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Week of Monday, July 20, 2015


QUICK NOTES FROM TIM

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NEWSLETTER
Please click on the link below, to read the entire Newsletter from the Mono County Board of Supervisors.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE JUNE 26, 2015 NEWSLETTER >

2015 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA DEADLINE SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SCHEDULE >

GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING DROUGHT, MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER >

ROUND FIRE INFO

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

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT INFO >
ROUND FIRE RECOVERY RESOURCES >
DISASTER RELEIF AID >
DIGITAL 395 PRESS RELEASE >
BURNED AREA EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM ASSEMBLED FOR ROUND FIRE >
CLICK TO READ INFO REGARDING DEBRIS MANAGEMENT TRAINING APRIL 29TH >
APPLICATION FORM FOR DEBRIS MANAGEMENT TRAINING APRIL 29TH >



ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Mammoth sees increase in homeless population
July 17, 2015, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
There are homeless people in Mammoth Lakes. No surprise, the same could be said for nearly every city or town in America. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness in it its 2014 report, on January 1, 2013 there were approximately 610,042 people sleeping on the streets in America. The Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, one of the agencies involved in an annual homeless population count locally said they are a total of 54 individuals considered homeless combined in Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties. This number includes both the sheltered, like couch surfers, and non-sheltered but is not complete as not every homeless person wants to participate or can be found.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


If you want something done right …
July 17, 2015, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
Do-it-yourselfers take internet service into their own hands. Internet service in Mono County sucks, so some residents have started providing their own service for the small communities they call home.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Be on lookout for possible suspect
July 7, 2015, Sierra Wave
Type of Incident: Attempted Homicide/Carjacking Suspect Sought
Date/Time of Incident: Sunday July 5, 2015
Suspect: ALAN KIERKEGAARD aka: ALAN SORENSEN aka: ALAN CURTIS SORENSEN KIERKEGAARD
The vehicle is described as a 2013 Honda Accord, Gray, with California license plate 6ZHX462
Do not approach the suspect or the stolen vehicle. Call 911.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Mono County Exhibit wins three Awards at State Fair
July 17, 2015, The Sheet
At the California State Fair County Exhibit Awards Presentation on Friday, July 10t, Mono County was honored with three different ribbons  — a Gold Award,  Best Use of Produce, Products, Artifacts, and a Best of Division award for “Professionally Built” exhibits.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Bishop Nursery to shut its doors?
July 17, 2015, Jack Lunch, The Sheet
Neighbors squawk as owner unveils plan to replace nursery on Home St. with 15-unit residential development. Bishop Nursery owner Bob Kingston is hoping to sell a different kind of perennial. Kingston, who according to a Nursery employee bought the property at 785 Home from the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power last year (he was the only bidder), plans 15 single-family residences on the 2.75 acre parcel.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Chicks in danger!
July 17, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
Although the land bridge that could connect the shore of Mono Lake to the lake islands comes ever closer to completion with the continuing drought, the California gull population at the lake is currently thriving. In fact, Kristie Nelson, who manages the Mono Lake Committee-funded, Point Blue Conservation Science study of the gulls, said she and volunteers counted the highest gull chick population in more than 10 years last week.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Mammoth Council rejects MUSD offer
July 17, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
M.U.F. remains in limbo.
Although Mammoth’s Town Council may not have agreed upon moving Mammoth’s Multi-Use Facility (a.k.a. Ice Rink) to Mammoth Creek Park West, Council nevertheless decided against pursuing another 20-year lease with Mammoth Unified School District (MUSD) to secure the Rink’s current location.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Adventure Trails ribbon-cutting – July 14, 2015
July 17, 2015, Charles James, The Sheet
Randy Gillespie and Dick Noles pose with State Assemblywoman Connie Conway in front of the steps of the Independence Courthouse for the ribbon-cutting.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE IMAGES >

Iranian scientist visit Owens Lake
July 17, 2015, The Sheet
A State Department-sponsored tour brought a delegation of twelve scientists to the US from Iran to consult with their counterparts on issues related to water shortages in the southwest US. Researchers from Iranian universities with backgrounds in civil engineering, hydrology, geochemistry and environmental sciences were hosted by staff from the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and LA Department of Water and Power for a tour and workshop at Owens Lake.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Search and Rescue
JJuly 17, 2015, The Sheet
On the evening of Monday, July 13, at approximately 8:40 p.m., the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding an overdue day hiker near the Sherwin Creek campground.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Lee Vining rockfall safety project continues
July 10, 2015, Inyo Register
Construction and road delays will continue north of Lee Vining as Caltrans works to improve safety and minimize the risk of rockfall from six cut slopes near Mono Lake. According to Caltrans, the project includes a plant establishment program on all slopes to reduce erosion, establish healthy soil and promote successful revegetation. Anchored mesh will be installed on three of the six slopes for stability and to reduce rockfall.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Proposed Bishop subdivision under review
July 13, 2015, Inyo Register
The Bishop City Council is scheduled to hear input tonight on an environmental review of a subdivision being proposed by a Bob Kingston.
Kingston is proposing to subdivide a 2.75-acre parcel into 15 residential parcels at 785 Home St. – the current site of Bishop Nursery. According to the environmental review, the project would mean "removal of the existing Bishop Nursery and associated improvements. …"
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Potential Bishop housing facing opposition
July 15, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Lack of housing in Bishop was cited as a challenge in the City’s Economic Development Plan, but 15 houses on the 2.75 acre parcel of what has been the Bishop Nursery may not be what potential neighbors think is a solution.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Inyo County accepting grant applications
July 17, 2015, Sierra Wave
Inyo County is accepting grant applications from non-profit groups and organizations in the county seeking funding for programs, projects or events taking place from the time the grants are awarded in late August to December 31, 2015.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Mammoth celebrates Park and Recreation Month
July 17, 2015, Sierra Wave
Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. In 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives officially mandated July as “Park and Recreation Month.”
This July the Town of Mammoth Lakes is celebrating 30 years of Park and Recreation Month and the enduring power of parks and recreation in our community.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

N. Sierra Highway Corridor Plan gets Caltrans grant
July 15, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
North Sierra Highway, from Wye Road to, approximately, the Bishop Paiute Palace Casino, is headed for a facelift, of sorts. Inyo County secured a $275,440 CalTrans’ Sustainable Transportation Grant to develop a Corridor Plan. The plan, worked out over the next three years, will look at streetscapes, bicycle lanes and other elements impacting the highway.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Letter: Owens Valley not ‘pristine’
July 14, 2015, Submitted by Daniel Pritchett, Sierra Wave

The fact that DWP still feels the need to defend its occupation of Owens Valley a century after the fact is, itself, the best evidence of the city’s guilt. My particular interest is the way DWP distorts particular words and phrases in its ceaseless attempts to wash the spots from its hands.

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Water managers dodge bullet with 'May miracle' rains
July 17, 2015, Rong-Gong Lin II & Rosanna Xia, LA Times
For drought watchers, it has become known as the May miracle. At a time when water levels in Lake Mead were getting so low that officials prepared for drastic cutbacks, it started raining. A series of powerful storms pummeled the mountains that feed the Colorado River, a key source of water for California, Arizona and Nevada.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

House passes California drought bill, but Senate action is unlikely
July 16, 2015, Colin Diersing & Monte Morin, LA Times
It was touted as the bill “where everybody wins” — a common-sense approach to providing badly needed drought relief to California growers, and a measure that would place the needs of people above those of fish.
Yet House approval Thursday of the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 may ultimately show just how hard it is for Washington lawmakers to help California as the state endures its fourth year of drought.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

To save water, new California homes will have less lawn
July 15, 2015, Matt Stevens, LA Times
The sprawling suburban lawn — a symbol of the good life in postwar California — moved a step closer Wednesday to being consigned to the history books.
The California Water Commission, responding to a fourth year of drought, approved sharp new limits on the amount of water that can be used on landscapes surrounding newly constructed buildings, such as houses, businesses and schools.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

How more lawn restrictions could remake the California landscape
July 15, 2015, Matt Stevens, LA Times
First it was existing lawns, with Gov. Jerry Brown leading the way in urging Californians to rip out swaths of green to save vast amounts of water.
Now state regulators have their sights set on grass that hasn't even been planted.
The California Water Commission is scheduled to consider new rules Wednesday that would significantly slash the amount of water that can be used by landscapes surrounding newly built houses, businesses and schools.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Is a strong El Niño on the horizon? Forecasters say count on it
July 11, 2015, Veronica Rocha, LA Times
Californians should brace themselves for one of the strongest El Niño events to hit the Pacific Ocean in years.
Unusually warmer temperatures of equatorial water in the Pacific and shifting winds continued through July, indicating that El Niño will be strong through the fall and into next spring, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.
In fact, scientists say the likelihood that a significant El Niño will happen is more than 90%, and some models suggest there is a nearly 100% chance it will be strong this fall. Scientists previously said they expected a weak El Niño.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

California Drought Pits Salmon Runs Against Nut Orchards
July 11, 2015, John McManus, Newsweek
In California, drought and mismanagement of remaining scarce water supplies is killing a key part of the ocean—the salmon that commercial and recreational fishermen rely on. Meanwhile, in the San Joaquin Valley, inland from the coast, nut orchards that depend on imported water from salmon streams in the northern part of the state go on for miles.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

U.S. likely to bar oil-waste dumping into 10 California aquifers
July 16, 2015, David R. Baker, SF Chronicle
Oil companies will probably have to stop injecting their wastewater into 10 Central Valley aquifers that the state has let them use for years, in the latest fallout from a simmering dispute over whether California has adequately protected its groundwater from contamination.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

California drought: Strengthening El Niño could mean wet winter
July 9, 2015, Kurtis Alexander, SF Chronicle
The chances that California will begin clawing its way out of the drought with a wet winter got a bump Thursday with a federal report showing an El Niño weather pattern continuing to strengthen in the Pacific.
The U.S. Climate Prediction Center reported that telltale signs of El Niño — which include warming sea surface temperatures and emerging equatorial winds — bore close resemblance to conditions preceding some of the strongest El Niños in recent history.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

PG&E’s union slings mud at CleanPowerSF, but there’s no truth in “Truth in Energy” campaign
July 13, 2015, Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, SF Examiner
San Francisco’s newest try at renewable energy isn’t actually green, but an almost-green, off mustard-yellow masquerading as the real deal.
That’s the argument made by a PG&E employee union, IBEW Local 1245, in its “Truth in Energy” ballot measure against CleanPowerSF. It argues that while CleanPowerSF advocates for a greener future, it’s doing so with “renewable energy certificates,” what the union calls government trickery that disguises dirty power sources.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

House passes another bill to stem California drought
July 16, 2015, SF Examiner
WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed GOP-led legislation designed to bring more water to California’s farm belt amid a severe and lengthy drought. Similar legislation has failed in the last two congressional sessions, and the White House and Democrats remain opposed.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Study finds contaminants in California public-water supplies
July 15, 2015, SF Examiner
Nearly one-fifth of the raw groundwater used for public drinking water systems in California contains excessive levels of potentially toxic contaminants, according to a decade-long U.S. Geological Survey study that provides one of the first comprehensive looks at the health of California’s public water supply and groundwater.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

California gas prices spike amid national downward trend
July 12, 2015, SF Examiner
While gas prices nationwide are on a downward trend, California is experiencing a spike that could see prices top $4 a gallon before easing again, according to analysts.
A shortage in oil and other components used in refining California’s unique blend of less-polluting gas was one of the reasons for the price jump, industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber whites
July 8, 2015, SF Examiner
The long-expected moment when Latinos surpassed whites as California’s largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone.
Hispanic Californians began to narrowly outnumber white Californians sometime in the first half of 2014, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in late June.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Yosemite rock fall changes face of world-class climb
July 7, 2015, SF Examiner
A massive sheet of rock has fallen from the vertical face of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, making one of the most popular routes attempted by climbers in North America even more challenging, park officials said.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought
July 7, 2015, SF Examiner
Saving water doesn’t always mean saving money in parched California. Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding higher rates and drought surcharges.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

We'll see smoke from Calif. fire through summer
July 17, 2015, Seth A. Richardson, Reno Gazette-Journal
Smoke from the Washington wildfire will be visible for the rest of the summer despite being mostly contained, according to a news release from federal officials.
The United States Forest Service issued the release Wednesday and said the California fire will continue to burn in the interior. Carson Ranger District Manager Mike Wilde urged the public to stay out of the area, which is still considered dangerous.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Closing Truckee 'won't help anything'
July 13, 2015, Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal
Department of Wildlife knows trout struggling in drought, hopeful strong will survive
The plight of Truckee River trout struggling to survive drought has anglers upset and some calling to suspend fishing in the stream until conditions improve.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Groundwater key resource this summer of drought
June 29, 2015, Jeff DeLong, Reno Gazette-Journal
With the Truckee River flowing at a trickle, water pumped from beneath the ground will prove critical to getting the Reno area through a summer of drought.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

TMWA: Reno now using drought reserves
June 23, 2015, Sarah Litz, Reno Gazette-Journal
For the second time during the drought, Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is now releasing water from upstream drought-storage reservoirs to meet summer water demand.
In mid-summer of last year, the water authority was forced to do so for the first time in 20 years.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Western governors discuss water use changes
June 25, 2015, Jeff DeLong, Reno Gazette-Journal
Some significant changes may be needed in the way water is used and protected across the West, according to a report issued Tuesday as Nevada and adjoining states struggle with the impacts of protracted drought.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Can trout survive climate 'one-two punch'?
June 29, 2015, Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal
Trout in Nevada and the Eastern Sierra are in peril thanks to the "one-two punch" of drought and hot temperatures throughout the region.
And there's more.
Wildfire, overgrazing and energy development also threaten to harm already fragile native trout populations in the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Drought could kill wild horses, cows
April 29, 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
A lack of rainfall and diminishing water on the range could leave wild horses and ranchers’ cattle thirsty and in danger this summer.
The Elko Daily Free Press reports that Bureau of Land Management representative Rich Adams told the county’s natural resources board that wild horses could be in grave danger if creeks and springs continue to dry.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Lake Mead water outlook rises after wet May
April 29, 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
Federal water managers are due to release a monthly projection of water levels at Lake Mead on Monday, and the rain in May might change what they say.
Last month, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reported that the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam could reach a low point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada. Officials heading water agencies in the two states and California took a wait-and-see approach, and pointed to fluctuations in regional precipitation since January.
Then, May became the wettest May on record for the Lower 48 states dating to 1895.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Inyo Supervisors discussed Bobcat Protection Act
July 14, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Both sides of the Bobcat Protection Act issue admitted the legislation was emotional. Calling the discussion a “debate between the old and new Inyo County,” mountain guide S.P. Parker asked the Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting, “which county do you want to be? Trapping was okay in the past but those days are gone.”
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Page 2: Lunch with John Wayne
July 17, 2015, Jack Lunch, The Sheet
About a month ago I received a call from a woman named Jean Courtney who lives in Bridgeport. She told me she was the owner of the Sportsmen’s Bar and Grill and that she was looking to place a classified for some waitstaff help….
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

California Drought: Forecast To Persist, Intensify Through October
July 16, 2015, Ed Joyce, Capital Public Radio
Thunderstorms during the past week helped decrease exceptional drought in one county in California as exceptional, extreme and severe drought conditions dominate the state, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor released July 16.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Will El Niño come to the rescue this year? Signs point to yes, forecasters say
July 16, 2015, Aaron Orlowski, OC Register
Forecasters are growing increasingly confident that warm ocean El Niño conditions will continue through the fall and winter – possibly leading to a drought-relieving rainy season.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >




NEWSLETTERS & OTHER COUNTY INFO

MONO COUNTY
HWY395 HIGHLIGHTED IN GERMAN TRAVEL MAGAZINE AMERICA >
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 >
MONO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT EBOLA REDINESS MEMO >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING SAFE ONLINE PASSWORD HELP >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO FROM CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON HOW TO PUT YOUR BABY TO SLEEP SAFELY >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON HOW TO TEST FOR RADON >
MONO COUNTY WINTER FISHING HIGHLIGHTED IN MAGAZINE. CLICK HERE TO READ INFO >
PENSION POACHING SCAM OF SENIORS. CLICK HERE TO READ INFO >

CALTRANS
395 IN LEE VINING CONTRUCTION BEGINS. ROAD CLOSURES UP TO 1 HR 6-7AM >

CA DEPT OF BUSINESS OVERSIGHT
38TH ANNUAL OFFICER & DIRECTOR COMPENSATION SURVEY>

ESTA (EASTERN SIERRA TRANSIT AUTHORITY)
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 >

FROM SENATOR BERRY HILL, 8TH DISTRICT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRY HILL BULLETIN' JULY NEWSLETTER >
MAMMOTH HIGH SUPERSTAR HONORED AT THE STATE CAPITOL. CLICK TO READ THE INFO >
CLICK TO READ CURRENT INFO FROM SENATOR HILL'S OFFICE >

EASTERN SIERRA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA – BUSINESS, CONSUMER SERVICES & HOUSING AGENCY,
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS OVERSIGHT

CLICK HERE TO READ SURVEY INFO REGARDING PAYDAY LENDERS >

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

FEMA
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS >
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE FEMA NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS COMMUNITY WEBSITE >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING PEDIATRIC DISASTER RESPONSE & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS >

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

RED CROSS
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A 21 WEEK CHECKLIST TO BE PREPARED FOR A NATURAL DISASTER >
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 JULY 10 BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE JUNE 26 BULLETIN >
GOVERNOR DIRECTS MANDATORY WATER REDUCTIONS & ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SUMMARY OF THE GOVERNORS BUDGET >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MAY 2015 REVISION OF THE GOVERNORS BUDGET >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SUMMARY OF THE PRESIDENTS BUDGET >

RCRC (RURAL COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES OF CALIFORNIA)
ANALYSIS OF GOVERNOR'S REVISED BUDGET & OTHER BUDGETARY ISSUES >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER JULY 17, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER JULY 10, 2015 >
2015-2016 STATE BUDGET UPDATE >
WATER FACT SHEET >

NACO COUNTY NEWS ALERT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR JULY 13, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR JUNE 15, 2015 >
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 >

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

USFS (UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE)
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 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING NEW OVER-SNOW VEHICLES RULES >
SOUTH LAKE PARKING LOT AND BOAT LANDING CLOSURE SEPT 8 THRU OCT30 >
FIREWOOD SEASON OPENED MAY 1 >
REDS MEADOW THINNING FEEDBACK >
REDS MEADOW THINNING FEEDBACK VERSION 2 >
SHADY REST THINNING PROJECT INFO >
WHITE MOUNTAIN VISITOR CENTER TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION >
SAGE GROUSE ENHANCEMENT INFO >
TRAVEL ANALYSIS PROJECT PUBLIC MEETING INFO >
LAKES BASIN BIKE PATH CONSTRUCTION INFO >
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YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERSHIP NEWS
YOSEMITE GATEWAY SUMMER SUMMIT MEETING WAS HELD JULY 9TH. CLICK TO READ INFO >
YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERS SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR ON ITS BOARD >
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YOSEMITE CREATES $535,379 IN ECONOMIC BENEFITS. CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING ENTRANCE FEE RATE HIKE FOR 2015 >
BIG OAK FLAT TUNNEL REPAIRS>
RARE SIERRA NEVADA RED FOX SPOTTED ON YOSEMITE VIDEO. (PSST... ALSO SEEN IN CROWLEY) >
BARK BEETLE INFO FROM SUMMER MEETING >

MONO COUNTY PROBATION INFO
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BODIE HILLS GAZETTE
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA WATER BOARD
WATER BOND PROCESS BACKGROUND >
WATER BOND DRAFT PROP 1 CALENDAR >

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