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USFS Closes Developed Campgrounds on Four Additional National Forests

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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COVID-19 COUNTY REPORTS | Inyo: 218 (+6) Positive | 15 Deaths | Mono: 175 Positive | 2 Deaths

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 […]

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Forest Service Revises Closure Orders and Fire Restrictions in California

[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 […]

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Update: Accident with Injuries on Highway 395 in Cartago on Monday Evening.

(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 […]

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4th of July Fireworks Show Modifications in Bishop and Independence

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 […]

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Comments sought for sage-grouse habitat enhancement project

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 […]

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Snowpack slips below 50%, according to LADWP

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 […]

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