Sheriff’s Office: On the afternoon of Saturday, July 13, 2013, at approximately 2:55 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle headed southbound out of Lee Vining at a high rate of speed. Raissa Leinani Cadiente, age 25, of Upland, CA, and passenger, Robert […]

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The gas price story

Eastern Sierra locals have begun to talk about gas prices again.  Prices at the pump went up recently.  Nearly 38 cents higher per gallon of regular in Mammoth Lakes.  Inyo County prices have edged up too.  National reports blame the oil producers of the world and their manipulation of supply. Msn.com lists gas prices for […]

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