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Death Valley Hosted 820,000 Visitors in 2020 | Half of Usual Total Due to Stay at Home Order

DEATH VALLEY, CA – About 820,000 people visited Death Valley National Park in 2020. This was about half the number of people that visited the park the previous year. Breaking down the figures by season illustrates the impact of the coronavirus pandemic over time. Winter: The year started out strong. The park had its third-busiest […]

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NIHD Rural Health Clinic Car Clinic team, Dr. Helvie recognized as COVID heroes

In a month known for strong hearts, Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Medical Staff could not have made better selections for its COVID-19 Heroes honors. Recognized this month are the Rural Health Car Clinic team, who found themselves at the heart of the coronavirus battle; and, Dr. Charlotte Helvie, the lion-hearted pediatrician whose steadfast leadership united […]

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[Latest Update] Murder in Benton reported by Mono County Sheriff – Suspect Arrested

FEB. 25,2021 UPDATE #2: The victim has been identified as Elizabeth Ann Copeland, age 58, from Benton, Calif. Sierra Wave was contacted by Catherine Johnson, an aunt of Ms. Copeland, asking for more information on her niece’s murder. She shared that she was so tired of reading posts on Facebook and Ms. Copeland’s mother (her […]

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NIHD readies for new Electronic Health Record

Northern Inyo Healthcare District has teamed up with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to transform its Electronic Health Record (EHR). NIHD will move to an updated electronic system that supports physicians, nurses, and clinicians to share data across the District’s multiple offices. Patients can expect a new patient portal this May. The […]

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Metabolic Studio Expands Inyo County Nonprofit Community Resiliency Grant Program

INYO COUNTY, CA, February 24, 2021 – Inyo County was recently notified that the Metabolic Studio has awarded the county a grant for $100,000 in support of the Community Resiliency Grant Program. The Metabolic Studio grant matches the county’s original allocation of $100,000 for the program, bringing the total available to local nonprofit organizations to […]

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Newest Addition to Mammoth Hospital, Dr. Rachel Canning

Dr. Rachel Canning is the newest addition to the Mammoth Hospital team, coming to Mammoth Lakes most recently from Fresno, CA where she completed her predoctoral internship, postdoctoral fellowship, and worked as a Clinical Psychologist at the Sullivan Center for Children. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in child and adolescent […]

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Herd Immunity May Be Impossible Without Vaccinating Children Against COVID-19

With the goal of reopening in-person classes for schoolchildren at both the federal, state, and local level as soon as possible, there may be another important reason to reopen them that has as much to do with establishing and sustaining what is known as “herd immunity” than just preventing children from falling behind in school. […]

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Inyo Health Department has Covid-19 vaccine available on Sunday in Bishop | Register online NOW!

The Inyo County Health Department has announced that it still has extra Covid-19 vaccine available at its Mass Vaccination Clinic at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop for tomorrow, Sunday, February 21st. YOU MUST BE REGISTERED. Go online now to: When you are prompted to enter your address or zip code, use 93514 to locate […]

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Does ignoring Robocalls make them stop?

Does ignoring robocalls make them stop? Here’s what we learned from getting 1.5 million calls on 66,000 phone lines New research aims to give phone companies tools to help curb robocalls. Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images Sathvik Prasad, North Carolina State University and Bradley Reaves, North Carolina State University The Research Brief is […]

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Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning | Don’t let it happen to you!

In an article titled, “Extreme Cold Killed Texans in Their Bedrooms, Vehicles and Backyards, The New York Times has reported that at least 58 people died in storm-affected areas stretching to Ohio, victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, car crashes, drownings, house fires and hypothermia. Several have been attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning. There have been […]

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Open Letter from Local Realtor’s Opposing View to Bishop City Council on Vacant Building Nuisance Ordinance

Sierra Wave reporter, Deb Murphy’s article last week, Bishop City Council Passes Vacant Building Nuisance Ordinance But Balks at Registry, brought a lengthy, detailed response from local realtor, Stan Smith, with Pleasant Valley Associates Real Estate, who wrote the following response in opposition to the city council’s actions on February 8, 2021. Downtown District Planning Overlay […]

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