Archive | August, 2020

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UPDATE: The 2nd Phone-Internet Outage Last Week on Thursday, Aug. 27, Explained

After finding out why so many  local  residents, visitors, local businesses, government offices, and others lost their mobile phone and Internet outage on, first, Tuesday, August 25th (See UPDATE Aug. 27, 2020: Explanation August 25the Outage…), only for it to happen again a second time, two days later, Sierra Wave went looking for the cause […]

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U.S. Army joining USDA Forest Service Wildland Fire Operations in California

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) have coordinated with the Department of Defense for the deployment of approximately 200 active-duty soldiers, to include command staff, to help with wildfire suppression efforts in Northern California. The soldiers are due to arrive early this week from the 14th Brigade […]

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Inyo County Categorized as “Widespread” (Purple) Under New Covid-19 State Metrics

With 74 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of last Friday, Inyo County is now classified as “widespread” on California’s new criteria for opening or closing businesses. To put it bluntly, the widespread status is the worst place to be on the coronavirus scale. The new color-coded, tiered, system replaces the original “stage” system that was complicated […]

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Inyo County’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Recommended Budget Available on Online

Inyo County’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Recommended Budget Available on Online (8/28/2020 Press Release) A searchable version of the entire Fiscal Year 2020-2021 CAO Recommended Budget document is now available online at the County’s webpage, offering the public an opportunity to review the proposed $129,448,093 spending plan being presented for adoption in September. Budget Hearings are […]

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Mono County Health Department and Office of Education Issue Statement on the Reopening of In-Person Instruction

(Joint Press Release, August 28, 2020) On Sunday, August 23, Mono County was officially removed from the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) COVID-19 (Coronavirus) County Data Monitoring List following three consecutive days of local data meeting State thresholds. If Mono County remains off the list for 14 consecutive days, K-12 schools are permitted by […]

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Latest Update (8/28) on South Lake Road Construction Information

South Lake Road Construction Information Significant progress has been made this summer on the South Lake Road Reconstruction. As the project moves into paving and striping, extended closures are required to complete this work. Hat Creek Construction anticipates that the project will be completed by October 7. No overnight parking is permitted at Bishop Pass […]

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Gov. Newsom Releases Blueprint for Safer Economy – Mono County To Open Additional Sectors August 31

Governor Newsom Releases Blueprint for A Safer Economy – Mono County To Open Additional Sectors August 31 August 29, 2020 – On August 28, Governor Newsom released “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” a stringent, careful statewide plan for living with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) that replaces the “County Data Monitoring List.” The Blueprint establishes four Tiers […]

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UPDATE (August 28): Man with “Rifle” in Pearsonville on Aug. 25, Has Been Arrested

UPDATE 8/28/2020: The latest information from authorities is that Matthew David Hays, a 35-year old man who threatened motorists and officers just north of Pearsonville on Monday, August 24,  has been arrested today and is no longer “on-the-lam.” How this played out might be for the best considering he could have been shot and seriously […]

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UPDATE Aug. 27, 2020: Explanation August 25th Outage from Frontier Communications & Caltrans

UPDATE: August 27, 2020 9:19 a.m.- Sierra Wave received the following message from Christopher Andriessen, Maintenance PIO & Customer Service Liaison, District 9, this morning: On August 25, a Caltrans crew was installing a double-post road sign on State Route 178, near the intersection with U.S. Hwy 395 in Inyokern. During the installation, the crew […]

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