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State Route 190 in Death Valley National Park to Remain Closed into Next Week

INYO COUNTY – State Route 190 will remain closed through at least next Wednesday as Caltrans maintenance crews continue to clean up after last week’s flash floods. Approximately 30 miles of the highway were partially or fully buried under flood debris within Death Valley National Park following Friday’s storms. Since beginning work to clear State […]

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Death Valley Experiences 1,000 Year Rain Event

        DEATH VALLEY, CA – Rain this weekend was a historic event, with nearly a year’s worth of rain falling in three hours. The 1.46 inches of rain recorded at Furnace Creek is still preliminary data, and mere drops away from the all-time record of 1.47 inches. The rain caused widespread damage […]

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Death Valley Roads Closed, 2022 Storm Damage Being Assessed 

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Following yesterday’s wide-spread storm damage, Death Valley National Park roads remain closed. Hard work from road crews allowed visitors who were previously unable to leave the area hotels to be able to carefully drive out with law enforcement escorts. Highway 190 is expected to reopen between Furnace Creek and Pahrump by […]

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Substantial Flooding Within Death Valley National Park Causes Closure – August 5, 2022

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – On August 5, 2022, unprecedented amounts of rainfall caused substantial flooding within Death Valley National Park. All roads into and out of the park are currently closed and will remain closed until park staff can assess the extensiveness of the situation. The California Department of Transportation anticipates it will take four […]

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Bishop, California has been named the host of the 2022 U.S. Adventure Racing Association (USARA) National Championship.

July 29, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Now in its 23rd year, the USARA National Championship is the premier amateur adventure racing event in the United States. Registration is now open for teams of three at Taking place September 16 and 17, 2022, the race will crown the U.S. national champion, as determined by the team that […]

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  SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2022 – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today made California the first state in the nation to allow electric vehicle (EV) owners to measure an EV’s energy use independently from the owner’s main utility meter through a technology known as submetering. This groundbreaking Decision will accelerate the growth of […]

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Friends of the Inyo to Open First Ever Satellite Office in Lone Pine. Public and Media Invited to August 19 Open House. 

  Bishop, CA – In an effort to better serve the public land protection needs of Southern Inyo County, conservation nonprofit Friends of the Inyo (FOI) will soon open its first ever Satellite Office in Lone Pine. Located at 142 East Bush Street, in the Historic Forum Theater Building, the 700 square-foot corner suite is […]

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Mountain Lion Carcass Discovery On Bishop Reservation August 1, 2022

Late last week, the Bishop Tribal Council formally requested the assistance from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in helping to remedy the recent mountain lion sightings on the Bishop Paiute Reservation. Because CDFW is a State agency and the Tribe is on Federal land, a formal request was required to authorize CDFW […]

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Temporary Closure of Entry Roads, Trails, and Facilities at the Inyo Craters SiteAnnounced

To ensure public safety Inyo National Forest officials are temporarily closing the entry roads, trails, and facilities at the Inyo Craters site, located on the Mammoth Ranger District during the month of August. A 100-foot buffer area along each side of Inyo Craters Trails, Inyo Craters Road (3S30) and Dry Creek Road (3S22) off Mammoth […]

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State Route 178 E Closed West of Shoshone

INYO COUNTY – Caltrans closed State Route 178 E/Jubilee Pass Road this afternoon at 1:41 pm from the junction with State Route 127 near Shoshone to the eastern entrance of Death Valley National Park, approximately 15 miles west. Crews continue to clear the roadways after yesterday’s monsoonal moisture brought heavy rain and flash flooding to the […]

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Mono County Board of Supervisors Adopts Resolution Appointing Paul Roten as Public Works Director

  On July 12, 2022, the Mono County Board of Supervisors adopted a Resolution appointing Paul Roten as Mono County Public Works Director. Under direction of the County Administrative Officer, the Public Works Director collaborates with Division managers to oversee the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operations of Mono County roads, bridges, parks, facilities, landfills, […]

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