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Week of Monday, March 2, 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 MARCH 2, 2015 NEWSLETTER >

2015 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA DEADLINE SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SCHEDULE >

ROUND FIRE ASSISTANCE INFO

ROUND FIRE DESIGNATED A DISASTER AREA. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK >
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 >
ROUND FIRE RECOVERY RESOURCES >
DISASTER RELEIF AID >
DIGITAL 395 PRESS RELEASE >
BURNED AREA EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM ASSEMBLED FOR ROUND FIRE >



ARTICLES OF INTEREST


Blowing dust, not snow, near Reno

February 22, 2015, David Jacobs, Reno Gazzette-Journal
While snow is falling in central Nevada and in California's Mono County, forecasters are on the lookout for dust in Northern Nevada.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Local Inyo forest asks for OHV grant applications, March 12
February 26, 2015, Mammoth Times
The public is invited to an informal open house on March 12 to review Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant applications for the Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Red Cross offers locals training for emergencies
February 24, 2015, Mammoth Times
With all of the recent fires and wind events that have recently affected our area the American Red Cross would like to provide training opportunities to assure we are all prepared for any potential future emergencies. They will be coming to Mono County to provide the following courses ...
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Drink beer, help Round Fire survivors
February 25, 2015, Mammoth Times
Mammoth Brewing Company and The Eatery want to help in the Round Fire relief efforts, and will be hosting an event on Wednesday, February 25.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Local Inyo forest asks for OHV grant applications, March 12
February 26, 2015, Mammoth Times
The public is invited to an informal open house on March 12 to review Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant applications for the Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Inyo 'Adventure Trails' heads to court
February 20, 2015, Mammoth Times
In response to Inyo County’s adopting a new road system that for the first time allows off-road vehicles on its public roads, the Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility on Friday, Feb. 20 challenged the so-called Adventure Trails System in state court.
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Organization challenges Adventure Trails in state court
February 20, 2015, Sierra Wave
The Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility on Friday challenged the Adventure Trails System in state court.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Mono Basin Historical Society hosts potluck, meeting March 2
February 23, 2015, Mammoth Times
The Mono Basin Historical Society will host its next meeting on Monday, March 2, at the Lee Vining Community Center. There will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting. Call 760-647-6644 for more information.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Fire distribution center at fairgrounds needs volunteers to sort, organize, ASAP
February 21, 2015, Mammoth Times
The Salvation Army is needing to move all of the items they have in the Patio building to a larger building starting Monday February 23rd. They also have an additional semi truck full of donations that needs to be sorted and stocked for distribution.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

One of the last to leave may be first to rebuild
February 26, 2015, Angela Evans, The Sheet
As of Thursday morning, Mono County still waits for Governor Brown’s emergency declaration following the Round Fire, which burned 7,000 acres and 40 structures in Paradise and Swall Meadows on Feb. 6. This declaration will allow CalRecycle to aid Swall homeowners in the debris removal process and clean site certification rather than people working individually with their insurance agencies to do the same thing.
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Searching for a home for fire debris
February 12, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
The Mammoth Lakes Contractors Association (MLCA) hosted a packed meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12 in Suite Z. The purpose: to disseminate information about waste disposal, insurance, and building inspections, after the Round Fire swept through Paradise and Swall Meadows on Feb. 6, destroying 40 residences and outbuildings, and scorching properties and open lots.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

MMSA stays the course
February 26, 2015, Angela Evans & Katie Vane, The Sheet
Ski Area restores some hours, pay in wake of snow.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area CEO Rusty Gregory announced in an all-employee memo on February 18 that all salaried employees will be restored to full pay and hourly employees “will return to schedules that are appropriate to handle workloads and guest demand” as of February 28.
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Inyo Supes briefed on groundwater management
February 20, 2015, Charles James, The Sheet
According to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the 2013-2014 period is the driest year in the state’s recorded history.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

NIH meeting: ‘We have to work together’

February 26, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Wednesday evening’s meeting of the Northern Inyo Hospital board was, literally, standing room only.
The board opted to strictly adhere to the 50-person limit on the meeting room on Birch Street; the other approximately 50-55 people in attendance lined a long hallway through a 90-minute report from the district’s auditor, waiting for the public comment period. As people wound their way into the room to comment on issues raised by healthcare staff forming a union, someone in one of the 50 meeting room seats had to leave.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Wounded Warriors at Mammoth Mountain

February 13, 2015, Andy Geisel, Sierra Wave
Note: This event happened late last month – please see the Sierra Wave Media video at the end of the story.
They came from nearby Camp Pendleton, Wounded Warrior Battalion West – Balboa, Agoura Hills, Rialto and Fontana in California, and as far away as Georgia, Washington, Florida, Virginia and even the Philippines. Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra brought two-dozen Wounded Warriors from all parts of the armed services (Marines, Air Force, Navy, Army and Coast Guard), their families and military staff to Mammoth Mountain as part of its 9th annual Operation Mountain Freedom winter camp, Jan. 26-30.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Owens Valley Committee cites concerns about LORP
February 24, 2015, Sierra Wave
On January 6, 2014, an Investigator from the Mono The Owens Valley Committee has been working for over thirty years to protect our valley. OVC has legal standing, along with six other parties, for oversight of the Lower Owens River Project (LORP).
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

4th Annual Alabama Hills Day coming in April
February 24, 2015, Sierra Wave
4th Annual “Alabama Hills Day” is Saturday, April 11th, 2015.
Co-sponsored by the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and the Bureau of Land Management.
Come celebrate the 4th annual “Alabama Hills Day” on Saturday, April 11th from 9 am to 3 pm in Lone Pine, CA. The purpose of the event is to celebrate this scenic landscape and educate the public about the wide variety of groups/activities that access & interact with the Alabama’s.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >




NEWSLETTERS & OTHER COUNTY INFO

MONO COUNTY
STRATEGIC PLANNING: UPDATE >
STRATEGIC PLANNING: MISSION >
ANIMAL CONTROL: WINTERIZING YOUR PET >
CPR FIRST AID CLASS MARCH 9TH. CLICK TO READ INFO >
MONO COUNTY : STRENGTHEN FAMILIES WORKSHOP APRIL 30TH>
HARASSMENT PREVENTION TRAINING MARCH 18 >
FLYER REGARDING FLU SEASON >
MONO COUNTY COURTHOUSE TO CLOSE ADDITIONAL DAYS FOR FURLOUGH >
MONO COUNTY & INYO COUNTY VETS CAN GET LOCAL HEALTH CARE >
TOURISM & FILM COMMISSION COMMUNITY EVENT MARKETING FUND >
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 FROM THE FISHERIES COMMISSION >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON HOW TO TEST FOR RADON >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON HOW TO BE A FOSTER PARENT_SPANISH >

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 >

SIERRA NEVADA CONSERVANCY
THE CONSERVANCY IS TURNING 10 & HAVING AN EVENT. CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO >

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 >

COVERED CALIFORNIA
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFORMATION >

FROM SENATOR BERRY HILL, 8TH DISTRICT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRY HILL BULLETIN' JANUARY NEWSLETTER >

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

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 REGARDING PEDIATRIC DISASTER RESPONSE & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS >

RED CROSS
CLICK TO SIGN UP FOR ADULT FIRST AID CPR CLASSES MARCH 9TH_MAMMOTH >
LEARN HOW TO BE BETTER PREPARED FOR A NATURAL DISASTER MARCH 6_WALKER >
LEARN HOW TO BE BETTER PREPARED FOR A NATURAL DISASTER MARCH 6_BRIDGEPORT >
CLICK HERE TO JOIN US FOR MAMMOTH LAKES VOLUNTEER BOOT CAMP MARCH 7>
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A 21 WEEK CHECKLIST TO BE PREPARED FOR A NATURAL DISASTER >

KEEP KIDS LEAD-FREE PROGRAM
CLICK HERE TO READ THE GOVERNORS LETTER >
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 FEBRUARY 27TH BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FEBRUARY 20TH BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SUMMARY OF THE GOVERNORS BUDGET >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SUMMARY OF THE PRESIDENTS BUDGET >

RCRC (RURAL COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES OF CALIFORNIA) INFO
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 27, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 20, 2015 >
GSFA PRESS RELEASE REGARDING NAME CHANGE >
CLICK HERE TO READ BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS JAN 21, 2015 >

NACO COUNTY NEWS ALERT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR FEB 23, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'STATE OF THE UNION' PRIORITIES >

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

USFS
LAKES BASIN BIKE PATH CONSTRUCTION INFO >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING PRESCRIBED BURNS >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING SUMMER 2015 ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON CONVICT LAKE ROAD >
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 >
REDS MEADOW THINNING FEEDBACK >
REDS MEADOW THINNING FEEDBACK VERSION 2 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES TO OFF-ROAD VEHICLE TRAIL ACCESS >

YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERSHIP NEWS
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) >
CLICK TO READ INFO REGARDING SPRING APRIL 9, 2015 MEETING >
CLICK HERE TO READ BERCHTENGADEN AND YOSEMITE SIGN FORMAL SISTER PARK ARRANGEMENT >
SPRING PRESCRIBED BURN INFO >
PARK SELECTS 10TH ANNIVERSARY PROJECTS >

SIERRA WELLNESS CALENDAR FEBRUARY 2015

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CALENDAR >

CROWLEY LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER WINTER CLASSES

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF CLASSES BEING OFFERED >

MONO COUNTY PROBATION INFO
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO >

BODIE HILLS GAZETTE
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DECEMBER NEWSLETTER >

STATE OF CALIFORNIA WATER BOARD
WATER BOND PROCESS BACKGROUND >
WATER BOND DRAFT PROP 1 CALENDAR >

MAMMOTH LAKES POLICE DEPARTMENT HISPANIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING UPCOMING MEETING MARCH 19 >

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 IMPORVEMENT >

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING STREET LIGHT OUTAGES >

HISPANIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES. FLYER IN SPANISH >
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES. FLYER IN ENGLISH >