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Driving During the Winter Season

BISHOP — Caltrans would like to remind the traveling public to practice caution and be prepared for winter weather throughout Eastern Kern, Inyo, and Mono counties. With winter storms set to arrive beginning tomorrow, motorists need to be ready for whatever conditions the weather may bring. When visiting higher elevations, drivers are reminded to keep […]

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COVID-19 COUNTY REPORTS | Inyo: 993 Positive (+10) | 29 Deaths | Mono: 871 Positive (+7) | 4 Deaths

[Covid-19 county reports began being recorded in mid-March of 2020] CURRENTLY BOTH INYO AND MONO COUNTY ARE UNDER THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (CDPH) “REGIONAL STAY-AT-HOME ORDER” WAS ORIGINALLY EFFECTIVE DEC. 6, 2020 FOR AT LEAST THREE WEEKS. IT IS EFFECTIVE UNTIL CHANGED DUE TO HIGH POSTIVE COVID-19 NUMBERS. Both Inyo County and Mono […]

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NIHD Medical Staff recognizes COVID-19 Heroes

Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Medical Staff is pleased to recognize staff who have gone above-and-beyond the call of duty in providing care to patients, or service to the District, during the pandemic. For January, the  bestowed the COVID-19 Hero Awards upon three nursing team members, Tracy Aspel, Robin Christensen, and Dorman “Ben” McShan. Dr. Charlotte […]

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Lawsuit Against Liberty Utilities for Mountain View Fire Damage by Local Government and Indian Tribes

Lawsuit Against Liberty Utilities for Mountain View Fire Damage Filed by Mono County, Antelope Valley Fire Protection District, Toiyabe Indian Health Project, and Bridgeport Indian Colony Bridgeport, Calif. — On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Mono County, Antelope Valley Fire Protection District, Toiyabe Indian Health Project, Inc., and Bridgeport Indian Colony filed suit against Liberty Utilities, […]

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COVID-19 Variant First Found in Other Countries and States Now Seen More Frequently in California

L452R Variant is Linked to Multiple Outbreaks in Santa Clara County and Being Studied by California Genomic Sequencing Experts SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), in coordination with Santa Clara County and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), today announced that an L452R variant of COVID-19 is increasingly being identified by […]

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Mono County Says Pre-Register for the Vaccine and COVID-19 Testing Schedule

Pre-Register for COVID-19 Vaccine Mono County Public Health is encouraging Mono County residents to pre-register to be vaccinated by completing the online, confidential Vaccine Questionnaire. COVID-19 vaccines are entirely voluntary, and free for Mono County residents. The questionnaire will assist Mono County Public Health prioritize COVID-19 immunizations per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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The Bureau of Land Management releases Alabama Hills Management Plan

BISHOP, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office today announced the release of a comprehensive management plan for public lands in the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine in Inyo County. The plan is designed to provide diverse, high-quality recreational opportunities while minimizing user conflicts, addressing human health and safety concerns, reducing recreational impacts, and […]

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Accidental death of a man at Saline Valley Warm Springs on December 20, 2020

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and the National Park Service report an accidental death of a man at Saline Valley Warm Springs on December 20, 2020. Donald Vanneman III was a 63-year-old resident of San Francisco. Warm Springs Campground, along with all other Death Valley National Park campgrounds, is temporarily closed due […]

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