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USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Emergency Fire Restrictions Extended to Oct. 30

Regional Order No. 20-23 USDA Forest Service – Pacific Southwest Region Emergency Fire Restrictions Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), and to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System lands within the Pacific Southwest Region. This Order is effective from […]

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BUSD Candidates Online Forum, held by last Wednesday, hosted by Bishop Rotary Clubs

Last Wednesday, October 14, in an online forum sponsored by the Bishop Rotary Clubs, they answered a series of questions on their thoughts ranging from the safe parking for the homeless and how to improve mediocre state accountability scores to how best to work with minority students, of which Native Americans and Hispanic students comprise […]

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MAMMOTH TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM

October 19, 2020 Four candidates pursuing two seats on Mammoth Lakes Town Council participated in a Zoom forum hosted by the Mammoth Chamber of Commerce last week. Here’s the abbreviated version: First, the intros. Cindi Myrold, a 20-year resident currently working in the Town’s Finance Department, wants to stay involved. At 37, Sarah Rea is […]

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Another fatal collision in Coso Junction on Highway 395

It seems that vehicle accidents have been on the increase over the past few weeks. Coso Junction, along U.S. Highway 395, especially continues to prove to be a dangerous place for vehicles. Here is yet another one that occurred on Sunday, October 18th, which resulted in a fatality. The following information comes from the California […]

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COVID-19 COUNTY REPORTS | Inyo: 218 (+6) Positive | 15 Deaths | Mono: 175 Positive | 2 Deaths

Under the new color-coded, 4-tier system being used in California on Reopening, Inyo County is now, along with Mono County, in the ‘Orange,” a.k.a. “Moderate” and less-restrictive category, which allows it to reopen several business sectors.   Note: Mono County posts DAILY and IN REAL TIME (current) throughout the day on their website Mono County […]

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DUI and Collision with a parked car and house in Bishop

Bishop Police Dept. News Release (Facebook): Last night, Oct. 18, at about 11 pm, a local 20-year-old man lost control of the vehicle he was driving, crashing it into a parked car and residence on the 300 block of Clarke Street. The driver had to be extricated. He and his adult passenger were transported to […]

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Injured Dog Rescue in Owens River Gorge at Bottom of 800-foot Slope

Injured Dog, Sal, Rescued in Owens River Gorge at Bottom of 800-foot Slope on Saturday by Mono County SARs. Despite the seemingly endless parade of bad news that dominates our headlines, good things do happen, as seen in this dog rescue story: Mono County Search and Rescue team responded to a call on Saturday, Oct. […]

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Assault with deadly weapon on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Benton CA

On October 13, 2020, at approximately 10:16 P.M. Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Benton Paiute Reservation, with reports of a physical altercation and possible shots fired. While in route, Deputies received additional information of multiple victims with head injuries. Through the course of the investigation, witness statements and physical evidence collected led investigators to […]

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USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Emergency Fire Restrictions Extended to Oct. 22

California’s wildfire season is not yet over. In the interest of the safety of firefighters and visitors to the national forests in the Pacific Southwest Region, fire restrictions are being kept in place to prevent further fires from being started and overtaxing the resources of those fighting existing wildfires. The Regional Emergency Fire restrictions order […]

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Mammoth Lakes Police Department Supports Nat’l Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MLPD Press Release 10/15/2020 Since 1985, October has been recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in eight women will be diagnosed with this disease each year. In honor of everyone this disease affects and to raise awareness, our officers are wearing a special edition pink patch and pink badge on their uniforms. MLPD […]

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Scotty’s Castle Update from Death Valley National Park Service

DEATH VALLEY, CA – It has been five years since a flash flood devastated historic structures and utilities at Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park. The National Park Service (NPS) has completed several projects, but reopening is still about two years away. Scotty’s Castle and the adjacent road are closed to the public until […]

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