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Manzanar National Historic Site Recruiting Youth Conservation Corps Members for Summer

PRESS RELEASE Manzanar National Historic Site will sponsor an 8-week long Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program this summer. Youths 15 to 18 are encouraged to apply, provided they do not reach their 19th birthday before July 31, 2020. YCC team members will work June 8, 2020, through July 31, 2020, earning the California minimum wage […]

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California apologizes for Japanese Internment Camps

On Thursday, February 20, state lawmakers in Sacramento approved a resolution to formally apologize for one of California’s darkest chapters in its history: the forced internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The resolution introduced by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi of Torrance, points out California’s failure to support and defend the civil rights of Japanese […]

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Manzanar Hosting Special Guest Author Kinji Inomata Saturday, February 22 at 1pm

On Saturday, February 22 at 1pm, Manzanar is hosting Special Guest Author Kinju Inomata. In 1942, when the US Government forcibly removed and incarcerated more than 110,00 Japanese Americans in Manzanar and nine other camps, it granted the Inomata family an exemption to remain in Los Angeles. Kinji Inomata wrote about his family’s experience in […]

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Carma Roper, Public Information Officer -Inyo Sheriff  and  Bernadette Johnson, Superintendent Manzanar released a joint release on the remains discovered in October on Mt. Whitney and the DNA results. INYO COUNTY, CA. January 3, 2020 – On October 7, 2019, two hikers discovered human remains near the far side of the “Williamson Bowl”, above the […]

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Possible Identity Of Remains Found On Mt. Williamson

HUMAN REMAINS FOUND ON MT. WILLIAMSON The Inyo County  Coroner’s office is in the process of identifying the remains of a hiker recovered from Mount Williamson Wednesday, October 16. Two hikers found the remains October 7 near the far side of the Williamson Bowl, above the sixth lake. According to a press release issued by […]

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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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Whitney Portal area evacuation lifted

USFS news release Georges Fire Evening Update Lone Pine, CA, July 11, 2018 – The Georges Fire (lightning-caused) is currently at 2,883 acres and is 42% contained. The fire is in Unified Command with SoCal Team 3, a Type 2 incident management team (assigned to the Inyo National Forest), CAL FIRE and the Inyo Sheriff’s […]

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Georges Fire at 10 percent contained

Georges Fire Update -Monday night The Georges Fire has grown to an estimated 2,500 acres and is 10% contained. The Inyo National Forest, CALFIRE (who also manages fire response for Bishop BLM Field Office lands as well as private lands), and Inyo County Sheriff are in Unified Command. Today, erratic winds challenged the initial fireline […]

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DWP's solar site sits to the east of Manzanar

Time limit expires on DWP solar ranch request

By Deb Murphy The time limit on the interconnection request for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s solar ranch east of Manzanar expired. As a result the project lost its spot in line to hook up to LADWP’s Inyo-Rinaldi Transmission Line. Before the withdrawal on March 12, the Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch was […]

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Government shutdown furloughs scores in Inyo-Mono

Residents of the Eastern Sierra continue to express deep disappointment in Congressional failure to keep the government running. Those employed by the federal government have a deeper level of concern. Many of them are out of work. Only through informal reports and nothing official, the Inyo National Forest and all of its ranger stations and […]

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Make it a museum holiday

Eastern California Museum is Open Over Labor Day Weekend   (Press Release) The Eastern California Museum in Independence will be open to the public during the entire Labor Day Weekend, from Friday Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is currently showing its latest exhibit, Personal Responsibility: The […]

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