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Bishop City Council Highlights

Bishop’s City Council meeting started out with proclamations recognizing and honoring the Hispanic and Native American communities in the Bishop area: the month of September 15 through October 15 was proclaimed Hispanic Heritage Month; September 24 was Proclaimed California Native American Day, a tradition begun by Gov. Culbert Olson in 1939. The first policy item […]

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Harmful Algae Blooms Detected in Deadman Creek, observed in Hummingbird and Odell Lakes

Recent testing yielded positive results for small amounts of toxic algae in Deadman Creek and visual observations made at Hummingbird and Odell Lakes in the 20 Lakes Basin may indicate toxic algae is also present in these two lakes. Toxic algae may exist in other sites on the forest. Toxins are concentrated within the algal […]

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Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Bishop School Bus

On 09/16/21 at approximately 1:44 PM, a Bishop Unified School District school bus, loaded with multiple school aged children, was traveling in the slow lane of northbound US-395 near Jay Street in Bishop. At the same time, Christopher Rufener of Mohave Valley, AZ, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado pickup, in the fast lane of […]

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DMATT’s Weather

FRI SEP 17 2021 4:08 AM PDT    SYNOPSIS: Still looking for cooling temperatures going into the weekend, then a modest pattern chance next week. A potent, cold trough moves onshore along the PACNW coast, then it will sag south into NORCAL Saturday / Sunday. You can expect temperatures to drop in our forecast area some 10 – 12 degrees, as compared […]

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Silver Lake Boat Launch To Remain Closed

Silver Lake Boat Launch to remain closed for necessary upgrades The Inyo National Forest announces that the Silver Lake Boat Launching Facility will remain closed to the public to complete much needed facility improvements. Work on this project begam during the forest closure and will continue. The launch will close for the season to begin […]

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Forest Service Ending Regional Closure Order Two Days Early; Five Forests to Remain Closed Under Local Orders

VALLEJO, Calif., — Sept. 14, 2021. The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will end the regional closure order affecting National Forests in California at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15, two days prior to the original end date of Sept. 17. However, forest-wide closures will remain in place and be extended until midnight on […]

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Millpond Music Festival Covid-19 Rules and Guidelines

COVID-19 RULES & GUIDELINES Please carefully read through the following and understand what is expected of all attendees for the festival. In the interest of the health and safety of festival goers, attendees will be required to wear masks in the following areas, regardless of vaccination status: Merchandise Tent Front Gate Kids’ Activities Area Workshop Tent Dance […]

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More Smoke

Some human beings have a limitless capacity for optimism. When Eastern Sierra residents started waking up to blue skies last week, how many of them thought “the smoke is gone, it’s over.” Well, it’s not. Even those “glass-half-full” folks probably knew it, deep down inside. But, there is some good news: the air quality isn’t […]

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