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Mono County Hosts RCRC Board of Directors Meeting and Tour in Mammoth Lakes

Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) Chair and Mono County Supervisor Stacy Corless hosted the June 2021 RCRC Board of Directors meeting in Mono County last week. The three-day event included the RCRC Board of Directors meeting in Mammoth Lakes, and a tour of the area that focused on natural resource issues. “It was an […]

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Hugh J. Sloan III from Bishop suspected Arson in Lee Vining

Suspect Arrested for Arson at the Lee Vining Motel

On June 10, 2021, at approximately 5:14am, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) began receiving reports of a structure fire at 51439 Highway 395 in Lee Vining (Lee Vining Motel). Lee Vining Fire Department, June Lake Fire Department and Mono City Fire Department were dispatched to the fire. Based on information from the 911 callers, […]

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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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Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Tribe might get official recognition

Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Tribe aboriginal lands According to U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte’s (R-Hesperia) office, last Tuesday, June 1, he reintroduced a bill, HR 3649, titled the Mono Lake Kutadika’a Paiute Tribal Recognition Act that would grant federal recognition to the Mono Lake Kutzadika’a tribe as a distinct Native American Tribe. The legislation was originally introduced […]

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The Eastern Sierra Fishing Guide 2021 has been released

The Eastern Sierra Fishing Guide for 2021 is out! One of the best local fishing publications, The Eastern Sierra Fishing Guide 2021, is now available. You can find it at almost any sporting goods shops, chambers of commerce, visitors centers, and many small retail food stores and restaurants. The Eastern Sierra Fishing Guide gives common […]

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Mono County’s Final Dispersed Camping Summit Spells Out the Message

After three months of preparation for the migration of visitors to the Eastern Sierra, the Dispersed Camping Summit’s subcommittees made their presentation of plans and materials at the final session held on-line May 25. The cause of the chaos, outlined by facilitator Paul McFarland of the DeChambeau Creek Foundation, is fairly obvious. Last summer, Southern […]

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife Says Fish Disease Back at Hot Creek Trout Hatchery

Disease Outbreak at Hot Creek Trout Hatchery Halts Fish Planting by Mono County Facility [Déjà vu…all over again?] The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has suspended all fish planting from the Hot Creek Trout Hatchery in Mono County as a bacterial outbreak has been detected at the facility. Fish pathology experts have confirmed […]

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INF announces planned prescribed fire projects near Sunny Slopes/Tom’s Place and Mammoth Lakes

Sierra Wave News has been reporting for several weeks that wildfire concerns are increasingly on the rise as we approach summer with the specter of last year’s devastating, uncontrolled wildfires, loss of life, destruction of homes and structures, along with the destruction of forest lands, loss of wildlife and extremely unhealthy smoke that blanketed many […]

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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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