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Inyo/Mono Highways Experiencing Heavy Rains – State Route 167 Closed for Flooding

Nevada Department of Transportation and NHP reported to CHP and Caltrans around 4:30 this afternoon that Nevada State Route 359, which becomes California State Route 167 at the California/Nevada border, is flooding. Caltrans and CHP closed SR 167 at the junction with US 395 for emergency work. It is too early in this event to […]

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Inyo County Added to Air Quality Health Advisory for Tri-County Areas

  Air Quality Health Advisory for Tri-County Areas Affected Communities: Alpine County communities with the potential for impact to Mono County communities – Note: Inyo County has been added Smoke Source: Mosquito and Yosemite Fires Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District is issuing an Air Quality Health Advisory through September 10, 2022, based on […]

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Mono County Fall Events

With Labor Day Weekend and summer (unofficially) behind us, we are beyond ready for fall. From mid-September through October (and sometimes into November if we’re lucky), a spellbinding contrast of fall colors makes a brilliant backdrop for scenic drives, hikes, fishing, kayaking, cycling, ATVing, horseback riding, festivals and events, and so much more. Plan to […]

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Inyo National Forest Announces Opening of Special Public Firewood Collection

Inyo National Forest is has completed the work removing hazard trees from the Inyo Craters hiking trails and associated roadways, and is announcing the opening of public fuelwood collection for those who have a current, valid Personal Use Fuelwood Permit. www.fs.usda.gov/goto/Inyo/FirewoodPermits How to request a permit: If you request a permit by email or mail, […]

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Escaped Campfire Causes Wildfire in Mammoth Lakes

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — On Labor Day evening, September 5, a small fire broke out just north of the Mammoth Scenic Loop, named the Scenic Fire. The following day, investigators officially concluded the fire was caused by an illegal campfire that had escaped. As seen in the picture below, the area circled in yellow did […]

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Mono County Public Health Urges Residents and Visitors to Stay Cool During California Heat Wave

A heat wave with dangerously high temperatures is expected to continue to impact California this week. Mono County Public Health urges residents and visitors to take precautions in an effort to help reduce the risk of heat-related health problems. Summer heat waves can be dangerous. A very high body temperature can damage the brain and […]

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Wildfire Education Academy Invites Residents to Join Virtual Session on Smoke, Evacuation, and Other Preparation Procedures – September 19

The sixth session of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) Citizen’s Wildfire Education Academy will focus on “Smoke, Evacuation, and Other Preparation Procedures.” The session is scheduled for Monday, September 19th at 6:00pm. The session will feature guest speakers Kimberly Mitchell, Research and Systems Analyst with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, […]

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Flex Alert Extended from 4:00 – 9:00 PM on Saturday, September 3rd

  With Labor Day weekend upon us, we’re experiencing a major heatwave in California, which increases the likelihood of Flex Alerts. With heat waves come increased temperatures, stress, and pressure on the power grid. If we want to avoid preventable power outages, we must work together during this heatwave. Conserve energy during Flex Alerts, generally between […]

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Fishermen and Recreational Users Urged to Stay Out of the Water at Bridgeport Resevoir Due to Harmful Algal Bloom

  The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is urging fisherman and recreational users to stay out of the water at Bridgeport Reservoir located in Mono County. Localized areas of the lake were tested to confirm that the lake is being impacted by Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). The dam area is posted with […]

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Harmful Algal Blooms Located in Crowley Lake in Mono County

The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Boards) are urging fisherman and recreational users to stay out of the water at Crowley Lake located in Mono County. Localized areas of the lake were tested to confirm that the lake is being impacted by Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). The lake is posted with a recreational […]

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