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Week of Monday, February 22, 2016


QUICK NOTES FROM TIM

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING INFO
UPCOMING MEETING AGENDAS
Please click on the link below, to find the Agenda for the Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting to be held, March 1, 2016.
CLICK HERE TO FIND THE MEETING AGENDA >

PAST MEETING MINUTES
Please click on the link below, to read the Minutes for the Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting that was held on February 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 >

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 MINUTES >


GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING DROUGHT, MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER >




ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Plastic bag ban looms for Mammoth
February 19, 2016, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
Town ordinance becomes effective March 1.
With all the snow flying this winter, it’s sort of escaped people’s minds, but starting March 1, the Town of Mammoth Lakes’ plastic bag ban goes into effect. Meaning, bring your own bag when you head out shopping or pay a minimum of a dime to buy a recycled bag from a retailer.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Plastic-bag ban begins March 1 in Mammoth Lakes
February 19, 2016, Sierra Wave
Mammoth Lakes, CA – Beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2016, Ordinance No. 15-06 goes into effect that prohibits the use of single-use carryout bags in the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Homework-check. Books-check. Gun-check.
February 19, 2016, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
Will Bishop allow concealed weapons on campus?
Senate Bill 707 went into effect January 1 and could change the face, or holsters, of schools throughout the state. The bill changed the law that banned guns on campus, to allowing concealed permit holders to get a waiver from the school to carry on school grounds.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Upcoming decision: Concealed weapons on Bishop campuses?
February 14, 2016, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
The Bishop Unified School District Board of Trustees will make a decision at its March 17 meeting on whether to allow a waiver for those with a concealed weapon permit to come on campus packing heat.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


It’s official: Dr. Kevin Flanigan named CEO of NIHD
February 19, 2016, Sierra Wave
After serving five months as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Northern Inyo Healthcare District, Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA, has a shorter title.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Falling trees damage structures in Mammoth Lakes
February 19, 2016, Sierra Wave
On Thursday, February 18, 2016 there were two incidents of falling trees that damaged structures as a result of the strong winds that were associated with the storm that left in excess of a foot of snow in town.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


INF seeks input on Round Fire fuels-reduction project
February 18, 2016, Sierra Wave
Inyo National Forest press release
The Inyo National Forest is seeking input to the proposed hazardous fuels reduction project near the community of Swall Meadows within the Round Fire perimeter.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Inyo Supervisors and Water Commission – it’s complicated
February 18, 2016, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors acknowledged the complexity of water issues in Inyo County at Tuesday’s meeting. What it didn’t do was accept recommendations presented by Water Commission Chair Mike Prather and Commissioner Craig Patton.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Independence Civic Club elects new officers
February 16, 2016, Sierra Wave
On January 20, 2016 the Independence Civic Club held elections for the new year resulting in: President: Nancy Masters; Vice-President: Jennifer Duncan; Treasurer: Mary Roper; Co-Secretaries: Nina Weisman and Annette Wood.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Mono County recruiting grand jury members
February 14, 2016, Sierra Wave
The Superior Court of California for Mono County was not able to appoint a civil grand jury for 2015-2016. Unfortunately, a number of persons who either accepted appointment or indicated an interest in being appointed to the grand jury declined to be on the grand jury.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Reports from Bishop City Council, Inyo Supervisors
February 14, 2016, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Agendas for the Inyo County Board of Supervisors and Bishop City Council meetings this week were relatively light. Here are the highlights:
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Fishing Report for Feb. 18
February 18, 2016, Jim Krajewski, Reno Gazette Journal
The Fishing Report:
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

17 Nevada tribes to get $15M for affordable housing
February 19, 2016, API & Reno Gazette Journal
Seventeen tribes in Nevada are receiving more than $15 million in federal funds to support affordable housing projects.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Barone: The logic behind Wall Street's recession fears
February 19, 2016, Robert Barone, Reno Gazette Journal
To the logical investor, and to most economists, Wall Street’s fear of a U.S. recession appears irrational. Is it? While there is no current evidence that the U.S. has entered a recession, or even that one is approaching, there have been two instances in modern history where the financial markets have precipitated a recession; 1929 and 2001.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Parents alarmed after hearing about California student data transfer
February 19, 2016, Loretta Kalb, Sacramento Bee
Parents across California have grown concerned after learning that a Sacramento-based federal judge ordered the state Department of Education to release sensitive records for more than 10 million schoolchildren to lawyers and consultants representing special education advocates.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


California bill would open access to police misconduct records
February 19, 2016, Alexei Koseff, Sacramento Bee
Investigations into police shootings and other serious uses of force by law enforcement in California would be made public under new legislation.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Salmon experiment gets new twist in Yolo Bypass
February 19, 2016, Ryan Sabalow, Sacramento Bee
WOODLAND—A few dozen baby salmon that spent the past two weeks contentedly eating – and growing – in the invertebrate stew of a flooded rice field were netted Friday, dumped into coolers and hauled by pickup several miles to a drainage canal and to the Sacramento River.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

New limits on California well-drilling sought
February 19, 2016, Jeremy White, Sacramento Bee
Warning that a drought-driven surge in well drilling is causing the earth to sag and imperiling long-term water supplies, a California senator wants to place more stringent limits on new wells.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

How California’s U.S. Senate candidates would handle a Supreme Court nominee
February 19, 2016, Christopher Cadelago, Sacramento Bee
President Barack Obama has successfully seated two nominees on the U.S. Supreme Court: Justice Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed 68 to 31 and Justice Elena Kagan by a vote of 63 to 37.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Firefall time at Yosemite National Park
February 19, 2016, Sacramento Bee
Every year in mid-February, Horseshoe Falls in Yosemite – when captured with the right flow, at the right time and in the right light – changes so that the water glows yellow, orange and red, often looking like 1,570 feet of falling fire for about 10 minutes.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Photographer captures striking image of rare 'Firefall' at Yosemite
February 18, 2016, San Francisco Gate
How cool is this picture? This is what's called a Firefall in Yosemite. It only happens two weeks out of the year.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Virgin Galactic rolls out new space tourism rocket plane
February 20, 2016, San Francisco Gate
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic rolled out a new version of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket Friday as it prepares to return to flight testing for the first time since a 2014 accident destroyed the original craft, killing a pilot and setting back the nascent industry.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Did You Feel The Earthquake?
February 16, 2016, Kelli Flannigan, Sierra News Online
CENTRAL SIERRA — The USGS reports a 4.8 earthquake at 3:04 p.m., about 6 miles WNW of Big Pine, California, followed by a 2.9 aftershock about 5 minutes later in very close proximity. That was followed by a 2.8 at 3:23, and a 4.3 at 3:27 p.m.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes SoCal
February 19, 2016, San Francisco Gate
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 shook Southern California on Friday night. The United States Geological Survey recorded the tremor at 21 miles northeast of Lucerne Valley (San Bernardino County) at 10:13 p.m.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes near Lucerne Valley
February 19, 2016, Quakebot, LA Times
A shallow magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported Friday evening 21 miles from Lucerne Valley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:13 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 miles.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.4 quake strikes near Ferndale, Calif.
February 20, 2016, Quakebot, LA Times
A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Saturday morning near Ferndale on California's northern Pacific Coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:51 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 10.6 miles.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Apple vs. FBI: Battle over unlocking phone gets nastier
February 19, 2016, Shelby Grad & Maura Dolan, LA Times
The battle between the FBI and Apple Inc. over whether the tech giant should help open the locked cellphone of one of the San Bernardino shooters took a decidedly more heated tone Friday.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Water customers in L.A. County foothill cities are asked to tighten taps further
February 19, 2016, Sara Cardine, LA Times
Water customers in some of Los Angeles County's foothills are being asked to tighten taps further and refrain from watering lawns for as long as 10 days starting Feb. 29 while the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California temporarily closes a La Verne treatment plant for infrastructure upgrades.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Police in six Southern California counties have shot more than 2,000 suspects since 2004. Only one officer was prosecuted — he was acquitted.
February 19, 2016, Jack Dolan, LA Times
A grainy video showed 21-year-old Iraq war veteran Elio Carrion on the ground, pleading with a San Bernardino County deputy who held him at gunpoint.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

California couple pleads guilty to smuggling 911 sea turtle eggs from Mexico
February 19, 2016, Tony Barboza, LA Times
Southern California couple pleaded guilty Friday to smuggling 911 endangered sea turtle eggs from Mexico into the United States, federal prosecutors said.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

In Northern California, skiers and water officials are grateful for the recovering snowpack
February 19, 2016, Rosanna Xia, LA Times
Here at one of the snowiest places in the country, Ed Bischoff marveled at a view that had been absent for years.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

MWD proposes slashing its conservation budget; turf removal rebates could disappear
February 19, 2016, Taylor Goldstein, LA Times
When Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25% cut in urban water use last year — and singled out lawns as a prime target — Southern Californians began replacing turf in record numbers, motivated in part by cash rebates.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Temperatures soars into 90s as Southern California heat wave continues
February 15, 2016, Hailey Branson–Potts, LA Times
Winter? What winter?
It may be February, but Southern California will maintain its summer-like sizzle for much of this week, with just a brief visit by clouds and possible rain, according to forecasters. 
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Has El Niño abandoned L.A.?
February 9, 2016, Rong-Gong Lin II, Brittny Mejia & Sarah Parvini, LA Times
By this point in winter, Southern California was supposed to be dealing with rains and flooding, not brush fires and beach weather.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

CDFW Awards $16.7 Million to Fisheries Habitat Restoration, Forest Legacy and Drought Projects
February 19, 2016, CS DFW News
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 67 projects that will receive funding for coastal salmon and steelhead habitat restoration, response to the statewide drought and forest legacy restoration.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Invasive Mudsnails Detected in Yuba River
February 19, 2016, CS DFW News
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed the presence of New Zealand mudsnails in the Yuba River in both Yuba and Nevada counties. The snails have been detected at the Sycamore Ranch Park and Campground and at locations on the lower Yuba River both above and below the Highway 20 bridge crossing.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Recent Avian Disease Outbreak Prompts CDFW to Ask Public’s Help in Preventing and Reporting Bird Deaths
February 19, 2016, CS DFW News
Since mid-December, a fatal disease outbreak has killed increased numbers of pine siskins, a small songbird that inhabits California’s forested areas. Scientists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) believe that infected bird feeders and bird baths are partly responsible for the spread. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

CDFW to Host Public Meeting on Ocean Salmon Fisheries
February 18, 2016, CS DFW News
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend its upcoming annual Ocean Salmon Information Meeting. A review of last year’s ocean salmon fisheries and spawning escapement will be presented, in addition to the outlook for this year’s sport and commercial ocean salmon fisheries. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Connecting “Every Kid” to Elkhorn Slough Reserve
February 18, 2016, CS DFW News
The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve was one of 186 federal sites selected to receive a 2015 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF), as part of its Open OutDoors for Kids program. The NPF grant supports the White House youth initiative Every Kid in a Park. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

State’s Wildlife Action Plan Receives Stamp of Approval and Notable Award
February 17, 2016, CS DFW News
California’s key wildlife conservation planning tool, the State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP), has received final approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The plan, which recently underwent a comprehensive 10-year update, also won the California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) award for Outstanding Environmental Resource Document. The award will be presented at the AEP conference in San Diego in April. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Youth Waterfowl Hunt Days Render Special Moments for Young Hunters
February 16, 2016, CS DFW News
Young waterfowl hunters enjoyed great success and created lasting memories throughout California over the Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days on Feb. 6-7. Every year, several thousand youths statewide participate in this opportunity. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >





NEWSLETTERS & OTHER COUNTY INFO

MONO COUNTY
VISIT THE MONO COUNTY WEB PAGE >
JOB BOARD LINKS >
MONO COUNTY & STATE OF CA INFLUENZA FORCAST MAP >
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 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
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: FEB2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: JAN2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: DEC2015 >
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 FEB 12 BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FEB 5 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 FEB 19, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER FEB 12, 2016 >
RCRC WELCOMES SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY TO MEMBERSHIP >
RCRC INSTALLS NEW 2016 OFFICERS >
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 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 NEWS NOW FOR FEB 19, 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 >

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 >
SAGE GROUSE ENHANCEMENT INFO >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING SUMMER 2015 ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON CONVICT LAKE ROAD >

YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERSHIP NEWS
TREE MORTALITY FUNDING FAIR >
YGP RECEIVES FUNDING FOR MARIPOSA GROVE >
WINTER NEWSLETTER >
FALL NEWSLETTER >
CAL FIRE AWARDS FIRE PREVENTION GRANT IN HIGH TREE MORTALITY AREAS >
YNP ANNOUNCES YOSEMITE CENTENNIAL AMBASSADORS >
SHELTON JOHNSONS RECOGNITION >
KEEP BEARS WILD >
EVERY KID IN A PARK PROGRAM >
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
CRIME ALERT: SEC PHOME SCAM >
SAFE TRADE INITIATIVE FOR SAFER ONLINE SHOPPING >

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

FRIENDS OF THE INYO
UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS >