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California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Thanks Mono County Supvr. John Peters for Broadband for All Leadership

California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Thanks Mono County Supvr. John Peters for Broadband for All Leadership The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) – the voice of California’s 58 Counties – would like to thank Mono County Supervisor John Peters for his strong leadership in supporting Broadband for All in the California State Budget. […]

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Use of Force Incident on July 24 | Update | Officers’ Body Camera Footage Released

True to their word, Inyo County Sheriff Jeff Hollowell and the Sheriff’s Office Public Information officer Carma Roper, promised to be responsive and transparent as quickly as possible on the Sheriff deputies use of force during the arrest of George Barlow III on July 24 at the Bishop Chevron Gas Station. It looks like they […]

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(Update) Incident at Chevron Station in Bishop involving Inyo County Sheriff deputies sparks community outrage

Dogs are dogs, but sometimes dogs are seen as “heroes”; at other times they are seen as a “threat.” And sometimes police officers are seen as “heroes” …and sometimes in today’s environment, they are also seen as a “threat” to some people, especially to many “of color.” An incident on Saturday night at the Chevron […]

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Monitor Pass Closed Due to Tamarack Fire | Drivers take note!

Caltrans has closed Monitor Pass/State Route 89 in northern Mono County due to the Tamarack Fire. The fire, which originally started near the town of Markleeville, has spread to parts of Nevada and is now estimated to be around 43,900 acres in size.   Sonora Pass/State Route 108 remains open as an alternate route over […]

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Caltrans re-doing Main Street and West Line Street in Bishop and they want to hear YOUR suggestions

Bishop Mayor Stephen Muchovej want Bishop residents to know that Caltrans is starting the process to re-do Main Street and West Line street. Even though the work won’t happen until 2022, the time for you to give your input is NOW!!! So what would you like to see as part of this large project? Have […]

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(Update 7/20) Glacier Fire above Big Pine Between Glacier Lodge and Baker Creek

July 20, 2021 @1:35 pm: InciWeb Link—49 acres; 90% contained The Glacier Fire remains 49 acres in size, 90% contained and no closures are in effect at this time. Yesterday, the fire area received moderate to heavy precipitation. Today the threat of storms has diminished, and a hotshot crew was flown in to continue improving […]

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Death Valley hit 130 degrees Fahrenheit last Friday | Fifth time in recorded history

Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in the country, but last Friday, July 9,  it was really hot as it hit 130 degrees Fahrenheit for only the fifth time in its recorded history. On the following Saturday, July 10, it was 129.4 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. As hot as […]

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The Covid-19 Pandemic was a goldmine for phone scammers

Phone scams are as popular as ever and successful despite efforts to control them. The Covid-19 pandemic was a goldmine for scammers with many people isolated in their homes as a precaution against its spread. Unfortunately, many were left feeling fearful and vulnerable; two emotions that con artist play upon. Phone scams cost individuals hundreds […]

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Pine Fire 100% contained

According to the US Forest Service says that thanks to a quick response of firefighters from the Inyo National Forest and our cooperators, the Pine Fire is now 100% contained. This fire was reported at 3:16 p.m. on July 7, 2021 in Pine Creek Canyon west of Bishop. The fire has been mapped at 24.7 […]

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Knowing how heat and humidity affect your body can help you stay safe during heat waves

We came across this very informative article on Knowing How Heat and Humidity Affect Your Body Can Help You Stay Safe During Heat Waves. It does a good job of explaining the unusually high deaths from heat illness recently in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada. While here in the Eastern Sierra, especially in the […]

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