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Week of Monday, June 1, 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 1, 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

LADWP, Inyo makes headway
May 29, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
Participants at Tuesday’s Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)/Inyo County Technical Group meeting in Bishop met to address a proposal to cut water use at the McNally Ponds enhancement and mitigation project near Laws, but quickly seguéd into a more complicated argument regarding the LADWP’s obligations under the 1991 Long Term Water Agreement.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Thanks for the Clean Up
May 29, 2015, Sherine Sanders, Letter To The Editor, The Sheet
Another successful Town Clean-Up Day was held on Saturday, May 16. The Town would like to thank everyone for pitching in to help clean up our town in advance of another busy summer!
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Questioning vaccination
May 29, 2015, Athina Kaviris, Letter To The Editor, The Sheet
Just wanted to give Angela Evans and the Sheet some praise for printing an article on the difficult topic of  Vaccination Debate and  impending Senate Bill No. 277. I really appreciated seeing some additional information in the newspaper that we don’t ordinarily hear about in main stream media.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Sprinkler requirements a cold shower for business owners
May 29, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
As Mammoth attempts to “grease the wheels” for real estate development, some business and property owners are coming to a rude awakening regarding longstanding State and Town requirements to install sprinklers in buildings without sprinkler systems if the building changes use.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

PEDC approves Mountainside
May 29, 2015, The Sheet
Mammoth’s Planning and Economic Development Commission (PEDC) approved the Mountainside Project near Canyon Lodge with few reservations, and to little fanfare at its meeting last month.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Navigating drought is “no small adventure” for MLT
May 28, 2015, Angela Evans, The Sheet
Mammoth Lakes Tourism (MLT) held its biannual open house on Wednesday, May 27, spending the majority of the time recapping winter marketing efforts and revenues.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Fish and Game Commission in Mammoth, June 10-June 11
June 1, 2015, Wendilyn Grasseschi, Mammoth Times
The Fish and Game Commission will be meeting in Mammoth Lakes on June 10 from 9 am-3 pm for marine issues and on June 11 from 8 am-3 pm for terrestrial issues. The meeting will be held at the Mountainside Conference Center at the Main Lodge, 1 Minaret Road. For more information, go to the Fish and Game Commission website: fgc.ca.gov, and click on “meetings”:
http://www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2015/Jun/06101115agd.pdf   
The implementation of the Bobcat Protection Act (AB1213) will be discussed under agenda item #29 on June 11.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

LOCAL MAMMOTH HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR HONORED AS CALIFORNIA FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
June 2, 2015, Mammoth Times
Amanda Kirkeby, Mammoth High School senior, was honored as California's female Athlete of the Year by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) at the state capitol in Sacramento during the Legislative session on May 28. Left to right, Mono County Supervisor Stacy Corless, Rita Kirkeby Amanda's mother), 8th Senate District (includes Mono County) Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Hart), Amada Kirkeby, Kathi Kirkeby (Amanda's sister), unknown man, Tom Kirkeby (Amanda's father) and Mono County supervisor Tim Fesko.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Owens Valley solar meetings coming
May 29, 2015, Inyo Register
Inyo County will be conducting two Public Workshops to provide and gather information on the Owens Valley Study Area (OVSA) and solar energy development.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Fundraiser for Paradise Fire Protection District
June 2, 2015, Sierra Wave
Paradise Fire Protection District is holding the First Annual Fire Engine Red Fundraiser on Saturday, June 6, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Hidden Creek Ranch in West Bishop.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Big Pine recycled water project gets funding
June 2, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
The 5.5-acre parcel at the corner of U.S. Hwy. 395 and Bartell in Big Pine has fluctuated between fire hazard and dust bowl since the water pipe under the highway from Big Pine Creek water sources to the parcel was removed nearly 10 years ago. But, the controversial history of the plot should have a useful final chapter once a recycled water project is completed by spring of 2016.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Nice upgrades for downtown Bishop businesses
June 2, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Downtown Bishop has begun an incremental morphosis. From the addition of 70 hanging flower baskets to the realization of Bishop Chamber of Commerce’s Building Improvement Project grant funding, the Main Street corridor is looking more cared for, more diverse.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

City of Bishop water-conservation program
May 30, 2015, Sierra Wave
To promote water conservation, the city has a water conservation incentive program to help its water customers save water.
The program provides free hose nozzles, hose timers, and irrigation system timers and provides rebates for some sprinkler systems and water conserving appliances. The incentives are available only to water customers of the City of Bishop and are limited to one per customer account.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Updates on Inyo County water issues
May 27, 2015, Sierra Wave
Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power clearly defined water reductions to the McNally Pond project at Tuesday’s Technical Group Meeting.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Letter to the Editor: Inyo Supervisors must act
May 27, 2015, Submitted by Daniel Pritchett, Sierra Wave
Supervisors must act promptly to challenge DWP
DWP released its final 2015-2016 Operations Plan last week.  As expected, it includes enormous (57%) reductions in Owens Valley irrigation water. Under the Inyo LA Water Agreement (LTWA), these cuts must be approved by the Standing Committee.  The Standing Committee has not approved the cuts and without such approval the reductions are a flagrant violation of the LTWA.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Memorial and mules for Rep. Paul Cook
May 27, 2015, Sierra Wave
Memorial Day was saluted by many throughout the country and in Inyo and Mono counties. Our local congressman – Rep. Paul Cook – was in the Eastern Sierra not only for the Mule Days festivities including the parade – but also for meet and greet sessions in Mammoth Lakes and Bishop. Rep. Cook also participated in the Big Pine Memorial Day recognition at the Roosevelt tree. Sierra Wave Media’s Deb Murphy was on scene.
Here is the news release from the office of Paul Cook:
http://cookforms.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=TUTNT36SY3VSS
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 & 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 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 29 BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MAY 22 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 29, 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 >