Traffic Advisory for the Week of 5/27/2024 – 5/31/2024
Traffic Advisory for the Week of 5/27/2024 – 5/31/2024

EASTERN KERN, INYO, and MONO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts for the week of May 27 – May 31.

Work schedules are subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues.

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Obituary

EASTERN SIERRA NEWS

Elizabeth (Betty) Salinas February 10, 1932 – January 17, 2024

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend passed away quietly on the evening of January 17, 2024.
She had much to do yet in life but needed to be with our father who had passed away only four months before. Betty was born on February 10, 1932, to Richard Harris and Ellen (Crandall) Harris.

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C5 Studios presents Horse and Human

C5 Studios is proud to present Horse and Human, a group show featuring the work of Dorcas Birchim, Marye Roeser, Anjuli Deb, Laura Talbot, Christine Eyer, Susan Branston, Tenaya Holton, Patience Williams, Casper Ulvang and Monika Metzenthin.

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Jury Duty

If you were summoned to appear in INDEPENDENCE on Tuesday May 28, 2024, this panel is still moving forward and you DO need to appear.

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ERNIE COUCH AND REVIVAL

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE” ERNIE COUCH AND REVIVAL” CONCERT WILL BE RETURNING TO THE CHURCH FOR THE SIERRAS ON JUNE 6TH AT 6:00 P.M. THIS AMAZING CONCERT IS FREE AND SEATING WILL LIKELY BE LIMITED SINCE LAST YEAR WE WERE ALMOST FULL. OPEN TO ALL IN THE COMMUNITY

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Traffic Advisory for the Week of 5/27/2024 – 5/31/2024

EASTERN KERN, INYO, and MONO COUNTIES – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the following project work and traffic impacts for the week of May 27 – May 31.

Work schedules are subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues.

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INYO COUNTY/LOS ANGELES STANDING COMMITTEE

The public will be offered the opportunity to comment on each agenda item prior to any action on the item by the Standing Committee or, in the absence of action, prior to the Committee moving to the next item on the agenda. The public will also be offered the opportunity to address the Committee on any matter within the Committee’s jurisdiction prior to adjournment of the meeting.

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Park Rangers, Law Enforcement Rescue Woman From Steep Ridge

Park rangers and law enforcement officers successfully rescued a woman May 10 after she left her tour group and spent a night out on a steep, loose ridge near Artists Drive in Death Valley National Park.

The 31-year-old Canadian woman was part of a day-long van tour from Las Vegas on May 9. The tour stopped at Artists Palette, and the group was given 20 minutes to return to the van.

When the woman did not return to the van, the tour guide searched for her, then drove to Furnace Creek to report her missing.

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Weather Forecast for May 23, 2024

Looks like our region will stay mostly dry today and tomorrow, with the only exception, a low end chance (10 – 15%) of an isolated t-storm over Mammoth and the Sierra Crest Friday. Cooler temps today and Friday as well, brought to you by the Western edge of a cold front sweeping thru the area. Now the upcoming Holiday weekend looks high and dry with seasonal temperatures.

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Looking Back on Our History Can Be Excruciating 

Shawn Lum, Eastern Sierra Museum administrator, described the process of returning the remains of members of Inyo County Native Americans back to their families as both significant and humbling.  She and Sean Scruggs, tribal preservation officer for the Ft. Independence  Indian Community, made a presentation at last week’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting that was both encouraging and heartbreaking. 

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