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Manzanar National Historic Site will receive much-needed funding for deferred maintenance.

Manzanar’s Community Archeology Program Receives National Recognition

Manzanar National Historic Site’s Community Archeology Program has received the prestigious 2021 Award for Excellence in Public Archaeology Programming from the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). Founded in 1934, the SAA is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. With more than 7,000 members—including professional […]

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Missing Individuals In Death Valley National Park Found – Multi-Agency SAR Update

[*Original SAR press release from earlier today  (8:56 a.m.) can be accessed here: https://www.inyocounty.us/sites/default/files/2021-04/DVNP_SAR_4.8.21.pdf] 4:00 PM Update from Inyo County Sheriff’s Office: The two missing individuals: 32-year-old Alexander Lofgren, and 27-year-old Emily Henkel, both from Tucson, AZ, were located today shortly after noon. They were spotted through aerial reconnaissance in a very remote area of […]

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Kammi Foote, Inyo County Clerk/Recorder/Registrar of Voters, is leaving office.

Kammi Foote announced her resignation effective Friday, April 9 to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors at their regular Tuesday virtual meeting. Foote has been with the county for almost twenty years, the last ten years in elected office as the Inyo County Clerk/ Recorder/Registrar of Voters Office. As Foote was introduced to deliver her […]

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The Long Valley Adaptive Management Plan for Bi-State Sage-Grouse Completed by LADWP

April 5, 2021 (LOS ANGELES) – The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) today announced the completion of the Long Valley Adaptive Management Plan for Bi-state sage-grouse. Developed in partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Plan’s completion reaffirms LADWP’s commitment to protecting nearly 40,000 acres of […]

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Bishop Police Department reminds motorists that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

BISHOP, Calif.: The Bishop Police Department is working this April to remind motorists of the dangers of not providing their full attention when behind the wheel as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 3,142 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2019 nationwide. That same […]

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Helicopter work scheduled for Gem Lake Dam by Southern California Edison (SCE)

BISHOP, CA April 5, 2021— The Inyo National Forest recently approved helicopter use for Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Gem Lake Dam valve replacement project, which will resume in April.  SCE operates the Gem Lake Dam as part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Hydroelectric Project #1388.  Gem Lake is located west of the June Lake […]

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Caltrans Awards Millions for Local Roadway Safety Projects, including Inyo and Mono Counties

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans awarded more than $227 million to fund safety projects designed to reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries on city and county roads. Funding is provided through the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program. Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin said, “Safety is always our number one priority,”. “These projects will enhance systemwide safety features, including […]

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State Updates Blueprint to Allow Additional Activities with Modifications to Reduce Risk

Updates to gatherings, receptions, conferences, and indoor live events and performances are effective April 15 SACRAMENTO –With vaccination rates increasing and the state’s COVID-19 test positivity rate near a record low, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework allowing additional activities to […]

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Antelope Springs Road grading near Town of Mammoth Lakes

BISHOP, CA April 2, 2021—A contracting crew is grading Antelope Springs Road (Forest Road 3S05) near the Casa Diablo Geothermal Plant, located near the intersection with State Route 203. Antelope Springs Road leads to numerous dispersed recreation opportunities on the east side of Hwy 395. Please note that there may be delays while the crew […]

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