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Mountain View devastation

Let the Lawsuits Begin: Lawyers soliciting victims of Mountain View Fire

The Mountain View Fire began on November 17, 2020 in the town of Walker, Calif., and burned approximately 20,000 acres, destroyed 90 homes, and killed one homeowner. Initial reports of the fire mentioned “downed power lines” as the cause during a strong wind event as the reason for the fire, but the cause quickly became […]

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Smiling faces…Covid-19 Relief Begins in Mono County with Frontline Healthcare workers

There are a lot of smiles on the faces of Mono County frontline healthcare workers as doctors, nurses, environmental housekeeping workers, clinicians, and everyone in the healthcare field that have close, if not daily contact, with Covid-19 patients are being immunized against the deadly virus. It must be a great relief. Mono County announced in […]

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The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has arrived at NIHD

How cool is this? If it’s the new coronavirus vaccine that just arrived at the Norther Inyo Healthcare District today on Thursday, Dec. 17, it’s VERY COOL! As in Arctic temperature “cool.” The Pfizer vaccine must be stored at about minus-75 degrees Celsius. That is about 50 degrees colder than any vaccine currently used in […]

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Cash Withdrawals from Bank Night Drop Deposit Boxes Prove Difficult

At least two banks in Bishop were the victims of attempted thefts sometime on Monday night. Union Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, which are located across the street from one another on North Main Street, each had unsuccessful attempts at breaking into and removal of their wall mounted night deposit drop boxes. The would-be […]

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Mono County COVID-19 Testing Schedule for week of December 14, 2020. 

Do not stop being tested! It will be months before everyone has access to the new coronavirus vaccines. In the meantime, it is important that the public remain vigilant and avoid behavior that invites becoming infected or possibly infecting others. A key component of containing the spread of the contagion is to be tested regularly. […]

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Wanaaha Casino Open with Covid-19 Safety In Place

The WANAAHA Casino located in Bishop California is owned and operated by the Bishop Paiute Tribe under the authority of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and the State of California through a mutual Compact agreement. Although the State of California has put a stay-at-home order for the region stopping all non-essential services, the Bishop Paiute […]

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Local Mammoth Lakes resident tells her story of COVID-19. She almost died.

This story of a local Mammoth Lakes resident who nearly  died from COVID-19 is a cautionary tale worth watching and reading. Angie TeSlaa of Mammoth Lakes, age 37, with no underlying health conditions, was found unconscious by her husband, Jay. It was posted on NBC4 News in Reno. Click on hyperlink in the first paragraph […]

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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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