Archive | August, 2019

The OVGA, according to Mono County

By Deb Murphy The Mono County Board of Supervisors heard a tutorial on the Owens Valley Groundwater Authority delivered by Deputy County Counsel Jason Conger at Tuesday’s meeting. The presentation and comments indicate a distinct line has been drawn between Mono’s members on the OVGA and Inyo County. The bottom line: with the tentative low […]

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Judy Frew: 1954-2019

Judith ‘Judy’ Anne Frew passed away on Aug 14th 2019 after a long illness. She was 65 years old.   Judy was born  ‘Judith Anne Long’ on January 26,1954 in Louisville, Ky. Her family moved to Long Beach, Ca in 1958 after her father, who was a police officer was killed in the line of […]

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Congressional candidate Chris Bubser visits the Owens Valley

By Deb Murphy Chris Bubser hit all the Owens Valley high spots Saturday in her campaign swing to put the 8th Congressional District seat, currently held by three-term Republican Congressman Paul Cook, in the Democratic column. Her meeting in Big Pine was more of a conversation with a dozen residents as she asked Piners what […]

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Updates on Springs Fire, Cow Fire

USFS news releases Springs Fire, 13 miles SE of Lee Vining Incident Start Date: 7/26/2019 Cause: Lightning Size: 2,619 acres Containment: 27% Incident Type: Suppression/Multiple Objectives Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 13 Helicopters: 1 Crews: 8 Water Tenders: 3 Total Personnel: 263 Current Situation: Smoke […]

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MCWD lab working toward TNI accreditation

MCWD press release Mammoth Lakes, California – Mammoth Community Water District’s (MCWD) laboratory participated in a Mentor Initiative to become an early adopter of The NELAC Institute (TNI) 2016 laboratory standards that ensure data of known and documented quality. The Mentor Initiative was conceptualized by the State’s environmental laboratory accreditation program, and executed by mentor laboratories. It is anticipated […]

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CHP celebrating 90 years of ‘serving the people’

CHP press release SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A celebration 90 years in the making is underway at the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Through legislation, on August 14, 1929, California witnessed the evolution of traffic enforcement with the creation of a statewide law enforcement agency known today as the CHP. The purpose of creating the CHP was to provide uniform […]

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Grant helps NIHD add new telemedicine room

NIHD press release With the successful implementation of its new Substance Use Disorder program, Northern Inyo Healthcare District now finds itself needing to expand its patient care capacity. With space at a premium, Dr. Kevin S. Flanigan, CEO for NIHD, decided to expand exam room space and services through additional telemedicine services. Dr. Flanigan said while […]

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Updates on fires in Eastern Sierra

USFS news releases Bishop, Calif. — A new fire was detected on the Mono Lake District last night, west of Crater Mountain off of Highway 120 East at approximately 6:15 p.m. Firefighters quickly responded to the Rest Fire and took full suppression action with the aid of a helicopter. The fire was contained at under […]

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ESLT holding its 11th annual Lands and Legacy Celebration

Press release Eastern Sierra Land Trust is gathering Eastside conservation supporters this month for the 11th annual Lands & Legacy Celebration. This year, attendees will soak in the magic of our region’s incredible landscape during Labor Day weekend, from August 30th through September 1st. The weekend’s events will kick off with a benefit dinner on […]

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Toxic blue-green algae a danger to dogs, humans

From Sierra REC Magazine LAKE USERS ADVISED TO AVOID WATER CONTACT AT RED LAKE AND INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR The Alpine County Health Department has been working with The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Red Lake), South Tahoe Public Utility District (Indian Creek Reservoir), and the Alpine Watershed Group […]

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