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Scotty’s Castle Update from Death Valley National Park Service

DEATH VALLEY, CA – It has been five years since a flash flood devastated historic structures and utilities at Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park. The National Park Service (NPS) has completed several projects, but reopening is still about two years away. Scotty’s Castle and the adjacent road are closed to the public until […]

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Inyo National Forest Rescinds Forest Closure Order Effective Immediately

The Inyo National Forest has rescinded Forest Closure 05-04-51-20-17, effective immediately due to diminished fire risk from the SQF Complex (Castle Fire). This opens the Monache Meadows area. As a reminder, the following closures are still in effect: • Inyo National Forest within Madera County remains closed. The most common destinations are Reds Meadow Valley […]

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Local teenager, Karlie Lain Gusé, still missing two years ago on October 13th

Today, Oct. 13, 2020, marks the second anniversary since Sierra Wave first posted a story on the disappearance of local teenager, 16-year-old, Karlie Lain Gusé, on October 13, 2018, when she was last seen in the very early morning hours walking down the street from her home towards Highway 6, never to be seen again. The Mono […]

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It Makes Sense to Take the Census | For you, your family, and your community’s future!

Complete your Census Today! It is important to our future! If you have not received a Census questionnaire and do not have a 12-digit Census ID number, you can now complete the questionnaire by going online to: After you click on “start questionnaire,” the next page will have a link under the login button, […]

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Caltrans Highlights Efforts to Reduce Pedestrian Injury and Death

Caltrans Highlights Efforts to Reduce Pedestrian Injury and Death in Recognition of National Pedestrian Safety Month SACRAMENTO — As the U.S. Department of Transportation establishes October as the first-ever National Pedestrian Safety Month, Caltrans is refining its data-driven programs to enhance pedestrian safety and reduce injury and death on California roadways. Pedestrian deaths have increased […]

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Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra Announces Leadership Evolution

Copeland will focus on veterans’ initiatives as Beardsley takes helm of local organization (Mammoth Lakes, CA – October 6, 2020) The Board of Directors of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) is proud to announce key leadership changes within the organization. This fall, Laura Beardsley will step into the role of Executive Director following several years […]

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Bank Robber at Bishop El Dorado Saving Bank Caught by Bishop Police

Press Release Bank Robbery At approximately 4:46 PM today, the BPD Dispatch Center received an in-progress robbery call from El Dorado Savings Bank, located on M. Main St. Within moments, BPD set a perimeter while maintaining communication with the employee caller. Deputies and CHP arrived to help contain the area and stop traffic on Main […]

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Charlotte Helvie, MD, accepts NIHD’s Chief of Staff role

Veteran pediatrician and children’s advocate, Dr. Charlotte Helvie has stepped up to serve as Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Chief of Staff. Dr. Helvie assumes the post previously held by Dr. Stacey Brown. In recent weeks, Dr. Brown returned his focus to the Rural Health Clinic’s long-term well-being and continues to help lead the District’s response […]

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Regional Forest Extends Emergency Fire Restrictions to Oct. 15

Regional Order No. 20-21 USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Emergency Fire Restrictions Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), and to provide for public safety and  protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System lands within the Pacific Southwest Region. This Order is effective from October […]

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