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Use of Force Incident on July 24 | Update | Officers’ Body Camera Footage Released

True to their word, Inyo County Sheriff Jeff Hollowell and the Sheriff’s Office Public Information officer Carma Roper, promised to be responsive and transparent as quickly as possible on the Sheriff deputies use of force during the arrest of George Barlow III on July 24 at the Bishop Chevron Gas Station. It looks like they […]

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Pardon our temporary lack of materials says Caltrans, as work on Bishop Pedestrian Safety Plan resumes

Pedestrian Safety Project Will Resume in Bishop The Pedestrian Safety Project in Bishop was delayed on Friday due to an anticipated shortage in materials. The project will resume tomorrow, Monday, July 26th, as originally planned, as the contractor was able to procure additional construction materials. Work is scheduled as follows: On State Route 168 W […]

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Dexter, Glacier and Lightning Fires update for July 23, 2021

(Update July 23 at 1:30 pm.) Dexter Fire – The Dexter Fire remains at 2965 acres, 97% contained, and the fire area closure remains in place. Crews continue to mop up and suppression repair activities. Closure information, maps, photos and updates are posted on InciWeb at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7656/. Glacier Fire – The Glacier Fire remains at […]

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Monitor Pass Closed Due to Tamarack Fire | Drivers take note!

Caltrans has closed Monitor Pass/State Route 89 in northern Mono County due to the Tamarack Fire. The fire, which originally started near the town of Markleeville, has spread to parts of Nevada and is now estimated to be around 43,900 acres in size.   Sonora Pass/State Route 108 remains open as an alternate route over […]

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Inyo Encourages Face Coverings; Other Counties Require Them

Inyo County saw “slight increases” in cases of COVID-19 in late June, but as of Monday, June 18, is just encouraging people to wear face coverings in indoor public places, not mandating as has Mono County and Los Angeles. “We are concerned that as case rates increase in other areas,” Anna Scott, deputy director of […]

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Back to Masks coming to Mono County? “Recommended” by MCPH

In response to increasing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases locally and statewide (view Mono County Case Stats) , on July 19, 2021 Mono County Public Health is recommending the resumption of face coverings for both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents and visitors within indoor public spaces. The added concerns of the Delta variant, as well as a number […]

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Inyo National Forest announce Preparedness Level 5 – the highest level of fire activity

The Inyo National Forest has announced that they are at Preparedness Level 5, the highest level of fire activity. At least 80 percent of the country’s incident management teams and wildland firefighting personnel are committed to fire incidents. Please share and help us reduce the threat of wildfires in the Eastern Sierra. Fire Restrictions remain […]

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We should have seen this coming: Mono County Covid-19 Cases Increase Following Statewide Reopening

Unvaccinated Residents and Visitors Urged to Schedule Vaccination Appointments July 15, 2021 – Following the official statewide reopening on June 15, the Mono County Health Department has recorded a fatality related to COVID-19 complications, as well as an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, and a slowing in the overall vaccination rate. Positive COVID-19 cases are […]

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Death Valley hit 130 degrees Fahrenheit last Friday | Fifth time in recorded history

Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in the country, but last Friday, July 9,  it was really hot as it hit 130 degrees Fahrenheit for only the fifth time in its recorded history. On the following Saturday, July 10, it was 129.4 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. As hot as […]

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The Covid-19 Pandemic was a goldmine for phone scammers

Phone scams are as popular as ever and successful despite efforts to control them. The Covid-19 pandemic was a goldmine for scammers with many people isolated in their homes as a precaution against its spread. Unfortunately, many were left feeling fearful and vulnerable; two emotions that con artist play upon. Phone scams cost individuals hundreds […]

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