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Roads closed near Laurel Ponds due to monitoring well drilling in Mammoth Lakes area

Inyo National Forest and Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) would like to inform the public of road closures beginning July 19 and lasting approximately six weeks, due to a well drilling project in the Laurel Pond area, located west of Mammoth Yosemite Airport. “Because the well rig will be staged on roads, the well drilling […]

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Eastern Sierra Foundation Offers “New” Transfer Scholarship Up to $10,000

The Eastern Sierra Foundation is pleased to announce its new Transfer Scholarship valued at up to $10,000 per recipient. The Transfer Scholarship is intended to support ESF scholarship recipients who attended and graduated from Cerro Coso Community College’s Bishop Campus and who plan to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. “New” Transfer Scholarship Up to […]

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Meet “LAFCO” (Local Agency Formation Commission)

[Editor’s Note: If you are familiar with Inyo LAFCO at all it is most likely from our most recently posted article posted on May 27, 2021 titled “Mammoth Hospital Wins Inyo LAFCO Lawsuit Appeal over Northern Inyo Hospital.” (Rather than recounting all the details of the case again, you can read those in our original […]

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Governor Newsom Extends Regional Drought State of Emergency to Include Inyo County and Mono County

Governor Newsom’s Administration Asks Californians to Voluntarily Reduce Water Consumption Earlier today, July 8, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference in San Luis Obispo County to announce expanding his regional drought state of emergency to an additional nine counties, including Inyo County and Mono County. Newsom also urged all Californians to voluntarily reduce […]

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Town of Mammoth Lakes Council’s Tuesday, July 7th | Summary of Meeting and Actions

Summary of July 7th Town Council Meeting Town Council Proceeds with Mammoth Lakes Recreation Agreement On July 7, Town Council approved a one-year agreement with Mammoth Lakes Recreation to continue cooperative efforts related to enhancing the outdoor recreational experiences, engaging with the community, and supporting ongoing investment in our trails and services. The one-year agreement […]

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Record-breaking heat wave! Be prepared for Heat Emergencies

Record-breaking heat wave coming to Eastern Sierra over the rest of this week into next | Be Prepared! Triple-digit weather recently killed nearly 100 people in Oregon with temperatures over three days hitting 116 degrees. Just over the border In Canada, over the past several days, there have been 180 wildfires in British Columbia, seventy […]

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SEKI Forest Fire Officials Elevate Campfire Restrictions: No Campfires Allowed

It is no secret that there is an extended, severe drought in California. Thunderstorms have already started several wildfires started by lightning strikes and more are expected over the next several months. Given the seriousness of the situation, coupled with the fact that most wildfires are caused by human activity, there is a prohibition on […]

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Ever wonder how the red fire retardant used on wildfires works? INF explains

While we are all accustomed to seeing helicopters taking water from lakes and streams during fire operations, they can also be used to apply fire retardant, says the Inyo National Forest in a press release. On the Inyo Creek Fire, 106,000 gallons of retardant was applied via helicopter to the fire. This is the same […]

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It’s been a long time coming | Inyo County Supervisors return to in-person board meetings

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors will meet in-person in Independence this coming Tuesday, marking the first time the Board has met for a meeting in the Board of Supervisors Chambers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chambers will be open to staff as well but will not immediately be accessible to the […]

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Loyd and Babe Hopper: This year’s Town of Independence 4th of July Grand Marshals

Loyd And Babe Hopper: Family, Community, and Public Service are this year’s Grand Marshalls in Independence Fourth of July Parade Long-time residents of Independence, Loyd and Babe Hopper, are this year’s 4th of July Grand Marshals.  The Hoppers have traditionally spent the 4th of July holiday gathering with family and friends to celebrate our nation’s […]

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Things winding down as Mono County Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Transition Plan

Residents Encouraged to Visit My Turn Website to Schedule Appointments  Effective July 1, Mono County Public Health’s walk-in clinics will be winding down to twice per month as local partners, including Mammoth Hospital, join us in administering COVID-19 (Coronavirus) vaccines. Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 12 and up, […]

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Inyo National Forest Reminds Californians: Fireworks are Prohibited ahead of July 4 weekend

From the recent enactment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday to the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, Americans have long visited their local national forest to celebrate significant U.S. milestones. Holiday weekends can be an active time for fire starts, and it goes without saying that fireworks are prohibited on public lands – every forest, […]

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