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Week of Monday, December 21, 2015


QUICK NOTES FROM TIM

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS INFO

Please click on the link below, to read the Agenda for Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting, December 15.
CLICK HERE TO READ MEETING NOTES >

2016 Meeting Agendas have not yet been posted. Please click below to see upcoming meeting agendas.
CLICK HERE TO READ FUTURE MEETING AGENDAS >

2015 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 NOTES >


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 >
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 >



ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Boom boom out go the lights
December 18, 2015, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
A Southern California Edison power outage affected 10,662 customers in Mono County. There were blackouts in Mammoth, but the vital facilities, such as the hospital and the ski area have backup generators to keep things running. The backup engines on Mammoth and June ski lifts were so smooth, hardly anyone noticed the outage, according to the mountain. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

SIH CEO resigns
December 18, 2015, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
The saga at Southern Inyo Hospital (SIH) continues. The hospital has been struggling to pay the bills, to keep the lights on, and its doors open. The hospital was forced to close its Emergency Room on Dec. 3 due to a lack of funds. Hospital CEO Lee Barron resigned amidst the troubles on Monday, Dec. 14. In the press release from the Southern Inyo healthcare district, there’s no reason given as to why she quit. Nurse Practitioner Donna McAuley from the hospital’s Rural Health Clinic has been appointed acting CEO.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Lee Barron resigns as CEO of Southern Inyo Healthcare District
Hospital sees “many possibilities” for its next steps.
The saga at Southern Inyo Hospital (SIH) continues. The hospital has been struggling to pay the bills, to keep the lights on, and its doors open. The hospital was forced to close its Emergency Room on Dec. 3 due to a lack of funds. Hospital CEO Lee Barron resigned amidst the troubles on Monday, Dec. 14. In the press release from the Southern Inyo healthcare district, there’s no reason given as to why she quit. Nurse Practitioner Donna McAuley from the hospital’s Rural Health Clinic has been appointed acting CEO.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Lee Barron resigns as CEO of Southern Inyo Healthcare District
December 11, 2015, Sierra Wave
The Southern Inyo Healthcare District issued the following statement Thursday afternoon:
“The Southern Inyo Healthcare District board accepted Lee Barron’s resignation from the positions of CEO, CFO, and CCO today with an effective date of Monday, December 14, 2015.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


New low in June Lake
December 18, 2015, Larry Hughes, Letters To The Editor, The Sheet
Dear Editor: When former Mono County Supervisor Vicki Bauer “served” June Lake PUD president Patti Heinrich with intent to recall her from the JLPUD Board, politics in June Lake hit an all-time low. Her attempt at grandstanding was tasteless and without class. The gallery of five or six people in attendance at the JLPUD board meeting was duly impressed.  The reasons for recall are false at best and amount to nothing more than character assassination. I feel that the lack of solid rationale for recall shows that this is a personal attack by certain June Lake PUD employees and Mrs. Bauer (Heinrich supported Mrs. Bauer’s opponents in previous county supervisor elections).
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Page 2: More than $141,000
December 18, 2015, Jack Lunch, The Sheet
That was the final tabulation of what it cost to clean up my property, burned in the Round Fire in Swall Meadows.
Others have received similar bills.
What was initially estimated as a $2.2 or $2.3 million project was ultimately a more than $5 million project.
To put this in perspective, when I was debating whether or not to sign up for the state-contracted cleanup, my friendly insurance adjuster recommended I shouldn’t, citing an estimate he received from a Bishop-based contractor who said he could clean up my lot for $15,000.
That’s a pretty serious discrepancy.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


An occurrence at Oak Creek
December 18, 2015, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy awarded Trout Unlimited, $47,121 on December 10 for the Oak Creek Watershed Restoration Project (WRAP). Oak Creek, west of Independence, was hit with a wildfire in 2007 followed by a flood in 2008 that washed down more than a million cubic yards of debris throughout the floodplain.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Town Council approves hiring of crossing guard
December 18, 2015, Rea, The Sheet
In a 5-0 vote, Mammoth Town Council approved a motion at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 16 to hire two part-time crossing guards to work at the intersection of Meridian Blvd. and Sierra Park Rd.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Inyo County gearing up to celebrate 150 years
December 18, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Inyo County appears to be aging well, with the exception of noted dehydration, for a 150-year old. That milestone will be officially hit on March 22 of next year and Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio is determined to put together a “year’s worth of parties.”
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

SAR recovers body at Outpost Camp
December 18, 2015, The Sheet
Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a deceased 18-year old female at Outpost Camp on the route to Mt. Whitney on Dec. 15. According to her father, who was both the hiking partner and reporting party, she had always wanted to hike Mt. Whitney. Her father also indicated that both he and his daughter were experienced hikers, including hiking in winter conditions. They set out Monday mid-day with no intention of summiting. By early morning they reached Outpost Camp, where they decided to camp for the evening. Her father indicated that his daughter had been experiencing a headache; when he woke up the following the morning she was deceased.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Woman, 18, dies at Outpost Camp
December 18, 2015, Sierra Wave
On December 15th the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a deceased 18-year-old female at Outpost Camp, which is a stopping point on the route to Mt. Whitney.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Eastern Sierra Shop with a Cop
December 18, 2015, The Sheet
Over 40 children from Inyo and Mono Counties enjoyed breakfast provided by the Bishop Lions Club on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 12 before they rode in a parade of patrol cars with lights and sirens down West Line Street and up Main Street to the Bishop Kmart.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Monkey wrench thrown at SIH ER fix
December 17, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
There’s a discouraging cliché that no good turn goes unpunished. Mike Patterson of Sierra Lifeflight found that out this week when the agency formed to assist emergency medical services in San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono counties nearly put the brakes on the air ambulance service’s attempt to help out Southern Inyo Hospital after losing its emergency room physicians.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Next step for Southern Inyo Hospital – planning
December 14, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Employee payroll at Southern Inyo Hospital will be caught up by December 23, according to board member Drew Wickman. That’s the board’s main focus following Thursday’s resignation of Chief Executive Officer Lee Barron.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Be prepared for possible flooding, Inyo Sheriff’s office urges
December 17, 2015, Sierra Wave
Residents and business owners in Inyo County are encouraged to be proactive and begin to prepare for a potentially heavy winter!
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Dead tree removal permitting exemption extended
December 15, 2015, Sierra Wave
Sacramento – As California’s severe drought and bark beetle epidemic has left millions of trees dead, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection last week voted to extend a drought mortality exemption to the state’s tree removal permitting process.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Public help urged in Crowley vandalism
December 15, 2015, Sierra Wave
On December 12, 2015, graffiti was discovered spray-painted on a boulder near McGee Creek Road in Crowley Lake.
The vandalism took place on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
This defacement of public lands shows disrespect for our beautiful landscape and disregard for the law.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Crowley graffiti artist comes forward
December 18, 2015, The Sheet
On Dec, 17, as a result of traditional and social media coverage, a Crowley resident came forward and admitted responsibility for the graffiti. The depiction was not done recently and was intended an expression of art, not to deface or damage any property. The resident stated this was a teenage indiscretion and in hindsight was a poor decision. The reported crime of vandalism is out of the statute of limitations.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Forest Service shares Wild and Scenic Rivers inventory and eligibility findings
December 15, 2015, Sierra Wave
VALLEJO, California, December 14, 2015 – The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region is sharing our Wild and Scenic Rivers inventory, eligibility and classification findings for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests..
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Holiday fire safety tips from Mammoth Lakes Fire
December 15, 2015, Sierra Wave
Decorating homes and businesses is a basic part of the holiday season.  Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire.  An estimated 250 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 170 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative lighting occur each year.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Gatlin Brothers to headline Eastern Sierra Music Festival
December 14, 2015, Sierra Wave
Legendary country singers Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers will headline the first-ever Eastern Sierra Music Festival.
The July 22-23 festival will be held right here at Bishop’s Tri-County Fairgrounds.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Adventure Trails public hearing set for Tuesday
December 14, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the Adventure Trails Pilot Project Tuesday at 11 a.m. The project has survived eight years of scrutiny, countless public hearings and two lawsuits.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Tahoe among lakes warming as climate changes, study says
December 18, 2015, API
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Lake Tahoe is among hundreds of lakes worldwide that researchers say are warming due to climate change.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Fish die off for third year at Sparks Marina
December 9, 2015, Chanelle Bassette, Reno Gazette Journal
For the third winter in a row, the Sparks Marina is experiencing a fish die-off. .
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Klamath Basin water accords crumble as Congress fails to act
December 18, 2015, Ryan Sabalow & Michael Doyle, Sacramento Bee
Ronnie Reed was born 53 years ago into the Karuk Tribe, whose ancestral lands stretch through the forested Klamath River canyon in Humboldt and Siskiyou counties. For years, he has held a sacred role as tribal fisherman, netting the salmon used in the tribe’s ancient ceremonies. And for much of that time, he saw the potato farmers and cattle ranchers who live almost 200 miles upstream in the Klamath Basin as villains.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

How a stunning Klamath Basin water agreement has been doomed by lawmakers
December 18, 2015, Jaques Leslie, LA Times
The people of the Klamath Basin did everything right.
After years of acrimonious lawsuits, public denunciations and millions of dollars spent fruitlessly on lobbyists, the warring sides in what had become the nation's most contentious river basin decided a decade ago to do something unexpected: They negotiated. On one side were farmers (and later ranchers) at the top of the basin, who relied on the Klamath River's water for their fields and on power generated by four dams to run their irrigation pumps. On the other side, commercial fishermen and the basin's four Native American tribes deplored the dams and water diversions for decimating the Klamath's once-abundant salmon, the source of the fishermen's livelihood and the foundation of the tribes' culture and diet.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

FAA to states: Back off and leave drone regulation to us
December 18, 2015, Mariel Garza, LA Times
If there was any confusion about who had the authority to regulate drones in low-altitude skies, federal aviation officials have now cleared it up with this message to cities and states: Hands off, it's all ours.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Climate change: Greenland Ice Sheet is shrinking at high rate
December 18, 2015, Amina Khan, LA Times
The Greenland Ice Sheet has lost about 9,013 gigatonnes of water ice from 1900 to 2010 – and it’s dropping mass today at an increasing rate, an international team of scientists say. From 2003 to 2010, the ice sheet lost mass at a rate more than twice the rate during the entire 20th century, a new study shows.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Four ways to gear up on climate change
December 19, 2015, Sacramento Bee
This state is a national model for environmental action. But anyone who drives during rush hour knows that Californians are a long way from the finish line on climate change.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Collaborative efforts needed to save Central Valley’s salmon
December 12, 2015, Jacob Katz & John Brennan, Sacramento Bee
These drought years have been tough on Central Valley salmon. While struggling winter-run Chinook salmon dominate the headlines, the fall-run Chinook that support the state’s ocean and inland fisheries have also been hit hard.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Endangered fish find unusual ally in rice farmers
October 21, 2015, Ryan Sabalow, Sacramento Bee
KNIGHTS LANDING—An adult Chinook salmon is propelled by a powerful, unwavering instinct to swim upstream to spawn. But sometimes these fish zig when they should zag.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Effort, collaboration maximized water use in drought
October 17, 2015, Fritz Durst, Sacramento Bee
As we start a new water year in California, it is valuable to take stock of how the Sacramento Valley endured during the fourth consecutive year of dry conditions.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

California state scientists reject Jerry Brown’s contract offer
October 6, 2015, Jon Ortiz, Sacramento Bee
California’s state scientists have resoundingly rejected a new contract with Gov. Jerry Brown that would have given them a total 15 percent in salary increases over three years but included a new requirement that they begin contributing toward retiree health benefits.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Back-to-back storms to hit Bay Area
October 20, 2015, Evan Sernoffsky, San Francisco Gate
An early-morning chill will give way to a fresh round of rain that’s set to sweep though the Bay Area early Sunday afternoon, forecasters said.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

After four years of drought, Sierra snow conditions are outstanding
October 15, 2015, Jules Older, San Francisco Gate
How outstanding? Last year Dodge Ridge opened December 15. Not bad … except it closed January 19. That’s one of their shortest seasons ever.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

18 signs that El Niño may be coming
October 17, 2015, Katie Dowd, San Francisco Gate
El Niño. It's on the lips of every California resident at the moment. Will it come? When is it coming? And will it fix the drought so we can go back to taking irresponsibly long showers?
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

USFS Seeks Public Input On Wilderness Areas
October 17, 2015, Gina Clugston, Sierra News Online
CLOVIS – In an effort to keep the public engaged throughout the forest plan revision process for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests, the U.S. Forest Service is sharing their draft evaluations of lands that may be suitable for recommendation and inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

The Trip Doesn’t Always Go As Planned
October 17, 2015, Scott Lange, Sierra News Online
As winter was rolling in just before Thanksgiving, a few of us got the urge to get into the High Sierra one last time this year …
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

As Brazil mine spill reaches ocean, its catastrophic extent becomes clear
December 20, 2015, Vincent Bevins, LA Times
 Since millions of gallons of mining waste burst from an inland iron ore mine a month ago, 300 miles of the Rio Doce stretching to the Atlantic Ocean has turned a Martian shade of bright orange, and the deadly consequences for residents and wildlife are just beginning to emerge.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >





NEWSLETTERS & OTHER COUNTY INFO

MONO COUNTY
VISIT THE MONO COUNTY WEB PAGE >
JOB BOARD LINKS >
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 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 >

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 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
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' OCTOBER NEWSLETTER >
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 >
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 >

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 DECEMBER 18 BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DECEMBER 11 BULLETIN >
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 DECEMBER 18, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 11, 2015 >
RCRC APPLAUD BOXER & FEINSTEIN FOR PILT SUPPORT >
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 TO READ RURAL CA LEADERS RAISE 25K FOR SIERRA COUNTY CHARITIES>
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 >
2015-2016 STATE BUDGET UPDATE >
CLICK TO SEE THE RCRC MEETING & EVENT SCHEDULE >

NACO COUNTY NEWS ALERT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR DECEMBER 11, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR OCTOBER 19, 2015 >
CLIMATE ADAPTAION, PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK >
CLICK HERE TO READ BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MATTERS >
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 and protect the state’s fish and wildlife resources >

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

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 >
SOUTH LAKE PARKING LOT AND BOAT LANDING CLOSURE SEPT 8 THRU OCT30 >
FIREWOOD SEASON OPENED MAY 1 >
WHITE MOUNTAIN VISITOR CENTER TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION >
SAGE GROUSE ENHANCEMENT INFO >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING SUMMER 2015 ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON CONVICT LAKE ROAD >

YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERSHIP NEWS
JOIN US AT OUR WINTER MEETING! >
SHELTON JOHNSONS RECOGNITION >
KEEP BEARS WILD >
EVERY KID IN A PARK PROGRAM >
FALL NEWSLETTER >
RARE SIERRA NEVADA RED FOX SPOTTED ON YOSEMITE VIDEO. (PSST... ALSO SEEN IN CROWLEY!!) >

MONO COUNTY PROBATION INFO
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO >

BODIE HILLS GAZETTE
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWSLETTER >

STATE OF CALIFORNIA WATER BOARD
WATER BOND PROCESS BACKGROUND >
LOOKING FOR DROUGHT SOLUTIONS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANET >
LADWP LOOKING FOR WATER SOLUTIONS >

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 HISPANIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
NEXT MEETING HELD DECEMBER 4_ENGLISH >
NEXT MEETING HELD DECEMBER 4_ENGLISH >