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Five Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Ready for Public Use in Inyo and Kern Counties

[Caltrans Press Release –April 15, 2020] Electric vehicle (EV) drivers travelling along Highway 395 in Inyo County and Highway 58 in Kern County can now recharge using five newly installed fast charging stations. “Fast chargers are essential to continue growing EV adoption in California and meeting our state’s goals for combating climate change,” said Caltrans […]

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Rental Assistance Available to Qualified Residents of Inyo, Mono, and Alpine Counties

INYO AND MONO COUNTIES, CA, April 13, 2021 — Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 91 in late January, allocating $2.6 billion in rent assistance for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. IMACA and Mammoth Lakes Housing have joined the Local Partner Network to help spread the word in Inyo, Mono, and Alpine counties and to […]

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Inyo County “Sees Red,” Finally! Less restrictive tier in time for Trout Opening on April 24!

On Tuesday, April 13, Inyo County was officially placed in the less restrictive Red Tier, Substantial category, just in time for the Trout Opener on the last weekend of the month. No more Purple Tier, thank you very much! They will now be able to reopen more types of businesses at greater capacity. There has […]

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CDPH Issues Statement on Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

SACRAMENTO – Today the (CDPH) issued a statement from Dr. Erica Pan, state epidemiologist, regarding the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. “Today, the CDC and FDA have recommended a temporary pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution. Of over 6.8 million doses administered nationally, there […]

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State Updates Blueprint to Allow Additional Activities with Modifications to Reduce Risk Effective April 15

(Excerpts) 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 resume with modifications to reduce risk. The updates include gatherings, private events or meetings such […]

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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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Small Business Fairness Act Approved by State Senate Committee

Designed to cut small businesses a little slack on size of fines and give them leeway to fix a problem before issuing a fine. The Small Business Fairness Act (SB 430), introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R–Fresno), was approved by the Senate Business and Professions Committee with a 12 – 0 vote. The Small Business Fairness Act […]

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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, AgnetWest.com 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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Inyo Board of Supervisors Supports Letter to State Requesting an Easing of Restrictions on Indoor Dining & Theatres

At its meeting of March 9, 2021, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors received the weekly COVID-19 update from staff. The Board heard reports from Health and Human Services staff and Public Health officials regarding the current status of vaccinations, testing, and the status of the virus. The Board also took comment from members of […]

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Small Business Owners: Opportunity for Up to $25,000 Under California Relief Grant

On February 23rd, Governor Newsom signed into law a comprehensive package (California Small Business Relief Grant Program) providing urgent relief for the small businesses of CA. The package provides an additional $2 billion – a four-fold increase over the $500 million currently being distributed – for grants up to $25,000 for small businesses impacted by […]

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Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senate Democrats and Republicans Add $7.6 Billion in Coronavirus Relief Funding

Governor Gavin Newsom, State Senate Democrats and Republicans Add $7.6 Billion in Coronavirus Relief Funding to ‘Keep California Working’ Struggling small businesses and non-profits received a much-needed boost today from  a bi-partisan effort yesterday. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $7.6 billion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday that will give at least $600 one-time payments […]

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