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Bishop Airport Layout Plan to be Detailed in Public Meetings

Bishop ALP Meetings Are in the Air

Three public forums to discuss Bishop Airport Layout Plan:

On August 25 and 26, Inyo County Public Works (ICPW) will be participating in a series of public meetings to present the details of the Bishop Airport Layout Plan (ALP) to interested community members.

The Bishop ALP builds upon the 2004 Bishop Airport Master Plan, prioritizing several key infrastructure improvements and upgrades discussed in the Master Plan.

Earlier in July, Clint Quilter, ICPW Director, discussed the potential availability of federal and state funding to develop and implement the ALP at both the Northern Inyo Airport Advisory Committee and Board of Supervisors meetings.

Recently, ICPW has been presenting details of the ALP to elected officials, community service providers, and other local leaders, and is now excited to offer a multimedia presentation with details of the ALP and host question and answer and open comment sessions at three public forums.

On Monday evening at the Bishop City Hall starting at 7 pm; on Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting in Independence at 11:30 am; and on Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm at the Sierra Life Flight Hangar at the Bishop Airport, ICPW and Wadell Engineering Corporation, the expert airport consultant in charge of developing the ALP, will make a 20 minute presentation with slides and photos.

Afterwards, the public is welcome to ask questions, express support, and/or raise potential concerns.

“We’re are aware that people have busy schedules and wanted to give community members a few different options, in terms of time and place, to weigh in on the ALP,” said Quilter. “So far the reaction we’ve received has been very positive and we’ve received several letters of support for the project. At these public meetings we’re hoping to hear from all interested parties.”

The Bishop Airport is a vital part of the community that receives daily flights, both public and private.

Originally constructed in 1929, the airport currently has flights delivering express goods and mail, flights for emergency medical situations, firefighting flights, and private flights for pleasure, business travelers and airplane aficionados.

Today, 10 years after the Board of Supervisors adoption of the Bishop Airport Master Plan, the Bishop Airport is in need of critical, safety-related infrastructure improvements. In April of 2011, years of hard work between Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) came to fruition with the County obtaining an easement in perpetuity for all airport related use at the Bishop Airport from the City of Los Angeles.

The easement gave Inyo County property rights and permission to handle all improvements and upgrades at the airport and, in turn, paved the way for the County to apply for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funding to implement the strategies laid out in the 2004 Bishop Airport Master Plan.

“We’re really focused on obtaining federal and state funding for the pressing, safety-related needs at the airport,” said Quilter. “However, we’re also keeping our eye on the bigger picture as we plan these improvements. We want to keep our options open to potentially provide expanded capabilities and improved services at the airport.”

Bishop ALP Meetings Are in the Air

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SAR Aids Injured Hiker at Arrowhead Lake, Mammoth

Search and Rescue Team Responds to Injured hiker at Arrowhead Lake

To:                          All Media Partners
 
From:                    Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer
 
Date:                     August 15, 2014
 
RE:                          Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to an injured hiker at Arrowhead Lake
On the afternoon of Thursday, August 14th, 2014, at approximately 2:00pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding an injured hiker at Arrowhead Lake.
SAR Operation at Arrowhead Lake, Mammoth
SAR Operation at Arrowhead Lake, Mammoth
A 32-year old female hiked to Arrowhead Lake were she sustained a leg fracture by striking a tree while swinging from a rope over the lake. Due to her leg fracture, she was unable to hike out. The Mono County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team was called to aid the injured hiker.
Members from the SAR team, and personnel from Mono County Paramedics and the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, hiked to her location, stabilized the fracture and transported her one and a half miles, using a wheeled litter, to the ambulance at the trailhead. The rescuers were also assisted in the carryout by a group of cross-country runners from California State University San Marcos. The injured hiker was transported via ambulance to Mammoth Hospital for further treatment.

Search and Rescue Team Responds to Injured hiker at Arrowhead Lake

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Inyo National Forest on Revised Forest Plans

Inyo National Forest Announces Public Meeting for Revised Forest Plans

 
The U.S. Forest Service today announced that in anticipation of releasing a Notice of Intent (NOI) at the end of this month, it is scheduling a public meeting in Bishop CA:
§  6:00-8:00pm – Thursday, September 18, Tri-County Fairgrounds, Sierra Street & Fair Drive, Bishop, CA.
Meetings are also scheduled for the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests.
The NOI will advise the public of the Forest Service’s intent to prepare and develop an environmental impact statement (EIS) that, when completed, will revise forest plans for the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests.  The NOI will also have information on the purpose and need for this action along with the agency’s proposed action.  The final EIS will result in three separate Records of Decision and three separate forest plans.  Forest Supervisors will remain the “responsible official” for making decisions on their specific forest plans.
The Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo are three of eight national forests that were selected as “early adopters,” meaning they will be the first forests to revise their land management plans using the new National Forest System Planning Rule, which was completed in 2012.  The planning rule provides the framework for Forest Service land management plans across the nation.
Next month’s public meetings are part of the “scoping period” which gives the public a chance to tell the Forest Service what issues and concerns they think should be addressed in the EIS before the Forest Service begins drafting the document, and to provide written public comment regarding the NOI’s purpose and need, and its proposed action.
For more information regarding forest plan revisions, visit the Pacific Southwest Region’s planning website at:www.fs.usda.gov/main/r5/landmanagement/planning.
For Inyo National Forest specific information, please contact Deb Schweizer at 760-873-2427 or debraaschweizer@fs.fed.us
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES:  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special assistance to participate in this meeting is needed, please contact the appropriate National Forest. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Forest Service to make reasonable arrangements.
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Inyo National Forest Announces Public Meeting for Revised Forest Plans

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The Reds Win 2014 D-League Softball Championship, Bishop

City of Bishop Congratulates 2014 D-League Softball Champions, the Reds

The City of Bishop Community Services Department would like to congratulate the 2014 D-league softball champions the Reds.

The Reds had a season record of 10-0, sweeping through the playoffs and the championship game.

In the picture from Left to right:

Darren Spoonhunter, Jon Frankson , Willie Falck, Jordan Frankson, Dena Mason, Hannah Frankson, Cienna Martinez, Earl Lent 3rd, Teehena Duckey, Wade Williams, Lisa Weaver, James Napoles

2014 Softball Champions

 

City of Bishop Congratulates 2014 D-League Softball Champions, the Reds

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SAR Team Aids Lost Hikers Near Red’s Meadow

Search & Rescue Team Operation: Aid to Lost Hikers Near Red’s Meadow

To:                          All Media Partners
 
From:                    Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer
 
Date:                     August 13, 2014
 
RE:                          Search and Rescue Team Operation: Aid to lost hikers near Red’s Meadow
On the evening of Tuesday, August 12th, 2014, at approximately 5:30pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call regarding two lost hikers out of Red’s Meadow.
Two hikers were on a day hike from Red’s Meadow to Rainbow Falls. On the return trip from Rainbow Falls to Red’s Meadow, the hikers took the wrong trail and became lost. One of the hikers was diabetic and did not bring any medication on the day hike.  The hiker was beginning to feel chilled and other negative effects of the diabetes, and since they were lost, wasn’t sure how far they could continue hiking. The other hiker had cell phone reception and was able to call 911 and give their location near Pond Lily Lake, about 5 miles south of Red’s Meadow.
The Mono County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team was called to aid the lost hikers. Six SAR team members staged at Minaret Vista. Due to the medical circumstance, and the hikers remote location, attempts were made to get air support for the rescue. A 551 helicopter from Yosemite National Park was available to assist the SAR team. The helicopter crew was able to fly to the hikers location, land and transport them to the SAR base at Minaret Vista. The diabetic hiker was assessed by Mono County Paramedics and required no further medical treatment. The hikers were taken to their vehicle parked near Mammoth Mountain.
The Mono County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) team reminds anyone traveling in the backcountry, even if just for a day hike, to always be prepared and carry adequate supplies, including any medications. It is important to be aware that is might take search and rescue teams time to come to your aid if you are lost, injured or ill.
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Search & Rescue Team Operation: Aid to Lost Hikers Near Red’s Meadow

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CARL’S JR. BISHOP SUPPORTS BRONCO SPORTS

 

Local Carl’s Jr. Supports Our Community’s Youth

KIBS/KBOV Radio is proud to introduce our local Carl’s Jr. as Arnie Palu’s Saturday Sports Roundup Heritage Sponsor.

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Carl’s Jr. – Bishop

768 N. Main St. Bishop, CA 93514

(760) 873 – 4090

Hours: 6:30 AM – 12:00 AM

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY’S STUDENT ATHLETES

Carl’s Jr. Bishop is a proud Heritage Sponsor of the Bishop Broncos. Carl’s Jr.’s Bishop Location supports the local high school sports of our community, loyally— and year round. GO BLUE.

FELLOW BISHOP BRONCO FANS?

Students, neighbors and fellow Bronco fans, click here for coupons to redeem at Carl’s Jr. in Bishop. Great deals and low prices are here waiting for you. Save a buck! And, treat yourself to featured monthly specials.

And, try it all at half price!

COST CUTTERS 50 % OFF FROM KIBS/KBOV:

FIND GREAT HALF PRICE OPPORTUNITIES TO GREAT BUSINESSES ALL OVER THE EASTERN SIERRA AND WEST CENTRAL NEVADA, HERE – WITH KIBS/KBOV COST CUTTERS!!

Carl’s Jr. – Bishop, Mammoth and Lone Pine: $10.00 Certificate

Retail Value: $10.00

KIBS/KBOV Price: $5.00

Green Burrito – Bishop: $10.00 Certificate

Retail Value: $10.00

KIBS/KBOV Price: $5.00

Certificates must be purchased at KIBS/KBOV – S. Highway 395,Bishop, CA at the south end of town, next to Brown’s Town and The Bishop Country Club, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To order by mail, please call our office at (760) 873-6324.

Certificates are limited, so get yours today!

MENU

Breakfast, Charbroiled Burgers, Chicken & More, Salads, Sides, Desserts, Shakes & Malts, Beverages, Better-For-You Options, and Green Burrito.

Carl’s Jr’s Better-For-You Options feature menu items under the following categories:

Low-Carb It, Veg It, Trim It, Turkey Burger, and Gluten Sensitive. Check it out, HERE.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE GREEN BURRITO AT CARL’S JR.

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Is anyone in the mood for Mexican? Green Burrito Cost Cutters are available for the Bishop location with KIBS/KBOV.

Green Burrito features burritos, tacos, specialties, and side items.

TRY THEIR BURRITOS…

Burrito California, Burrito Mexicano, and Burrito Especial – All available with Chicken or Steak

Bean, Beef & Cheese and the Bean & Cheese Burritos

TACOS, TOO!

Street Tacos, Hard, Soft, and Crispy

PLUS, WAY MORE!

For coupons and menu options, click here.

 Carl’s Jr. – Lone Pine

401 N Main St, Lone Pine, CA 93545
(760) 876-1035

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 Carl’s Jr. – Mammoth Lakes

437 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-8812

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 Carl’s Jr. – Bishop

768 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-4090

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Local Carl’s Jr. Supports Our Community’s Youth

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JA Baseball in CA Cover

Baseball History, World War II & Kerry Yo Nakagawa at Manzanar This Month

The Hidden Legacy of Japanese American Cultural Ambassadors—on the Baseball Diamond.

Four generations of Japanese Americans broke down racial and cultural barriers in California by playing baseball.

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Behind the barbed wire of concentration camps during World War II, baseball became a tonic of spiritual renewal for disenfranchised Japanese Americans who played America’s pastime while illegally imprisoned.
Later, it helped heal resettlement wounds in Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Central Valley and elsewhere.
Today, the names of Japanese American ballplayers still resonate as their legacy continues. Mike Lum was the first Japanese American player in the Major Leagues in 1967, Lenn Sakata the first in the World Series in 1983 and Don Wakamatsu the first manager in 2008.
Join Kerry Yo Nakagawa in this update of his 2001 classic as he chronicles sporting achievements that doubled as cultural benchmarks.
Kerry Yo Nakagawa is founder of the non-profit Nisei Baseball Research Project (NBRP). His earlier works include the book Through a Diamond: 100 Years of Japanese American Baseball and the film American Pastime.
PUB DATE
7.29.14
Baseball, and sports in general, have been a large part of Kerry Yo
Nakagawa’s family legacy. In 1993, Kerry swam from Alcatraz prison
to San Francisco, and in 1994, he played as an all-star for the national
champion Fresno Bandit semipro team.
He is also a black belt in the martial arts and an advanced tennis player. His athletic family history includes his dad, who was a semipro football player and sumo champion, and his uncles—Johnny, Lefty and Mas—who competed with Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Lefty O’Doul, Jackie Robinson and the all-stars of the Negro League.
His dedication to the NBRP project is well respected and has
morphed into a educational organization to bring awareness and
education about Japanese American concentration camps through theprism of baseball and its many multimedia projects.
The NBRP exhibit “Diamonds in the Rough” has achieved international status and has been shown in such locations as the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in Tokyo. Kerry’s other visions to communicate this story include a documentary with Pat Morita entitled Diamonds in the Rough: Zeni and the Legacy of Japanese American Baseball and the Telly Award–winning educational documentary Site to
Patriotism.
He produced and acted in the award-winning film American Pastime, which is still educating and entertaining teachers and students through its dramatic narrative and specific curriculum.
He is an author, filmmaker, actor, historian, husband and father of two spectacular professional kids.

Kerry Yo Nakagawa at Manzanar

August 30-31Talks: 10 am & 3 pm Saturday, Aug. 30 & 11 am Sunday, Aug. 31

Nakagawa will be available to sign his book in the Manzanar store before and after his programs.
Manzanar National Historic Site5001 U.S. Hwy. 395
Independence, CA 93526

Tel. 760-878-2194 ext. 3310

The Hidden Legacy of Japanese American Cultural Ambassadors—on the Baseball Diamond.

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Adam Scott congratulates Boys 10-11 winner Leo Cheng

1st Annual KIBS/KBOV BCC Drive Chip & Putt Competition

Bringing the National Format of the “Drive Chip & Putt Championship” to Bishop, California with the 1st Annual KIBS/KBOV Drive Chip & Putt Competition

Hi, Eastern Sierra Junior Golfers & Parents!

Adam Scott congratulates Boys 10-11 winner Leo Cheng, Junior Golf Competition
Adam Scott congratulates Boys 10-11 winner Leo Cheng

Do I have your attention, yet?

(C’mon. Adam Scott,  Green Jackets, and home of the Masters - Augusta National)…

That’s what I thought.

Every spring, the USGA, Masters, and PGA team up to host the Drive Chip & Putt Championship‘s National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club.

Around the country, it’s all starting right now.

TIME TO DO IT LIKE THE PROS: Sunday, August 10th, we’re preparing our Junior Golfers with the SAME FORMAT as the National Competition.

TEST YOUR SKILLS RIGHT HERE WITH THE KIBS/KBOV DRIVE CHIP AND PUTT COMPETITION

Preparing you Here: Local, Sub-Regional, and Regional Qualifying is conducted in all 50 states. The Championship Final will be held on April 5, 2015 at Augusta National. Check www.drivechipandputt.com/ for all Qualifying locations.

Junior golfers will have the opportunity to participate at 256 local qualifiers around the country throughout the summer of 2014. 

Summer 2014: And, here we are!

So, get a FEEL for the real DEAL.

Sunday, August 10th:

KIBS/ KBOV Radio and Bishop Country Club are teaming up to bring the National Drive Pitch & Putt Competition Format to Bishop, California.

Bishop Country Club, Home to the 1st Annual KIBS/ KBOV Drive Chip & Putt Competition
Bishop Country Club, Home to the 1st Annual KIBS/ KBOV Drive Chip & Putt Competition

Start practicing!

CRUNCH TIME: Hit the Driving Range, and go Up and Down around the greens.

And… Have FUN on one of our area’s TOP courses.

Drive: Hit the Tee Shot that Sets you up for Success

Chip: Practice Phil Michelson’s Hinge & Hold Technique

Putt: Work on your SHORT GAME, with PGA.COM’S BEST PRACTICE GREEN ROUTINE

“It is important, regardless the grip you employ, that your hands work as one.

If your alignment is poor and you have a faulty putting stroke, being a great putt reader is irrelevant.

A good putter keeps the body still and the blade square by never allowing the left wrist to break down. The putterhead never passes the left hand.

A pre-putt routine helps you stay nice and relaxed so you can make the best stroke possible.”
-Tiger Woods

Open to All Boys and Girls Ages 7 to 15

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10TH: Check in at 4 PM. Competition begins at 5 PM.

Come on out!

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP:

Sign up at the Bishop Country Club, or Call 760 – 873 – 5828 to Register.

Support the Eastern Sierra Junior Golf Association

Registration is $5. All proceeds go to the Eastern Sierra Junior Golf Association. Big thanks to Joe at the Bishop Country Club for his work with the talented young golfers of this program! It starts, here.

SCORING:

1. Each participant will compete in all three skills (Drive, Chip, and Putt).

2. Participants will accumulate points in each skill. The participant with the highest number of accumulated points will be declared the Overall Champion of his or her age category. First, second, and third place winners of each individual skill will also be recognized.

3. In the case of tie in the overall score, the putting rank will serve as the tiebreaker.

* All scoring will be based on a 25-point-per-shot basis, with each participant taking three shots per skill. Each participant will accumulate points per shot in all three skills (maximum of 75 points per skill = 25 points per shot x 3). The overall champion in each age category will be determined by the participant with the most points accumulated between all three skills (maximum of 225 points – 75 points per skill x 3).

PRIZES:

Prizes will be awarded in each Age Bracket.

FOUR AGE CATEGORIES: 7-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15

Participants will be grouped based on their age as of the championship final on Sunday, April 5, 2015. Participants must be at least 7 years of age on Sunday, April 5, 2015 and may not be older than 15 years of age on Sunday, April 5, 2015.

SO, MEET US AT THE BISHOP COUNTRY CLUB ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 1OTH AT 4 PM.

Bringing the National “Drive Chip & Putt Championship” Format to Bishop, California with the 1st Annual KIBS/KBOV Drive Chip & Putt Competition

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Softball Standings 2014

Men’s Standings

McMurry’s Sports Bar/ West Bishop                            8-1

Sweetwater                                                                     6-1

Ridden The Pine                                                             6-2

Reagan’s/ Rez Stop                                                       3-6

Mad Batters                                                                    2-7

West Coast Barns & Sheds- Hit and Run                     0-8

 

2014 A League Standings

Dondero Construction & Taxidermy                                  11-0

Cleats and Cleavage                                                               5-6

Native Mixed                                                                             3-8

Just NDN’s                                                                                 3-8

 

2014 C League Standings

The One Hit Wonders                                                                       9-1

Palace Jokers                                                                                    7-3

BS’ers                                                                                                  7-3

Sierra Reader                                                                                     7-3

Bad Company                                                                                    6-4

Double D Electric/ Bishop Ford/ KIBS                                           6-4

Jackson Tree Service/Timbisha Shoshone Tribe                     6-4

Head First                                                                                            5-5

Lunkers Reagan’s                                                                                      3-7

Chuckawallee/ Bill Eddy Traditional Archery/ Timbisha Shoshone Tribe                                                                                                   2-8

Jump It-Chili Poppers                                                                       1-9

 

2014 D League Standings

Red’s                                                                                          9-0

S. O. P.                                                                                        5-2-1

Half Grassed                                                                                       5-3

Redtails                                                                                      5-5

Gillespie Distributing Beers Dawgs                                              4-5

Bishop Heating and Air                                                          4-5

High Voltage                                                                              2-5-1

Extra Innnings                                                                          2-4-1

Timberline Wolf Pack                                                              1-6-1

 

2014 Woman’s Standings

Free Agents                                                                4-0

Native Mixed                                                               3-1

Just NDN’S                                                                 1-3

Reagan’s’ Sporting Goods                                        0-4

 

Congratulations to The Inyo Interagency Hotshot Crew.

Inyo Hotshot Crew Joins Elite with Earned Status

Inyo National Forest Announces Certification of the Inyo Interagency Hotshot Crew

Hats off to our very own Inyo Hotshots—Bishop, California’s 20-man Type 1 handcrew of skilled firefighters who meet high physical fitness standards and are specially trained in wildfire suppression tactics.

After successfully completing an extensive and challenging review process on the 16th and 17th of July, the Inyo Crew has officially earned their Hotshot status.

The Inyo Hotshots join the elite ranks of first responders in cases of the most dangerous, high-priority wildfires and national emergencies warranting disaster relief.

KIBS KBOV Radio would like to congratulate our forest’s Inyo Hotshots. Although the physical and mental demands on the fireline may be far beyond our capacity to imagine, we can certainly understand that it takes strong players to build a team of cohesion, trust, and respect. We are a proud community.

Stay safe out there,

- The KIBS KBOV team

Official Press Release, below.

U.S. Forest Service

Inyo National Forest 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200

Bishop, CA 93514

News Release

For Immediate Release

July 19, 2014

Media Contact: Deb Schweizer (760) 873-2427 debraaschweizer@fs.fed.us Twitter: @inyoinfo

Inyo National Forest Home to Inyo Interagency Hotshot Crew

The Inyo National Forest is proud to announce the certification of the Inyo Interagency Hotshot Crew. Hotshot crews consist of 20 firefighters specifically trained in wildfire suppression tactics.

Hotshots provide initial attack response for fast-moving fires in remote regions and are trained to meet the most stringent physical requirements.

On July 16-17, 2014, a group of 20 determined firefighters from the forest, formerly referred to as Crew 3, completed a demanding and extensive certification process to become an Interagency Hotshot Crew.

The certification process included scenarios that tested their physical fitness, firefighting skills, leadership, and communication processes.

“I am proud of the work and dedication that this crew showed to become the Inyo Hotshots,” said Ed Armenta, Inyo National Forest Supervisor. “Their skills will assist with fire response throughout the Eastern Sierra as well as being part of the interagency response when they are needed for highly complex fires throughout the nation.”

The Inyo Hotshots join an exclusive group of 47 hotshot crews in California and more than 110 crews in the nation.

Within two hours of receiving orders, hotshots must be ready to travel anywhere in the country and are often flown in to steep terrain where they fight fires using only the equipment they can carry. They work extended shifts and battle the most dangerous, complex, and intense wildfires.

Hotshots also respond to all types of national emergencies including hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes and other disasters.

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Inyo National Forest Announces Certification of the Inyo Interagency Hotshot Crew

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