Archive | June, 2017


Dave Mull tells the tale of Slim Princess Engine 18

On Monday, July 3, the Carson and Colorado Railway and the Eastern California Museum will host the Slim Princess Engine 18 Silver Spike Celebration. The day-long event will celebrate the recent relocation of the Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Locomotive #18, the Slim Princess, to the museum grounds. The locomotive will be steamed up and run […]

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Inyo National Forest closes segments of Rush Creek Trail

INF press release The Inyo National Forest, through a forest order, is closing segments of the Rush Creek Trail for public safety from June 30, 2017 through September 1, 2017. [pdf-embedder url=”” title=”Rush Creek FO map”] The wet winter of 2016-2017, with more than 180% of average annual precipitation and close to 200% of average runoff forecast, […]

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Inyo County Sheriff Bill Lutze

Inyo County updates emergency proclamation

Inyo County press release While County road crews and emergency responders join the multi-agency effort to stem the tides of this year’s historic Eastern Sierra runoff, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors took steps this week to shore up the County’s ongoing emergency proclamation, which will help ensure continued support from the State level as […]

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Update on State of the Inyo (National Forest)

INF press release Good morning: There may be some later additions to report as we work through flooded areas, but this what it looks like for the Fourth of July weekend. Obsidian and Hartley Campgrounds are open. Moraine and Lower Lee Vining Campgrounds  have re-opened (with the exception of some creek side sites for flooding). […]

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Indy Day Parade: The crowd at the 2016 Independence Day. (Photos submitted)

Celebrate Independence Day in Independence

Press release Independence Day in Independence is Inyo County’s premier Fourth of July celebration. This year’s festivities will stretch over four fun-filled days, and feature performances by three different local bands, two beefy barbeques with all the trimmings, dedication of Inyo County’s newest railroad, a unique Fourth of July parade, and, of course, a rousing […]

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U.S. Forest Service offers holiday update

Press release Visitors planning to visit the Inyo National for the Fourth of July may require more planning than usual to have a safe and enjoyable visit. The significant snowfall from this winter and the cool spring means that snow is still melting in many areas popular with visitors. Recent warm temperatures have led to […]

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Second Chance employees Sadie and Angie with Manager Cai, Volunteer Paul, employee Jeremiah, and Jeremiah's father and volunteer Dan ... Photo courtesy of DSES

Second Chance Thrift Shop gets new home

Press release Second Chance Thrift Shop Moving to Permanent Home New location at 501 Old Mammoth Road opening 4th of July weekend Second Chance Thrift Shop is moving to a new, permanent home. A beloved local source for used sporting goods, clothing, furniture, and home goods, Second Chance Thrift Shop will open its doors in […]

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