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February 11th, 2015

Round valley fire - Donations Update- Feb 10th- 2015

February 11, 2015

February 10th

What's coming up this Valentine's Day?

February 10, 2015

This Saturday, local sweethearts have a number of options for Valentine's Day dates. The following is a short list of some of the activities that are available.

Valentine’s day dessert feast

February 9th

Round Fire resource guide

February 9, 2015

The following is the short-list of contacts and information on the Round Fire.

For more information:

Public Information Officer: LIZ BROWN
PIO Contact Line : (909) 289-8124
Fire Information Line: (909) 881-6949
Location: West of U.S. 395 at the Sherwin Grade
Est. Acres: 7,000 acres County: Inyo / Mono County
Containment: 85 %
Report Date: February 9, 2015 Report Time : 1407 hrs
Injuries: 4 Firefighters Cause: Under Investigation
Structures Threatened: No immediate threats Structures Destroyed: 40 Destroyed / 5 Damaged
Lead Agency: CAL FIRE – BDU

February 8th

Round Fire Update

February 8, 2015

As of Sunday morning, CalFire reported that the Round Fire was 65 percent contained and had destroyed 40 homes in the Swall Meadows and Paradise area, and damaged five others.
The report also states that the fire is currently at 7,000 acres.
The agency said that downed power lines in Paradise and Swall Meadows makes re-entry hazardous for homeowners.
Crews are currently locating trees that were damaged by fire and tagging them for removal.
Those who were evacuated remain at the Crowley Lake Community Center.

February 7th

Donations for fire vicims being accepted at Tri-County Fairgrounds

February 7, 2015

The Eastern Sierra Tri-County fairgrounds is accepting donations to help residents of Swall Meadows and Paradise who lost their homes to the Round Fire Friday night.
According to Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tawni Thomson, who is manning the donation center, any and all donations are being accepted.
Thomson also said that some residents have offered to house fire victims in spare bedrooms or RVs. Currently, the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds and the Chamber of Commerce are working together to organize the relief effort.

February 6th

Wildfire prompts evacuations of Paradise

February 6, 2015

An afternoon fire in the Paradise and Swall Meadows areas has prompted mandatory evacuations in the community of Paradise. As of 3:45 p.m. Friday, the wind-driven fire was between five and 10 acres and was also threatening the Swall Meadows community. Officials expected that community to be evacuated next.
Forest Service officials said the area is experiencing 20 mile per hour winds with 70 mph gusts.
An evacuation center has been set up at the Crowley Lake Community Center.


February 4th

Party time at the Library

February 4, 2015

The Lone Pine branch of the Inyo County Free Library is planning a party from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. this Saturday. The event will feature free hot dogs and drinks and a live performance by Sandy and the High Country.

Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

February 4, 2015

Inyo County will be hosting a public meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Lone Pine High School Auditorium, 538 S. Main St. in Lone Pine, to receive input on the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The Inyo County Planning Department said it would like to hear how residents feel about the plan before submitting its own comments to the state.

February 3rd

Hills still on tap for Scenic Area designation

February 3, 2015

“New and improved” legislation that will
designate the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine as a National Scenic area has been introduced to fellow lawmakers by Congressman Paul Cook.
Cook presented the updated legislation at the Thursday, Jan. 22 House of Representatives session.

What's in a name?

February 3, 2015

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold a public hearing at 11:30 a.m. today in the County Administrative Center in Independence to discuss a proposed name change for a road in Lone Pine. County staff is considering changing the name of Indian Cemetery Road in Lone Pine to Magazine Road. All are invited to attend the meeting and weigh in on the decision.

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