Archive | September, 2019


Bishop school district board drew angry crowd, another meeting tonight

By Deb Murphy School board meetings rarely draw big crowds. When they do, it’s usually bad news. At Bishop Union School District’s September 19th meeting, some in the audience were there in response to an e-mail alleging misconduct on the part of Jon Ray, the new district superintendent, and the board. Sierra Wave wasn’t on […]

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CDPH urges everyone to stop vaping

California Department of Public Health Health Advisory This health advisory seeks to inform the public about the imminent public health risks posed by vaping any product, including the use of electronic cigarettes (e‐ cigarettes), as vaping has recently been linked to severe breathing problems, lung damage, and even death. Vaping is inhaling aerosol from an e-cigarette […]

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Rock Creek/Courtesy of Barbara Richter

Fall colors glowing in Eastern Sierra – ‘Go now’

From California Fall Color Report – 9/26/19 Following is a summary of reports on autumnal change across California. It is compiled from reports and photographs submitted by a network of volunteer observers. Similar reports on the status of fall color across California will be sent each Thursday until the Thursday before Thanksgiving Day. Statewide […]

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Diana Jean Laird: 1937-2019

It is with tremendous sorrow that we say goodbye to Diana Jean Laird, daughter, wife, mother, teacher; a truly genuine and gracious woman. Born February 8, 1937, Diana was the youngest of three girls in the Schacht family. Born in Redlands and raised throughout California, she went on to graduate from UC Santa Barbara with […]

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Caltrans road work

Caltrans to begin work on State Route 168

From SCE Contractors for Southern California Edison will be setting up temporary traffic controls on State Route 168 near Cerro Coso Community College, between Ed Powers Road and Red Hill Road. Crews working under a Caltrans Encroachment Permit are extending the existing eastward turn lane. Travelers may experience delays up to 20 minutes due to […]

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SCE PSPS update: Mammoth Lakes ‘on watch for de-energization’

News releases Due to projected weather conditions, SCE may initiate a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for 31 circuits throughout Mono County between 09/27/2019- 09/29/2019. Most of the circuits within the Mammoth Lakes area are on watch for a 6:00pm de-energization on Friday, 9/27. Power is estimated to return by 11pm 9/27. 19 circuits, including […]

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Rock Creek Trail

Photo courtesy of Barbara Richter

Sustainable recreation takes center stage at Thursday workshop

By Deb Muphy Locals will get a chance to identify sustainable recreational projects in the Inyo National Forest during a series of workshops, starting Thursday evening at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.  The two-year program, Regional Recreation Stakeholder Engagement, is being funded through a $618,750 grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, with Prop. 68 monies and managed […]

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Taboose update: Fire perimeter holds firm

USFS news release Taboose Fire Overnight the fire remained within established control lines. The fire remains at 10,296 acres and containment has increased to 75%. There were no reported smokes across the line and the fire perimeter held firm against the northeasterly gusts. [pdf-embedder url=””] The weather outlook is favorable, with calm conditions expected through Thursday. […]

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MLRT’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’ begins this week

MLRT press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre (MLRT) Artistic Director Shira Dubrovner announces the next major production of the 2019-2020 theatrical season – The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ quintessential memory play.   Directed by Dubrovner, the production that opens September 26 and plays through Sunday, October 6,  stars one of Mammoth […]

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Inyo National Forest release its final EIS

INF news release BISHOP, Calif. The Inyo National Forest is releasing their final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the revised land management plan, under the provisions of the 2012 planning rule. This Final EIS will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, September 20 for a 30-day review period. The 2019 land management plan […]

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Lake Mamie/Photo by Barbara Richter

State of the Inyo National Forest update

INF news release The State of the Inyo, current as of 9/19/19 See trail information link below for current trail conditions. Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4), Bodie Road (SR270), Lundy Canyon Road, Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W), Saddlebag Road, Hwy 120 E […]

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