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The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department launches gift card drive to help hundreds displaced by the Mountain View Fire

The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department is launching a gift card drive to help make the holidays a little brighter for the hundreds of Mono County residents displaced by the Mountain View Fire, which devastated the Walker and Coleville communities on Nov. 17. “There are 90 families who don’t have a home to celebrate Christmas in,” […]

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COVID-19 COUNTY REPORTS | Inyo: 290 (+7) Positive | 16 Deaths | Mono: 524 (+17) Positive | 3 Deaths

Under the state’s color-coded, 4-tier system being used in California’s Blueprint to Recovery, Inyo County is in Tier-3 “Moderate” (Orange), while Mono County is in Tier-2 “Substantial” (Red). There is genuine concern that both counties may easily find themselves dropped yet another Tier. Inyo County may drop from Orange to the Red Tier-2, “Substantial.” and […]

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“Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree” | Do you have a tree cutting permit?

BLM Bishop Field Office offers Christmas tree cutting permits online  Now available online for a no-contact purchase this holiday season  BISHOP, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office is now offering personal-use Christmas tree cutting permits for designated cutting areas on public lands near Benton and Bridgeport in Mono County, through Dec. […]

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Volunteer Group Spearheads Eastern California Museum Fall Clean up

A group of enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers recently completed a thorough fall clean-up of the grounds at the Eastern California Museum in Independence. About 20 volunteers showed up armed with rakes, hand tools, shrub trimmers and clippers, and other tools to tackle the daunting task of ridding the five-acre museum grounds of the fallen leaves, […]

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Explanation from Mono County on why it was placed in Red rather than Purple Tier

Mono County submitted an adjudication request to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on November 9, 2020, stating that the COVID-19 cases confined to the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMW) in Pickel Meadows should not count toward the total cases in Mono County in terms of tier assignments. In the adjudication […]

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Shop with a Cop | Popular Christmas Program for Kids Returns

SHOP WITH A COP ADAPTED FOR 2020  Shop with a Cop is alive and well in 2020, with some tweaks. The program brings law enforcement branches from Mono and Inyo Counties together with a special selection of East Side grade school children to all go shopping for gifts for family members. In past years, the […]

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State Issues New Gathering Guidance for a Safer Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

Well, now that you have decided to “crawl out from  under that rock” you’ve been “self-isolating” under for the past 10 months, the beneficent state of California has issued “official” guidance on how you should celebrate Thanksgiving this year during the pandemic. The only problem many of us have with it is that every time […]

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Mono County sets up Local Assistance Center for Mountain View Fire victims needing help

Local Assistance – Center Opening The County of Mono is leading the effort to provide disaster recovery assistance to residents impacted by the Mountain View Fire. A Local Assistance Center (LAC) will be temporarily set up to help residents get free resources and compassionate support for their recovery process. Examples of Services Available and Agencies: […]

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Inyo County Sheriff won’t enforce Gov’s Stay at Home Order Curfew | Curfew does not include Inyo County

On Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home Order Statement from the Sheriff On November 19, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office learned that Governor Newsom would be issuing a “Limited Stay at Home Order” (curfew) to take effect Saturday, November 21, at 10 PM.  It has been the position of the Sheriff to educate citizens and visitors […]

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“Purple Tier counties” placed under curfew to slow spread of coronavirus, deaths, and hospitalizations

41 Purple Tier counties, 94% of Californians, placed under curfew to slow the surging spread of COVID-19, hospitalizations, and deaths. Does not currently include Inyo and Mono counties. Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered a curfew for all California counties in the purple tier (Widespread) of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations […]

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