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After the storm, Mammoth Creek area, Oct. 18, 2021.

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The 15th of September to the 15th of October is my favorite time of the year to be fly fishing in the Eastern Sierra. The fish seem to know that summer is coming to a close and go on a feeding frenzy. This is a great time to chase trophy trout in the lakes and the tributaries to those lakes.

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The closure of all of the Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park due to the KNP Fire and the Windy Fire could have an impact to the Eastern Sierra because many popular hiking trails into the parks start in the Eastern Sierra. As such, the Inyo National Forest is sharing an update on the new clos…

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Recent testing yielded positive results for small amounts of toxic algae in Deadman Creek and visual observations made at Hummingbird and Odell Lakes in the 20 Lakes Basin may indicate toxic algae is also present in these two lakes. Toxic algae may exist in other sites on the forest. 

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Ed note: An updated list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Inyo National Forest closure and its impacts to the local area came out right after the Times went to press this week. The update came from Deb Schweizer, the forest Public Information Officer. We are printing it here in …

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Nine northern California National Forests surrounding the Eastern Sierra are temporarily closing starting tomorrow night, Aug. 22, including the nearby Tahoe, Modoc, and Plumas National Forests through at least Sept. 6.

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The Inyo National Forest and California Department of Fish and Wildlife would like to remind locals and visitors to be vigilant with proper food and trash storage to help keep everyone, bears and humans, safe.

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Rainbow Fall is justly famous and well worth the short, easy hike. It's a family friendly trail, suitable for children and grandparents, although it can get hot in mid-summer. 

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High above teal-blue Convict Lake south of Mammoth, at the very top of steep and rugged Convict Creek canyon, lies one of the strangest and most beautiful places in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

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Little Lakes Valley at the head of Rock Creek Canyon is one of the Eastern Sierra’s classic hikes. The drive up to the 10,300-foot high Mosquito Flat trailhead, one of the highest trailheads in the country, takes away much of the pain normally associated with access to the high country. A re…

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Veteran defenseman Shaun Fisher, a player the Quad-City Mallards tabbed in the summer expansion draft, has been added to the roster while young forward Domenic Maiani and rookie defenseman Iain McPhee were let go Thursday.

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Nicole and Abel Thomas of East Moline welcome their third child, Baby Lanta.

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Mr. and Mrs. Terry Chamberlain of East Moline are celebrating their one year wedding anniversary. They are planning a quiet evening at home.

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Mr. and Mrs. Samsburg Beddock of Perrysburg, Iowa, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. A family dinner will be held at Bennigan's in Bettendorf.

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A crash between a semi-tractor and a van on Interstate 80 early today in Scott County closed a nearby rural road.

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A vegetable is an edible plant or part of a plant. However, the word is not scientific, and its meaning is largely based on culinary and cultural tradition. Therefore the application of the word is somewhat arbitrary and subjective. For example, some people consider mushrooms to be vegetable…

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In response to the Nov. 13 letter “Ban burning throughout Scott County,” I admit that I am one of the leaf burning culprits who doesn’t live within city limits. I live in a beautiful peak season color area in the county as evidenced by the fall car and motorcycle traffic.

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Former Montreal Canadiens hockey player Georges Laraque has joined the Green Party of Canada, according to the party and The Canadian Press. The player will be filling an undefined role for the time being, but Laraque isn't ruling out running in the next federal elections.

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American golfer Tiger Woods delivered a speech on Friday where he apologized for his recently publicized marital infidelities. Before an audience of the press, family, and friends, Mr. Woods admitted that he did indeed have a sex addiction. He said that he would one day return to golf, altho…

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Officials in Iraq have announced the arrest in Anbar of a man suspected of abducting and killing all fifteen members of the national taekwondo team. The fifteen sportsmen were ambushed in May 2006.

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Serbian tennis player Jelena Janković has won the women's tournament of the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women's Open, commonly known as the Cincinnati Masters. The world number five defeated number one Dinara Safina of Russia.

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Predicted heir to World Wrestling Entertainment Shane McMahon has announced he will leave the company on January 1st, 2010. McMahon is the son of current owner Vincent K. McMahon and the current Executive Vice President of Global Media for the company. With the departure of Shane, it will be…

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Red Bull driver Mark Webber won the FIA Formula One 2009 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil Saturday at Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil.