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Monday update: Lions Fire at 3,400 acres, 15 percent contained

Lions Fire Morning Update 7-2-18 Yesterday’s burn-out operations brought the Lions Fire to 3,575 acres and 35% containment. In a burn-out operation, firefighters introduce fire inside of containment lines and natural barriers, and allow it to move towards the approaching wildfire, thus depriving the approaching wildfire of fuel. Using this technique consumes fuels that otherwise […]

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Update: Grant Fire 100 percent contained

The Grant Fire is 400 acres and 100% contained Thursday evening. Fire crews will continue to patrol the fire perimeter in the upcoming days. The Parker Bench Trail, between the Parker Lake Trailhead and the Rush Creek Trailhead, were scheduled to re-open Friday at 6:00 am. The forest continues to experiencing substantial lightning activity and crews […]

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Update on State of the Inyo

Two new openings to report: McGee Creek Campground and Big Meadow Campground are open. Press release from US Forest Service A big thank you to Caltrans District 9, Inyo County and Mono County Roads Departments, and our engineering staff for the work to get roads and facilities open this year. There is some impressive work […]

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Jim Arasim: 1932-2017

James (Jim) Edward Arasim James (Jim) Edward Arasim, age 85 of Big Pine, California, passed away Monday night, March 6, 2017 at Southern Inyo Hospital.  Jim was born January 7, 1932 to the late Vincent William Arasim and Praxeda (Walkowski) Arasim in Ironwood, Michigan. Upon graduation from high school, Jim enlisted in the Navy and […]

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Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center closed due to flooding

Press releases The Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center is closed until further notice due to flooding. For safety, please avoid this area. Crews are working to divert flood waters and determine the extent of possible damage.   Photos courtesy US Forest Service           CCC aiding in clearing propane tanks Who:   A crew […]

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Let the sun shine! Visitor Center in Lone Pine turns on solar system

USFS press release The Inyo National Forest is pleased to announce that the solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine was turned on in December. This system should meet nearly 100% of the facility’s electrical demand. “The solar photovoltaic system installation at the visitor center in Lone Pine exemplifies the Forest Service’s commitment […]

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‘Incident response’ vendors sought by Inyo National Forest

USFS press release The Inyo National Forest is conducting outreach to Eastern Sierra vendors, residents, and businesses who are interested in being available for incident response. Those who are interested will sign up and compete for emergency Incident Agreements that are open for solicitation in 2017. Currently, when wildfires or other incidents occur in the […]

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Inyo National Forest celebrating Preservation Act

Press release The Inyo National Forest, through National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) funding, has developed a series of posters that celebrate achievements of the forest’s heritage program over the past 50 years. This collaborative effort celebrates the unique local historic and archeological resources of the Eastern Sierra. A sample of these posters will be on […]

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Marina Fire update: 300 personnel on scene

Forest Service update The Marina Fire remains at 600 acres this morning and is 5% contained. The fire is located north of Lee Vining and west of Highway 395 and is burning in pinyon and brush. The fire spotted across Highway 395 yesterday south of Mono City pushed by strong down canyon winds. Crews worked […]

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