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Week of Monday, September 19, 2016


QUICK NOTES FROM TIM

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NEWSLETTER
JULY 2016 NEWSLETTER >

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING INFO
UPCOMING MEETING AGENDAS
Please click on the link below, to find info for the upcoming Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting being held September 20, 2016.
CLICK HERE TO FIND MEETING AGENDAS >

PAST MEETING MINUTES
Please click on the link below, to see a video of the Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting held on September 13, 2016.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE PAST MEETING MINUTES >

2016 Meeting Agendas and Minutes have been posted. Please click below to read past Meeting Minutes and upcoming Agendas.
CLICK HERE TO READ FUTURE MEETING AGENDAS AND PAST MEETING MINUTES >

2016 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COUNTY PAGE & AGENDAS

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COUNTY PAGE >
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FUTURE AGENDAS AND DOWNLOAD PAST MEETING MINUTES >





ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Mammoth McDonald’s Closes
September 19, 2016, KOLO8 News.com
A Owens River Fire in Mono County has burned 6,000 acres. The National Weather service said smoke from the fire is causing haze in the Reno area.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

U.S. Forest Service: 4,500-acre wildfire may be human-caused
September 19, 2016, Dave Kolpack, API & Reno Gazette Journal
Firefighters contained 10 percent of the wildfire that exploded in the Inyo National Forest over the weekend, burning 4,500 acres as of Sunday in Mono County, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Prospective buyer intends to maintain site as events venue
September 16, 2016, Jack Lunch, The Sheet
Since this summer, Sam’s Wood Site off Minaret Road, the traditional venue for Mammoth’s Bluesapalooza and Festival of Beers, Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival and Sierra Classic Theatre’s summer Shakespeare production, has been in escrow.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Mono County Presents: Ford vs. Chevy
September 16, 2016, Mike Bodine, The Sheet
Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun wants to purchase Chevy Tahoes that she claims perform better in Mono County conditions—inclement weather, off-road and snow and ice. The Sheriff’s Department is moving Mono away from Ford products, the Explorer and Interceptor, previous staples of the fleet. Tahoes are more expensive, by about $9,000, but not twice as much as earlier reported; $43,607 for the Tahoe and $34,305 for the Interceptor, plus $31,000 per vehicle to equip them for law enforcement use, no matter the model.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


County Pushes for New Digs
September 16, 2016, Jack Lunch, The Sheet
Warning: Beware of $12 million accounting errors
There are times you want something so badly that, well, you won’t necessarily lie to obtain it, but you may not make much of an effort to talk yourself out of it, either, no matter how much the facts, or reality, intrude upon your desire.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Tom Steyer Visits East Side
September 16, 2016, Sarah Rea, The Sheet
Billionaire activist talks water, oil, politics and climbing with The Sheet
Billionaire environmental activist and founder of NextGen Climate, Tom Steyer visited the Eastern Sierra this week to listen to the concerns of residents of Mono and Inyo Counties and discuss the idea of what it means to be a Californian in an age of climate change and political unrest.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Voter registration deadlines approaching
September 16, 2016, Sierra Wave
Deadlines for registering to vote in the upcoming November 8 General Election are fast approaching.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Inyo Supervisors approve budget
September 15, 2016, Deb Murphy, Sierra Wave
Inyo County’s 2016-17 budget is a done deal—approved with minor modifications by the Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Fall colors abound in the Eastern Sierra
September 15, 2016, Sierra Wave
“Dude, autumn happens here, too.”
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Bishop man arrested after shots fired
September 13, 2016, Sierra Wave
At approximately 4:30pm Monday afternoon Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call regarding shots heard at “Youth with a Mission” apartment/hotel complex on North Sierra Highway (outside of the town of Bishop).
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Inyo DA: Officer-involved shooting ‘lawful use of force’
September 13, 2016, Sierra Wave
Investigators from the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office have completed their initial investigation into the officer involved shooting involving Deputy Sheriff Ruben Bradley which occurred August 26, 2016 near Bishop.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Trails End Park Groundbreaking Tuesday, Sept. 13
September 13, 2016, Mammoth Times
The Town of Mammoth Lakes cordially invites the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Trails End Park Completion Project at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Trails End Park located on Meridian Boulevard.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Body Found in Charred Car Investigated as Possible Homicide
September 12, 2016, Mammoth Times
A charred body found in a burning vehicle on Sept. 9 near the Manzanar Reward Mine southeast of Bishop has not yet been identified but the incident is being investigated as a possible homicide, according to the Inyo County Sheriff’s office.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Record number of Washoe students are National Merit semifinalists
September 19, 2016, Trevon Millard, Reno Gazette Journal
Forty-seven Washoe County students made the cut for the National Merit Scholarship program, placing them among the smartest 1 percent of America’s high school seniors based on their PSAT scores of the previous year.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Drone operators seek permission to fly out of direct sight
September 19, 2016, Dave Kolpack, API & Reno Gazette Journal
As thousands of commercial drones take to the skies under new Federal Aviation Administration rules, some small operators are pursuing a coveted exemption that would allow them to fly their drones where they can't be seen by the pilot.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


New catalyst for bilingual education on November ballot
September 19, 2016, Loretta Kalb, Sacramento Bee
Karina Gutierrez teaches a third-grade class in Spanish at the Thomas Edison Language Institute in Sacramento on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The institute has for years taught students in both Spanish and English, despite a 1998 statewide initiative that was expected to ditch bilingual education in California.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


La Niña no longer seen as likely this winter
September 8, 2016, Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Gate
Two women take cover from the rain in Sausalito in March. Forecasters doubt the dry weather pattern known as
La Niña will make an appearance this winter.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Yosemite Grows With Large Donation Of Prime Habitat
September 7, 2016, Kellie Flanagan, Sierra News Online
YOSEMITE – A place that’s already great and big just got bigger and better. Yosemite National Park has grown in size with the addition of 400 acres of critical wetlands and meadow habitat on the park’s western boundary.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Drug pricing is too complex to fix with Prop. 61
September 19, 2016, Sacramento Bee
But voters are understandably fed up with Big Pharma’s price increases and they might pass the initiative anyway.
A pharmacist holds a package of EpiPens, made by the pharmaceutical company Mylan. CEO Heather Bresch will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in the coming days after Mylan jacked up the price for the lifesaving drug by more than 500 percent since 2007.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Sneakiness abounded on last, hectic night of California Legislature’s session
September 18, 2016, Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee
Wealthy Stanford physicist and GOP donor Charles Munger Jr. is behind Proposition 54, a ballot measure requiring that bills be available publicly for 72 hours before they can be voted on. He explained the purpose of the initiative at a legislative hearing on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
The last night of the Legislature’s biennial session on Aug. 31 was, as usual, a hectic free-for-all.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Kmart is closing 64 more stores and laying off thousands of employees — see if your store is on the list
September 19, 2016, Haley Peterson, San Francisco Gate
Kmart is closing 64 stores across 28 states.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Odds grow of major quake in bay region by 2043
September 13, 2016, Dave Perlman, San Francisco Gate
The odds are mounting once again that more destructive earthquakes will hit the bay region within the next 30 years.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


New York, San Francisco travel warning
September 19, 2016, Chris McGinnis, San Francisco Gate
Fair warning for New York or San Francisco bound travelers this week: Beware of traffic, sold out restaurants and hotels, long waits for taxis and Uber/Lyft surge pricing. Why? In New York, blame the meeting of the UN General Assembly (which will include a Sunday-Wednesday visit and address by President Obama, which makes traffic even worse). As we’ve reported here on TravelSkills, the President now stays at the Lotte New York Palace hotel (Madison and 50th) which means near constant gridlock in that part of town. When we checked, the few rooms left at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square were running $754 per night. Layer on the additional security in the city due to this past weekend’s bombings, and you have a recipe for for some big travel headaches.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


The 'tortuous and sordid history' of a state incentive for a powerful energy upstart
September 19, 2016, Melanie Mason, LA Times
Some victories in the final days of the legislative session need momentum. Others need muscle. Bloom Energy had both.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


'It's going to take some time and additional transparency': State lawmakers hope to expand fair-pay protections for women
September 19, 2016, Sophia Bollag, LA Times
California enacted one of the toughest equal pay laws in the country less than a year ago, and supporters say there are signs it’s starting to work.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


The pension gap
September 18, 2016, Jack Dolan, LA Times
With the stroke of a pen, California Gov. Gray Davis signed legislation that gave prison guards, park rangers, Cal State professors and other state employees the kind of retirement security normally reserved for the wealthy.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Proposition 53 is a ballot measure Gov. Brown hates, but it's one voters should love
September 18, 2016, George Skelton, LA Times
There’ll be a skunk at the establishment picnic on election day in California. It’s Proposition 53.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Hiking and Fishing with Sally to Z and Shamrock Lakes
September 18, 2016, Candace Gregory, Sierra News Online
Sally and I searched for the footprints that miners made in the Tioga Pass area long ago. We found a few of them but also discovered beautiful reflections in high lakes and caught a few trout while we wandered in the high country.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Your Home Can Survive A Wildfire – Here’s How
September 16, 2016, Gina Clugston, Sierra News Online
Here is a classic example of how Owner Mitigation + Firefighter Hard Work = Success.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Grizzly Century Bike Run Returns To Scenic Byway
September 15, 2016, Gina Clugston, Sierra News Online
The Grizzly Century Bike Run will return this year after missing last year due to smoke and fires.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


The Quiet Epidemic Of Lyme Disease
September 16, 2016, Linda Giampa, Sierra News Online
Whether heading out for a long backpacking trip, local day hikes, or an all-terrain run with our dogs, all of us are consistently aware of the need to pack provisions for varying weather, terrain and potential dangers. However, very few of us would stop to think about ticks or the dangers of tick-borne diseases that exist in California.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Caltrans and Fish and Wildlife Urge Motorists to Be Alert During Watch Out for Wildlife Week
September 15, 2016, CA DFW News
Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife on roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs September 18-24.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Private Lands in Solano and Merced Counties Open for Public Hunts This Fall
September 14, 2016, CA DFW News
Now is your chance to hunt on private property usually off-limits to the public in the Fairfield and Merced area. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program is offering public access for wild pig, waterfowl and upland game hunts this fall. 
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days Approach for the 2016-2017 Season
September 14, 2016, CA DFW News
As in years past, California’s young hunters will have one weekend to hunt in the Northeastern Zone before the general waterfowl seasons open around the state. The Youth Waterfowl Days in the Northeastern Zone for the 2016-2017 season fall on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Poachers Fined for Illegally Taking Abalone in Southern California
September 13, 2016, CA DFW News
Two Southern California men have been convicted and fined for abalone poaching and other resource crimes, stemming from a September 2015 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) enforcement case.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


CDFW Offering Free Tundra Swan Tours This Fall and Winter
September 13, 2016, CA DFW News
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer free swan tours near Marysville on Saturdays beginning in November and extending through January.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


General Deer Seasons to Open in California on Sept. 17
September 13, 2016, CA DFW News
California’s 2016 general deer season will open in zones B1-B3, B5, B6, C1-C4, D6, D7, X9A, X9B and X12 on Saturday, Sept. 17. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds hunters to pay close attention to the occurrence of wild fires in their favorite hunting spots. Current information on forest closures can be found at www.wildlife.ca.gov/hunting/area-alerts.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >






NEWSLETTERS & OTHER COUNTY INFO

MONO COUNTY
MONO COUNTY PROPOSED BUDGET >
MONO GRAM: ZIKA ADVISE >
MONO COUNTY CLUBHOUSE SUMMER CALENDAR >
VISIT THE MONO COUNTY WEB PAGE >
JOB BOARD LINKS >
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 >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO FROM CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL >
CONWAY RANCH STRATEGIC FACILITY PLAN >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO ON HOW TO TEST FOR RADON >
RAW MILK NOTICE >
WORKFORCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM BEGINS MARCH 9TH >
ACCESS & FUNCTIONAL NEEDS REGISTRATION >

ESTA (EASTERN SIERRA TRANSIT AUTHORITY)
VISIT THEIR WEBSITE TO SEE ALL OF THEIR ROUTES >
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 >

LA TIMES DROUGHT REPORT CARD
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 1 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF FEB 15 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF FEB 8 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF FEB 1 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF JAN 25 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF JAN 18 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF JAN 11 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 29 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 22 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 15 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF DEC 1 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF NOV 23 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF NOV 16 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT REPORT CARD FOR THE WEEK OF NOV 6 >
CLICK HERE TO READ ' CAPTURING EL NINOS RAINS' >

FROM SENATOR TOM BERRYHILL, 8TH DISTRICT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' AUGUST 2016 NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' JULY 2016 NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' JUNE 2016 NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER >
HEART OF THE HORSE HONORED >
SENATOR BERRYHILL TAPPED FOR PRESTIGIOUS RULES COMMITTEE >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' JANUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRYHILL BULLETIN' OCTOBER NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ: 'FIRE FEE' COULD BE A THING OF THE PAST >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DROUGHT WATCH >
CLICK HERE TO READ SENATE REPUBLICANS OFFER $8.7M WATER BOND PROPOSAL >
MAMMOTH HIGH SUPERSTAR HONORED AT THE STATE CAPITOL. CLICK TO READ THE INFO >
CLICK TO READ CURRENT INFO FROM SENATOR BERRYHILL'S OFFICE >

EPA
MAMMOTH LAKES MEETS AIR QUALITY STANDARDS >

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: SEPTEMBER 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: AUGUST 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: JULY 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: JUNE 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: MAY 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: APRIL 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: MARCH 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: FEB 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: JAN 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MONTHLY BULLETIN: DEC 2015 >
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 >
DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH WATER SAVED UP IN CASE OF EMERGENCY? >

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 READ HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME TO SURVIVE A WILDLAND FIRE >
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 SEPT 15 BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SEPT 8 BULLETIN >
TREE MORTALITY: SEEING IS BELIEVING >
GOVERNOR DIRECTS MANDATORY WATER REDUCTIONS & ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SUMMARY OF THE PRESIDENTS BUDGET >

RCRC (RURAL COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES OF CALIFORNIA)
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER SEPT 16, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER SEPT 9, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ RCRC URGES GOVERNOR TO SOGN PILT LEGISLATION >
CLICK HERE TO READ OFFICIAL POSSITIONS RCRC IS TAKING ON NOVEMBER BALLOT MEASURES >
CLICK HERE TO READ AB2395 LETTER SENT FROM MONO COUNTY SUPERVISORS >
CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL TELECOM BILL BEING HELD IN ASSSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING LEGISLATION THREATENING ACCESS TO EMERGENCY SERVICES >
SEPERATE FUNDING NEED FOR FIGHTING WILDFIRES & MANAGING FORESTS >
TO PROSPER, STATE MUST CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE >
RCRC WELCOMES 2 LEGISLATIVE ADVOCATES >
RCRC WELCOMES SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY TO MEMBERSHIP >
RCRC INSTALLS NEW 2016 OFFICERS >
RCRC SPONSORS PILT LEGISLATION >
OMNIBUS SPENDING PACKAGE INCLUDES FUNDING FOR FED PILT >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING AIR RESOURCES BOARD INFO >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING UNDERFUNDED WATER NEEDS >
GOV ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER TO BOLSTER STATES DROUGHT RESPONSE >
THE FUTURE OF CA MEDICAL MARIJUANA BUSINESS >
CA COUNTIES PREPARING FOR CANNA BUSINESS OVERHAUL >
WATER FACT SHEET >
CLICK TO READ RURAL LEADER TESTIFY TO EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA CULTIVATION ON CA H20 QUALITY>
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 >

NACO COUNTY NEWS ALERT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NACO NEWS NOW FOR SEPT 6, 2016 >
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CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR JULY 5, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR JUNE 21, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR JUNE 14, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR JUNE 7, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAY 30, 2016 >
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CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAY 17, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAY 10, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAY 3, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR APRIL 26, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR APRIL 19, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR APRIL 5, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAR 29, 2016 >
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CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR MAR 15, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR FEB 22, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR FEB 12, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS NOW FOR JAN 27, 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR FEB 2016 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR DECEMBER 11, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWS ALERT FOR OCTOBER 19, 2015 >
COUNTY ECONOMIES: OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES >
CLIMATE ADAPTAION, PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK >
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 & PROTECT THE STATE'S FISH & WILDLIFE RESOURCES >

DFW
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BACKCOUNTRY FISHING GUIDE & FISH IN VARIOUS BACKCOUNTRY LAKES (45M) AS WELL AS OTHER VARIOUS RESOURCES >

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

DOT (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION)
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING A TAX ON THE MILES YOU DRIVE >

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 >
SAGE GROUSE ENHANCEMENT INFO >

YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERSHIP NEWS
ACKERSON MEADOE GIFTED TO YGP >
DAY USE PARKING LOT CLOSES SEPT 5 THRU WINTER >
YGP LAUNCHES 2ND YEAR OF EVERY KID IN PARK PASS >
YGP TO CONDUCT WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS >
NEW CONCESSION CONTRACT BEGINS >
SUMMER 2016 NEWSLETTER >
SPRING 2016 NEWSLETTER >
WINTER 2015 NEWSLETTER >
FALL 2015 NEWSLETTER >
PARK LAUNCHES 'OPEN THE GAETEWAY TP YOSEMITE' >
CAL FIRE AWARDS FIRE PREVENTION GRANT IN HIGH TREE MORTALITY AREAS >
US FOREST SERVICE SEEKS COMMENTS ON OHV GRANT APPLICATIONS >
KEEP BEARS WILD >
RARE SIERRA NEVADA RED FOX SPOTTED ON YOSEMITE VIDEO. (PSST... ALSO SEEN IN CROWLEY!!) >

BODIE HILLS GAZETTE
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE >

STATE OF CALIFORNIA WATER BOARD
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE >

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
CROSSING GAURDS NEEDED >
DOG LICENSING CLINIC >
CRIME ALERT: SEC PHONE SCAM >
SAFE TRADE INITIATIVE FOR SAFER ONLINE SHOPPING >

MAMMOTH LAKES Hispanic Advisory Committee
LAST MEETING WAS HELD DECEMBER 4_ENGLISH >

FRIENDS OF THE INYO
UPCOMING EVENTS >
INYO NAT'L FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN >
UPCOMING NEWS AND EVENTS >
HELP CARE FOR THE JOHN MUIR WILDERNESS >
EASTERN SIERRA COLLABORATIVE PUBLIC MEETINGS BEING HELD THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. HERE ARE THE DATES >

CROWLEY LAKE COMMUNITY GARDEN & COMMUNITY CENTER
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NATIONAL WOUNDED WARRIOR CENTER
CLICK TO VIEW THEIR EASTER SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL BENEFIT CONCERT WEBSITE >