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Dr. Rachel Canning, Mammoth Hospital, Clinical Psychologist

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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Travelling the 38th Parallel with David and Janet Carle Presentation

Save the Date and Time: Thursday, February 18, 2021  6:30pm on Zoom   INYO350 is pleased to present a Virtual Talk  (over Zoom) by local authors and world travelers David and Janet Carle.  Former state park rangers, the Carles will present the story of their around-the-world journey in search of water-related environmental and cultural intersections […]

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Castle Fire closures remain in effect for severely burned areas

Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument (Closures and Reopening Information)  Springville, February 12, 2021—From August to December 2020, the Castle Fire burned across thousands of acres in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. Forest officials evaluated the most impacted area to refine the existing forest closure.  As a result, areas […]

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Learn About Your Wild Neighbors at Wildcare

Are you a bit “bored” by the restrictions that COVID-19 has placed on all of us? Would you like to “get out of the house,” do something that is entertaining while learning about wildlife rescue and care at the same time? You can! Sierra Wave received this press release from ESWC Director Cindy Kamler about […]

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Unified Command Covid-19 Emergency Operations Center Announces Transitions in Mono County

Time for a change as response to COVID-19 shifts gears towards vaccinations. Effective February 5, Mono County Emergency Medical Services Chief Chris Mokracek transitioned into the role of Director of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), relieving Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection Chief Frank Frievalt. After 47 weeks of collaborative and determined leadership, Chief Frievalt will transition […]

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Winter Sport Season Also Avalanche Season, Be Prepared

Avalanche Season, Be Prepared Although an avalanche can occur whenever there is snow on a mountain range, avalanches most often occur between the months of December and April. It is important for visitors to be equipped with the current avalanche forecast, the proper avalanche rescue equipment, and avalanche training. Each year millions of avalanches sweep […]

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Partnerships, Volunteers a “Win for the Mono Basin”

Help Wetland Restoration at DeChambeau Ponds      The Inyo National Forest, working with partner agencies and volunteers, has restored water flow to the DeChambeau Ponds, in what is a “win for the Mono Basin,” said Thomas Torres, Inyo National Forest Wildlife Biologist and coordinator for this project.     “The DeChambeau Ponds wetland restoration […]

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