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Five Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Ready for Public Use in Inyo and Kern Counties

[Caltrans Press Release –April 15, 2020] Electric vehicle (EV) drivers travelling along Highway 395 in Inyo County and Highway 58 in Kern County can now recharge using five newly installed fast charging stations. “Fast chargers are essential to continue growing EV adoption in California and meeting our state’s goals for combating climate change,” said Caltrans […]

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Yosemite Conservancy to Provide $11.5 Million to Yosemite National Park in 2021

Forty-Four Conservancy-Funded Grants to Support Efforts to Protect Wildlife, Restore Meadows and Inspire Care for the Natural World Yosemite National Park, April 14, 2021 – Yosemite Conservancy is providing $11.5 million to protect and preserve Yosemite National Park in 2021, including efforts to understand why giant sequoias and pines are perishing, protect endangered Pacific fishers, […]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Community Recreation Center in Mammoth Lakes

The Town of Mammoth Lakes will be conducting a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Community Recreation Center (CRC) at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, at Mammoth Creek Park.  Members of the Mammoth Lakes Town Council, the Planning and Economic Development Commission (PEDC), the Recreation Commission, and Town staff will be adhering to COVID-19 California […]

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Rental Assistance Available to Qualified Residents of Inyo, Mono, and Alpine Counties

INYO AND MONO COUNTIES, CA, April 13, 2021 — Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 91 in late January, allocating $2.6 billion in rent assistance for the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. IMACA and Mammoth Lakes Housing have joined the Local Partner Network to help spread the word in Inyo, Mono, and Alpine counties and to […]

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Been “Catfished?” Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Occasionally here at Sierra Wave News, we try to keep you informed on robocalls, fake email messages and other online scams. This one, being ‘Catfished,” is not the same as being “Phished” (pronounced “Fished”), although both target unsuspecting men and women. It may be called “catfishing” but basically, it is just another way to steal […]

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Inyo County “Sees Red,” Finally! Less restrictive tier in time for Trout Opening on April 24!

On Tuesday, April 13, Inyo County was officially placed in the less restrictive Red Tier, Substantial category, just in time for the Trout Opener on the last weekend of the month. No more Purple Tier, thank you very much! They will now be able to reopen more types of businesses at greater capacity. There has […]

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CDPH Issues Statement on Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

SACRAMENTO – Today the (CDPH) issued a statement from Dr. Erica Pan, state epidemiologist, regarding the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. “Today, the CDC and FDA have recommended a temporary pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution. Of over 6.8 million doses administered nationally, there […]

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NIHD statement on pausing of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was stopped Tuesday following reports of rare and severe blood clotting in some people who received the shot. Federal health officials recommended states pause the use of the vaccine out of an abundance of caution after six women between the ages of 18 and 48 experienced clotting […]

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Johnson And Johnson Covid-19 Vaccines Being Paused

Both Inyo and Mono County Boards of Supervisors heard an update today at their regular virtual meetings on the issues with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine which have prompted the temporary suspension of its use. The recommendations came from the Federal Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control. The New York Times reported […]

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Southern California Edison Warns of Possible Public Safety Shutoff Due to High Winds

A Community Crew Vehicle from Southern California Edison (SCE) has been prepositioned at Millpond Recreation Area. This is in advance of possible Public Safety Power Shutoff or PSPS to prevent our electric system from becoming the source of ignition, due to high winds this week. The following areas may be affected by temporary power shut […]

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State Updates Blueprint to Allow Additional Activities with Modifications to Reduce Risk Effective April 15

(Excerpts) With vaccination rates increasing and the state’s COVID-19 test positivity rate near a record low, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released updates to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework allowing additional activities to resume with modifications to reduce risk. The updates include gatherings, private events or meetings such […]

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Yosemite National Park to Re-Implement a Day-Use Reservation System

Yosemite National Park to Re-Implement a Day-Use Reservation System Beginning on Friday, May 21, 2021   Yosemite National Park – Beginning Friday, May 21, visitors to Yosemite National Park will need a day-use reservation to enter the park. The temporary day-use reservation system will allow the park to manage visitation levels to reduce risks associated with exposure […]

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