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CHP Report on Three Vehicle Accident Near Olancha 11-24-21

  On 11/24/2021 at approximately 11:40 AM, a semi-truck driver from Phelan, CA, was driving a 2011 International semi-truck/trailer, loaded with cardboard. The semi truck was traveling northbound along US-395 just south of Cactus Flats Road near Olancha, CA. The semi truck was entering a construction zone when the truck driver failed to see northbound […]

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    November 23, 2021 – Mammoth Lakes Police Department is pleased to announce that our Agency was selected to receive $344,273 in State funding from the California Department of Justice Tobacco Grant Program. This competitive grant is authorized under the California, Research and Prevention Tobacco Act of 2016 (Proposition 56) and provides program funding […]

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LADWP To Hold Lower Owens River Virtual Public Meeting On December 7, 2021

    LADWP and the County of Inyo have released the Lower Owens River Project 2021 Draft Annual Report. The draft report is available at The report represents the completion of the fifteenth year of monitoring for the project. A virtual public meeting will be held to discuss the draft report on Tuesday, December 7, […]

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Cerro Coso Welcomes New Nursing Professor Lisa Balk

    Cerro Coso Community College welcomes new Associate Professor of Nursing Lisa Balk to the college. Born in Maryland, Balk a military wife, has lived the military life and spent time in San Diego, Rhode Island, and Maryland when her husband was active-duty Navy. She moved to Ridgecrest in 2016 when her husband took a job […]

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Attempted Abduction Of Juvenile Onto A Mammoth Mountain Parking Shuttle – November 19

On November 19th, 2021, at approximately 4:15 PM a juvenile was pulled onto a Mammoth Mountain parking shuttle by an unknown male. The juvenile was able to get out of the situation by exiting the bus when it stopped. The juvenile described the subject as a male in his late 30s, approximately 6 feet tall […]

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BUHS Scores Big in CIF Central Section Cross Country Championships Divisional IV Meet

  CIF Central Section Cross Country Championships Divisional IV meet was held on Thursday, November 18 at Woodward Park in Fresno.   Congratulations to sophomore Ashley Fitt for placing third out of 113 runners in the  race. Ashley ran a PR time of 20:01 over the 5,000 Meter course.  Ashley’s third-place finish qualifies her to compete at […]

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Arsenic, lead, zinc, and antimony in a National Park? Removal of contaminated soils proposed at Gold Hill Mill By National Park Service

DEATH VALLEY, CA – The National Park Service (NPS) seeks public feedback on a proposal to remove contaminated soils from Gold Hill Mill in Death Valley National Park. The mercury amalgamation mill was in use from the 1930s through the 1950s in Warm Springs Canyon in the southern end of the park. The mill site […]

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Caltrans Stands Ready To Help Address Global Supply Chain Disruptions By Increasing Truck Weight Limits Until June 30, 2022

      SACRAMENTO ― Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent executive order to address global supply chain disruptions, Caltrans is temporarily increasing truck weight limits for international commerce on the State Highway System. Executive Order N-19-21 directs Caltrans to consider a temporary increase in the maximum allowable gross vehicle weight beyond the current 80,000-pound limit in order to facilitate […]

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REVISED: Work Planned To Begin On Long Valley Exploration Drilling Project – As Early As Nov. 30

The Inyo National Forest announces that work on the Long Valley Exploration Drilling Project is expected to begin in two weeks. The forest has received notification from the project proponent, KORE Mining, Ltd of their intent to begin exploratory drilling as early as Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Previously, work was expected to begin as early […]

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California Citizens Redistricting Commission Opens Up Additional Time Slots Allowing More Comment Opportunities During November 17-23

Today at 8am the California Citizens Redisstricting Commission opened up additional timeslots to allow for more comment opportunities on draft maps during the November 17-23 public input meetings. Please be advised that in order to create additional time slots, the amount of time given for public comment has decreased to 2.5 minutes per person. Appointments […]

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Mammoth Ranger District Fire Crews To Conduct Prescribed Burn Along Dry Creek Cutoff Road To Last 2 – 3 Days.

Weather and air quality conditions permitting, Mammoth Ranger District fire crews will conduct up to 270 acres on the Dry Creek Prescribed Fire starting Monday, November 15 and continuing through for 2-3 days while and if conditions remain favorable. This prescribed fire is located along  Dry Creek Cutoff Road between Mammoth Scenic Loop and Upper Deadman […]

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Bishop Paiute Police Department Adds New ATV Patrol Unit

According to Tribal Chief of Police Arron Julian, the Bishop Paiute Police ATV Patrol Unit safeguards agricultural areas, conservation land, undeveloped land and responds to emergencies in areas that are inaccessible by other vehicles. While patrolling, officers aggressively enforce trespassing and other laws. The ATV patrols will be equipped with first aid and rescue equipment. […]

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