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Local BLM Protest Detractors spread falsehoods; ”Rumors were not true,” says local law enforcement

A few local detractors of the “Black Lives Matter” movement sought to sow fear and upset before protests scheduled in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes using social media platforms. The hope was apparently to “mobilize groups” to “counter the protests” and prepare locals to, in some cases, “lock and load.” Even now, days after the protests, […]

 
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Mono County and Mammoth Lakes Wait, Again, for Approval to Open Lodging

Mammoth Lakes Town Manager Dan Holler did a pretty good job of describing “between a rock and a hard place” at Wednesday’s Town Council meeting. To paraphrase, do you defy California’s COVID-19 guidelines for opening businesses or do you wait and wait for approval of the Emergency Operations Center’s plan to open lodging, with restrictions. […]

 
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UPDATE: Inyo Board of Supes Ask CDFW to Open Fishing Season A.S.A.P.

[UPDATE 5/26/2020 to Original Post on May 22, 2020: Inyo County Supervisors’ Poised to Ask State to Open Fishing Season…”) At this morning’s Inyo County Board Meeting, in a 4-1 vote, the board approved a letter to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on a motion by Second District Supervisor, Jeff Griffiths, seconded by […]

 
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Bishop and Mammoth Lakes Face Serious Budget Issues Going Forward

With the economies of Bishop and Mammoth dependent on tourism, it’s no surprise both towns are facing serious budgetary problems. The depths of those problems were agenda items on both Mammoth and Bishop’s Council meetings. While some California businesses have been given the green light to open, with restrictions, Governor Gavin Newsom’s travel ban is […]

 
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MAMMOTH TOWN COUNCIL TAKES YOUR QUESTIONS

May 13, 2020- The Mammoth Lakes Town Council set up a call-in, zoom-enhanced Q&A session Tuesday evening(May 12) to try to bridge the communication gap left by COVID-19 restrictions. Here’s a sample: Q: Mammoth is testing but that means our positive numbers are going up. Shouldn’t we use different metrics? A: The State is setting […]

 
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ESCOG fine-tunes JPA document

By Deb Murphy The Eastern Sierra Council of Governments was well on its way to becoming capable of managing its own grants by becoming a Joint Powers Authority when it hit a snag.  Bishop Councilmember Stephen Muchovej was reluctant to give ESCOG the power to take regional positions or policies without agreement from all four […]

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Bishop Airport a topic for ESCOG

By Deb Murphy Mammoth Lakes Tourism will be looking to Bishop Airport for reliable air service to bring the legions of skiers and nature-seekers to its mountains. John Urdi, executive director, told last Friday’s meeting of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments the Mammoth Airport had a 14.5-percent cancellation rate last winter. The hope is […]

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