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Death Valley National Park Seeks Lodging Proposals for Stovepipe Wells Village 

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Death Valley National Park has issued a prospectus for a concession contract business opportunity. The Concessioner will operate lodging, food and beverage, retail, fuel sales, and other visitor services at Stovepipe Wells Village. The National Park Service (NPS) issued the prospectus on May 19, 2022. Any proposal, including that of the […]

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Inyo County Press-Release


  Business opportunities in the fast-growing climate innovations industries will be the topic of discussion during an upcoming summit being hosted by the Eastern Sierra Small Business Resource Center (BRC) and Cerro Coso Community College. The Eastern Sierra Entrepreneur Regional Summit for Climate Innovation and Business Opportunities will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 […]

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BLM Seeks Nominations to the California Desert District Advisory Council, the Central California Resource Advisory Council, and the Northern California District Advisory Council

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for positions that are or will soon become vacant on its California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC), Central California Resource Advisory Council (RAC), and the Northern California District RAC. The councils consist of citizens with diverse interests in public land management, including […]

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Crestview Rest Area to Reopen from Winter Closure on Sunday May 15, 2022

  MONO COUNTY — Caltrans will reopen the Crestview Safety Roadside Rest Area this Sunday following an extended winter closure. The rest area, which is approximately eight miles north of the junction of U.S. 395 and State Route 203 (Mammoth Lakes), originally closed for the season on December 12, 2021. With this opening, Caltrans would […]

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White Mountain Visitor Center Opening Delayed to May 24, 2022

The White Mountain Visitor Center in Bishop will be delaying their first day of operation. The new projected opening day is May 24th. Staffing shortages and unforeseen circumstances right before the planned original date for operations have led to the decision to postpone opening for the summer season. Visitors looking to acquire wood permits can […]

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A new arsenic treatment has now been operational in Bridgeport for over a year and is continuously testing below state arsenic level requirements. The 5-million-dollar treatment plant, located on Twin Lakes Road in Bridgeport, was 100% financially covered by a State of California Water Resources Control board grant and has been operational since last April. […]

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Photo : Sean Scruggs

State Commission Offers Overwhelming Support to Acknowledge Indigenous History at Owens Lake

In a unanimous vote, the nine members of the California State Historical Resources Commission affirmed support for nominating Patsiata Tübiji Nüümü-na Awaedu Ananisudüheina (Patsiata Historic District) to the National Register of Historic Places. “Patsiata” is the Indigenous name for Owens Lake, and the nomination has been prepared by the Patsiata Tribal Oversight Committee (PTOC). At […]

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Clouds in the sky at Silver Lake create 
lovely reflections.  Photo by Tom O'Keefe

Silver Lake Boat Launch to Remain Closed for Facility Improvements

The Inyo National Forest announces that the Silver Lake Boat Launching Facility will remain closed to the public to complete much needed facility improvements. Work on this project began last summer and will continue through this summer. The project is currently under a winter shutdown, with construction work anticipated to resume mid-May. It is estimated […]

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Ingrid Braun, Mono County Sheriff

Mono County Initiates Automated License Plate Readers

Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun requested and the Board of Supervisors approved the implementation of an Automated License Plate Reader system at key locations as well as in Sheriff’s patrol cars. Funding will be through a Homeland Security Grant. “The systems capture a contextual photo of the vehicle, an image of the license plate, the […]

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Burros on road, NPS photo by Mitch Gage

Death Valley National Park Partners With BLM on Non-native Burro Gather Beginning April 25 

  DEATH VALLEY, Calif. – The National Park Service will be working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to gather non-native burros from remote areas of Death Valley National Park from April 25 through mid-May 2022. Visitors to Death Valley National Park may experience traffic delays of up to 4 hours on a limited […]

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