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Mono County Issues Indoor Mask Order Following Increase in Local COVID-19 Cases

Press Release August 3, 2021 – Dr. Richard O. Johnson, Acting Public Health Officer for Mono County, has issued a Local Health Order (Order) requiring the use of face coverings (masks) for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents and visitors within indoor public spaces in Mono County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes.  The Order goes into […]

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Lone Hiker Found Dead in Death Valley National Park During Triple-digit Temperatures

A hiker, identified as Douglas Branham, 68, of Tukwila, WA, has been found dead in Death Valley National Park, on Wednesday, July 24. Family members told authorities that Branham had planned to hike from Badwater to West Side Road and back, a 12-mile round-trip hike across salt flats. He was supposed to fly home to […]

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National Night Out 2021

The community is invited to come enjoy National Night Out – a night on the town with their local first responders Tuesday. There will be free hot dogs fresh off the grill, along with music, lawn games, and freebies for the kids. The festivities are set to take place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, […]

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Rep. Obernolte secures $11 million for CA-08 projects including $800,000 for streets and sidewalk improvements in Bishop

Rep. Obernolte secures $11 million for CA-08 projects including $800,000 for streets and sidewalk improvements in Bishop   WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte (CA-08) secured $11 million in funding for projects in California’s 8th District that passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of this week’s major appropriations package. This includes $1 million for […]

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Housing Assistance Available

    Housing Assistance Available through IMACA and Mammoth Lakes Housing While California and the country is slowly emerging from the past year’s battle with COVID-19, the impacts are still being felt by those least able to deal with them. But, there is still help with housing costs available through Inyo Mono Advocates for Community […]

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Inyo Students Return to School for ABC’s, a Masking Requirement

Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, Barry Simpson, confirmed that school will be in-person for all students, however, masking requirements for all students and staff will remain in place. He emphasized that this is not a local decision; there are state guidelines that they must follow. What of those who cannot for health or other reasons […]

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Not Good! CDPH Issues Public Health Order in Response to Surge In Delta Variant

Back to square one? The Delta Variant causing fastest increase in COVID-19 Cases than during the entire pandemic. Mono County Residents and Visitor Urged to Become Vaccinated. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a significant challenge in California. COVID-19 vaccines are effective in reducing infection and serious disease. At present, 62% of Californians 12 years of age and […]

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California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Thanks Mono County Supvr. John Peters for Broadband for All Leadership

California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Thanks Mono County Supvr. John Peters for Broadband for All Leadership The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) – the voice of California’s 58 Counties – would like to thank Mono County Supervisor John Peters for his strong leadership in supporting Broadband for All in the California State Budget. […]

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Use of Force Incident on July 24 | Update | Officers’ Body Camera Footage Released

True to their word, Inyo County Sheriff Jeff Hollowell and the Sheriff’s Office Public Information officer Carma Roper, promised to be responsive and transparent as quickly as possible on the Sheriff deputies use of force during the arrest of George Barlow III on July 24 at the Bishop Chevron Gas Station. It looks like they […]

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(Update) Incident at Chevron Station in Bishop involving Inyo County Sheriff deputies sparks community outrage

Dogs are dogs, but sometimes dogs are seen as “heroes”; at other times they are seen as a “threat.” And sometimes police officers are seen as “heroes” …and sometimes in today’s environment, they are also seen as a “threat” to some people, especially to many “of color.” An incident on Saturday night at the Chevron […]

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Suspect Arrested After Use of Force Incident at Bishop Chevron – Dog Killed in Incident

[[Sierra Wave received the following press release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and Sierra Wave will be following up with information from witnesses]: July 24 shortly after 2:00am Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a domestic violence restraining order violation at 969 Tu Su Lane.  Upon arrival of the deputies, neither the […]

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