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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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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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  UPDATE: OptumServe COVID-19 testing has been moved to 6040 Minaret Road in Mammoth Lakes effective Monday, April 4th.  This location is on the northeast corner of Hwy 203 and Minaret across from the Mammoth Brewery.  They will no longer be operating out of Sierra Star Golf Course. OptumServe and Mono County Public Health each […]

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State Route 89 (Monitor Pass) Opens from Winter Closure

MONO COUNTY — Caltrans reopened State Route 89/Monitor Pass from its winter closure today at noon. The highway, the northernmost mountain pass in District 9 connecting Mono County to Ebbetts Pass and Alpine County, originally closed for the season on December 16, 2021. Crews removed snow and ice from the road, cleared debris, and made […]

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Highlights of Latest Mono County Supervisors Meeting

        The thorniest agenda item at last Tuesday’s Mono County Supervisors meeting involved housing; more specifically what to do with a moratorium on Short-Term Rentals. While the Planning Department presented a range of options, the Board wanted more data before making any decision. The options included no moratorium, a moratorium dependent on […]

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Mono County Approves $100,000 Assistance to IMACA

  Mono County joined the Town of Mammoth Lakes in providing $100,000 to the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, providing a financial cushion to allow the non-profit to continue providing some services as it hopefully, corrects its cash-flow issues. The money will have no negative impact on the general fund, Mono’s Chief Administrative Office […]

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Inyo Mono Advocates For Community Action (IMACA) Forced to Look at Limiting Services

    Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. (IMACA) is facing significant fiscal challenges and will be forced to limit services soon. There is still substantial uncertainly about IMACA’s path forward, but what is clear is that in the immediate future IMACA will only be able to provide services that are more limited in […]

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California Grand Jurors’ Association Chapters Celebrate Grand Jury Awareness Month in February

  According to Louis Panetta, President of the California Grand Jurors’ Association, “We all know there are many issues that arise about the activities of local government and special districts. Just read some letters to the editor or attend a public meeting and you’ll hear many varied opinions. Some of the issues that are raised […]

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Owens Valley Groundwater Agency Shrinking Fast as Members Pull Out, Hoping Water Levels Remain Stable

  Five years ago, public entities within the Owens Valley aquifer joined in on the development of a groundwater sustainability plan dictated by the state’s Sustainable Groundwater Act. It’s been a bumpy ride that seems to have ended with the majority of what became the Owens Valley Groundwater Agency pulling out once the coveted Groundwater […]

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Some Winter Recreation Access North of Shady Rest Park Limited Due to Geothermal Pipeline Construction

  The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest are limiting some winter recreation access north of Shady Rest Park for public safety during the construction of a geothermal pipeline. Ormat Technologies Inc. is undergoing pipeline construction as a component of the Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Development Project approved by […]

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Community Update on COVID

California Mask Mandates Relaxing February 16, 2022, Inyo and Mono Counties Align With State

  We can confirm that Inyo County will align with the State Guidance. A full press release with details will be sent out soon. California is repealing the universal indoor mask order for all at 11:59 pm on Tuesday 2/15/2022, and reverting back to the pre-December 15th requirements. Under the State Guidance, masks are required in […]

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