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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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Mountain View Fire, Nov. 18, 2020 Update

  MOUNTAIN VIEW FIRE NOV. 18, 2020 UPDATE Incident Website: Click on logo to left     Incident Information: Start / Report Date: Nov. 17, 2020 at 12:15 p.m. Cause: Unknown Fuels Involved: Grass, sagebrush and pinyon-juniper Size: 28,879 acres Location: Walker, California in Mono County Fatalities: 1 Injuries: 1 Structures destroyed: 80 Damage assessments […]

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(Latest Update) Report of double-homicide off U.S. Hwy 395 in Bridgeport | Highway 395 Reopened

UPDATE: Press Release from Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun 11/12/2020; The victims have been identified as William Adrian Larsen, 35, and Yesenia Larsen, 30, from Burbank, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. There were no additional details. 11/10/2020 | Ingrid Braun, Sheriff-Coroner Date: November 10, 2020 Re: Press Release – Double Homicide […]

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Mono County to Submit Tier Adjudication Request to State

Mono County Public Health Officials are submitting a request to enter into a tier adjudication process with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Mono County is seeking consideration for adjudication based on “qualitative and contextual elements” arising from positive COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases directly associated with the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC) […]

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Sierra Wave Exclusive: Sneak Peek at the New Wanaaha Casino!

Sierra Wave’s Bill Snyder Interviews the General Manager. Gary Murrey, on the Grand Opening of the New Wanaaha Casino Grand Opening celebration is set for Saturday 10/31! Bill and Gary talk about the new restaurants, games and keeping Covid safe for the Opening, Oct 31st, 2020! Bishop’s Paiute Palace Casino will now be called Wanaaha […]

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Another fatal collision in Coso Junction on Highway 395

It seems that vehicle accidents have been on the increase over the past few weeks. Coso Junction, along U.S. Highway 395, especially continues to prove to be a dangerous place for vehicles. Here is yet another one that occurred on Sunday, October 18th, which resulted in a fatality. The following information comes from the California […]

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Local teenager, Karlie Lain Gusé, still missing two years ago on October 13th

Today, Oct. 13, 2020, marks the second anniversary since Sierra Wave first posted a story on the disappearance of local teenager, 16-year-old, Karlie Lain Gusé, on October 13, 2018, when she was last seen in the very early morning hours walking down the street from her home towards Highway 6, never to be seen again. The Mono […]

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Two COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Inyo County | Residents from Bishop Care Center

There haven’t been any deaths recorded in Inyo County since April 24, 2020. Suddenly, with the past few weeks the number of positive Covid-19 cases began to rise. Today, August 6, it was announced that two new deaths have occurred, both residents of the Bishop Care Center. A number of employees at BCC have also […]

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Mammoth Lakes on the States’ “Metric” Radar Results in Increased Restrictions on Restaurants

It was bound to happen when the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Mono County skyrocketed and one had to be hospitalized over the past two weeks. In response, the Public Health Officer, Dr. Tom Boo, issued further restrictions on restaurants in Mammoth Lakes, which appears to be the leading source of the recent outbreaks. […]

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Update: Positive COVID-19 Cases Take Troublesome Upturn in Inyo & Mono Counties

Our public health authorities have been warning residents of Inyo and Mono counties for months that the Eastern Sierra would eventually experience a sharp increase in the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases. The new number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in Mono County as of late Sunday afternoon, July 19th, sits at 79! With the […]

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Inyo Supes Frustrated with Calif’s 2nd COVID-19 Shutdown | Enforcement of masks and face coverings

At Tuesday’s July 14, Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting, the frustration was evident as the county is forced to roll back on reopening plans because of the latest state OVID-19 revised public health orders issued on Monday, July 13. It’s a frustration shared by many business owners and many residents alike. At the same […]

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