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Caltrans Seeks Public Input on Interregional Strategic Plan

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) kicked off the public comment period today for its draft plan for highway and rail improvements to more safely, efficiently and sustainably move people and goods between different regions in the state. The newly released draft 2021 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan (ITSP) proposes the policy framework, goals and strategies that […]

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Lone Hiker Found Dead in Death Valley National Park During Triple-digit Temperatures

A hiker, identified as Douglas Branham, 68, of Tukwila, WA, has been found dead in Death Valley National Park, on Wednesday, July 24. Family members told authorities that Branham had planned to hike from Badwater to West Side Road and back, a 12-mile round-trip hike across salt flats. He was supposed to fly home to […]

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National Night Out 2021

The community is invited to come enjoy National Night Out – a night on the town with their local first responders Tuesday. There will be free hot dogs fresh off the grill, along with music, lawn games, and freebies for the kids. The festivities are set to take place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, […]

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Rep. Obernolte secures $11 million for CA-08 projects including $800,000 for streets and sidewalk improvements in Bishop

Rep. Obernolte secures $11 million for CA-08 projects including $800,000 for streets and sidewalk improvements in Bishop   PRESS RELEASE – WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte (CA-08) secured $11 million in funding for projects in California’s 8th District that passed the U.S. House of Representatives as part of this week’s major appropriations package. This […]

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Governor Newsom Extends Regional Drought State of Emergency to Include Inyo County and Mono County

Governor Newsom’s Administration Asks Californians to Voluntarily Reduce Water Consumption Earlier today, July 8, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference in San Luis Obispo County to announce expanding his regional drought state of emergency to an additional nine counties, including Inyo County and Mono County. Newsom also urged all Californians to voluntarily reduce […]

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Recall Newsom Election Simplified…sort of

RECALL ELECTION SIMPLIFIED…Just kidding, explained as simply as humanly as possible The “simplified” part of the recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom, slated for September 14, comes from Inyo and Mono counties’ Registrars of Voters, Danielle Sexton and Scheereen Dedman, currently the acting Clerk Recorder/Registrar. Both Dedman and Sexton explained their respective recall election process […]

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Cal/OSHA board votes to end face masks for vaccinated employees

On Thursday, June 17, Cal/OSHA regulators decided in a 5-1 vote to allow fully vaccinated workers to stop wearing masks while at the workplace, bringing the rule into line with June 15 state guidelines which align with the California Department of Public Health, which ended most mask rules for people who are fully vaccinated against […]

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Inyo County Moves Beyond the Blueprint – June 15th

The aftermath of very strict Covid-19 pandemic health orders and precautions can be as confusing as the original restrictions. They require a bit more attention to the details but it is essentially “back to normal…sort of.” the thing to know is that things are OPEN, especially for businesses. Below is a press release from Inyo […]

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Caltrans Hosts Clean California Litter Removal Effort in Mono County

As part of Governor Gavin Newson’s California Comeback Plan, the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 Deputy Director of Maintenance, Terry Erlwein was on hand last Thursday to meet with local news media to “spread the word” for a trash pick-up effort today in Southern Mono County to highlight Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative. […]

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Maycee Knight 2020-2021 of Bakersfield is reigning CHSR Queen

CHSRA State Finals Rodeo Tickets and Buttons Available Now

The California High School Rodeo State Finals Championship will return to the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop next week, June 7-12. Rodeo Buttons and tickets are available now at the Bishop Chamber of Commerce.  Morning shows Tuesday through Friday are free for spectators. Admission to any single evening show Wednesday through Friday, or the Saturday afternoon […]

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2020 Mono Wildfires Debris Removal Update | 100%!

Working towards rebuilding the homes and communities destroyed in the 2020 Mountain View Fire 100 percent of properties have completed the debris clean up stage; nearly 17 percent of cleared properties returned to county officials to begin reconstruction SACRAMENTO – The remains of 2020 wildfire survivors’ homes and property — burned metal, concrete, ash and contaminated soil — […]

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Call Mono County “Mellow Yellow” as it enters Minimal (Yellow) Tier Under state Blueprint

Mono County Finally Gets a Taste of the Covid-19 Yellow Tier! And how does it taste? Pretty Mellowly Yellowy!! Effective Wednesday, May 12 the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has reassigned Mono County to the least restrictive Tier 4, Minimal (Yellow), of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy (Blueprint), the State’s “stringent and slow […]

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