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Caltrans Has Closed Tioga Pass/State Route 120 West to the Yosemite National Park Gate for the Winter Season

November 23, 2020 – LEE VINING — Following Yosemite National Park’s closure of Tioga Road, Caltrans has closed its Lee Vining gate on State Route 120 West for the winter season. The gate was originally closed in early November in preparation for a series of snowstorms that blanketed the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada. State Route […]

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Shop with a Cop | Popular Christmas Program for Kids Returns

SHOP WITH A COP ADAPTED FOR 2020  Shop with a Cop is alive and well in 2020, with some tweaks. The program brings law enforcement branches from Mono and Inyo Counties together with a special selection of East Side grade school children to all go shopping for gifts for family members. In past years, the […]

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Inyo County Sheriff won’t enforce Gov’s Stay at Home Order Curfew | Curfew does not include Inyo County

On Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home Order Statement from the Sheriff On November 19, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office learned that Governor Newsom would be issuing a “Limited Stay at Home Order” (curfew) to take effect Saturday, November 21, at 10 PM.  It has been the position of the Sheriff to educate citizens and visitors […]

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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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Update on Mountain View Fire | Fatality identified | Donations being accepted for fire victims

Mono County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who died in the Mountain View Fire in Walker, Calif. as 69-year-old Sallie Joseph. She was found in the debris of her burned home on Lone Company Road. The Mountain View Fires was fanned by erratic winds that drove the fire into the residential area of Walker, […]

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Mono County has funding for ROUND TWO of MONO C.U.R.E. Business Assistance Grant Program.

The Mono C.U.R.E. (County Unified Recovery Effort) is a business assistance grant program designed to provide assistance to businesses in unincorporated Mono County who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the statewide Stay-At-Home Executive Order and the subsequent mitigations mandated for business operations. This program is designed to provide “bridge” funding for […]

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Joint Mono County and Mammoth Lakes Meeting Held Tuesday | Updated on COVID-19

The Mono County Supervisors and Mammoth Lakes Town Council met Tuesday afternoon for an update on an increasing number of COVID-19 cases throughout the County. With the Mountain View Fire out of control in Walker, claiming one life and destroying property, the meeting took on the feel of an update on the Apocalypse. This has […]

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U.S. Highway 395 Now Open from Wildfire Closure | State Route 14 closed | R1 Chain Controls in Mono/Inyo Counties

(November 18, 2020) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         U.S. Highway 395 Reopens from Wildfire Closure  MONO COUNTY —Caltrans and CHP have reopened U.S. Highway 395 in Mono County from Emigrant Street in Bridgeport to the Nevada State Line. The road was previously closed due to a wildfire in the area that had evacuated the town of […]

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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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Mammoth Lakes Town Council approves final round of Business Assistance Program for small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19

On June 17, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council approved a Business Assistance Program to provide grants to small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19. Investing Town funds into small, local businesses serves an important governmental purpose of providing much needed economic relief during these unpreceded times. The Town’s primary goals with the Business Assistance Program are […]

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