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Help keep the lights on at Panamint Springs Resort

A GoFundMe Account has been set up for Panamint Springs Resort, familiar to almost everyone who enters visits Death Valley National Park The COVID-19 Pandemic has been really tough on small businesses everywhere, but none more so than businesses located in rural counties and in resort towns near our national parks. Panamint Springs, a rustic […]

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COVID-19 COUNTY REPORTS | Inyo: 311 (+3) Positive | 16 Deaths | Mono: 314 (+7) Positive | 3 Deaths

  Covid-19 counties reports began in mid-March of 2020. Under the state’s color-coded, 4-tier system being used in California’s Blueprint to Recovery.   Inyo County in currently in the Tier-2 “Substantial” (Red) category. Fifty-one is of fifty-eight counties are in Tier-1 (Purple) “Widespread,” including Mono County. Tier -1 is the state’s most restrictive tier. The setbacks […]

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“Verily,” Inyo County HHS says unto thee, “Winter is Here, and Its Cold Outside…

“Baby, it’s cold outside”: Inyo County HHS Covid-19 Community Testing Being Moved Inside On Tuesday, Inyo County Health and Human Services Department announced that Verily COVID-19 community testing is being moved indoors rather than continue with its drive-through model now that cold weather has arrived, announced Anna Scott.  Instead of a drive-through, the new site […]

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Bishop Paiute Gas Station Closed | Employee tests positive for COVID-19

December 1, 2020 – Inyo County – The Management of the Bishop Paiute Gas Station and the Administration of the Bishop Paiute Tribe were informed this afternoon of a gas station employee testing positive for COVID-19. The employee had not been on premises since prior to November 25th. However out of an abundance of caution, […]

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Mono Supervisors Deal with Dual Emergencies: COVID-19 Purple Tier & Mountain View Fire Help

Mono County dodged a bullet two weeks ago, escaping the most restrictive widespread tier in California’s battle against COVID-19. But, with 37 new cases, not related to the outbreak at the Mountain Warfare Training Center at Pickel Meadows and a 9.5-percent positive testing rate, the County is now officially in the purple, widespread, tier.   […]

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As COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out, Who Will Get Them First?

A panel of scientific advisers at the CDC met yesterday and issued its recommendations on who should receive the first COVID-19 vaccinations. The guidelines are not binding on states, but hopefully the recommendations will have some influence on those policies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices supported the recommendations […]

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Public Input Sought on Stovepipe Wells Projects in Death Valley National Park

(Press Release: November 23, 2020) DEATH VALLEY, CA – The National Park Service (NPS) seeks feedback on proposed projects near Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley National Park. The NPS intends to increase and enhance recreation opportunities, improve vehicle and pedestrian safety, update utilities and infrastructure, rehabilitate historic buildings, and reduce impacts to park resources.   […]

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Mono Arts Council (MAC) Fundraising Kickoff – Now More Than Ever

A Message from MAC: Support the Arts! Mono Arts Council (MAC) is kicking off our first ever major fundraising campaign on #GivingTuesday. Now through June 30th, 2021, we are raising $250,000 to establish key programs, support some of our most beloved programs, and build a strong foundation for the future of the arts in Mono […]

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Senator Borgeas to Newsom: Please Show Us the Data Justifying Restaurant Closures

SACRAMENTO – Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) sent a request to Governor Gavin Newsom and Dr. Mark Ghaly, Health and Human Services Agency Secretary, requesting they disclose the data being used by the Administration justifying restaurant closures. The request is timely as many businesses that traditionally serve Thanksgiving dinner have closed their doors for the holidays. “It is incredibly difficult to […]

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Mono County COVID-19 testing schedule this week, Nov. 30, 2020

Don’t let up on getting tested for COVID-19. The next days and weeks are going to be critical in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus. Remember as well to get a flu shot. Protect yourself and you will be protecting others around you! Testing for the Week of November 30, 2020. Full testing […]

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