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Week of Monday, May 25, 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 18, 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 >
CLICK TO READ INFO ON THE DEBRIS REMOVAL STATUS AS OF MAY 5 >




ARTICLES OF INTEREST

With San Diego again drought-ridden, 1915 'Rainmaker' saga is revisited
May 25, 2015, Tony Perry, LATimes
As California is finding out, drought can make people — and their governments — do things that might otherwise be unthinkable.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Turning sewage into drinking water gains appeal as drought lingers
May 24, 2015, Monte Morin, LATimes
It's a technology with the potential to ease California's colossal thirst and insulate millions from the parched whims of Mother Nature, experts say.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

In Central Coast cattle region, drought continues to shrink the herds
May 26, 2015, Louis Sahagun, LATimes
From the front porch of the ranch house where Daniel Sinton grew up, the toll of drought is all too plain to see.
Grassland is turning into bare ground. Pine trees, some four stories tall, are dead or being eaten alive by fungal pathogens. And Sinton's cattle herd has shrunk to one-fifth its usual size.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Essential California: Whose budget is it, anyway?
May 26, 2015, Alice Walton, LATimes
Taking tax proposals to the ballot box
Politicians, unions and wealthy benefactors are pushing tax-related proposals over the objections of Gov. Jerry Brown. Revenue is surging, so these proposals are more about promoting political agendas or funding specific causes than about filling the state's treasury. “Now is the time to be bold,” said state Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys).
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Small Business Month
May 5, 2015, Inyo Register
Governor Jerry Brow today issued a proclamation declaring May 2015 as “Small Business Month” in the State of California.
Last month, Governor Brown appointed Jesse Torres small business advocate in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). GO-Biz’s Office of Small Business Advocate supports the state’s small business community with technical and financial assistance and provides information on state business requirements.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


New management team at Sierra Wave Media
May 25, 2015, Sierra Wave
Sierra Wave Media has a new management team, after the death of veteran Eastern Sierra journalist and station founder Benett Kessler, and the team pledges that goal one will be to continue her vision: to be a voice of fair and accurate news reporting for the region.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


More on upcoming water restrictions
May 21, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Very real water restrictions are heading toward a water purveyor near you.
Since Governor Jerry Brown’s first declaration of a drought emergency, layers of restrictions have been building up as the calendar ticks toward the June 1 start-date for monitoring by water suppliers. The conservation goal was upped to 25 percent, compared to 2013 and now lush green lawns are in the cross hairs.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

MLPD responds to kidnapping, extortion scam
May 21, 2015, Sierra Wave
On Tuesday May 19, 2015 Mammoth Lakes Police were contacted regarding a possible kidnapping.
The reporting party, a local Mammoth Lakes resident, told police that he had just received a call on his cell phone. The suspect stated that he had kidnapped his son and would need to pay or they would kill him.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Mammoth Museum, Mono Basin History Museum opening for season
May 21, 2015, Sierra Wave
Visit news article for Hours, Fees and other info...
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Drought Increases Animal/Human Conflicts; Here's What to Do
May 22, 2015, Mammoth Times
Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care will hold a free workshop on “Good Relations with Our Wild Neighbors” on Wednesday, May 27, at The Imagination Lab, 621 W Line St (across from Dwayne’s), Suite 204 (upstairs).
The 90-minute session will begin at 6:30 p.m.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Dean Potter dies in base jump crash
May 23, 2015, The Sheet
Climbing legend Dean Potter, 43, died with partner Graham Hunt, 29, on Saturday, May 16, after attempting a wingsuit BASE jump in Yosemite.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Skating on ice
May 22, 2015, Paul Oster, The Sheet
Q: We’re watching the ice rink debate here in Mammoth. So where do you think the ice rink should be located?
A: The whole ice rink drama in Mammoth has a precarious history interwoven with public planning, real estate and politics.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

ICOE board fields questions about McAteer
May 22, 2015, Charles James, The Sheet
The Inyo Register re-lit the fire in its May 16 front page article, continuing its allegations that County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Terry McAteer misused County funds and equipment. As a result, the press outnumbered the public two-to-one at Tuesday’s Inyo County Office of Education (ICOE) Board meeting at Cerro Coso Community College, which is to say there were six reporters and three members of the public present.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Obituary: Georgia Lowe (1934-2015)
May 22, 2015, The Sheet
Georgia Lowe was born in 1934. Resort owner, tennis player, writer, fierce Democrat, friends for life with our dad, Neil Kelly, wife of the late jazzman, John Lowe, mother and friend. Survived by a son, Tim, a daughter, Kathy, two golden retrievers, and an amazing circle of friends . . .
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Lack of water threatens ranchers, sage grouse in Long Valley
May 22, 2015, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has prioritized who or what is going to get some of its precious water during the state’s historic drought year. Unfortunately for Long Valley, it didn’t make the cut. Ranchers and other DWP lessees in the area were notified on April 28 that the taps for their pastures would be shut off. Lessees regularly receive five acre-feet of water per acre seasonally to irrigate pastures.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Inyo, LADWP tussle at water meeting
May 15, 2015, Charles James, The Sheet
Is the water glass half empty or half full? Both optimism and considerable skepticism surround dealings between Inyo County and the City of Los Angeles over how to distribute irrigation water to meet the many needs within the County. Under the Long Term Water Agreement (LTWA) and other MOU agreements, the many parties required to approve any actions or solutions to the drought make the decision-making process complicated.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Inyo reaches Adventure Trails settlement with CBD, PEER
May 15, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
In February, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) announced they would sue Inyo County over the Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ January decision to approve seven trails in the Adventure Trails System.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >






NEWSLETTERS & OTHER COUNTY INFO

MONO COUNTY
MAY IS EASTERN SIERRA BIKE MONTH >
HWY395 HIGHLIGHTED IN GERMAN TRAVEL MAGAZINE AMERICA >
GET YOUR PET A RABIES VACCINE FOR A LOW FEE. CLICK TO SEE WHERE & DATES >
OFFICERS OF THE YEAR CEREMONY MAY 21 IN BRIDGEPORT >
JIM LEDDY MOVING ON >
MONO COUNTY & INYO COUNTY VETS CAN GET LOCAL HEALTH CARE >
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 >
MONO COUNTY WINTER FISHING HIGHLIGHTED IN MAGAZINE. CLICK HERE TO READ INFO >
PENSION POACHING SCAM OF SENIORS. CLICK HERE TO READ INFO >
COMMUNITY EVENT MARKETING FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR EVENT >

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

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' MAY 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 22 BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MAY 15 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 >
BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S MEETING TO BE HELD JUNE 17, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER MAY 22, 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 (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 >
OAK CREEK FIELD TRIP & WORKSHOP MAY 17 >
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 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING PRESCRIBED BURNS >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING SUMMER 2015 ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON CONVICT LAKE ROAD >

YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERSHIP NEWS
YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERS SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR ON ITS BOARD >
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE SPRING 2015 NEWSLETTER >
YOSEMITE CREATES $535,379 IN ECONOMIC BENEFITS. CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO >
ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY REHAB PROJECT COMPLETED >
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) >
SPRING PRESCRIBED BURN INFO >
PARK SELECTS 10TH ANNIVERSARY PROJECTS >

SIERRA WELLNESS CENTER MAY 2015 CALENDAR

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CALENDAR >

MONO COUNTY PROBATION INFO
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO >

BODIE HILLS GAZETTE
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWSLETTER >

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

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 HISPANIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MEETING HELD MARCH 19_ENGLISH >