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Lakes Basin Road opens Friday May 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Inyo National Forest officials are announcing the opening of Lakes Basin Road for the 2022 season tomorrow, Friday May 27 at 2:00 p.m. The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority will also begin public shuttle service in the Lakes Basin the following day (Saturday).  Officials are asking that visitors do not arrive at the gate prior to 2:00 […]

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Missing Bishop, California Girl Turns 20 Years Old – National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Asks for Help

  The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public’s help to find a missing girl from Bishop, California, who’s 20th birthday is today, May 13. Karlie Gusé was only 16 years old when she left her residence in the early morning hours of October 13, 2018, and never returned. After leaving her home, Karlie […]

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Crestview Rest Area to Reopen from Winter Closure on Sunday May 15, 2022

  MONO COUNTY — Caltrans will reopen the Crestview Safety Roadside Rest Area this Sunday following an extended winter closure. The rest area, which is approximately eight miles north of the junction of U.S. 395 and State Route 203 (Mammoth Lakes), originally closed for the season on December 12, 2021. With this opening, Caltrans would […]

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5 MILLION DOLLAR ARSENIC TREATMENT PLANT NOW OPERATIONAL IN BRIDGEPORT

A new arsenic treatment has now been operational in Bridgeport for over a year and is continuously testing below state arsenic level requirements. The 5-million-dollar treatment plant, located on Twin Lakes Road in Bridgeport, was 100% financially covered by a State of California Water Resources Control board grant and has been operational since last April. […]

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Coyotes Rival Bears as Least Appreciated Wildlife in Mammoth Lakes

  Coyotes are everywhere so it’s no surprise they’ve shown up in Mammoth Lakes to enjoy an abundance of carelessly discarded people-food. Mammoth Police Department’s Code Compliance Officer Rick Bellis gave a detailed presentation on the species at last week’s Mammoth Town Council meeting to help locals discourage the critters Mark Twain described as a […]

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Silver Lake Boat Launch to Remain Closed for Facility Improvements

The Inyo National Forest announces that the Silver Lake Boat Launching Facility will remain closed to the public to complete much needed facility improvements. Work on this project began last summer and will continue through this summer. The project is currently under a winter shutdown, with construction work anticipated to resume mid-May. It is estimated […]

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Wildfire Education Academy Invites Residents to Join Virtual Session on Fire Ecology

    The second session of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) Citizen’s Wildfire Education Academy (Academy) will focus on Fire Ecology, and feature guest speakers from The Fire Restoration Group and the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station. The session is scheduled for Monday, May 16th at 6:00pm. Craig Thomas started the […]

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Mono County Initiates Automated License Plate Readers

Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun requested and the Board of Supervisors approved the implementation of an Automated License Plate Reader system at key locations as well as in Sheriff’s patrol cars. Funding will be through a Homeland Security Grant. “The systems capture a contextual photo of the vehicle, an image of the license plate, the […]

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Decrease Reported In The Number Of People Experiencing Homelessness In Tri-County Area As Of February 23, 2022

  The Eastern Sierra Continuum of Care coordinated a Point-in-Time Count of people experiencing homelessness in Alpine, Inyo, and Mono Counties on the night of February 23, 2022. Community volunteers and homeless service providers conducted surveys throughout the tri-county region to better understand the nature of homelessness in communities. The information collected in the Count […]

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UPDATED APRIL 7, 2022 – “Fishmas” Kicks-Off 2022 Mono County Fishing Season – Opening Day Set for April 30th

UPDATED APRIL 7, 2022 Eastern Sierra locals and visitors alike are gearing up for “Fishmas” on Saturday, April 30th, the official start to Mono County’s regular fishing season.  All front country lakes, rivers, and stream will be thawed by Fishmas, providing some prime conditions for anlers to celebrate the opening of the season. Many roads […]

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