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Five Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Ready for Public Use in Inyo and Kern Counties

[Caltrans Press Release –April 15, 2020] Electric vehicle (EV) drivers travelling along Highway 395 in Inyo County and Highway 58 in Kern County can now recharge using five newly installed fast charging stations. “Fast chargers are essential to continue growing EV adoption in California and meeting our state’s goals for combating climate change,” said Caltrans […]

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U.S. has lowest pediatric and general population flu infection and death rates in years…it can be a problem

…and of course, it could be a problem for the next flu season. Remember the “Twindemic” that we were all warned about last year the combination of patients with both the flu and Covid-19? Public health authorities were warning everyone that would listen that, if it happened, it would be apocalyptic in terms of our […]

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U.S. has lowest pediatric and general population flu infection and death rate in years

And of course…it can be a problem for next year. Remember the “Twindemic” that we were all warned about last year – the combination of patients with both the flu and Covid-19? Public health authorities were warning everyone that would listen that if it happened, it would be apocalyptic in terms of our health care […]

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Horrible crash almost kills two CHP officers in Stockton Area | Three victims tragically killed in fiery crash

(Note: Sierra Wave News wanted to share this horrendous accident with our listeners and readers that happened yesterday, March 23, 2021, in the San Joaquin Valley. It is a reminder of  just how dangerous the job of our California Highway Patrol Officers can be. Our state’s highways are very dangerous places to make emergency stops. […]

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Mass Covid-19 vaccination clinics in Bishop put lots of smiles on faces

Last weekend on Saturday and Sunday there were two days when county residents were able to get the much-sought-after Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop during a mass vaccination event. The process to get registered online and scheduled for an appointment, followed by the planning and organization found at the fairgrounds, […]

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Herd Immunity May Be Impossible Without Vaccinating Children Against COVID-19

With the goal of reopening in-person classes for schoolchildren at both the federal, state, and local level as soon as possible, there may be another important reason to reopen them that has as much to do with establishing and sustaining what is known as “herd immunity” than just preventing children from falling behind in school. […]

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Does ignoring Robocalls make them stop?

Does ignoring robocalls make them stop? Here’s what we learned from getting 1.5 million calls on 66,000 phone lines New research aims to give phone companies tools to help curb robocalls. Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images Sathvik Prasad, North Carolina State University and Bradley Reaves, North Carolina State University The Research Brief is […]

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Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning | Don’t let it happen to you!

In an article titled, “Extreme Cold Killed Texans in Their Bedrooms, Vehicles and Backyards, The New York Times has reported that at least 58 people died in storm-affected areas stretching to Ohio, victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, car crashes, drownings, house fires and hypothermia. Several have been attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning. There have been […]

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Ben Franklin Store in Bishop Closing end of April | COVID-19 largely to blame for shipping problems

Ben Franklin is a chain of five and dime and arts and craft stores started in 1927. The stores are found primarily in small towns such as Bishop throughout the United States. It is a franchise system, with individual stores owned by independent proprietors, which here in Bishop is Adrienne Gillespie. It was perhaps the […]

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Caltrans Video Highlights Maintenance Crews During January’s Winter Storm

BISHOP – The first major winter storm of 2021 brought plenty of snow and blizzard-like conditions to eastern Kern, Inyo, and Mono counties. Major arteries shut down due to the sheer volume of snowfall, and maintenance crews from Caltrans District 9 went into around-the-clock rotations as they worked against Mother Nature to reopen roads for […]

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Bishop Police Make Two Vehicle Theft Arrests in Two Days

This report came to Sierra Wave News courtesy of the Bishop Police Department on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Apparently, some local residents from Bishop and Mammoth Lakes have decided that stealing vehicles in Los Angeles and then driving them back up here to where they live is a good way to get around? Let’s hope […]

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