Author Archive | Deb Murphy

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Shop with a Cop | Popular Christmas Program for Kids Returns

SHOP WITH A COP ADAPTED FOR 2020  Shop with a Cop is alive and well in 2020, with some tweaks. The program brings law enforcement branches from Mono and Inyo Counties together with a special selection of East Side grade school children to all go shopping for gifts for family members. In past years, the […]

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Joint Mono County and Mammoth Lakes Meeting Held Tuesday | Updated on COVID-19

The Mono County Supervisors and Mammoth Lakes Town Council met Tuesday afternoon for an update on an increasing number of COVID-19 cases throughout the County. With the Mountain View Fire out of control in Walker, claiming one life and destroying property, the meeting took on the feel of an update on the Apocalypse. This has […]

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Fourth Distr. Inyo County Supervisor Candidates’ Forum

The Fourth District Inyo County Supervisor Candidates Online Forum Was Hosted by the Big Pine Civics Club Big Pine, Independence and all points in between will be getting a new Inyo County Supervisor sworn in this January. The choice: Jennifer Roeser or Don Bright, both familiar names in Inyo County. Here’s the abbreviated, blow-by-blow discussion, […]

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October 19, 2020 Four candidates pursuing two seats on Mammoth Lakes Town Council participated in a Zoom forum hosted by the Mammoth Chamber of Commerce last week. Here’s the abbreviated version: First, the intros. Cindi Myrold, a 20-year resident currently working in the Town’s Finance Department, wants to stay involved. At 37, Sarah Rea is […]

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Creek Fire Update as of Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. | Town of Mammoth Lakes Community Meeting

The Town of Mammoth Lakes hosted a zoom update on the Creek Fire with representatives from all the involved agencies Tuesday evening.  CLICK TO WATCH. In a nutshell: Things are looking better than they did late last week as the northeast edge of the fire is behaving as anticipated. The enlarged and labeled topographic maps […]

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IMACA Held Virtual Community Meeting on Overnight Homeless Parking Proposal

IMACA and the Consortium of Care have been working on a safe place for the homeless to park their cars overnight at a location with access to restroom facilities. What sounds like a no-brainer hasn’t been. Working through issues from the community has been an on-going process and the topic at a virtual meeting last […]

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CARES Act in the lawyer hands.

Mono County Board of Supervisors Approved CARES Act Funding

At last week’s Mono County Board of Supervisors, the supervisors approved a final spending plan focused on community support for $250,000 funding through the CARES Act, which stands for Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security, passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. Finance Director […]

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Town of Mammoth Adds “Teeth” to Health Orders Compliance

The Town of Mammoth Lakes isn’t taking any chances with its position on the moderate tier of California’s revised COVID-19 classification system. The Town’s goal is to drop to the minimal tier with a broad range of business openings. At last week’s Town Council meeting, council members voted unanimously to adopt an urgency ordinance prohibiting […]

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There Will be a Mammoth Mountain this Season

The first hint at “normal” came at Wednesday evening’s Mammoth Town Council meeting. Even in the Owens Valley, signs of “normal” are the caravan of Friday evening traffic starting in early winter and checking the volume of rain in the valley against snow accumulation at the Mammoth Mountain website. While it is too early to […]

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