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Week of Monday, November 2, 2015


QUICK NOTES FROM TIM

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NEWSLETTER
Please click on the link below, to read the Agenda for last week's Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting held October 20th.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE OCTOBER 20TH MEETING AGENDA >

2015 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COUNTY PAGE & AGENDAS

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COUNTY PAGE >
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE AGENDA DEADLINE SCHEDULE >
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FUTURE AGENDAS AND DOWNLOAD PAST MEETING NOTES >

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 >
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 >



ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Parking lot to nowhere?
October 30, 2015, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
A picture on the front page of The Sheet last week raised the question, “Why are they spending money on a useless parking lot?” Maybe if it was near the Village …
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Why wait for the state?
October 30, 2015, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
Mono County pursues local plastic bag ban in spite of pending state ban.
Time to stock up on bathroom trash can-sized liners (if you can find them), because the state, the Town of Mammoth Lakes and now the county are all considering a ban on plastic bags.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


New Mammoth Police Station finds its architect
October 30, 2015, Rea, The Sheet
After entertaining bids from five architectural firms, the Town of Mammoth Lakes has chosen HMC Architects to design the new 4,000-square foot police station at the Town-owned McLex Parcel on Sierra Park Road.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Not Bene for Benes
October 30, 2015, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
Ed Benes of Mammoth Lakes was going for one of his weekly road bike rides on Saturday afternoon, riding the hills of Crowley Lakes Drive. He said he was past Long Valley and headed toward the Fire Station when, “In a flash I saw a red car, it went over the fog line and clipped me.” He said he had two seconds to think if it was going to hurt to go down, and two seconds later he said he found out it hurts a lot.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


MUF in the business district?
October 30, 2015, Submitted by Andy Ulich, The Sheet
I note with interest the ongoing debate over the ice skating rink. What I find missing from the discussion is what is best for our town, its economy, and its small business owners. If the current dead-end street/commercial location is purportedly unattractive to tourists, is the proposed new location really any better?  If the rink is supposed to be a tourist attraction why not put it where the tourists and our small businesses are. Across the street from the Village. Next to the Rafters. On the empty lot where Grumpy’s was many years ago (next to the lower Shell). In the vacant Turner Gas spot, or use that for parking and put the ring in the Perry’s pizza parking lot. I’m sure Black Velvet coffee, the realtors, Base Camp, and Schats would love the steady flow of tourists. It might even resurrect Swenson’s Ice Cream. I am sure the Town would enjoy the sales tax revenue of a little extra shopping in the outlet mall. With any luck a smaller ring for the tourists and those wishing to just free skate will pay for itself and pay for a roof on the other rink. Do our kids really care if they play hockey on a dead end street?
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Mono County Library system spared deep cuts
October 30, 2015, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
Mono County libraries have been spared any drastic cuts to hours, staff or services after years of deficit spending and allegations of mismanagement by current and past administrations. All of the branches will keep their current hours, except the Mammoth branch, which will close at 7 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and open at 10 a.m. not 9 a.m. on Saturdays. No one is getting a pay cut, but the Bookmobile will be decommissioned. The fate of the Bridgeport Library was left undecided, but will be addressed at a future meeting of the Mono County Office of Education (MCOE).
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


New BPD interim chief Stec: ‘I lead by example’
October 28, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Bishop Police Department’s new Lieutenant and interim Chief Ted Stec made his first appearance before the City Council at Monday night’s meeting. The Council approved his hire at its October 13 meeting.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


City of Bishop eases water restrictions, warns of freezing pipes
October 28, 2015, Sierra Wave
The City of Bishop will relax one of its mandatory water conservation measures starting 1 November. Starting this weekend and lasting at least into the early spring, watering at all times of the day will be allowed.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Community input at Southern Inyo Hospital meeting
October 28, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Tuesday evening’s meeting at Lone Pine’s Statham Hall was billed as a workshop to garner community input on Southern Inyo Hospital’s future. Hit with serious cash flow issues, SIH is one- to two-and-a-half weeks behind on payroll and looking at closure if it can’t come up with $13,000 to pay its license fee in two days.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Salvation Army delays construction on new Bishop facility
October 28, 2015, Bob Todd, Sierra Wave
BISHOP, CA (October 27, 2015): Due to increasing project costs exceeding available resources, The Salvation Army will put on hold plans to construct a new, permanent facility on Mac Iver Street in Bishop. The Salvation Army met with key stakeholders yesterday, to review options to raise additional funds needed to fulfill the project budget, or to identify a suitable existing property for renovation to meet the needs for both corps and thrift store operations.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Mono supervisors rule on well noise variance
October 27, 2015, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
The Mono County Board of Supervisors expressed sympathy for Matthew Lehman’s plight at its October 20 meeting. However, all that understanding was followed by a lethal “but,” as the Board voted 4-0 to uphold the noise variance for the Lower Rock Creek Mutual Water Company’s new well drilling operation for the 145 shareholders in Paradise.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Nevada leads U.S. in dropping rate of uninsured kids
October 30, 2015, Trevon Millard, reno Gazette-Journal
Nevada has achieved the largest decline of any state for its rate of children without health insurance, according to a new report by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Our view: Takeover of federal lands bad idea for Nevada
October 31, 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal
A movement in the West is getting louder to turn federal lands over to states..
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Water fines dry up in Sacramento’s ‘drought school’
October 30, 2015, Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee
They came to wash away their sins.
On a recent Saturday morning, 26 residents filed into a makeshift classroom at the city of Sacramento’s Water Conservation Office near Executive Airport. Some looked annoyed, others a bit sheepish.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Jerry Brown declares emergency for dying trees
October 30, 2015, David Siders, Sacramento Bee
Lamenting “the worst epidemic of tree mortality” in the state’s modern history, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday sought federal aid to remove dead trees from California forests and called for more controlled burns to reduce the risk of wildfire.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Drought transforms Valley, right in our own backyards
October 30, 2015, Dan Morain, Sacramento Bee
Acre by acre, Sacramento Valley farmland is being transformed. Pastures and row crops are giving way to more valuable orchards. It happened not far from my backyard this summer, out where I take morning walks.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Growing number of lawsuits blame PG&E for Butte fire
October 30, 2015, Hudson Sangree, Sacramento Bee
Lawyers started converging on Calaveras County last month before the flames of the Butte fire were even out. Displaced residents reported finding fliers from distant law firms stuck under the windshield wipers of their parked cars.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Yosemite National Park Lifts Fire Restrictions
October 30, 2015, Gina Clugston, Sierra News Online
YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park has lifted the fire restrictions in the park. The onset of cooler temperatures and the recent rainfall have reduced fire danger.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Grey Water Recycling: Simple, Practical, and Legal
October 29, 2015, Submitted by Marcia Penner Freedman, Sierra News Online
The Madera County Board of Supervisors, in an effort to encourage water conservation throughout the county, has adopted a plan to assist Madera County residents in implementing grey water recycling in their homes.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Uninterrupted Sleep Or Wee-Hour Awakenings?
October 29, 2015, Submitted by Marcia Penner Freedman, Sierra News Online
When I was in my 20s and 30s I could sleep for ten hours and wake in the same position in which I fell asleep. As a child I never argued about bedtime, I actually looked forward to it, and as a young adult I loved slipping into the covers, laying my head on the pillow and knowing sleep would wrap itself around me!  I didn’t realize how lucky I was but there are those for whom sleep is an endless struggle and I am embarrassed to say that it is only lately that I have been able to empathize with the curse of insomnia.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Hiking up to Gardisky Lake and Tioga Peak
October 29, 2015, Candace Gregory, Sierra News Online
Fresh snow was calling and the best place I knew of to view snow covered peaks was in the Tioga Pass area. I wasn’t too sure about how much snow was up there, but our plan was to head up to Gardisky Lake then hike up to Tioga Peak to see the view. We had the snow and we had those views!
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

With radio collar out, scientists use howls to track wolf
October 29, 2015, Peter Flmrite, San Francisco Gate
The most famous four-legged Oregon resident to ever tour California has gone off the grid, so to speak, but the authorities still have a foolproof way track him — by listening for howling wolves..
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Sierra's first winter storm forecast Sunday-Monday
October 29, 2015, San Francisco Gate
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Sierra's first winter storm of the season is expected to arrive this weekend.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Surfer’s ban causes a stir at Mavericks
October 30, 2015, Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Gate
The worldwide big-wave surf community was shocked this week as word began spreading about a disturbing development: South Africa’s Grant “Twiggy” Baker, by all measures the most accomplished surfer at Mavericks, has been banned from this year’s contest.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Californians cut water use 26%, but 4 communities earn big fines
October 30, 2015, Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Gate
Californians slashed their water use 26 percent in September, meeting Gov. Jerry Brown’s goal of a 25 percent reduction for the fourth straight month even as the specter of complacency rises with forecasts of drenching El Niño rains, according to state data released Friday.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Drought-driven salmon deaths could have far-reaching impact
October 29, 2015, Peter Flmrite, San Francisco Gate
One of the last wild runs of chinook salmon in California is sinking fast amid the four-year drought and now appears perilously close to oblivion after the federal agency in charge of protecting marine life documented the death of millions of young fish and eggs in the Sacramento River.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

EBMUD: Drought Measures Working
October 29, 2015, Oakland North, San Francisco Gate
While the East Bay Municipal Utility District is suffering the worst drought since its founding in 1923, its 1.3 million users face no danger of going dry anytime soon. That was the message from EBMUD board members and operations staff at their Tuesday public meeting. Infrastructure investments, conservation, and transfers–buying water from the Sacramento River–together mean the East Bay is weathering this Stage 4 drought better than most of California.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

GOP fumes: That’s not science!
October 31, 2015, Brooks Mencher, San Francisco Gate
If Congress has its way, the next round of grants by the National Science Foundation, a hallmark of government funding for graduate students and scientists, will no longer be based on scientific merit. Proposals will not be reviewed by panels of preeminent scholars across the United States, as they have been for more than a half-century. Instead, they would all be “in the national interest,” with strict new rules adopted earlier this month by a Republican House committee.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

ESA: ’WTF’ mystery object will hit Earth on Nov. 13
October 31, 2015, Jake Ellison, San Francisco Gate
The piece of mystery space junk that the European Space Agency says will hit Earth and likely burn up in the atmosphere on Nov. 13 is officially labeled WT1190F ... but the Internet now knows this object  as "WTF 1190."
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Antarctic ozone hole at near record size
October 29, 2015, San Francisco Gate
The Antarctic ozone hole has swelled this month to one of its biggest sizes on record, U.N. and U.S. scientists say, insisting that the Earth-shielding ozone layer remains on track to long-term recovery but saying residents of the southern hemisphere should be on watch for high UV levels in the weeks ahead.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

These water districts are way short of their conservation targets
October 29, 2015, Matt Stevens, LA Times
Over the last four months, the residents and businesses of the Indian Wells Valley Water District have cut their water consumption by about 25%, and General Manager Don Zdeba thinks that's "pretty darn good..
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Infographic: Where do the Santa Ana winds come from?
October 29, 2015, Paul Duginski, LA Times
Santa Ana winds are strong, extremely dry down-slope winds in Southern California and northern Baja California. They originate inland in desert regions and occur mainly in the fall, but can arise during other seasons.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

One of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded [was] fueled by El Niño, scientists say
October 23, 2015, Rong-Gong Lin II, LA Times
Hurricane Patricia, one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded, is being fueled by El Niño, a weather phenomenon that continues to gain strength in the Pacific Ocean, scientists say
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

November 2015 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
October 30, 2015, DFW News
November Events
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder to Open Nov. 2
October 28, 2015, DFW News
The salmon ladder at Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova will open Monday, Nov. 2, signaling the start of the spawning season on the American River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers will open the gates in the ladder at 9:30 a.m. and may take more than a half-million eggs during the first week alone in an effort to ensure the successful spawning of the returning fall-run Chinook salmon. 
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Prescribed Fire Planned in Yosemite National Park
October 23, 2015, Gina Clugston, Sierra News Online
Yosemite National Park Fire Managers are planning a prescribed fire in Yosemite National Park on or before Wednesday, Oct. 28, weather and conditions permitting.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Sierra National Forest Lifts Campfire Restrictions
October 20, 2015, Gina Clugston, Sierra News Online
Due to favorable weather conditions the Sierra National Forest has terminated Forest Order No 05-15-06, dated June 30, 2015 which eliminated campfires.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

CDFW Simplifies Steelhead Report and Restoration Card
October 28, 2015, DFW News
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) has simplified its 2016 steelhead report card.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Have A Voice In How Federal Dollars Are Spent
October 20, 2015, Gina Clugston, Sierra News Online
CLOVIS – The Fresno County and Madera County Resource Advisory Committees (RAC) are seeking applications from interested citizens who would like to join a committee to provide guidance for federal dollars to be used in each of the two counties.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >





NEWSLETTERS & OTHER COUNTY INFO

MONO COUNTY
VISIT THE MONO COUNTY WEB PAGE >
FALL COLORS BROCHURE >
JOB BOARD LINKS >
RFP: FOR THE COMMUNITY RECIDIVISM & CRIME REDUCTION PROGRAM
IRS OFFERS EMPLOYER HEALTH CARE SERIES >
FREE WORKFORCE EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAM >
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES >
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 HERE TO READ INFO ON HOW TO PUT YOUR BABY TO SLEEP SAFELY >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON HOW TO TEST FOR RADON >
MONO COUNTY WINTER FISHING HIGHLIGHTED IN MAGAZINE. CLICK HERE TO READ INFO >
PENSION POACHING SCAM OF SENIORS. CLICK HERE TO READ INFO >

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 TOM BERRYHILL, 8TH DISTRICT
CLICK HERE TO READ A NOTE FROM THE SENATOR REGARDING SEPTEMBER 11TH — 'WE WILL NEVER FORGET' >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' OCTOBER NEWSLETTER >
MAMMOTH HIGH SUPERSTAR HONORED AT THE STATE CAPITOL. CLICK TO READ THE INFO >
CLICK TO READ CURRENT INFO FROM SENATOR BERRYHILL'S OFFICE >

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

STATE OF CALIFORNIA – BUSINESS, CONSUMER SERVICES & HOUSING AGENCY,
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS OVERSIGHT

CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ SURVEY INFO REGARDING PAYDAY LENDERS >
COMMISSION ISSUES STATEMENT ON VALLEY & BUTTE FIRES >

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
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE NEXT POWER OUTAGE? >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS >
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE FEMA NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS COMMUNITY WEBSITE >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING PEDIATRIC DISASTER RESPONSE & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS >
NEW PSA FOCUSED ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. CLICK TO READ THE INFO >

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 >
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 OCTOBER 30 BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE OCTOBER 23 BULLETIN >
GOVERNOR DIRECTS MANDATORY WATER REDUCTIONS & ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER >
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 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 30, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 23, 2015 >
CA RURAL COUNTIES UNITE IN URGING CONGRESS TO FUND PILT >
WATER FACT SHEET >
CLICK TO READ RURAL LEADER TESTIFY TO EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA CULTIVATION ON CA H20 QUALITY>
CLICK TO READ RURAL CA LEADERS RAISE 25K FOR SIERR COUNTY CHARITIES>
CLICK TO READ RURAL LEADER TESTIFY TO EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA CULTIVATION >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE UC DAVIS FINAL DROUGHT REPORT : AUGUST 18, 2015 >
CLICK TO READ PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE OF CA 'WHAT IF THE DROUGHT CONTINUES?' ARTICLE >
CLICK TO READ UC DAVIS ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF 2015 DROUGHT >
2015-2016 STATE BUDGET UPDATE >
CLICK TO SEE THE RCRC MEETING & EVENT SCHEDULE >

NACO COUNTY NEWS ALERT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR OCTOBER 19, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ BEHAVIORAL HEALTH MATTERS >
CLICK HERE TO READ CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT GROWN TO REPEAL 'CADILLAC TAX' >
CLICK HERE TO READ 7 SUPREME COURT RULINGS TO EFFECT COUNTIES >
CLICK HERE TO READ US COURT OF APPEALS DELAYS WOTUS RULING NATIONWIDE >
CLICK HERE TO VIEW CA DROUGHT NUMBERS & STATS SHEET >

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 >

CLICK HERE TO READ DFW NEWS >
CLICK TO READ ABOUT: Drought related actions to preserve and protect the state’s fish and wildlife resources >

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

USFS (UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE)
VISIT THE USFS FACEBOOK PAGE FOR LOCAL UP-TO-DATE POSTINGS >
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 >
SOUTH LAKE PARKING LOT AND BOAT LANDING CLOSURE SEPT 8 THRU OCT30 >
FIREWOOD SEASON OPENED MAY 1 >
WHITE MOUNTAIN VISITOR CENTER TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION >
SAGE GROUSE ENHANCEMENT INFO >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING SUMMER 2015 ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON CONVICT LAKE ROAD >

YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERSHIP NEWS
FALL NEWSLETTER >
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR FALL MEETING >
125th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION >
ROUGH FIRE UPDATE OCT 2ND >
READ INFO REGARDING RECENT BEAR ATTACK >
PLAGUE UPDATE: CAMPSITE REOPENS >
RARE SIERRA NEVADA RED FOX SPOTTED ON YOSEMITE VIDEO. (PSST... ALSO SEEN IN CROWLEY) >
YOSEMITE LIFTS FIRE RESTRICTIONS >

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 >
LOOKING FOR DROUGHT SOLUTIONS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANET >
LADWP LOOKING FOR WATER SOLUTIONS >

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
NEXT MEETING HELD OCTOBER 17_ENGLISH >