Moonset on Mt. Bradley.  Photo by Andrew Kirk

DMatt’s Weather

The Owens Valley / Mammoth Lakes Dennis Mattinson, Weather and Atmospheric Forecaster Sierra Wave Media / KSRW-FM 92.5   Monday MAY 16 2022    Over the weekend, warm but not hot (yet), as a strong mid May ridge made its presence felt. So on Sunday Bishop hit 91 degrees and Mammoth 71 degrees. Our weekend heat carries […]

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Standing Committee Okays LADWP Pumping Plan for 2022-23 Operations/Pumping Plan

  The Inyo County/Los Angeles Standing Committee unanimously approved the Department of Water and Power’s 2022-23 operations/pumping plan which included a proposed increase in groundwater pumping and water cut-backs to ranch leases at its Thursday meeting. Considering a heated run-up to the meeting from locals, the action was less of a bang and more of […]

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Missing Bishop, California Girl Turns 20 Years Old – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Asks for Help

  The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public’s help to find a missing girl from Bishop, California, who’s 20th birthday is today, May 13. Karlie Gusé was only 16 years old when she left her residence in the early morning hours of October 13, 2018, and never returned. After leaving her home, Karlie […]

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Crestview Rest Area to Reopen from Winter Closure on Sunday May 15, 2022

  MONO COUNTY — Caltrans will reopen the Crestview Safety Roadside Rest Area this Sunday following an extended winter closure. The rest area, which is approximately eight miles north of the junction of U.S. 395 and State Route 203 (Mammoth Lakes), originally closed for the season on December 12, 2021. With this opening, Caltrans would […]

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Fred Rowe’s Fly Fishing Report for 5-13-22

Sierra Bright Dot Fly Fishing Report 05-13-2022 Sierra Bright Dot Fly Fishing Guide Service We have fresh snow on the White Mountains and the Sierra Mountains and followed up with temperatures in the low 90’s. Welcome to spring in the Eastern Sierra. Wind continues to hamper fly fishers in the Eastern Sierra. When the […]

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White Mountain Visitor Center Opening Delayed to May 24, 2022

The White Mountain Visitor Center in Bishop will be delaying their first day of operation. The new projected opening day is May 24th. Staffing shortages and unforeseen circumstances right before the planned original date for operations have led to the decision to postpone opening for the summer season. Visitors looking to acquire wood permits can […]

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Inyo County Board of Supervisors Prep for Thursday May 12 Standing Committee Meeting at 10:00am

      This week’s discussion at Inyo County’s Board of Supervisors set the stage for the Thursday’s Standing Committee meeting where the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s pumping and operation plan will come up for a vote. After two years of drought and LADWP’s relatively low level of pumping in the Owens […]

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A new arsenic treatment has now been operational in Bridgeport for over a year and is continuously testing below state arsenic level requirements. The 5-million-dollar treatment plant, located on Twin Lakes Road in Bridgeport, was 100% financially covered by a State of California Water Resources Control board grant and has been operational since last April. […]

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Elm and Hobson Streets in Bishop Get a 4-Way Stop Sign

  The tree-lined intersection of Hobson and Elm streets in Bishop has that comfortable, Americana look to it—older, well-kept, neatly landscaped homes with a quirky 35-foot offset as Elm crosses Hobson. The only problem, as presented at Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting: kid’s use the route to walk to all three Bishop schools where Elm […]

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Coyotes Rival Bears as Least Appreciated Wildlife in Mammoth Lakes

  Coyotes are everywhere so it’s no surprise they’ve shown up in Mammoth Lakes to enjoy an abundance of carelessly discarded people-food. Mammoth Police Department’s Code Compliance Officer Rick Bellis gave a detailed presentation on the species at last week’s Mammoth Town Council meeting to help locals discourage the critters Mark Twain described as a […]

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