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When a prescribed “controlled burn” gets “out of control” outside Big Pine

Incident Update as prescribed burns below Big Pine gets a little out of control. Bishop CHP Officer Otten took this photo of the fire as it was happening on Monday south of Big Pine.When CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit announced a prescribed fire (presumably, controlled fire) / vegetation management project near Big Pine, California on […]

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Town of Mammoth Lakes Issues Latest Covid Short-term Lodging Order on Fitness Centers, Spas, etc.

Lodging operations are to follow state guidelines in latest short-term lodging order related to fitness centers, hot tubs, pools or other amenities Outdoor Spa Pools Effective February 1, 2021, Outdoor Spa Pools are approved for use with the following conditions and restrictions: Outdoor spas are restricted to use by members of a single household/living unit […]

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Death Valley Hosted 820,000 Visitors in 2020 | Half of Usual Total Due to Stay at Home Order

DEATH VALLEY, CA – About 820,000 people visited Death Valley National Park in 2020. This was about half the number of people that visited the park the previous year. Breaking down the figures by season illustrates the impact of the coronavirus pandemic over time. Winter: The year started out strong. The park had its third-busiest […]

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NIHD Rural Health Clinic Car Clinic team, Dr. Helvie recognized as COVID heroes

In a month known for strong hearts, Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Medical Staff could not have made better selections for its COVID-19 Heroes honors. Recognized this month are the Rural Health Car Clinic team, who found themselves at the heart of the coronavirus battle; and, Dr. Charlotte Helvie, the lion-hearted pediatrician whose steadfast leadership united […]

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Bishop Planning Commission Gets a Look at Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

The Bishop City Council’s four-year history with commercial cannabis operations may take a different turn in the near future. Wednesday evening, the city’s Planning Commission got its first look at a draft ordinance. While the Commission didn’t give the draft the go-ahead, it did ask for more information from staff and a second run at […]

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[Latest Update] Murder in Benton reported by Mono County Sheriff – Suspect Arrested

FEB. 25,2021 UPDATE #2: The victim has been identified as Elizabeth Ann Copeland, age 58, from Benton, Calif. Sierra Wave was contacted by Catherine Johnson, an aunt of Ms. Copeland, asking for more information on her niece’s murder. She shared that she was so tired of reading posts on Facebook and Ms. Copeland’s mother (her […]

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Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senate Democrats and Republicans Add $7.6 Billion in Coronavirus Relief Funding

Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senate Democrats and Republicans Add $7.6 Billion in Coronavirus Relief Funding to ‘Keep California Working’ Struggling small businesses and non-profits received a much-needed boost today from  a bi-partisan effort yesterday. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $7.6 billion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday that will give at least $600 one-time payments […]

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