Archive | February, 2021

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Town of Mammoth Lakes Issues Latest Covid Short-term Lodging Order on Fitness Centers, Spas, etc.

Lodging operations are to follow state guidelines in latest short-term lodging order related to fitness centers, hot tubs, pools or other amenities Outdoor Spa Pools Effective February 1, 2021, Outdoor Spa Pools are approved for use with the following conditions and restrictions: Outdoor spas are restricted to use by members of a single household/living unit […]

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Death Valley Hosted 820,000 Visitors in 2020 | Half of Usual Total Due to Stay at Home Order

DEATH VALLEY, CA – About 820,000 people visited Death Valley National Park in 2020. This was about half the number of people that visited the park the previous year. Breaking down the figures by season illustrates the impact of the coronavirus pandemic over time. Winter: The year started out strong. The park had its third-busiest […]

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NIHD Rural Health Clinic Car Clinic team, Dr. Helvie recognized as COVID heroes

In a month known for strong hearts, Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Medical Staff could not have made better selections for its COVID-19 Heroes honors. Recognized this month are the Rural Health Car Clinic team, who found themselves at the heart of the coronavirus battle; and, Dr. Charlotte Helvie, the lion-hearted pediatrician whose steadfast leadership united […]

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Bishop Planning Commission Gets a Look at Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

The Bishop City Council’s four-year history with commercial cannabis operations may take a different turn in the near future. Wednesday evening, the city’s Planning Commission got its first look at a draft ordinance. While the Commission didn’t give the draft the go-ahead, it did ask for more information from staff and a second run at […]

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[Latest Update] Murder in Benton reported by Mono County Sheriff – Suspect Arrested

FEB. 25,2021 UPDATE #2: The victim has been identified as Elizabeth Ann Copeland, age 58, from Benton, Calif. Sierra Wave was contacted by Catherine Johnson, an aunt of Ms. Copeland, asking for more information on her niece’s murder. She shared that she was so tired of reading posts on Facebook and Ms. Copeland’s mother (her […]

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Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senate Democrats and Republicans Add $7.6 Billion in Coronavirus Relief Funding

Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senate Democrats and Republicans Add $7.6 Billion in Coronavirus Relief Funding to ‘Keep California Working’ Struggling small businesses and non-profits received a much-needed boost today from  a bi-partisan effort yesterday. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $7.6 billion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday that will give at least $600 one-time payments […]

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NIHD readies for new Electronic Health Record

Northern Inyo Healthcare District has teamed up with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to transform its Electronic Health Record (EHR). NIHD will move to an updated electronic system that supports physicians, nurses, and clinicians to share data across the District’s multiple offices. Patients can expect a new patient portal this May. The […]

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State Fish and Wildlife Reinstate “Fishmas” Trout Opener Dates in Eastern Sierra | Year-Round fishing for rest of State

While California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife haven’t set the new schedule in stone as yet, it has, tentatively, given “Fishmas,” the Eastern Sierra’s chambers of commerce business marketing plan, back to businesses in the Eastern Sierra. It’s a little more complicated than that though. As reported to the Mono County Board of Supervisors last […]

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Metabolic Studio Expands Inyo County Nonprofit Community Resiliency Grant Program

INYO COUNTY, CA, February 24, 2021 – Inyo County was recently notified that the Metabolic Studio has awarded the county a grant for $100,000 in support of the Community Resiliency Grant Program. The Metabolic Studio grant matches the county’s original allocation of $100,000 for the program, bringing the total available to local nonprofit organizations to […]

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Mass Covid-19 vaccination clinics in Bishop put lots of smiles on faces

Last weekend on Saturday and Sunday there were two days when county residents were able to get the much-sought-after Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop during a mass vaccination event. The process to get registered online and scheduled for an appointment, followed by the planning and organization found at the fairgrounds, […]

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