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The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department launches gift card drive to help hundreds displaced by the Mountain View Fire

The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department is launching a gift card drive to help make the holidays a little brighter for the hundreds of Mono County residents displaced by the Mountain View Fire, which devastated the Walker and Coleville communities on Nov. 17. “There are 90 families who don’t have a home to celebrate Christmas in,” […]

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COVID-19 COUNTY REPORTS | Inyo: 290 (+7) Positive | 16 Deaths | Mono: 524 (+17) Positive | 3 Deaths

Under the state’s color-coded, 4-tier system being used in California’s Blueprint to Recovery, Inyo County is in Tier-3 “Moderate” (Orange), while Mono County is in Tier-2 “Substantial” (Red). There is genuine concern that both counties may easily find themselves dropped yet another Tier. Inyo County may drop from Orange to the Red Tier-2, “Substantial.” and […]

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Volunteer Group Spearheads Eastern California Museum Fall Clean up

A group of enthusiastic and hard-working volunteers recently completed a thorough fall clean-up of the grounds at the Eastern California Museum in Independence. About 20 volunteers showed up armed with rakes, hand tools, shrub trimmers and clippers, and other tools to tackle the daunting task of ridding the five-acre museum grounds of the fallen leaves, […]

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State Issues New Gathering Guidance for a Safer Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

Well, now that you have decided to “crawl out from  under that rock” you’ve been “self-isolating” under for the past 10 months, the beneficent state of California has issued “official” guidance on how you should celebrate Thanksgiving this year during the pandemic. The only problem many of us have with it is that every time […]

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Mountain View Fire | Nov. 22, 2020 UPDATE

MOUNTAIN VIEW FIRE NOVEMBER 22, 2020 UPDATE Email: [email protected] Twitter: @MonoSheriffs @BLMca Phone: 530-324-2162 Incident Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7270/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/blmcalifornia/ www.facebook.com/MonoSheriff www.facebook.com/AntelopeValleyFireDepartment Incident Information: Fire Size: 20,385 acres | Containment: 65% | Crews: 3 | Engines: 15  | Water Tenders: 2 | Total Personnel: 202 Current Situation: The Mountain View fire is 65% contained. While the […]

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Inyo County Sheriff won’t enforce Gov’s Stay at Home Order Curfew | Curfew does not include Inyo County

On Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home Order Statement from the Sheriff On November 19, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office learned that Governor Newsom would be issuing a “Limited Stay at Home Order” (curfew) to take effect Saturday, November 21, at 10 PM.  It has been the position of the Sheriff to educate citizens and visitors […]

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“Purple Tier counties” placed under curfew to slow spread of coronavirus, deaths, and hospitalizations

41 Purple Tier counties, 94% of Californians, placed under curfew to slow the surging spread of COVID-19, hospitalizations, and deaths. Does not currently include Inyo and Mono counties. Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered a curfew for all California counties in the purple tier (Widespread) of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations […]

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Update on Mountain View Fire | Fatality identified | Donations being accepted for fire victims

Mono County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who died in the Mountain View Fire in Walker, Calif. as 69-year-old Sallie Joseph. She was found in the debris of her burned home on Lone Company Road. The Mountain View Fires was fanned by erratic winds that drove the fire into the residential area of Walker, […]

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Mammoth Lakes Town Council approves final round of Business Assistance Program for small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19

On June 17, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council approved a Business Assistance Program to provide grants to small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19. Investing Town funds into small, local businesses serves an important governmental purpose of providing much needed economic relief during these unpreceded times. The Town’s primary goals with the Business Assistance Program are […]

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Fire raging in north Mono County | Hwy395 closed from Walker and Coleville to Topaz area

The Mountain View Fire (Mono County) This has been a rapidly changing story. Information will be continued to be posted and revised as it becomes available. News is coming in from various news sources in So. Lake Tahoe, Reno, Mammoth Lakes, and, of course, Facebook groups and official Facebook pages of government agencies. It’s a […]

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Mono County Reassigned to Tier-2, “Substantial” (Red) Status | County Issues Press Release

We have known a return to the more restrictive Tier-2, “Substantial” (Red) category was coming considering the high rates of positive COVID-19 reports coming out of Mono County for the past several weeks. The reclassification to the more restrictive tier was largely the result of the outbreak of COVID-19 cases out of the U.S. Marine […]

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