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March 13th, 2015
A one-acre fire in Big Pine Tuesday night, March 3, was the result of an unattended campfire just west of School Street, across from Blake Street, according to CalFire, who took on management of the fire. The unattended campfire caused a one-acre blaze that CalFire, with the assistance of the Big Pine Fire Department, was able to contain at the one-acre size.
No suspects or witnesses were reported in the area and no injuries were reported.
Inyo Sheriff and California Highway Patrol assisted in the incident.
HOW TO PREVENT ESCAPED CAMPFIRES
Mammoth lost someone many of us will know from visits to the local Rite Aid and from Mammoth High School and the Mammoth schools, 23-year-old Brandon Castellanos. Brandon died on March 1 of a brain hemorrhage. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help support his family during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to Brandon's many friends and family members. http://www.gofundme.com/nl0kv0
The public is invited to an informal open house to review Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant applications for the Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office on March 12.
The agencies have submitted preliminary applications for grant funds from the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division to enhance and manage motorized recreation. The agencies invite comments on the preliminary grant applications.
The Mammoth Lakes Police-Community Hispanic Advisory Committee (MLPCHAC) has scheduled its ninth Town Hall meeting for Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m. in the Emerald Room at the Grand Sierra Lodge, 1111 Forest Trail.
The Mammoth Lakes Police Department is seeking the communityâs assistance in identifying the suspects involved in an early morning burglary at the Mammoth Lakes Wellness Marijuana Dispensary.
At about 4 a.m. on Monday March 9, Mammoth Lakes Police officers were advised of a burglary that had just occurred at the dispensary, according to a news release from the police.
Over the next couple of weeks, the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department will be conducting some wildland firefighting training with its members in several neighborhoods in town.
Save the date for Thursday, March 12 for an open house to discuss the new VisitMammoth.com website.
The purpose of the open house is to introduce Miles Destination Marketing, the Agency who will be doing the redesign, to talk about the design and development process and solicit feedback from stakeholders.
March 22 WILDLIFE CENTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care volunteers are needed to help care for orphaned and injured wild birds and mammals or with rescues, transport, education, fundraising and more. A free New Volunteer Orientation will be held on Sunday, March 22, 1-3 PM, at ESWCâs center located at Keoughâs Hot Springs. If you choose to work with the animals, required training workshops will be held on April 12th and April 26th. Call Kelly at 760-872-1487 to reserve a space or for further information.
March 22 WILDLIFE CARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
You can tell it's spring. All of a sudden, there are so many places to be, so many things to do. Here's a few of them:
Eastern Sierra and Buttermilk Photography Workshop with Vern Clevenger: Saturday, Mar. 7, 1-5 pm, Cerro Coso College Cam-pus, Bishop. Join premiere photographer of the Sierra Nevada, Vern Clevenger, in this in-depth starter class: âIntroduction to your Camera.â This free workshop class will meet at the Bishop campus of Cerro Coso and then move up into the Buttermilk and surrounding area to photograph.
Registration is now open for the Owens Lake Bird Festival April 24 and 25. Sign up now and reserve your lodging in Lone Pine for an exceptional weekend of birding and discovery at Owens Lake Important Bird Area.
The festival kicks off Friday evening, April 24, with a reception at the Lone Pine Film History Museum featuring the film, The Legacy of Owens Lake.
With the disastrous Round Fire receding in the rear-view mirror, the Mono County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday evening, March 3, will run head-on into issues still facing victims of the Swall Meadows catastrophe.
In a special meeting at the Crowley Lake Community Center at 6 p.m., the supervisors will open the special session, which will follow a regular Board meeting in Bridgeport earlier in the day.
It promises to be well attended.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will accept applications until March 5 from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer, according to a news release from the CHP. The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a pool of applicants to fill vacant officer positions throughout the state.
Mono Supervisors to hold Round Fire meeting in Crowley March 3
With the Round Fire almost a month in the past, much of the real work is still to be done. The Mono County Supervisors will meet in Crowley Lake this coming Tuesday, March 3, to go over Round Fire issues; everyone is invited.
Backward and upsidedown: The âEzakimakâ Full Moon Challenge
The schemers and dreamers at Mammoth Mountain are at it again.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday formally declared Mono County a disaster area, opening state emergency funding for victims of the Round Fire in Swall Meadows.
“This will give us access every bit of resources the state can give,” said County Administrative Officer Jim Leddy.
“Primarily it will give us help in debris cleanup and other expenses.”