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Bishop’s and Mammoth Lakes’ Schools Forced to Close Because of “Very Poor Air Quality”

The smoke from the Creek Fire continues to degrade air quality in Mammoth Lakes and Bishop to unhealthy and hazardous, threatening the health of residents, students and visitors to the area as well. The following news release was posted on the Mammoth Lakes Unified School District website this morning, stating that “In-person programs closed due […]

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Inyo National Forest to remain closed for another week | 9 national forests will remain closed

Message from John “Pancho” Smith, Acting Forest Supervisor, Inyo National Forest” Good morning: Over the past few days, the Inyo National Forest has been looking at options to re-open the Forest in a modified manner and we have shared that tentative plan out to various permittees, recreation residences, and at the Creek Fire meeting yesterday. […]

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Creek Fire Update as of Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. | Town of Mammoth Lakes Community Meeting

The Town of Mammoth Lakes hosted a zoom update on the Creek Fire with representatives from all the involved agencies Tuesday evening.  CLICK TO WATCH. In a nutshell: Things are looking better than they did late last week as the northeast edge of the fire is behaving as anticipated. The enlarged and labeled topographic maps […]

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Air Quality Index Guide: Protect Yourself from Harmful Wildfire Smoke | Mammoth Lakes Air Hazardous

The current air quality index for the Town of Mammoth Lakes is 429 for Sunday, September 20. On September 14, 15, 16, and 17 the index topped out at 500+. The best link to what the quality index is in your community or zip code, visit: AirNow.gov.  Another local link is the Great Basin Unified Air […]

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National Weather Service | Lower Temps, but windy…not good for fire situation

The one thing that most firefighters will tell you is that they could do without is wind. Hopefully, things will not get completely out of control in what is turning out to be a devastating fire season here in California. How and where you can find the most complete weather information is at the U.S. […]

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