Author Archive | Charles James

Manzanar National Historic Site will receive much-needed funding for deferred maintenance.

Inyo County Supervisors vote to “rescind” board resolutions passed by WWII Era Supervisors

Were the current Board of Supervisors actions to rescind the 80-year-old, WWII resolutions related to the Manzanar Concentration Camp and those of Japanese ancestry “Political Correctness” or simply “correcting the historical record?” Or were they rewriting history or simply an acknowledging the wrongs of the past? At their meeting last week on April 20, 2021, […]

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Caltrans Announces Additional Traffic Cameras and Weather Stations throughout District 9

According to Caltrans,  the state has added additional closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and roadside weather information systems (RWIS) in eastern Kern county to provide improved service and communication in District 9. Mono county installations are scheduled for late Spring/Summer. Recent additions to the statewide CCTV and RWIS system were installed in the following areas: Eastern […]

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Been “Catfished?” Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Occasionally here at Sierra Wave News, we try to keep you informed on robocalls, fake email messages and other online scams. This one, being ‘Catfished,” is not the same as being “Phished” (pronounced “Fished”), although both target unsuspecting men and women. It may be called “catfishing” but basically, it is just another way to steal […]

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Inyo County “Sees Red,” Finally! Less restrictive tier in time for Trout Opening on April 24!

On Tuesday, April 13, Inyo County was officially placed in the less restrictive Red Tier, Substantial category, just in time for the Trout Opener on the last weekend of the month. No more Purple Tier, thank you very much! They will now be able to reopen more types of businesses at greater capacity. There has […]

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Last Saturday the 5th Annual Inyo County SAR & CHP Inland Division Air Operations Search and Rescue Training was Held in Bishop

The 5th Annual Inyo County SAR & CHP Inland Division Air Operations Search and Rescue Training was held this past weekend in Bishop, CA. Photos shared on CHP Inland Division Air Operations Facebook website. Inyo SAR and CHP Air Operations has a long history of working together to provide search and rescue services to the […]

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Latest Information on Tucson Couple’s Fatal Death Valley Camping Trip

A GoFundMe fundraiser for the Death Valley National Park campers whose trip ended in disaster last week has provided a few new details about what happened to the couple. After a three-day search by multiple agencies for the missing couple in Death Valley National Park ended in tragedy Friday when authorities announced that hiker Alexander […]

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Sad Ending for One of Missing Individuals In Death Valley National Park Rescue

[Editors Note: Sierra Wave has tried to stay on top  of this story, and as with all search and rescue efforts, wish for the best outcomes. Unfortunately, that is not  always the case despite the best efforts of our dedicated rescuers.] Sadly, one of two missing campers from Tucson who were found on a remote, […]

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Kammi Foote, Inyo County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters, is leaving office.

Kammi Foote announced her resignation effective Friday, April 9 to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors at their regular Tuesday virtual meeting. Foote has been with the county for almost twenty years, the last ten years in elected office as the Inyo County Clerk/ Recorder/Registrar of Voters Office. As Foote was introduced to deliver her […]

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FBI Raid-Three suspects arrested in double homicide

One of suspects in double-homicide case last November 2020 is an Israeli citizen

Proving that what happens in Mono County does not stay in Mono County any more than it ever has in Las Vegas, the story of the double-homicide discovered on November 9, 2020 ten miles north of Bridgeport by a snowplow operator, has an international interest. Sierra Wave reported on the arrest of three suspects on […]

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U.S. has lowest pediatric and general population flu infection and death rates in years…it can be a problem

…and of course, it could be a problem for the next flu season. Remember the “Twindemic” that we were all warned about last year the combination of patients with both the flu and Covid-19? Public health authorities were warning everyone that would listen that, if it happened, it would be apocalyptic in terms of our […]

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Update on two of three suspects in double murder in Mono County on November 2020

In an update to Arrests Made in Bridgeport Double Homicide posted on Thursday, March 25, the following day, Friday, March 26 found two of the three suspects, 34-year-old Cory Spurlock and his 32 -year-old wife, Orit Oged, appearing before Missoula Justice Court Judge Landee Holloway to hear the charges against them: two counts of murder […]

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