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COVID-19 COUNTY REPORTS | Inyo: 290 (+7) Positive | 16 Deaths | Mono: 548 (+24) Positive | 3 Deaths

Covid-19 counties reports began in mid-March of 2020. As of November 28, 2020, under the state’s color-coded, 4-tier system being used in California’s Blueprint to Recovery, Inyo County is in Tier-2 “Substantial” (Red), while Mono County is in Tier-2 “Substantial” (Red). Covid-19 reports began in mid-March of 2020. There is genuine concern that both counties […]

 
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Inyo County Moves to Red Tier | Largely Anticipated By County Officials

INYO COUNTY MOVES TO RED TIER INYO COUNTY, CA, November 28, 2020 – The California Department of Public Health announced today that Inyo County has been moved to the Red Tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, indicating that the risk level in this county is substantial. This change will require some industries […]

 
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The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department launches gift card drive to help hundreds displaced by the Mountain View Fire

The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department is launching a gift card drive to help make the holidays a little brighter for the hundreds of Mono County residents displaced by the Mountain View Fire, which devastated the Walker and Coleville communities on Nov. 17. “There are 90 families who don’t have a home to celebrate Christmas in,” […]

 
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“Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree” | Do you have a tree cutting permit?

BLM Bishop Field Office offers Christmas tree cutting permits online  Now available online for a no-contact purchase this holiday season  BISHOP, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office is now offering personal-use Christmas tree cutting permits for designated cutting areas on public lands near Benton and Bridgeport in Mono County, through Dec. […]

 
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Volunteer Group Spearheads Eastern California Museum Fall Clean up

A group of enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers recently completed a thorough fall clean-up of the grounds at the Eastern California Museum in Independence. About 20 volunteers showed up armed with rakes, hand tools, shrub trimmers and clippers, and other tools to tackle the daunting task of ridding the five-acre museum grounds of the fallen leaves, […]

 
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Explanation from Mono County on why it was placed in Red rather than Purple Tier

Mono County submitted an adjudication request to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on November 9, 2020, stating that the COVID-19 cases confined to the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMW) in Pickel Meadows should not count toward the total cases in Mono County in terms of tier assignments. In the adjudication […]

 
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Free Thanksgiving and Community Meals

Free Thanksgiving and Community Meals Looking to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal? The following organizations are providing free meals to the community: REMEMBER TO PRACTICE COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS. Big Pine: Methodist Church, 313 Crocker, 2pm – 6pm.  Take out or deliver within Big Pine area or pick up only. For more information or to request a delivery, please […]

 
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Caltrans Has Closed Tioga Pass/State Route 120 West to the Yosemite National Park Gate for the Winter Season

November 23, 2020 – LEE VINING — Following Yosemite National Park’s closure of Tioga Road, Caltrans has closed its Lee Vining gate on State Route 120 West for the winter season. The gate was originally closed in early November in preparation for a series of snowstorms that blanketed the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada. State Route […]

 
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Shop with a Cop | Popular Christmas Program for Kids Returns

SHOP WITH A COP ADAPTED FOR 2020  Shop with a Cop is alive and well in 2020, with some tweaks. The program brings law enforcement branches from Mono and Inyo Counties together with a special selection of East Side grade school children to all go shopping for gifts for family members. In past years, the […]

 
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State Issues New Gathering Guidance for a Safer Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

Well, now that you have decided to “crawl out from  under that rock” you’ve been “self-isolating” under for the past 10 months, the beneficent state of California has issued “official” guidance on how you should celebrate Thanksgiving this year during the pandemic. The only problem many of us have with it is that every time […]

 
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