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Week of Monday, August 22, 2016


QUICK NOTES FROM TIM

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NEWSLETTER
JULY 2016 NEWSLETTER >

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING INFO
UPCOMING MEETING AGENDAS
Please click on the link below, to find info for the upcoming Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting being held August 16, 2016.
CLICK HERE TO FIND MEETING AGENDAS >

PAST MEETING MINUTES
Please click on the link below, to see a video of the Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting held on August 11, 2016.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE PAST MEETING MINUTES >

2016 Meeting Agendas and Minutes have been posted. Please click below to read past Meeting Minutes and upcoming Agendas.
CLICK HERE TO READ FUTURE MEETING AGENDAS AND PAST MEETING MINUTES >

2016 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COUNTY PAGE & AGENDAS

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COUNTY PAGE >
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FUTURE AGENDAS AND DOWNLOAD PAST MEETING MINUTES >



GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING DROUGHT, MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER >




ARTICLES OF INTEREST

BOURNE (NOT QUITE) FREE
August 19, 2016, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
Local doctor takes plea in looting case
The local doctor with a penchant for Native American artifacts, Jonathan Bourne, has pled guilty to two felony counts of transporting, removing, extracting and damaging archeological resources in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada and Death Valley. He was originally charged with 20 felonies, facing 98 years in jail and a $2 million fine.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

MAMMOTH LAKES: HELP WANTED
August 19, 2016, Abigail Giles, The Sheet
Mammoth residents mourned the death of local resident Gary Walker this week, after news of his death on Thursday, the first night of Mammoth’s Bluesapalooza festival, spread through the Eastern Sierra. Walker, 61, died after being struck by two vehicles on a darkened portion of Main Street, according to a press release by the Mammoth Lakes Police Department (MLPD). The incident put a pall on Mammoth’s biggest event of the summer, and left Walker’s many friends wondering how the tragedy could have occurred.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


MORE DATA NEEDED ON GEOTHERMAL
August 19, 2016, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
Things were looking good for the Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) when new data collected in the past 18 months confirmed its assertions that geothermal fluid and potable water were intermingling as a result of fluid extraction for power generation by Ormat Technologies of Nevada. The new information comes with a caveat from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) that more data is needed before any conclusions can be drawn.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Inyo Supervisors OK final details of juvenile hall closure
August 18, 2016, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
The closure of Inyo County’s Juvenile Hall, and all that entails, has been in the works for almost a year. After workshops, community outreach and regular progress reports, the Board of Supervisors approved a series of recommendations to transition the 16-bed facility from a 24/7 to a special purpose (weekend) facility and provide the support necessary to help juvenile offenders transition into healthy adults.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Judge: Dawndee Rossy guilty on 91 counts
August 16, 2016, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Guilty on 91 counts.
Judge Philip Argento’s ruling on the Dawndee Rossy embezzlement trial wasn’t that dramatic Monday afternoon at the Independence Courthouse, but that was the gist.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Horseshoe Fire: It makes a village
August 15, 2016, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
The Horseshoe Fire started Tuesday afternoon west of Lone Pine. By Sunday, the fire was 94-percent contained,
leaving 361 charred acres.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


‘Ghosts of Sagebrush Tour’ this weekend
August 15, 2016, Sierra Wave
“THE MONO LAKE CEMETERY: VOICES FROM THE PAST” is Theme for 13th Ghosts of Sagebrush Tour
With a Friday, August 19 dinner and program at the Mono Inn, and Saturday August 20 13th Annual Ghosts of the
Sagebrush Tour, “The Mono Lake Cemetery: Voices from the Past,” the popular annual event hosted by the
Mono Basin Historical Society aims to share intriguing local history stories about people and family members
interred in the Mono Lake Cemetery.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Officials check out Owens River Water Trail site
August 15, 2016, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
The Owens River Water Trail has friends in high places. Bishop’s Randy Short serves as vice chair of the
California Boating and Waterways Commission, a potential funding source for some of the project’s infrastructure, specifically handicapped-access to the river trail.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Inyo Supervisors solidify comments for Forest plan, DEIS
August 12, 2016, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Inyo County planner Cathreen Richards delivered what must have seemed like her thousandth presentation on
Inyo National Forest’s plan revision process at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Fire grows to 10 square miles near Battle Mountain
August 12, 2016, API & Reno Gazette Journal
ELKO - A federal official says more firefighters are being brought in to contain a wildfire that spread across more than
10 square miles of grassy rangeland just hours after a lightning strike in northern Nevada.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Women founders are taking over Northern Nevada
August 18, 2016, Bryan McArdle, Reno Gazette Journal
A survey of the fastest-growing startup companies in Northern Nevada found that roughly half are run by women founders. This is far above the national average, according to the Kauffman Foundation Startup Activity Index that states that only 36.8 percent of new entrepreneurs are female. These local companies are very diverse, ranging from management software, to custom apparel, to biochemicals and consumer products. The Summit Venture Mentoring Service, a program managed by EDAWN’s Entrepreneurial Team, takes in early-stage startups and organizes a team of mentors around them to guide them towards success. Of the 23 startups supported by the program in the past year, 12 of them were solo female founders or had a female co-founder.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


UNR Business: How Pokemon Go can grow your business
August 18, 2016, Jake Carrico & Alex Soeth, Reno Gazette Journal
Earlier this month, Niantic Labs and The Pokemon Company released the free-to-play augmented reality game Pokemon Go. In the game, players use their mobile devices to physically travel throughout the real world to catch Pokemon, fight at “gyms,” discover PokeStops, and “be the very best, like no one ever was.” All of the users playing Pokemon Go translate to a huge increase in foot traffic throughout the United States, and clever business owners are using the app to draw this foot traffic to their businesses.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Tesla updates $2 billion Gigafactory spending plan
August 18, 2016, Reno Gazette Journal
Electric car-maker Tesla Motors updated its plan to spend an estimated $2 billion on the Nevada battery factory it’s building with partner Panasonic Corp., according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
And it warned costs could exceed estimates.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Fire torches elk, trout habitat in Great Basin National Park
August 15, 2016, Ben Spillman, Reno Gazette Journal
Climate change and prior management practices contributed to severity, according to park official
In addition to one human fatality the Strawberry fire in Great Basin National Park has burned
thousands of acres of wildlife habitat.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Iconic Great Basin reopens following damaging wildfire
August 18, 2016, Ben Spillman, Reno Gazette Journal
The winding, scenic road to Nevada’s second-tallest peak will reopen Friday following a wildfire closure.
Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive in Great Basin National Park is scheduled to open at 6 a.m., according to the
National Park Service.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Photos: Strawberry fire rips through Great Basin National Park
August 18, 2016, Reno Gazette Journal
Photo journalism ...
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Your (entirely too early) Eastern Sierra fall color guide
August 16, 2016, Ben Spillman, Gazette Journal
People love to complain when department stores start pushing Christmas shopping while there are still
Halloween parties to attend.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Proposed compromise could salvage major desert race
August 12, 2016, Ben Spillman, Gazette Journal
The popular Las Vegas-to-Reno off-highway race would go forward as planned under a proposed compromise aimed at protecting Nevada’s newest national monument.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


BLM gives green light to LV-to-Reno desert race
August 13, 2016, API & Gazette Journal
Federal land managers have issued a special recreation permit that will allow a popular off-highway race from
Las Vegas to Reno to pass through a new national monument next week with special restrictions that include a slower,
no-pass zone on existing dirt roads.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Squaw Valley bosses make resort revival pitch
August 11, 2016, Ben Spillman, Gazette Journal
The leaders of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings made their pitch to the Placer County Planning Commission for approval of a major redevelopment plan.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


California water districts: We can handle three more years of drought
August 16, 2016, Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee
Taking the key spring measurement of the Sierra snowpack near Echo Summit on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California cooperative snow surveys program, indicated mixed results. Compared to the previous year, the snowpack that is 95 percent of average is a good amount. But based on hopes driven by a strong early storm season, the total is somewhat disappointing.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


What’s behind Lake County’s back-to-back wildfire catastrophes? Blame the drought
August 15, 2016, Adam Ashton & Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee
Will it happen every year?
That question hangs in the air as Lake County residents suffer through catastrophic wildfire for the
fourth time in two years.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Drought costs California farms $600 million, but impact eases
August 15, 2016, Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee
California’s drought is costing farmers an estimated $603 million this year, although the impact is far less than a year ago, according to a study released Monday by UC Davis.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


96 homes, 213 other buildings destroyed as California's fire season take another grim turn
August 19, 2016, Sarah Parvini & Ruben Viven, LA Times
OAK HILLS, Calif. — The tally of California’s harsh fire season ascended to even grimmer terrain Friday as officials announced that the Blue Cut fire in the Cajon Pass has destroyed nearly 100 homes and more than 200 other structures.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


California voters will most likely legalize recreational marijuana this November
August 19, 2016, Robin Abcarian, LA Times
One of the most far-reaching measures [you’ll be facing when you vote Nov. 8] is Proposition 64, which would legalize marijuana for adult recreational use.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Motorcycle lane splitting is officially legal in California
August 19, 2016, Jazmine Ulloa, LA Times
California's motorcyclists could soon have clear rules on lane splitting after the state on Friday became the first in the nation to formally legalize the practice.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


In pretty Lake County, an arson fire lays out some ugly realities
August 19, 2016, Joseph Serna, LA Times
Few roads lead to Lake County. The drive there from any of them is lovely.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Enjoying the spectacular scenery of Yosemite and the comforts of a new family-friendly lodge
August 19, 2016, Sharon Boorstin, LA Times
My 5-year-old grandson, a “Winnie the Pooh” fan, was eager to visit a forest with bears and other critters, like those
in the book’s Hundred Acre Wood. When I read about the June opening of Rush Creek Lodge, the first new resort near Yosemite National Park in 25 years, I booked a room. During our July stay, the lodge was experiencing opening-month hiccups and the park was teeming with tourists. Still, our visit surpassed grandson’s and grandparents’ expectations.
We even saw a real mama bear and her Pooh-like cub. The tab: $584, including tax, for two nights at the lodge and
$175 for food, plus gas and taxes.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Firefighters Trapped While Defending Homes On Bluecut Fire
August 17, 2016, Gina Clugston, Sierra News Online
CALIFORNIA — Over 10,000 firefighters are battling 8 large wildfires across California. While making good progress on six of these blazes, two new fires ignited yesterday, rapidly burning more than 30,000 acres in southern California.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Eight Large Wildfires Burning In California
August 15, 2016, Gina Clugston, Sierra News Online
CALIFORNIA — Over 8,800 firefighters are currently battling 8 large wildfires across California, according to Cal Fire.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Hiking up to the Dana Plateau
August 14, 2016, Candace Gregory, Sierra News Online
When you get on top of Dana Plateau, you are right on the edge of the crest with a sharp drop off and killer views into the Mono Lake area. The hike up to the top is always different and this time we were treated to colorful wildflowers, a marmot and strange winged creatures.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Sportsmen’s Dollars Support Research on Desert Bighorn Sheep
August 18, 2016, CA DFW News
Thanks to California’s big game hunters, wildlife biologists studying Desert Bighorn Sheep will have new technology and tools to help them study deadly diseases that affect these icons of the desert.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


First Dove Season Opener Approaches
August 17, 2016, CA DFW News
The first of two opening days of California’s dove hunting season is fast approaching. This year’s season for mourning dove, white-winged dove, spotted dove and ringed turtle dove will run from Thursday, Sept. 1 through Thursday, Sept. 15 statewide, followed by a second hunt period, Saturday, Nov. 12 through Saturday, Dec. 26.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


CDFW to Hold Public Outreach Meeting for Northern California Wildlife Areas
August 17, 2016, CA DFW News
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public outreach meeting regarding Yolo, Grizzly Island and Napa-Sonoma wildlife areas. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area’s conference room located at 45211 County Road 32B, Davis, California.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >








NEWSLETTERS & OTHER COUNTY INFO

MONO COUNTY
RPAC MEMBERS NEEDED >
TOWN HALL MEETINGS >
MONO COUNTY CLUBHOUSE SUMMER CALENDAR >
DISTRICT ATTOURNEY MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS >
WELLNESS CALENDAR >
VISIT THE MONO COUNTY WEB PAGE >
JOB BOARD LINKS >
ZIKA UPDATE & INFO FOR MARCH 31 >
MONO COUNTY & HANTAVIRUS INFO FOR APRIL 29 >
MONO COUNTY & INYO COUNTY VETS CAN GET LOCAL HEALTH CARE >
MONO COUNTY & INYO COUNTY VETERANS OFFICE HOURS >
MONO COUNTY CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS FIND QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES. CLICK HERE FOR INFO >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO FROM CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL >
CONWAY RANCH STRATEGIC FACILITY PLAN >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON HOW TO TEST FOR RADON >
RAW MILK NOTICE >
WORKFORCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM BEGINS MARCH 9TH >
YOGA AND ART WORKSHOP >
SPRING CROWLEY TENNIS CLINIC >
ACCESS & FUNCTIONAL NEEDS REGISTRATION >

ESTA (EASTERN SIERRA TRANSIT AUTHORITY)
VISIT THEIR WEBSITE TO SEE ALL OF THEIR ROUTES >
REIMBURSMENTS BEING OFFERED FOR DISABLED TRANSPORTATION. CLICK TO READ THE INFO >
DRIVER APPLICATION >
DRIVER RELEASE FORM >
REIMBURSEMENT 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 >

LA TIMES DROUGHT REPORT CARD
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 1 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF FEB 15 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF FEB 8 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF FEB 1 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF JAN 25 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF JAN 18 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF JAN 11 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 29 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 22 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 15 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 1 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF NOV 23 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF NOV 16 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF NOV 6 >
CLICK HERE TO READ ' CAPTURING EL NINOS RAINS' >

FROM SENATOR TOM BERRYHILL, 8TH DISTRICT
HEART OF THE HORSE HONORED >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' JULY 2016 NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' JUNE 2016 NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER >
SENATOR BERRYHILL TAPPED FOR PRESTIGIOUS RULES COMMITTEE >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' JANUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' OCTOBER NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ: 'FIRE FEE' COULD BE A THING OF THE PAST >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT WATCH >
CLICK HERE TO READ SENATE REPUBLICANS OFFER $8.7M WATER BOND PROPOSAL >
MAMMOTH HIGH SUPERSTAR HONORED AT THE STATE CAPITOL. CLICK TO READ THE INFO >
CLICK TO READ CURRENT INFO FROM SENATOR BERRYHILL'S OFFICE >

EPA
MAMMOTH LAKES MEETS AIR QUALITY STANDARDS >

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

STATE OF CALIFORNIA – BUSINESS, CONSUMER SERVICES & HOUSING AGENCY,
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS OVERSIGHT

CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: AUGUST 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: JULY 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: JUNE 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: MAY 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: APRIL 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: MARCH 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: FEB 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: JAN 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: DEC 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ SURVEY INFO REGARDING PAYDAY LENDERS >
COMMISSION ISSUES STATEMENT ON VALLEY & BUTTE FIRES >

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
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE NEXT POWER OUTAGE? >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS >
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE FEMA NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS COMMUNITY WEBSITE >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING PEDIATRIC DISASTER RESPONSE & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS >
NEW PSA FOCUSED ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. CLICK TO READ THE INFO >
DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH WATER SAVED UP IN CASE OF EMERGENCY? >

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 >
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 AUG 18 BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE AUG 11 BULLETIN >
TREE MORTALITY: SEEING IS BELIEVING >
GOVERNOR DIRECTS MANDATORY WATER REDUCTIONS & ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SUMMARY OF THE PRESIDENTS BUDGET >

RCRC (RURAL COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES OF CALIFORNIA)
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER AUG 19, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER AUG 12, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ OFFICIAL POSSITIONS RCRC IS TAKING ON NOVEMBER BALLOT MEASURES >
CLICK HERE TO READ AB2395 LETTER SENT FROM MONO COUNTY SUPERVISORS >
CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL TELECOM BILL BEING HELD IN ASSSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING LEGISLATION THREATENING ACCESS TO EMERGENCY SERVICES >
SEPERATE FUNDING NEED FOR FIGHTING WILDFIRES & MANAGING FORESTS >
TO PROSPER, STATE MUST CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE >
RCRC WELCOMES 2 LEGISLATIVE ADVOCATES >
RCRC WELCOMES SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY TO MEMBERSHIP >
RCRC INSTALLS NEW 2016 OFFICERS >
RCRC SPONSORS PILT LEGISLATION >
OMNIBUS SPENDING PACKAGE INCLUDES FUNDING FOR FED PILT >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING AIR RESOURCES BOARD INFO >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING UNDERFUNDED WATER NEEDS >
GOV ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER TO BOLSTER STATES DROUGHT RESPONSE >
THE FUTURE OF CA MEDICAL MARIJUANA BUSINESS >
CA COUNTIES PREPARING FOR CANNA BUSINESS OVERHAUL >
WATER FACT SHEET >
CLICK TO READ RURAL LEADER TESTIFY TO EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA CULTIVATION ON CA H20 QUALITY>
CLICK TO READ RURAL LEADER TESTIFY TO EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA CULTIVATION >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE UC DAVIS FINAL DROUGHT REPORT : AUGUST 18, 2015 >
CLICK TO READ PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE OF CA 'WHAT IF THE DROUGHT CONTINUES?' ARTICLE >
CLICK TO READ UC DAVIS ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF 2015 DROUGHT >

NACO COUNTY NEWS ALERT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NACO COUNTY NEWS FOR AUG 8, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR AUG 2, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR JULY 19, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR JULY 5, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR JUNE 21, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR JUNE 14, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR JUNE 7, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAY 30, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAY 24, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAY 17, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAY 10, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAY 3, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR APRIL 26, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR APRIL 19, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR APRIL 5, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAR 29, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAR 22, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAR 15, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR FEB 22, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR FEB 12, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR JAN 27, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR FEB 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR DECEMBER 11, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR OCTOBER 19, 2015 >
COUNTY ECONOMIES: OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES >
CLIMATE ADAPTAION, PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK >
CLICK HERE TO READ CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT GROWN TO REPEAL 'CADILLAC TAX' >
CLICK HERE TO READ 7 SUPREME COURT RULINGS TO EFFECT COUNTIES >
CLICK HERE TO READ US COURT OF APPEALS DELAYS WOTUS RULING NATIONWIDE >
CLICK HERE TO VIEW CA DROUGHT NUMBERS & STATS SHEET >

CDFW (CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE)
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND WATCH A VIDEO OF 'QUESTION THE LEADERS' PANEL DISCUSSION THAT TIM ALPERS ATTENDED AND PARTICIPATED IN THAT TOOK PLACE AT THE RECENT FRED HALL SHOW >
CLICK HERE TO READ DFW NEWS >
CLICK TO READ ABOUT: DROUGHT RELATED ACTIONS TO PRESERVE & PROTECT THE STATE'S FISH & WILDLIFE RESOURCES >

DFW
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BACKCOUNTRY FISHING GUIDE & FISH IN VARIOUS BACKCOUNTRY LAKES (45M) AS WELL AS OTHER VARIOUS RESOURCES >

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

DOT (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION)
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING A TAX ON THE MILES YOU DRIVE >

USFS (UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE)
VISIT THE USFS FACEBOOK PAGE FOR LOCAL UP-TO-DATE POSTINGS >
REVISIONS EFFECTING LOCAL LAND ACCESS, OFF-ROAD VEHICLES, ETC. STILL BEING WORKED ON >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES TO OFF-ROAD VEHICLE TRAIL ACCESS >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING REVISED FOREST PLANS OF INYO, SEQUOIA AND SIERRA FORESTS >
SAGE GROUSE ENHANCEMENT INFO >

YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERSHIP NEWS
YGP TO CONDUCT WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS >
QUARTERLY SUMMER MEETING REMINDER >
TIOGA PASS NOW OPEN!! >
NEW CONCESSION CONTRACT BEGINS >
SUMMER 2016 NEWSLETTER >
SPRING 2016 NEWSLETTER >
WINTER 2015 NEWSLETTER >
FALL 2015 NEWSLETTER >
PARK LAUNCHES 'OPEN THE GAETEWAY TP YOSEMITE' >
CAL FIRE AWARDS FIRE PREVENTION GRANT IN HIGH TREE MORTALITY AREAS >
US FOREST SERVICE SEEKS COMMENTS ON OHV GRANT APPLICATIONS >
KEEP BEARS WILD >
RARE SIERRA NEVADA RED FOX SPOTTED ON YOSEMITE VIDEO. (PSST... ALSO SEEN IN CROWLEY!!) >

BODIE HILLS GAZETTE
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE >

STATE OF CALIFORNIA WATER BOARD
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE >

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 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
DOG LICENSING CLINIC >
CRIME ALERT: SEC PHONE SCAM >
SAFE TRADE INITIATIVE FOR SAFER ONLINE SHOPPING >

MAMMOTH LAKES Hispanic Advisory Committee
LAST MEETING WAS HELD DECEMBER 4_ENGLISH >

FRIENDS OF THE INYO
INYO NAT'L FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN >
UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS >
HELP CARE FOR THE JOHN MUIR WILDERNESS >
EASTERN SIERRA COLLABORATIVE PUBLIC MEETINGS BEING HELD THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. HERE ARE THE DATES >

CROWLEY LAKE COMMUNITY GARDEN & COMMUNITY CENTER
CLICK TO VIEW THE CALENDAR >

NATIONAL WOUNDED WARRIOR CENTER
CLICK TO VIEW THEIR EASTER SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL BENEFIT CONCERT WEBSITE >