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RAW: Rim Fire forces closure of Tioga Road from White Wolf to Crane Flat

August 27, 2013

A portion of the Tioga Road, from Crane Flat to White Wolf, will be temporarily closed to all vehicular traffic beginning Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 12 noon, according to Yosemite National Park officials.

The Tioga Road will remain open east of White Wolf to the Tioga Pass Entrance.

The closure is necessary for firefighters to perform fire suppression activities along the road, officials said in a news release.

RAW: Suddenlink says Mammoth customers will have faster broadband service as of Tuesday, Aug. 27

August 27, 2013

Suddenlink today increased speeds for its most popular residential Internet services in Mammoth Lakes, with no added charge, and also introduced a new 30-Megabit per second (Mbps) speed option, according to an Aug. 27 news release.

The company also announced that installation appointment times are now available for new Suddenlink high-speed Internet customers, as well as existing customers.

Mammoth's water district will appeal Casa Diablo geothermal plant expansion plan

August 27, 2013

Mammoth's local water district is filing an appeal of the environmental document outlining the plans for a sharp expansion of the Casa Diablo geothermal plant's electric power generation capacity. The plant is located east of Mammoth Lakes, off of Casa Diablo Road.

RAW: Fire near Bodie 100 percent contained but local smoke increasing due to Rim Fire

August 27, 2013

The 14,300-acre Spring Peak Fire near Bodie was declared 100 percent contained on Tuesday, Aug. 27, according to fire management officials. The fire did not burn any structures in the state park, but it did cause the road to Bodie to be closed for a few days last week.

According to officials Tuesday, "crews were able to complete the last of the containment lines around the perimeter of the fire. This allows the fire to be called 100 percent contained."

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