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Do Federal Unemployment Supplemental Benefits Keep Employees from Returning to Work?

It’s a question that many have been asking recently: Are Federal Unemployment Supplemental Benefits of $300-a-week Keeping employees away from returning to work?­­ Like most things, it’s not that simple. With the increasing opening of the economy from Covid-19 restrictions, there are concerns being heard from local businesses in both Inyo and Mono counties, both […]

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Mammoth Lakes Police Department Daily Activity Log for April 26 to May 2, 2021

Sierra Wave occasionally posts the public activity logs for our local police and sheriff agencies. Today we posted the activity log for the Mammoth Lakes Police Department. The reason is simple: Sometimes the logs are quite entertaining and informative, and it gives a snapshot of what our peace officers are doing to serve the community […]

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Injured Wildlife to Get a Fancy New Ride

Wildcare Eastern Sierra director Cindy Kamler and staff members Danielle Manriquez and Leith Felgar show off their latest “admission,” an F-250, 2012, special truck generously donated by Inyo County to our local wildlife rehab facility. This specialized vehicle originally served Inyo County Animal Services in their tasks of rescuing domestic animals that are lost, abandoned, […]

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Mono County Supervisors Come Out Against Gold-Silver Exploration Drilling in Long Valley

Mono County Submits Initial Comments on Long Valley Exploration Drilling Project Looking for Gold and Silver The Mono County Board of Supervisors took a strong stance in opposition to the proposed exploratory drilling project in Long Valley at its Tuesday meeting. Kore Mining has claimed the project qualifies as a categorical exclusion from the state […]

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Search and Rescue Awards Picnic Held in Mono County to Honor Its Search and Rescue Team

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Search and Rescue (SAR) Team is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives. When called by the MSCO, the Team responds for searches and rescues at any time, in any weather, for as long as it takes, for free. Each year, the Team honors members for their individual […]

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Scoping Period for the Long Valley Exploration Drilling Project Extended

Local environmentalists took interest tin the Kore Mining exploratory drilling project as it was coming up on the deadline to end comments on scoping. A scoping review is usually required as a part of any environmental assessment or impact study to determine any potential or harmful effects that may result from specific activities proposed to […]

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Inyo County moves to Orange – Moderate Tier; No change in Mono County Orange Status

On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Inyo County has  been moved from the Red Tier – Substantial risk category to the Orange Tier – Moderate risk category under the State’s Four-Tier, Color-Coded Reopening System.  The change will take effect Wednesday, May 5. The changes are being attributed largely to the over 30 million vaccinations that have […]

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2021 Owens River Annual Clean Up held May 1 was one of most successful yet!

The 2021 Owens River Annual Clean Up has come and gone. The event hosted on Saturday, May 1, 2021, was the most successful attendance and clean up yet in eight consecutive years! This year’s clean up drew over 150 volunteers. While a handful of local residents attended the event, the majority of the participants were […]

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