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The Covid-19 Pandemic was a goldmine for phone scammers

Phone scams are as popular as ever and successful despite efforts to control them. The Covid-19 pandemic was a goldmine for scammers with many people isolated in their homes as a precaution against its spread. Unfortunately, many were left feeling fearful and vulnerable; two emotions that con artist play upon. Phone scams cost individuals hundreds […]

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Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Tribe might get official recognition

Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Tribe aboriginal lands According to U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte’s (R-Hesperia) office, last Tuesday, June 1, he reintroduced a bill, HR 3649, titled the Mono Lake Kutadika’a Paiute Tribal Recognition Act that would grant federal recognition to the Mono Lake Kutzadika’a tribe as a distinct Native American Tribe. The legislation was originally introduced […]

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CDC Says Fully Vaccinated Americans No Longer Need to Wear a Mask Outdoors

If you are fully vaccinated, you will no longer be required to wear a mask outdoors in certain situations says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on announced Tuesday, May 11, 2021. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky announced during a news conference that today is another day we can take a step back to the […]

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CDC Director Statement on Pfizer’s Use of COVID-19 Vaccine in Adolescents Age 12 and Older

Message From the CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky: Today, I adopted CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that endorsed the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and its use in 12- through 15-year-old adolescents. CDC now recommends that this vaccine be used among this population, and providers may begin vaccinating them right […]

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Restaurant Revitalization Fund for Pandemic-related Revenue Loss | SBA Announced Key Details

Today, the US Small Business Administration announced key details for the new Restaurant Revitalization Fund for restaurants, bars, food trucks, caterers, and related businesses. Who can apply  Eligible entities who have experienced pandemic-related revenue loss include: Restaurants Food stands, food trucks, food carts Caterers Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars Bakeries (onsite […]

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Johnson And Johnson Covid-19 Vaccines Being Paused

Both Inyo and Mono County Boards of Supervisors heard an update today at their regular virtual meetings on the issues with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine which have prompted the temporary suspension of its use. The recommendations came from the Federal Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control. The New York Times reported […]

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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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Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack Has Officially Declared Drought Conditions in California

This will likely come as no surprise to most of those living in Inyo and Mono counties. On March 19, posted a story on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack designating 50 of 58 counties in California as being primary natural disaster areas because of recent drought conditions. Secretary Vilsack sent a letter to […]

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Federal and California Announce Filing and Payment Deadline Tax Day for Individuals Has Been Extended to May 17, 2021

Good news for taxpayers who may be feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the changes and disruptions brought about in their lives because of the Covid pandemic.  Last-minute changes in the federal tax laws also contributed to the need for a delay. The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on Wednesday that the federal […]

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Conservation Lands Foundation Applauds Move to Protect the DRECP

Conservation Lands Foundation Applauds Biden Administration’s Move to Protect the DRECP, California Desert National Conservation Lands The Department of the Interior today announced that it would stop an effort initiated by the previous administration to reopen the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). The following is a statement from Elyane Stefanick, California Program Director, Conservation […]

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Second stimulus check, extended unemployment benefits, and more business assistance coming as Trump signs Stimulus Bill

The $900 billion bill signed by President Donald Trump on December 27 includes: A second round of stimulus checks ($600 base amount); Extended $300-per-week unemployment benefits added to the total you receive from the state Adds Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, which provides benefits for people who usually don’t qualify for unemployment, including the self-employed and gig […]

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