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Caltrans Stands Ready To Help Address Global Supply Chain Disruptions By Increasing Truck Weight Limits Until June 30, 2022

      SACRAMENTO ― Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent executive order to address global supply chain disruptions, Caltrans is temporarily increasing truck weight limits for international commerce on the State Highway System. Executive Order N-19-21 directs Caltrans to consider a temporary increase in the maximum allowable gross vehicle weight beyond the current 80,000-pound limit in order to facilitate […]

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School Superintendent Requests Decorum and Respect At School Board Meeting

Barry Simpson, Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, started off last Thursday’s Bishop school board meeting with a request for decorum and respect, following a contentious August meeting on state-mandated masks. His ask seemed to have an impact. Those who addressed the board arguing against masks, COVID testing, vaccines and even Critical Race Theory, a class […]

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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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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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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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STAY-AT-HOME ORDER LIFTED Mono County Remains in Purple Tier

Effective today (1/25), officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ended the Regional Stay-at-Home Order issued on Sunday, December 6, 2020 for all regions statewide. Mono County will re-enter the most restrictive Tier 1 Widespread (Purple) of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy (Blueprint), the State’s “stringent and slow plan for living with […]

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Survivors of Mountain View Fire Have until February 1 to Join California’s No-Cost Wildfire Cleanup Program

SACRAMENTO – As property owners begin the process of recovering after the Mountain View Fire in Mono County, there are programs and resources available to help get them back on track. One of those is the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program led by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency, CalRecycle and local governments.  This is […]

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CalOES, California Highway Patrol and California National Guard Issue Statement Reassuring Public’s Safety

State Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, and Military Leaders Issue Joint Statement on Presidential Inauguration and Physical Security The following may be attributed to CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray, Cal OES Director and Homeland Security Advisor Mark Ghilarducci and California National Guard Adjutant General David Baldwin: Following the events that unfolded in our nation’s capital last week […]

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Inyo Board of Supervisors Receive COVID-19 Update Under the Regional Stay-at-Home Order

At Tuesday’s December 8 Inyo County Board of Supervisors virtual meeting, there was a COVID-19 Update on how ICU bed capacity shortages in other counties could affect Inyo County. Inyo County Health and Human Services went over the state’s new regional stay-at-orders, explaining how it will affect the county’s businesses and residents. Marilyn Mann, the […]

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Mono County Sheriff Braun announced Tuesday’s state-wide Wireless Emergency Alert without fanfare

Mono County Sheriff’s Office made the following announcement today regarding the state-wide Wireless Emergency Alert to county residents. Today, Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 12 pm, State Officials will send a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) message to cell phones in areas included in the State Stay at Home Order. This message from the State is […]

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Wireless Emergency Alert Scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8, did not make Inyo County Sheriff happy.

California officials on Tuesday, December 8, sent out an emergency phone alert to mobile phones statewide to inform county residents about the state’s Regional Stay-at-Home Order. The alert urged residents to stay home and that “COVID-19 is spreading rapidly.” While some  questioned its use, the fact is, it is well within the state’s authority to […]

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