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Week of Monday, January 25, 2016


QUICK NOTES FROM TIM

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS INFO

Please click on the link below, to read the Minutes from the Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting held, January 19, 2016.
CLICK HERE TO READ MEETING AGENDA >

2016 Meeting Agendas have 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 >




ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Southern Inyo Hospital loses license
January 22, 2016, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has temporarily suspended the license of Southern Inyo Hospital (SIH) following a site survey on January 13, according to Alan Germany, Chief Restructuring Officer at SIH.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Page 2: 2015-2016 season setting records
January 22, 2016, Jack Lunch, The Sheet
So how is business these days?
In short, it’s fantastic.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Dawson retires, Blanchette takes over
January 22, 2016, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
Dan Dawson and his wife Leslie, staples of the Eastern Sierra community and at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL) and Valentine Reserve, are pulling up stakes and moving north. Dan has been the director of the Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve and SNARL for 36 years, 38 with the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dawson has some big and well-traveled shoes that will be hard to fill.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Shooting for the moon … or at least for $70,000
January 22, 2016, Charles James, The Sheet
Inyo Board slashes funding allocations for Community Project Sponsorship Grant applicants.
Applicants who applied for approval of their Inyo County Community Project Sponsorship Grants at Tuesday’s regular Board of Supervisors meeting were in essence shooting for the moon. These 18 applicants asked for a combined total of $139,133, with only $70,000 in funding available.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Inyo County goes the last mile
January 22, 2016, Rea, The Sheet
Inyo County is constructing a plan to equip the Owens Valley with “technical infrastructure” in an ambitious proposal it has dubbed the 21st Century Obsidian Project.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

One small step for Village parking
January 22, 2016, Katie Vane, The Sheet
Mammoth’s Town staff is moving forward with the completion of a preliminary design and environmental documentation for a new parking lot on a Town-owned parcel at the southeast corner of Hillside Drive and Canyon Boulevard. The parking lot, which would be built in two phases, could provide much-needed Village parking. Phase 1 would include 32 spaces while Phase 2 would include 40. The cost estimate of each space is $12-$15,000. The parking lot would likely also have a bus stop.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


MCWD Board approves raise for GM
January 22, 2016, Katie Vane, The Sheet
Will also consider water shortage surcharge to make up declining water sales revenue.
The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) Board gave General Manager Pat Hayes its vote of confidence with a three percent raise approved at the Board’s December 17 meeting.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Letters to the Editor
January 22, 2016, Submitted by, Alice Suszynski, The Sheet
Welcome to the sh*t show!
The most recent meeting of the PUD in June Lake was well attended for a change. I suppose it was engineered that way partly because of the storm surrounding the proposed ouster of the former head of the board, Patti Heinrich. Proponents of the change wanted to show support for their cause. However there were many Heinrich supporters there as well and they spoke out.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Is Mammoth real estate a good value at this time?
January 22, 2016, Paul Oster, The Sheet
Q: We were in Mammoth during the holiday period and we looked at some condos for sale. We came away with the impression that Mammoth real estate is a good value right now. We think the years of drought suppressed values. What do you think? A: Mammoth condos are always a good value when the ski conditions are great. With snow comes enthusiasm. Alumni of the Intrawest sales teams will certainly remember the phrase “Selling is the transfer of enthusiasm.” So snow equals enthusiasm equals the selling of real estate. But is Mammoth real estate a good value with or without snow?
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Almost fully charged
January 15, 2016, Rea, The Sheet
The Tesla charging station in Mammoth Lakes is about two weeks away from being completed, said Nolan Bobroff, the planner in charge of the project.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Tesla gigafactory ahead of schedule, but off-track on job, investment projections
January 19, 2016, Anjanette Damon, Reno Gazette Journal
TESLA TIMELINE: BUILDING A GIGAFACTORY
How do you build a $5 billion battery plant? One step at a time, of course. Here's a timeline of construction activity at Tesla Motors' gigafactory site just east of Reno, Nev., based on permit data.

The Tesla-Panasonic battery gigafactory is falling far short of the economic impact projections on jobs and capital investment used to persuade lawmakers to approve a record-breaking tax incentive package for the project, according to an analysis by the Reno Gazette-Journal.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Groundwater gag
January 22, 2016, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
Indian Wells Valley groundwater in critical overdraft.
In September of 2014, California set forth groundwater regulations. It was the last Western state to do so. Part of the new rules include the formation of Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA), and Inyo County will now be partnering with Kern and San Bernardino for the Indian Wells Valley (IWV) Groundwater Basin GSA. IWV includes Ridgecrest, Inyokern and Pearsonville, the boundary of Inyo.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Letter: ‘A most remarkable press release’
January 22, 2016, Submitted by Daniel Pritchett, Sierra Wave
A most remarkable press release!
On January 12, DWP issued a press release.What DWP wrote: DWP announced it had modified wells “W385” and “W386” in the Five Bridges area, changed their names to “385R” and “386R”, and would conduct an analysis of environmental impacts of the wells under the California Environmental Quality Act prior to their “activation.”
What DWP omitted: The Inyo-LA Standing Committee agreed in 1999 that these two wells would be “permanently shut down” as part of a mitigation plan for the devastation they had caused.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Grants awarded for Inyo community projects
January 22, 2016, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Applicants seeking a piece of Inyo County’s Community Project Sponsorship Grants, $70,000, found out at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting “you can’t always get what you want. But, if you try sometime you find, you get what you need.” Or at least you get some of what you need since the 18 applicants requested a total of $139,133.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Annual update on Lower Owens River Project
January 15, 2016, Mike Kazmierrski, Reno Gazette Journal
The Lower Owens River Project Annual Reports of years past, 2014 and 13 specifically, were long, jam-packed, border-line raucous gatherings spurred on by Ecosystem Sciences’ consultants. This year’s, held January 13 with no consultants present, — not so much.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Town of Mammoth Lakes to hold meeting on Multi-Use Facilities
January 22, 2016, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Press release from Town of Mammoth Lakes
Project Overview

The Town of Mammoth Lakes has begun the process to plan, design and construct Community Multi-Use Facilities at Mammoth Creek Park. The Town has allocated funding for the initial planning, preliminary design and the environmental documentation effort. The Town has also identified the majority of funding for the Multi-use Facility. If approved, these facilities are planned to be located on Town-owned land within Mammoth Creek Park on the west side of Old Mammoth Road.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

President Bill Clinton campaigns in Reno
January 22, 2016, Seth Richardson, Reno Gazette Journal
Former President Bill Clinton [was] in Reno [Friday] for an organizing event for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Nevada campaign.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Clinton in Reno: Election looking like 'American Idol'
January 22, 2016, Seth Richardson, Reno Gazette Journal
Former President Bill Clinton said Friday the presidential election is starting to resemble reality television show "American Idol."
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

President Clinton criticizes SCOTUS on 'one person, one vote' case
January 22, 2016, Seth Richardson, Reno Gazette Journal
Former President Bill Clinton on Friday criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case that could potentially overturn the “one person, one vote” method of drawing legislative districts.
CLICK HERE TO READ SEE THE VIDEO >

Pro skier JT Holmes survives avalanche burial
January 21, 2016, Ben Spillman, Reno Gazette Journal
Pro skier JT Holmes says he’s still shaken five days after being buried and going unconscious in an avalanche northwest of Lake Tahoe.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Snowboarder who caused avalanche in hot water with law
January 21, 2016, Ben Spillman, Reno Gazette Journal
Sugar Bowl Resort says snowboarder who triggered slide was trespassing, put ski patrollers and others at risk.
A snowboarder who triggered an avalanche at a Truckee-area resort could be in trouble with the law after resort officials accused him of trespassing and putting other people in danger.
Officials at Sugar Bowl Resort say Christian Michael Mares didn't have a season pass and was traveling through an off-limits area on Friday when he triggered an avalanche.
The slide, which Mares escaped, didn't affect the search for skier and Sugar Bowl ski instructor Carson May who has been missing since Thursday, according to the resort.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

FAA approves ski-video drones
January 20, 2016, Bart Jansen, Reno Gazette Journal
Commercial drones are about to get a lot closer to the action.
The drone startup Cape Productions follows skiers down the slopes with remote-controlled aircraft to record video of their runs. The San Francisco company announced Wednesday that the Federal Aviation Administration gave it approval to fly hundreds of feet closer to people than previously allowed.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Uber now available at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
January 21, 2016, Jason Hildago, Reno Gazette Journal
Travelers flying in and out of Reno now have one more transportation option to add to their list. Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Uber announced on Wednesday that popular ridesharing services such as Uber can be used at the airport, further expanding their reach in the area....
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Only at RGJ.com: Meet man who bought Campo, find out what's next
January 21, 2016, Jonathan Wright, Reno Gazette Journal
It was a little more than a month ago, on the snowy evening of Dec. 10, that chef Mark Estee sat down with RGJ Media's Food & Drink to confirm rumors that he was selling a 50 percent stake in Campo, the restaurant that made his name in Reno, that partly fueled his expansion, that helped him become a James Beard Award nominee.
That 50 percent stake turned out to be the whole shebang, and Estee is now the executive chef of Campo. The man who purchased the restaurant — all of it — is named Sanjay Lillaney. He’s 51. He made his packet in finance, and in 2010, he “moved to Reno to retire,” as he put it. Through a holding corporation, he owns 16 local fast food restaurants, among other businesses.
Lillaney is gregarious, easy with a smile and a story, a lover of wine, but he’s also a private person, as are many people of means. But last week, after some friendly negotiation, he sat down exclusively with Food & Drink at his Reno offices to discuss his purchase of Campo and his plans for one of the anchors of the new downtown.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Climate change and the future for Sierra snow
January 22, 2016, Ben Spillman, Reno Gazette Journal
VIDEO: El Nino is making for a snowy start for 2016 but the long term prognosis for the Sierra Nevada, and the planet, includes greater likelihood for warmer winters.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Truckee River water deal implemented after 27 years in the works
January 6, 2016, Ben Spillman, Reno Gazette Journal
After more than a quarter century of uncertainty, litigation and deal making, officials announced Tuesday the Truckee River Operating Agreement is finally in effect.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Two maps that illustrate California's growing opioid epidemic
January 22, 2016, Phillipe Reese, Sacramento Bee
As prescription opioids and illegal heroin rise further in popularity, the number of drug overdoses in the state hit a new high in 2014, according to new estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Health officials probe tie between Zika, paralyzing syndrome
January 22, 2016, Jenny Barchfield & Marcos Aleman, Sacramento Bee
RIO DE JANEIRO—Two Latin American countries are investigating whether outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are behind a rise in a rare and sometimes life-threatening nerve condition that can cause paralysis and leave victims on life-support.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Jerry Brown charts cautious course in State of the State address
January 21, 2016, David Siders & Jeremy White, Sacramento Bee
Gov. Jerry Brown, charting a cautious course in his State of the State address, warned Thursday of a future economic downturn and urged lawmakers to restrain spending despite state budget surpluses.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Feds to California farmers: Water reserves low despite recent rains
January 22, 2016, Ryan Sabalow & Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee
Even as steady rains drenched the Sacramento Valley on Friday, federal dam managers issued a bleak proclamation to farmers hopeful that recent rain and snow might translate into more water deliveries for their crops.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Feds: California reservoirs only half full after big storms
January 22, 2016, Scott Smith, API, Sacramento Bee
FRESNO, CA—The recent onslaught of El Nino storms only slightly increased the levels of California reservoirs that now stand at half of historic depths for this time of year, federal officials said Friday while releasing an initial water outlook for 2016.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Capturing El Niño’s rains, California farmers flood their fields
January 20, 2016, Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee
MODESTO—The water bubbled and gurgled for a few seconds, and then poured out in a rush. Within minutes, a 5-acre plot on Nick Blom’s almond orchard was under a half-foot of water Tuesday. Scientists from UC Davis stood by in the rain, checking underground gauges installed to make sure the standing water wouldn’t ruin his trees.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Cofferdam leak at Folsom Lake spillway project stabilized
January 20, 2016, Bill Lindelos & Vathy Locke, Sacramento Bee
A temporary cofferdam that kept crews and construction areas dry during the construction of a new spillway at Folsom Dam began leaking Wednesday, forcing crews to evacuate.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Rain, snow making a dent in California’s historic drought
January 19, 2016, Ryan Sabalow & Phillipe Reese, Sacramento Bee
The rain and snow falling across Northern California in recent days is by no means extraordinary. In the Sacramento region, precipitation remains below normal for the season. But inch by inch, forecasters say, it’s doing the work necessary if California is to reverse years of epic drought.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Tax fight over roads could dominate California Legislature
January 22, 2016, Juliete Williams, API, Sacramento Bee
SACRAMENTO, CA—In his otherwise low-key State of the State address, Gov. Jerry Brown saved his most impassioned plea for transportation issues, telling lawmakers they're going to have to "bite the bullet and enact new fees and taxes" to pay for repairs to California's crumbling highways.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Video: Using California farms to replenish groundwater
January 20, 2016, Sacramento Bee
Farmers are harvesting El Niño by flooding their fields.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

California unemployment inches up to 5.8% despite big gain in jobs
January 22, 2016, Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee
California’s unemployment rate rose to 5.8 percent last month, although job growth was strong.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget: Rapid response
January 7, 2016, Alexei Kaseff, Sacramento Bee
Here are some responses to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget:
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Watch the ocean-crossing tsunami generated by a NW megathrust earthquake
January 23, 2016, Jake Ellison, Seattle EPI
With the East Coast buried in snow from a megastorm sparking our natural-disaster competitiveness, we on the Pacific Rim can counter with an ocean-crossing tsunami generated by a historic megathrust earthquake.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Water-starved Lake Oroville rises dramatic 20 feet in six days
January 20, 2016, Amy Graff, San Francisco Gate
El Niño is officially here, and the recent soakings walloping Northern California are recharging California's drought-ravaged reservoirs with water. 
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Thanks El Niño! 44-foot rise of Folsom Lake offers hope for California's worst ever drought
January 20, 2016, Brandon Mercer, San Francisco Gate
California lake levels are rising as fast as the stock market is falling, with Folsom Lake east of Sacramento rising an astonishing 44 feet in just over a month and Lake Oroville, the second most expansive water storage facility in the state rising another 20 feet.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Plastic could outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050, study warns
January 21, 2016, Dianne de Guzman, San Francisco Gate
The nightmare issue of plastic dumping in the ocean has been given a doomsday date: 2050. By that year, plastic garbage is expected to outweigh fish in the ocean unless drastic measures are taken to recycle the material, a new report warned.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Planet’s heat record shattered — and 2016 likely to be even warmer
January 20, 2016, Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Gate
Last year was far and away the hottest the planet has seen since at least 1880 when record-keeping began — and 2016 is likely to be even warmer, federal scientists said Wednesday. The historic heat, confirmed by both NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, continues an alarming trend that climatologists say is driving shifts in worldwide weather with places like California saddled with less snow, rising seas and potentially more wildfires.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

World’s oceans are warming quicker and deeper, scientists say
January 18, 2016, David Pearlman, San Francisco Gate
The Earth’s oceans are absorbing more heat from a warming world, and the pace of the temperature rise is increasing with each passing decade, researchers have discovered.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

California adds 60,400 jobs in December, one of the biggest leaps in years
January 22, 2016, Chris Kirkham, LA Times
California employers added 60,400 jobs in December, according to state data, one of the largest single-month gains in the last three years.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

The corporate grab behind the Yosemite Park trademark clash
January 19, 2016, Michael Hiltzik, LA Times
If you're a lover of U.S. national parks in general and Yosemite National Park in particular, you've probably been moved to outrage over reports that a New York corporation has claimed the trademark rights to several names associated with the park.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

TSA finds 20% more guns in carry-on bags in 2015, and most are loaded
January 21, 2016, Hugo Martin, LA Times
Airport security screeners in the U.S. found a record high number of firearms in carry-on bags last year, and most of them were loaded, officials said.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Lindsey Vonn breaks World Cup downhill record with win in Italy
January 23, 2016, LA Times
Lindsey Vonn broke Annemarie Moser-Proell's record for most World Cup downhill victories with her 37th in skiing's marquee event on Saturday.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

CDFW to Sell Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Answer Questions and More at Sportsmen’s Show
January 21, 2016, CDFW News
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is returning to the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) at Cal Expo in Sacramento from Jan. 21-24. This is the largest hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation show of its kind in northern California.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

CDFW to Move Rescued Fish Back into Merced River
January 21, 2016, CDFW News
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on Friday plans to release approximately 600 rainbow trout that were rescued from the lower Merced River a year and a half ago.
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 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' 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: 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 JAN 22 BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE JAN 15 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 JANUARY 22, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER JANUARY 15, 2016 >
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 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 >
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)
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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 >
SAGE GROUSE ENHANCEMENT INFO >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING SUMMER 2015 ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON CONVICT LAKE ROAD >

YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERSHIP NEWS
WINTER NEWSLETTER >
FALL NEWSLETTER >
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
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA WATER BOARD
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS TAX CREDIT
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SIERRA NEVADA CONSERVANCY
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON
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CLICK HERE TO READ ENERGY TIPS FOR YOUR HOME AND OFFICE >
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