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Week of Monday, May 4, 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 MAY 4, 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 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL FOR MARCH 23 THRU MARCH 25 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF MARCH 26 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF MARCH 27 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF MARCH 28 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF MARCH 30 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF MARCH 31 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF APRIL 2 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF APRIL 16 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF APRIL 24 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF APRIL 28 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF APRIL 30 >




ARTICLES OF INTEREST


Funds still available for Mono County woodstove replacement

April 27, 2015, Sierra Wave
Mono County and Town of Mammoth Lakes, CA – A successful Town of Mammoth Lakes ‘Woodstove Replacement Program’ comes to an end after replacing almost 150 older wood-burning systems, resulting in the annual reduction of thousands of pounds of particulate matter. Mono County still has a small amount of public benefit funds remaining, or enough to provide for several more installations across the County.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Hoping to end fishing decline
April 23, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
According to the California Sportfishing League (CSL) in an April 7 press release, a new CSL-backed bill might change the way California issues fishing licenses. The Sportfishing Stimulus Act of 2015 (SB 345), authored by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte), aims to address California’s decline in recreational fishing participation. California’s fishing participation rate currently ranks last in the country.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Jerry Brown Sets More Ambitious State Greenhouse Gas Targets
April 29, 2015, CaliforniaCityNews.org
Gov. Jerry Brown has issued new greenhouse gas reduction targets for the state on Wednesday – targets that would, by the year 2030, roll back emissions to 40 percent below what they were in 1990.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

LADWP slashes water allotments
April 24, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
Given the unprecedented nature of the current drought, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) announced this week in its draft 2015-16 Operations Plan that it will not be exporting any water from the Owens Valley into Los Angeles during the first half (April-September) of the 2015-16 runoff year. LADWP Aqueduct Manager James Yannotta said exports likely won’t occur until November of this year.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

More on LADWP proposed solar ranch
April 27, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch is lying in an induced-coma for the next decade, or so.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


LADWP letter heats up ‘Talking Water Workshop’
April 29, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Less than 24 hours before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors “Talking Water Workshop” Tuesday, ranchers were sent an e-mail from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power advising them their irrigation water would be curtailed Friday, May 1, just one month into the six-month irrigation season.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Precautions, recommendations to avoid hantavirus
April 28, 2015, Sierra Wave
Although mice carry the hantavirus all year, this is the start of the season when humans typically begin activities that put them at risk of being exposed to the hantavirus. Spring cleaning activities, such as opening up closed buildings that have been unused overwinter, often provide habitats for deer mice and become sites for human exposure to the hantavirus.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

State Increases Fines for Water Wasters
April 29, 2015, CaliforniaCityNews.org
Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has increased penalties for state water wasters, creating a new $10,000 fine for the grossest offenders of new state water standards.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Big Win For Mono County in Sage-Grouse Dispute
April 2, 2015, Mammoth Times
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the Bi-State population of greater sage grouse does not require the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

No listing for sage grouse
April 24, 2015, Bodine, The Sheet
Inyo Board of Education commends Superintendent The U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Tuesday in Reno that the Mono Basin, or Bi-State sage grouse, will not be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Going Native
April 17, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
Cal Trout establishes refuges for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout.
While fishing enthusiasts gear up for the start of Mono and Inyo County fishing season, non-profit California Trout (CalTrout) is preparing for its season of fieldwork restoring historic Lahontan Cutthroat Trout habitat in the Walker River Basin.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Community Conversation" on Technology, Recreation, Air Service
April 29, 2015, Mammoth Times
About a hundred citizens came to the Forest Service Welcome Center on Tuesday night to hear a "Community Conversation" that was tightly focused on three main topics of economic development: The Recreation Economy, Technology and Air Service.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Citizens Gather in Mammoth
April 29, 2015, Mammoth Times
Participants in Tuesday’s “Community Conversation” did exactly that—converse—after the two-hour presentation at the Forest Service Auditorium in Mammoth.
Video:
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Synergy Summit Draws Stakeholders
April 28, 2015, Mammoth Times
Betsy Truax, chair of the Mammoth Lakes Recreation Commission, maps strategy with Recreation Director Stuart Brown at Monday's "Synergy Summit."
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

'Fishmas Weekend' begins ... NOW
April 23, 2015, Mammoth Times
The 2015 fishing season begins April 25 in Mono County, with unsettled weather in the forecast, including a chance of snow flurries. More details on the season ahead is in the Mammoth Times print edition for April 23, and online through the E-Edition.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

El Niño pattern starts; no predictions yet on next winter
April 28, 2015, Wendilyn Grasseschi, Mammoth Times
According to Mammoth weather forecaster Howard Sheckter, the El Niño Basin area of the Pacific Ocean has now hit the threshold water temperature necessary to be declared in an El Niño pattern (at least 1 degree Celsius); however, to become a full El Niño phenomenon, the ocean temperatures within the basin must remain at the threshold temperatures or warmer, for at least three full months. The El Niño pattern has been associated with wetter winters in California in some cases and Sheckter wrote this week that he believes the chances for a wet winter next year are better than they have been in many years. A wet spring is also more likely this spring, he said.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Passes opening
April 16, 2015, Inyo Register
Tioga Pass Road is currently open up to the Yosemite National Park gate and Sonora Pass is scheduled to open this Friday. However, the passes could close again if the roads could close again if weather conditions require it. - See more at: http://www.inyoregister.com/content/passes-opening#sthash.Y5hUnd1U.dpuf
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE INFO>

Will NIH get the last LAFCO?
April 24, 2015, Bodine, The Sheet
Mammoth and Northern Inyo hospitals are still in a tug of war over broken bones and pulled muscles.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Toiyabe Indian Health Project to build new facility
April 24, 2015, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
The Toiyabe Indian Health Project has plans to expand its clinic by building a new 55,000 sqaure-foot facility on See Vee Lane in Bishop. The idea has been in the works for more than a year and is awaiting the approval of a loan from the United States Deaprtment of Agriculture. The estimated price for the project is approximately $16.5 million.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >






NEWSLETTERS & OTHER COUNTY INFO

MONO COUNTY
MAY IS EASTERN SIERRA BIKE MONTH >
MONO COUNTY EMPLOYEES IAP TRAINING MAY 7 >
JIM LEDDY MOVING ON >
MONO COUNTY EMPLOYEES AWARDED GOLDED ROTOR FOR SERVICE >
STRATEGIC PLANNING: UPDATE >
STRATEGIC PLANNING: MISSION >
ANIMAL CONTROL: WINTERIZING YOUR PET >
MONO COUNTY : STRENGTHEN FAMILIES WORKSHOP APRIL 30TH>
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 FOR INFO ON EARLY CHILDHOOD PARENTING WORKSHOP >
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 >
CLICK HERE TAKE FREE WORKFORCE SKILLS WORKSHOPS >
CLICK HERE TO TAKE A FREE WORKSHOP ON STRENGTHENING FAMILIES >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON FISHERIES COMMISSION AGENDA FOR MEETING APRIL 1 >
MONO COUNTY WINTER FISHING HIGHLIGHTED IN MAGAZINE. CLICK HERE TO READ INFO >
PENSION POACHING SCAM OF SENIORS. CLICK HERE TO READ INFO >
INVENTORS BOOTCAMP FOR KIDS. CLICK HERE TO READ INFO >
INVENTORS BOOTCAMP REGISTRATION FORM >
COMMUNITY EVENT MARKETING FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR EVENT >

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

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' MARCH 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 >

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 >

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 MAY 1 BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE APRIL 24 BULLETIN >
GOVERNOR DIRECTS MANDATORY WATER REDUCTIONS & ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER >
READ THE GOVERNOR'S WATER REDUCTION EXECUTIVE ORDER HERE >
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
BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S MEETING TO BE HELD JUNE 17, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER MAY 1, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER APRIL 24, 2015 >
GSFA PRESS RELEASE REGARDING NAME CHANGE >

NACO COUNTY NEWS ALERT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR MARCH 27, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR MARCH 13, 2015 >

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
SOUTH LAKE PARKING LOT AND BOAT LANDING CLOSURE SEPT 8 THRU OCT30 >
OAK CREEK FIELD TRIP & WORKSHOP MAY 17 >
FIREWOOD SEASON OPENER MAY 1 >
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 >
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 TO DOWNLOAD THE SPRING 2015 NEWSLETTER >
YOSEMITE CREATES $535,379 IN ECONIMIC BENEFITS. CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO >
ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY REHAB PROJECT COMPLETED >
125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TOOK PLACE ON MARCH 24TH >
YGP JOINS NATIONAL FIND YOUR PARK MOVEMENT >
SPRING 2015 MEETING APRIL 19 >
SPRING TRANSPORTAION PROJECTS UNDER WAY >
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 HERE TO READ BERCHTENGADEN AND YOSEMITE SIGN FORMAL SISTER PARK ARRANGEMENT >
SPRING PRESCRIBED BURN INFO >
PARK SELECTS 10TH ANNIVERSARY PROJECTS >

SIERRA WELLNESS CENTER APRIL 2015 CALENDAR

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 OPEN HOUSE INFO BEING HELD MAY 2 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWSLETTER >

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

Asociation of california water agencies
DROUGHT BRIEFING FLYER FOR APRIL 9>

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 A FREE ENERGY CODE WORKSHOP FOR TITLE 24 PART 6 >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING STREET LIGHT OUTAGES >
CLICK HERE TO READ ENERGY TIPS FOR YOUR HOME AND OFFICE >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING VEGETATION MANAGEMENT >

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

MAMMOTH LAKES LIBRARY
CLICK TO READ THE MARCH 2015 CALENDAR >