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State Updates Blueprint to Allow Additional Activities with Modifications to Reduce Risk Effective April 15

(Excerpts) With vaccination rates increasing and the state’s COVID-19 test positivity rate near a record low, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework allowing additional activities to resume with modifications to reduce risk. The updates include gatherings, private events or meetings such […]

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Yosemite National Park to Re-Implement a Day-Use Reservation System

Yosemite National Park to Re-Implement a Day-Use Reservation System Beginning on Friday, May 21, 2021   Yosemite National Park – Beginning Friday, May 21, visitors to Yosemite National Park will need a day-use reservation to enter the park. The temporary day-use reservation system will allow the park to manage visitation levels to reduce risks associated with exposure […]

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Sad Ending for One of Missing Individuals In Death Valley National Park Rescue

[Editors Note: Sierra Wave has tried to stay on top  of this story, and as with all search and rescue efforts, wish for the best outcomes. Unfortunately, that is not  always the case despite the best efforts of our dedicated rescuers.] Sadly, one of two missing campers from Tucson who were found on a remote, […]

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Manzanar National Historic Site will receive much-needed funding for deferred maintenance.

Manzanar’s Community Archeology Program Receives National Recognition

Manzanar National Historic Site’s Community Archeology Program has received the prestigious 2021 Award for Excellence in Public Archaeology Programming from the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). Founded in 1934, the SAA is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. With more than 7,000 members—including professional […]

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Letter: Mike Prather on Conglomerate Mesa — It’s About Place

Letter: On Conglomerate Mesa — It’s About Place (April 8, 2021) By Mike Prather Years ago Father Crowley realized that our wild landscapes in Inyo County were our sustainable future as opposed to the boom and bust of mining and other extractive industries. Father Crowley didn’t oppose mining, but he felt that the world-class beauty […]

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A statement from Mojave Precious Metals (“MPM”) on Town Hall and Open House

Press Release, April 6, 2021 –All statements can be attributed to Kit Cole, MPM spokesperson Mojave Precious Metals (“MPM”) welcomes all opportunities to discuss our exploration project and its future. To that end, we have held two public events – a virtual Town Hall on March 24 and an in-person (COVID safe) Open House on […]

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Opportunity: Sunrise Rotary Club has posted scholarship application for graduating seniors

The Sunrise Rotary Club has posted this year’s scholarship application for graduating seniors who are continuing their education next school year. Since 2004, the Sunrise Rotary Club has given scholarships totaling over $400,000 to over 330 Inyo County high school graduates, helping these local students afford to continue their education at a variety of schools, colleges […]

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Lung Association Urges Californians to Create a Clean Room in Advance of Wildfire Season

American Lung Association shares tips to protect lung health as Southern California’s fire season approaches. LOS ANGELES (April 6, 2021) – Climate change is a public health emergency. Longer and more severe wildfire seasons due to rising global temperatures produce harmful smoke with far-reaching health impacts. In 2020, there was 57,000 wildfires in the U.S. […]

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