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Week of Monday, April 13, 2015


QUICK NOTES FROM TIM

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NEWSLETTER
Please click on the link below, to read the entire Newsletter from the Mono County Board of Supervisors.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE APRIL 13, 2015 NEWSLETTER >

2015 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA DEADLINE SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SCHEDULE >

GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING DROUGHT, MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER >

ROUND FIRE INFO

ROUND FIRE DESIGNATED A DISASTER AREA. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK >
ROUND FIRE LOANS AVAILABLE. CLICK TO READ THE PAPERWORK >
ROUND FIRE DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE. CLICK TO READ THE PAPERWORK >
ROUND FIRE DISASTER LOANS AVAILABLE. CLICK TO READ THE PAPERWORK >
INFO FROM MARCH 10TH MEETING. CLICK TO READ THE INFO >
ROUND FIRE DEBRIS CLEAN-UP INFO. CLICK TO READ INFO FROM MONO COUNTY >
LEARN HOW TO RE-SEED NATIVES ON YOUR PROPERTY. CLICK TO READ THE INFO >
ROUND FIRE BAER ASSESMENT REPORT. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE 18 PAGE REPORT >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO AND TO ASSIST THOSE EFFECTED BY THE ROUND FIRE >
WHAT TO DO IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS SUFFERING >

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT INFO >
ROUND FIRE RECOVERY RESOURCES >
DISASTER RELEIF AID >
DIGITAL 395 PRESS RELEASE >
BURNED AREA EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM ASSEMBLED FOR ROUND FIRE >
CLICK TO READ INFO REGARDING DEBRIS MANAGEMENT TRAINING APRIL 29TH >
APPLICATION FORM FOR DEBRIS MANAGEMENT TRAINING APRIL 29TH >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL FOR MARCH 23 THRU MARCH 25 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF MARCH 26 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF MARCH 27 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF MARCH 28 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF MARCH 30 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF MARCH 31 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF APRIL 15 >



ARTICLES OF INTEREST


Scratched cat fever

April 9, 2015, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
Will DFG ban hunting for bobcats?
Trapping animals for fur and pelts sounds like a Good Ol’ Days display or part of a lecture given by a guy dressed like “Jeremiah Johnson,” but trapping is alive and well in the Eastern Sierra.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Mixed messages on fish plants
April 8, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
This year’s fish stocking program is a touchy subject. With Fishmas less than three weeks away, how do tourist-dependent communities deal with the fact state budget cuts have whacked away half the poundage of trout dropped by the Department of Fish and Wildlife in area waters?
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Hazard some history
April 9, 2015, The Sheet
Dear Editor:
Thank you for the excellent story and accurate reporting in the Paramedic article published April 4. As a prior Mono County Paramedic, and program founder, I have some additional information that might explain the structural defects in the funding of the Paramedic budget...
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Northern Inyo, Mammoth hospitals face off
April 3, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
The 6,000-square foot orthopedic/physical therapy clinic slated to open in late spring on South Main Street in Bishop is a bone of contention between area hospitals.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Mammoth to increase water-use restrictions
April 3, 2015, Sierra Wave
Mammoth Lakes, CA - The Mammoth Community Water District’s (MCWD) Board of Directors voted to raise the District’s water shortage conditions from Level 2 to Level 3 at a special meeting on April 1st. The Level 3 restrictions will go in to effect on April 10th. In addition to the Level 3 irrigation restrictions, the District is also urging customers to reduce indoor water use by 30 percent. The meeting was convened following the mechanical failure of two of the Water District’s groundwater production wells and a record low snowpack water content measurement on Mammoth Pass, which found that conditions were 98 percent below normal conditions.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Injured backpacker helped out of backcountry near Glass Creek
April 9, 2015, Mammoth Times
On the morning of Wednesday, April 8, at approximately 10 a.m., the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a stranded backpacker near Glass Creek. A male backpacker, 43, from Ramona, Calif., began a two week backpack trip. The backpacker started his trip at Dead Man Creek and was hiking to Yost Lake. On day four of the trip, while near Glass Creek, the backpacker twisted his ankle and camped at his location to recover. During this time, a storm moved into the Eastern Sierra and the area received 18” to 2.5 feet of fresh new snow over the dry landscape. On Wednesday, April 8, he called 911 via his cellphone and requested rescue/extrication. Search and rescue teams were able to locate the stranded backpacker and with the teams’ assistance, was able to hike back to the trailhead.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


One to two feet of powder for Mammoth, Mammoth Mountain
April 8, 2015, Wendilyn Grasseschi, Mammoth Times
The first winter storm of the year dropped about 14 inches of powder at the 8,200 foot level in Mammoth and 18 to 24 inches on Mammoth Mountain, including the crest, according to Mammoth weather forecaster Howard Sheckter, Wednesday, April 8. Another storm is possible next week, Sheckter said.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

First winter storm of year welcome but some accidents close ski area road temporarily
April 7, 2015, Wendilyn Grasseschi, Mammoth Times
A winter storm is expected to last into the evening Tuesday, April 7, and drop as much as a foot above 8,000 feet elevation. By 5 p.m in Mammoth, at about 8,000 feet elevation, the snow was about six inches deep. The storm caused some problems to drivers headed up and down the road to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area today according to Mammoth Lakes Police, forcing the closure of the road to Main Lodge for several hours due to vehicles off the roadway, vehicles blocking the road in front of tow trucks and other weather-related accidents. The road is now open, as of 4 p.m. April 7. Lower elevations of the Eastern Sierra, like Crowley Lake, are also expected to get several inches of snow before the storm exits Wednesday, April 8.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Inyo Supes approve OHV fines
April 9, 2015, Charles James, The Sheet
Tillemans says it’s about “sending a message.”
Inyo County Supervisors approved an ordinance that makes damage to property and resource punishable by a misdemeanor fine. The initial fine will be $500, however the ordinance may possibly be amended in the future to include an escalating fine to as much as $2,500 for the second offense. Final approval of the ordinance is scheduled for April 21.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Inyo Supervisors move on ATV ordinance
April 8, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved the ordinance designed to make damage to resources by motorized vehicles a misdemeanor, with a $500 price tag, as written, but not without discussion on stiffening the penalties. Final approval is scheduled for the board’s April 21 meeting.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Water District increases water restrictions, irrigation allowed two days a week only
April 3, 2015, Mammoth Times
The Mammoth Community Water District’s (MCWD) Board of Directors voted to raise the District’s water shortage conditions from Level 2 to Level 3 at a special meeting on April 1.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Governor Brown issues executive order requiring 25 percent cut in water use
April 1, 2015, Mammoth Times
A dismal snowpack, measured at one inch of precipitation on Mammoth Pass on March 30 instead of the average for that date of about 42 inches of water, and equally low in the rest of the Sierra, triggered Governor Jerry Brown today, April 1, to issue an executive order requiring all water districts to cut back on water use by 25 percent.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Water restrictions tighten
April 2, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) Board voted on April 1 to increase its Water Restriction Level from II to III. Level III Restrictions will go into effect on April 10.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

EDUCATION: Science stars shine during RIMS Inland Area Science and Engineering Fair

April 6, 2015, Milka Soko, The Press Enterprise
Some of the Inland area’s brightest young minds are showcasing their brainpower at an annual science fair in San Bernardino.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

California faces 'Dust Bowl'-like conditions amid drought, says climate tracker
April 9, 2015, Chris Megerian, LA Times
With a slew of statistics projected on the slideshow behind him, California's state climatologist had a stark warning during a Thursday presentation on the severity of the drought.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


NEWSLETTERS & OTHER COUNTY INFO

MONO COUNTY
MONO COUNTY EMPLOYEES AWARDED GOLDED ROTOR FOR SERVICE >
STRATEGIC PLANNING: UPDATE >
STRATEGIC PLANNING: MISSION >
ANIMAL CONTROL: WINTERIZING YOUR PET >
MONO COUNTY : STRENGTHEN FAMILIES WORKSHOP APRIL 30TH>
FLYER REGARDING FLU SEASON >
MONO COUNTY COURTHOUSE TO CLOSE ADDITIONAL DAYS FOR FURLOUGH >
MONO COUNTY & INYO COUNTY VETS CAN GET LOCAL HEALTH CARE >
TOURISM & FILM COMMISSION COMMUNITY EVENT MARKETING FUND >
MONO COUNTY CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS FIND QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES. CLICK HERE FOR INFO >
MONO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT EBOLA REDINESS MEMO >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING SAFE ONLINE PASSWORD HELP >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO FROM CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON HOW TO PUT YOUR BABY TO SLEEP SAFELY >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON HOW TO TEST FOR RADON >
CLICK HERE TAKE FREE WORKFORCE SKILLS WORKSHOPS >
CLICK HERE TO TAKE A FREE WORKSHOP ON STRENGTHENING FAMILIES >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON FISHERIES COMMISSION AGENDA FOR MEETING APRIL 1 >
MONO COUNTY WINTER FISHING HIGHLIGHTED IN MAGAZINE. CLICK HERE TO READ INFO >
PENSION POACHING SCAM OF SENIORS. CLICK HERE TO READ INFO >
INVENTORS BOOTCAMP FOR KIDS. CLICK HERE TO READ INFO >
INVENTORS BOOTCAMP REGISTRATION FORM >

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
GET YOUR CHILD DENTAL CLEANINGS YEARLY. CLICK TO READ THE INFO IN ENGLISH >
GET YOUR CHILD DENTAL CLEANINGS YEARLY. CLICK TO READ THE INFO IN SPANISH >

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
READ HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY APPLY FOR AND GET A SMALL BUSINESS LOAN >
MONO COUNTY CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS FIND QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES. CLICK HERE FOR INFO >

FROM SENATOR BERRY HILL, 8TH DISTRICT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRY HILL BULLETIN' MARCH NEWSLETTER >

EASTERN SIERRA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
CLICK HERE TO READ THE LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM INFO >

STATE OF CALIFORNIA
STATE OF CA OFFERING DRIVERS LICENSES TO ALL IMMIGRANTS_FLYER IN ENGLISH >
STATE OF CA OFFERING DRIVERS LICENSES TO ALL IMMIGRANTS_FLYER IN SPANISH >

FEMA
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING PEDIATRIC DISASTER RESPONSE & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS >

OSHA (OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION) & NSC (NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL)
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING DISTRACTED DRIVING FACTS >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING SAFE DRIVING PRACTICES_ENGLISH >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING SAFE DRIVING PRACTICES_SPANISH >

RED CROSS
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A 21 WEEK CHECKLIST TO BE PREPARED FOR A NATURAL DISASTER >

KEEP KIDS LEAD-FREE PROGRAM
CLICK HERE TO READ THE GOVERNORS LETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FLYER IN SPANISH >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FLYER IN ENGLISH >

CSAC (CALIFORNIA STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES)
CLICK HERE TO READ THE APRIL 10 BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE APRIL 3 BULLETIN >
GOVERNOR DIRECTS MANDATORY WATER REDUCTIONS & ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER >
READ THE GOVERNOR'S WATER REDUCTION EXECUTIVE ORDER HERE >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SUMMARY OF THE GOVERNORS BUDGET >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SUMMARY OF THE PRESIDENTS BUDGET >

RCRC (RURAL COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES OF CALIFORNIA) INFO
CLICK HERE TO READ BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS HELD MARCH 18, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER APRIL 10, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER APRIL 3, 2015 >
GSFA PRESS RELEASE REGARDING NAME CHANGE >

NACO COUNTY NEWS ALERT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR MARCH 27, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR MARCH 13, 2015 >

USDA (UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE)
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING SAGE GROUSE >

USFS
LAKES BASIN ROAD OPENING EARLY ON APRIL 18TH >
SHADY REST THINNING PROJECT INFO >
WHITE MOUNTAIN VISITOR CENTER TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION >
SAGE GROUSE ENHANCEMENT INFO >
TRAVEL ANALYSIS PROJECT PUBLIC MEETING INFO >
LAKES BASIN BIKE PATH CONSTRUCTION INFO >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING PRESCRIBED BURNS >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING SUMMER 2015 ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON CONVICT LAKE ROAD >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING REVISED FOREST PLANS OF INYO, SEQUOIA AND SIERRA FORESTS >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING NEW OVER-SNOW VEHICLES RULES >
REDS MEADOW THINNING FEEDBACK >
REDS MEADOW THINNING FEEDBACK VERSION 2 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES TO OFF-ROAD VEHICLE TRAIL ACCESS >

YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERSHIP NEWS
A LOT GOING ON IN THE PARK THE WEEK OF APRIL 18TH >
ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY REHAB PROJECT COMPLETED >
125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TOOK PLACE ON MARCH 24TH >
YGP JOINS NATIONAL FIND YOUR PARK MOVEMENT >
SPRING 2015 MEETING APRIL 19 >
SPRING TRANSPORTAION PROJECTS UNDER WAY >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING ENTRANCE FEE RATE HIKE FOR 2015 >
BIG OAK FLAT TUNNEL REPAIRS>
RARE SIERRA NEVADA RED FOX SPOTTED ON YOSEMITE VIDEO. (PSST... ALSO SEEN IN CROWLEY) >
CLICK HERE TO READ BERCHTENGADEN AND YOSEMITE SIGN FORMAL SISTER PARK ARRANGEMENT >
SPRING PRESCRIBED BURN INFO >
PARK SELECTS 10TH ANNIVERSARY PROJECTS >

SIERRA WELLNESSCENTER APRIL 2015 CALENDAR

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CALENDAR >

CROWLEY LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER WINTER CLASSES

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF CLASSES BEING OFFERED >

MONO COUNTY PROBATION INFO
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO >

BODIE HILLS GAZETTE
CLICK HERE TO READ THE OPEN HOUSE INFO >

STATE OF CALIFORNIA WATER BOARD
WATER BOND PROCESS BACKGROUND >
WATER BOND DRAFT PROP 1 CALENDAR >

Asociation of california water agencies
DROUGHT BRIEFING FLYER FOR APRIL 9>

STATE OF CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS TAX CREDIT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING SMALL BUSINESS TAX CREDITS >

SIERRA NEVADA CONSERVANCY
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING WATERSHED IMPOROVEMENT >

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING A FREE ENERGY CODE WORKSHOP FOR TITLE 24 PART 6 >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING STREET LIGHT OUTAGES >
CLICK HERE TO READ ENERGY TIPS FOR YOUR HOME AND OFFICE >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING VEGETATION MANAGEMENT >

MAMMOTH LAKES POLICE DEPARTMENT HISPANIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MEETING HELD MARCH 19_ENGLISH >

MAMMOTH LAKES LIBRARY
CLICK TO READ THE MARCH 2015 CALENDAR >