VALLEJO, Calif. – USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has decided to close developed campgrounds on four additional National Forests in California to provide consistent COVID-19 mitigation response in accordance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Stay-at-Home Orders. The Sacramento Region is being added to the Stay-at-Home Order and, in turn, developed campgrounds will now be closed […]
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Under the new color-coded, 4-tier system being used in California on Reopening, Inyo County is now, along with Mono County, in the ‘Orange,” a.k.a. “Moderate” and less-restrictive category, which allows it to reopen several business sectors. Note: Mono County posts DAILY and IN REAL TIME (current) throughout the day on their website Mono County […]
[September 30, 2020 – Press Release] VALLEJO, Calif. – The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has revised closure orders and fire prohibitions in California. These decisions will continue to be evaluated daily. The revisions include: 1. Easing fire restrictions – Propane and gas stove use is now permitted on developed recreation sites on National […]
(Updated on September 8, 2020) There was a multi-car crash reported on Monday evening, September 7, 2020, in Cartago. At least one person, (later identified as Richard Hanson of Bishop, Calif., age 80) driving a 2001 tan Land Rover, was reported as seriously injured after a traffic collision involving two other vehicles The accident happened […]
According to the Associated Press, Crystal Geyser bottled water was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and ordered to pay $5 million in fines for illegally storing and transporting hazardous waste, federal prosecutors said. Residents of the Eastern Sierra are familiar with the bottled water plant that sits just off to the side of […]
California Department of Public Health Issues Statewide Face Covering Order to Mitigate Potential Surge As State Reopens.
INYO COUNTY, CA, June 15, 2020: After abundant consideration from Public Health and in consultation with the Bishop and Independence Volunteer Fire Departments, the fireworks shows in Bishop and Independence for 2020 will be modified to be “Stay at Home Shows.” This means that no central viewing areas will be provided or available. Instead the […]
Minaret Cinemas is D’Place in Mammoth Lakes and they are opening this Friday! The theater is opening this Friday with special discounted prices to get restarted. Movies playing: Trolls World Tour and Bloodshot. Call 760-934-6208 for information or visit www.D’PlaceEntertainment.com.
5-20 Please be aware they are still in need if you can participate. UPDATE *****Graduation is next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It was originally scheduled for the following week. They have been gathering gift cards but don’t have nearly enough for 111 gift cards for the grads. They want to help local businesses and bless […]
Press release The Inyo National Forest is proposing to implement a sage-grouse habitat enhancement project in and around Big Sand Flat near Sagehen Summit. In the absence of a natural fire regime, Jeffrey pine trees are gradually moving out into historically pure stands of sagebrush. Sage-grouse tend to avoid areas with overhead cover, likely because […]
Press release In light of the new tobacco tax going that went into effect over the weekend, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reminds Californians that resources are available to help them kick the habit. On April 1, the tax on a pack of cigarettes increased $2, from $0.87 to $2.87. This increase is a […]
The snowpack in California provides water for about one-third of the state’s people and farms. This year, that source has remained less than half of normal for this time of year. State reservoirs do still hold quite a bit of water which will help supplement that serious lack of snow in the Sierra. Director of […]