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6.0 earthquake in Walker Canyon | North Mono County

Thursday afternoon at 3:49 pm a magnitude 6.0 earthquake was reported about 70 miles northwest of Mammoth Mountain and 40 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe, closing the Hwy 395 temporarily as rockslides sent large boulders onto the roadway along Walker Canyon that had to be removed by road crews. Fortunately, this is a sparsely populated […]

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Recall Suddenlink Communications? One Inyo County supervisor wants to improve local high-speed Internet

Recall Suddenlink Communications? Many clients are unhappy with its service and cost Inyo County Fourth District Supervisor Jen Roeser is seeking feedback about service issues with Suddenlink Communications in preparation of Inyo County considering sending a letter to the company and the CA Public Utilities Commission as Mono, Placer and Nevada Counties, and the cities […]

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July 4th celebrations possible thanks to Covid-19 vaccinations

July 4th celebrations enjoyed by thousands in the Eastern Sierra, most of whom were confident in their Covid-19 vaccination shots Most Eastern Sierra residents and visitors enjoyed a good Fourth of July celebration with friends and family, complete with barbeques, public fireworks (which fortunately did not start any major wildfires despite concerns), well-attended parades on […]

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Record-breaking heat wave! Be prepared for Heat Emergencies

Record-breaking heat wave coming to Eastern Sierra over the rest of this week into next | Be Prepared! Triple-digit weather recently killed nearly 100 people in Oregon with temperatures over three days hitting 116 degrees. Just over the border In Canada, over the past several days, there have been 180 wildfires in British Columbia, seventy […]

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Update 6/23 AM: Inyo Creek Fire Outside Lone Pine Continues Burning | Concern centers on Whitney Portal

Update on Thursday, June [email protected]: The Incident Management Team is reporting the fire as 25% contained, holding at 586 acres going into this evening. Lateral movement of the Inyo Creek Fire continues to be held. Firefighters continued to build containment lines in very steep and rugged terrain, which is the primary factor why the containment […]

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Inyo Creek Fire Community Meeting Scheduled on Thursday in Lone Pine Spainhower Park

The Inyo National Forest will hold a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021 to update the public on the progress being made on the Inyo Creek Fire. The public meeting will be held at the Spainhower Park located at 430 N. Main St., Lone Pine, CA 93545. Representatives from the Inyo […]

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What Happened to the Tucson Couple Missing in April in Words of Survivor Emily Henkel

Finally, thanks to one of our readers, Kristine MacKenzie, who was so affected by the story of the missing couple from Tucson in Death Valley in April, that she continued to follow it. She contacted Sierra Wave so we can share this podcast from 2 weeks ago on what really happened during the tragic story […]

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National Pollinator Week: To Bee or Not Too Bee” Should Not ‘Bee’ the Question”

Every day, every week, every month, and every year is “officially” labelled or designated for some cause or topic. This week it is National Pollinator Week. By any standard, it is a good topic because our food depends on pollinators, the most common one known to most of us are bees, although they include birds, […]

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(Update) Wildfire outside of Lone Pine in Alabama Hills

Update Monday, June [email protected]: #AlabamaFire is 100% contained as of this morning. Update Sunday, June [email protected]: #AlabamaFire: Fire is at 80% containment, holding at 560 acres. No new fire growth over the past 24 hours. Update @7pm, June 19: Alabama Fire Press Release–Vegetation Fire mapped at 419 acres with 260 personnel assigned. Fire mostly on […]

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Fourth of July Fireworks Are Planned in Bishop at City Park

Bishop’s fantastic 4th of July fireworks show will be back and better than ever for 2021. Since it’s no longer possible to hold the event at the airport, the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department will host this year’s festivities at the Bishop City Park. This venue allows for expanded events to create a full day of […]

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