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Week of Monday, May 11, 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 11, 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


Mammoth searches for the right combination

May 1, 2015, Angela Evans, The Sheet
“Local government doesn’t work without public engagement,” Mono County Supervisor Stacey Corless told a Mammoth Town Hall meeting held at the U.S. Forest Service Welcome Center auditorium on April 28.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


All Passes Closed Temporarily
May 7, 2015, Mammoth Times
The Tioga Road and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park are temporarily closed due to snow and icy conditions.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

A Snowy Opening of the Fishing Season in Mono County
April 25, 2015, Mammoth Times
A healthy shovelful of snow blanketed Mammoth, June Lake and the Lakes Basin overnight, April 24-25, leaving nine inches of snow at Mammoth Mountain, on the Opening Day of the 2015 Fishing Season.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

20-Minute Traffic Delays North of Lee Vining
May 4, 2015, Mammoth Times
A project that will slow the flow of traffic north of Lee Vining on U.S. 395 for the next several months and into the fall, including daily delays of about 20 minutes, begins May 4.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

California drought: LADWP vows to waste less water
May 7, 2015, Alice Walton, SCPR.org
The agency that provides water to millions of Los Angeles homes and businesses is promising to waste less of it.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Letter: ‘Lack of transparency’ from LADWP
May 7, 2015, Submitted by Randy Keller, Sierra Wave
Dear Editor:
I sat through (most) of the Inyo Supes water conservation meeting on Tuesday. It is great to see the Board bringing parties together to try to work out a fair resolution to the obvious effects of the drought. It was discouraging to witness a certain lack of transparency from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Technical Group discusses drought measures
May 5, 2015, Charles James, Sierra Wave
Crystal balls were in short supply at the Tech Group meeting held at the Bishop Office of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in Bishop Monday morning to discuss ways to redistribute water within the Owens Valley.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

OVC: DWP hurting ranchers hurts Owens Valley
May 4, 2015, Sierra Wave
Letter to the Editor submitted by the Owens Valley Committee
The Owens Valley Committee met Wednesday to discuss short-term solutions for getting water to the valley’s ranchers. The group called this emergency meeting in reaction to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s letter of April 27, which notified valley ranchers they’d be cut off from all irrigation water starting May 1.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


No end in sight to water fight
May 1, 2015, The Sheet
Griffiths calls DWP water allotment proposal a “death blow to agriculture.”
Few can deny the severity of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) proposal to cut Owens Valley irrigation allotments by 66 percent this runoff year, from a typical average of about 49,000 acre-feet to just 16,500 acre-feet.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Center lauds Adventure Trails settlement
May 7, 2015, Sierra WaveThe Center for Biological Diversity, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and Inyo County today settled a lawsuit on the so-called “Adventure Trails” pilot project, limiting it to seven dual-use roads totaling 44 miles. The original county proposal, as analyzed in the environmental impact report, would have opened 242 miles along 38 county and city roads across western Inyo County to dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles, allowing them to drive with current street traffic and pedestrians.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Capsized boaters rescued on Crowley Lake
May 5, 2015, Sierra Wave
On Saturday, May 2, 2015, at approximately 2:45pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Office Boat Patrol received a call regarding a capsized boat near Sandy Point on Crowley Lake.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

46th Manzanar pilgrimage
May 1, 2015, Charles James, Photos, The Sheet
PHOTOS:
Kerry Kunitomi-Cababa, niece of Shiz Fujioka née Sakinara, participating in the Ondo Dance after the Faith Ceremony.
UCLA’s Kyoto Taiko drumming team performed at the 46th Manzanar Pilgrimage last Saturday.
Melany Lucia of Lone Pine represented Camp Amache.
Samiha, Kenza and Iman of Florin. Calif. took in their first trip to Manzanar as part of a JACL (Japanese American Citizens League)-CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) sponsored trip.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

CalACT recognizes ESTA as outstanding
May 1, 2015, Angela Evans, The Sheet
The California Association of Coordinated Transportation (CalACT) recognized the Eastern Sierra Transit Agency (ESTA) as the 2015 Outstanding Rural Transit Agency at an awards luncheon on April 14. CalACT is a non-profit representing small, rural, and specialized transportation providers statewide, and is the largest transit association in the nation.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

California Franchise Tax Board Reports Statewide Median Income Rises in 2013 With Individual Tax Returns Averaging $36,624 - Mariposa County at $32,657
April 29, 2015, Gold Rush Cam.com
Median income in 2013 increased for the state’s individual income tax filers, as well as those filing jointly, according to figures released today by the Franchise Tax Board. The data lags by one year because FTB does its analysis only after all returns are filed by the end of the year, including those from taxpayers who received extensions.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

LADWP GM delivers keynote at Andrea Lawrence Dinner
May 1, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
Diners at Parallax Restaurant inside McCoy Station may not have been able to catch a glimpse of Mt. Andrea Lawrence at the stormy April 24 Andrea Mead Lawrence Award Dinner, but the sense of Lawrence’s legacy was still strong. An Olympic double gold medalist and visionary environmentalist, Lawrence established the Award and presented it as part of her Institute of Mountains and Rivers in 2007. The first award recipient was Friends of the Inyo; the second, Mono Lake Committee.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

CalACT recognizes ESTA as outstanding
May 1, 2015, Angela Evans, The Sheet
The California Association of Coordinated Transportation (CalACT) recognized the Eastern Sierra Transit Agency (ESTA) as the 2015 Outstanding Rural Transit Agency at an awards luncheon on April 14. CalACT is a non-profit representing small, rural, and specialized transportation providers statewide, and is the largest transit association in the nation.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Sierra storm to drop rain, snow in Reno-Tahoe
May 7, 2015, Marcella Corona, Reno Gazette-Journal
1 p.m. updated: A Sierra storm is on track to hit the region dropping rain and snow through Friday, National Weather Service forecasters said.
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 >
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 >

MAMMOTH LAKES FIRE DEPARTMENT
INTER-AGENCY FIRE TRAINING EVENT MAY 9TH. STAGING AREA NEAR MAMMOTH CREEK ROAD >

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' 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 8 BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MAY 1 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)
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 (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
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 APRIL 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 >