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USFS says serious lack of money hampers maintenance

Acting Public Affairs Officer for the Forest Service, Marty Hornick, recently responded to citizen complaints about unrepaired facilities on the Forest. Hornick points to serious money shortages and the “massive amounts of funding and resources” that had to be spent on the severe tree blow down in the Reds Meadow area last year. A commenter […]

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Another public lands issue

One local man, following our stories on Bureau of Land Management policing of old bottle collection, called Sierra Wave Media to say a bigger problem is current trash left out on public lands. Roger Rilling of Mammoth Lakes pointed to the informal shooting range behind the Geothermal Plant. He called it a real problem because […]

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Forest PIO responds to concerns about closed roads

With more Forest Service meetings on roads lately, members of the public have reported concerns about more road closures. Marty Hornick, Acting Public Affairs Officer for the Forest Service, assured that the recent two meetings on roads were not about more closures but about restoring already closed roads to a natural state. Sierra Wave Media […]

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Forest Service, Friends of Inyo on road closures

As citizens sound off against forest road closures, Forest Service Trails Coordinator Marty Hornick asks for calls with specifics, and Friends of the Inyo Director Stacy Corless responds to attacks on her organization’s work. Hornick did confirm that the Forest Service is willing to make adjustments in the current Travel Management Plan of road closures.  […]

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More complaints about road closures

After we reported that unhappy citizens had begun to tear out Forest Service barricades on dirt roads in many areas, we received comments on our website expressing more concern. The Mammoth Motorcycle Club wrote that they believe the Forest Service has refused to go out into the Forest to validate public concerns expressed over closed […]

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Trail and road barriers spark summer angst

Some angry Inyo-Mono people now privately say they see a “sage brush rebellion” about to erupt.  It’s all about back country road closures under what’s called the Inyo National Forest 2009 Motorized Travel Management decision. ( See Forest Service Implementation Plan below story.) Callers to the newsroom told us some people are removing road barriers […]

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