Archive | July, 2011

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Whitney Trail re-opens

(UPDATE 1pm, Saturday from USFS PIO Nancy Upham) Many people spent a harrowing night last night, temporarily stranded on the Mt. Whitney Trail after a late afternoon thunderstorm down-pour caused major flooding in the Mt. Whitney area.  A number of hikers abandoned their gear in an attempt to ford the rising creeks to get down […]

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USFS reduces staff, closes campgrounds

(Press release in its entirety from the Inyo National Forest and Public Information Officer Nancy Upham) The Inyo National Forest is having to take some drastic measures to balance their budget this fiscal year, and in unprecedented actions is closing some campgrounds and reducing services and interpretive programs at visitor centers in the middle of […]

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Pets of the week: Bounce and Mia

BOUNCE is just one of the over two dozen kittens and cats awaiting adoption. This is another reminder that no one should be letting their cats have kittens just to give to friends. Tell your friends to adopt from the Animal Shelter and save a life. Call ICARE at 760-872-3802 for financial assistance to spay/neuter your […]

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City of Bishop administrator out on leave

Unofficial reports in the Bishop area said that City Administrator Jim Southworth had been “released from employ” on Wednesday.  Sierra Wave contacted Bishop City Hall for comment.   We were directed to Community Services Director and Assistant City Administrator Keith Caldwell.  He said that at this point “Jim Southworth is on administrative leave.”  Caldwell said […]

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Mammoth officials reveal process to arrive at debt payment

Mammoth officials called Monday’s conference call with Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition “productive.”  Marianna Marysheva-Martinez, advisor to the Town, said that a broad set of options for the $41 million debt settlement may go to the Town Council in the fall with public review and debate to follow. Martinez, along with Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht, took […]

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Dennis Mattinson’s Weather Forecast

Forecast: The Owens Valley, Mammoth and Mono County Provided by Dennis Mattinson, Eastern Sierra Weather Forecaster Sierra Wave Radio – TV – Online News www.easternsierraforecast.com THURSDAY 28-JUL-2011, 6:30 AM PDT A ridge of high pressure, over the Southern Sates, has nudged westward into our area today and through the weekend. This will bring warmer temperatures […]

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Potential government shut-down looms

While Congress continues snarky rhetoric along party lines over the debt limit, the American people fear how congressional indecision may impact their lives. In the Eastern Sierra, federal agencies have not yet begun to plan for a government shut-down, but they do believe it’s a possibility. When asked about this issue, Forest Service Public Information […]

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