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State Gives Green Light for Inyo County Businesses to Reopen

As of noon today, Inyo County has moved to a new tier and more businesses are allowed to open, effective immediately!!

Here is a summary of changes:

1.       Restaurants – May open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people , whichever is fewer.

2.       Personal Care Services – Nail Salons, Massage, Tattoo Parlors, etc., Indoors with modifications

3.       Gyms & Fitness Centers – Indoors with modifications, 10% capacity

4.       Movie Theaters – Indoors with modifications, Max 25% Capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer

5.       All retail – Indoors with modifications, Max 50% capacity

6.       Places of Worship – Indoors with modifications, Max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer

7.       Hotels and Lodging – may open Fitness Centers at 10% of capacity

8.       Museums, Zoos and aquariums – Indoors with modifications, Max capacity 25%

9.       Malls, Destination Centers and Swap Meets – Indoors with modifications, max 50% capacity, closed common areas


Inyo County will be required to stay at this level for three weeks and if our number of cases and percent of positive cases stays low, we will move to the next level on October 6th. So, please cover your face, wash your hands frequently and keep your distance.


Country superstar Kane Brown recorded live for a drive-in party at the Tri County Fairgrounds!Don’t miss this one-night-only concert 
Saturday night, September 26th. Tickets on sale now at http://ticketmaster.com/encore-kanebrown or at http://tricountyfair.com , or you can check out the Tri County Fair’s facebook page for more information. If you are not able to access a computer for ticket sales, just stop by the Tri County Fair office and they will set you up!!

Starting at only $76 per car  with up to 6 people allowed per car.
Presented by Encore Drive-In Nights .


Don’t miss Kane Brown with special guest’s Lauren Alaina and Granger Smith in Concert on the BIG screen at the Tri County Fairgrounds Saturday September 26th.


Tailgate Concert and Drive-In Movies

Are you tired of staying home and ready for some FUN?The Drive-In and Tailgate Concert Series is up and running at the Tri-County Fairgrounds!You can now enjoy Movies, Live Music, Fair Food, and Popcorn…all from the safety of your vehicle!Please visit TriCountyFair.com for a full schedule of events.Classic Movies, Date Night Movies, Family Movies, Film Festivals, Tribute Bands, Local Bands….it’s all here in your backyard at the Tri County Fairgrounds!Please visit TriCountyFair.com for a full schedule of events.



Death Valley Increases Fire Restrictions

DEATH VALLEY, CADue to high fire danger, Death Valley National Park is increasing fire restrictions and prohibiting all campfires and most other uses of open flame within Death Valley National Park effective Saturday, September 12th. These new restrictions are in addition to regular annual restrictions on campfires at higher elevation campgrounds in the park.

The following restrictions will remain in place until the fire danger subsides:

Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal BBQ, or stove fire (except a portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel), or open flame of any kind, including within established campgrounds.

Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle.

Welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame, except by permit.

Operating a motor vehicle or combustion engine equipment without a spark arrestor.

Possessing or using fireworks or explosives is always prohibited within Death Valley National Park. The use or discharge of a firearm within the park is prohibited.

Although vegetation is sparse in many low elevation areas of the park, there are large forested areas at higher elevations. Trees and shrubs surround many developed areas and popular campgrounds.

Death Valley National Park has experienced two small wildfires this year,Chief Ranger Rob Wissinger stated.With dry and windy conditions found in Death Valley National Park, the potential for a rapidly spreading fire in sensitive wilderness or in populated areas is high.

This year, wildfires have burned more than three million acres across Californiaand the fire season has another four months to go. Taking individual responsibility to reduce wildfire risk while recreating on public lands can keep the public and firefighters safe.

Mono County Adopts Order Prohibiting Fires on Private Property


The Mono County Board of Supervisors adopted an Urgency Ordinance prohibiting open fires on private property within the unincorporated areas of Mono County, and closing the county-operated campground in Lundy Canyon. The Ordinance is in response to extreme local fire threat related to major wildfire events statewide and in Mono County, ongoing drought conditions, well below average rain and snowfall, and extreme dry conditions.

In light of the extreme fire danger facing both the state as a whole, and Mono County specifically, the Mono County Board of Supervisors finds it necessary to enact restrictions on certain open fires on private property within the county, and to close the county-operated campground in Lundy Canyon. Open fires include campfires, bonfires, fire pits, or any other open flame fire (but do not include propane or charcoal barbecues used for cooking).

“There is an immediate need to take action to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens and environment of Mono County from further harm and risk due to extreme wildfire danger,” said Stacy Corless, Chair of the Mono County Board of Supervisors. “This week, the Inyo and other national forests in central and southern California were closed due to hazardous fire conditions and the lack of firefighting resources statewide. Locally, we need to do our part toward protecting our communities.”

In addition to Mono County’s Ordinance, state and federal agencies have also taken action over the past few months to address the extreme fire threat, including:

  • The Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management Bishop Office issued restrictions on open fires on federal lands in the Eastern Sierra (June 27);
  • Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergence in five California counties due to the existence of 25 major wildfires which have collectively burned more than 1.2 million acres (September 7); and,
  • The United States Forest Service closed eight National Forests in California due to extreme fire conditions, including the Inyo National Forest (September 7).

The Ordinance went into effect immediately, and shall be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors on September 15, 2020, and at each meeting thereafter until terminated by action of the Board.

Inyo County Upgrades Elections Website

Kammi Foote, Inyo County Registrar of Voters is excited to announce that voters now have a new updated version of the Inyo County Elections website!

This new website was brought to Inyo County voters at no additional cost. Inyo County worked with the teams at US Digital Response (USDR) and the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) to update the design, based on research from the Center for Civic Design, and provides critical information voters need to participate in the Presidential Election on November 3rd.

Here’s what you’ll find on the new website:

• A modernized homepage with easy navigation and timely, relevant announcements
• Key information to assist voters with registering to vote
• Important information about what to expect on your ballot, how to vote by mail, and what to expect when voting in person
• A new updated Frequently Asked Questions section.

People are increasingly looking for civic information online. The layout of the new website allows voters to easily find important election information and is readable on desktop computers and mobile devices.

Kammi Foote, Inyo County Registrar of Voters, states “Our office is committed to providing voters with all of the information they need to participate in this election.”

Inyo County citizens are encouraged to visit elections.inyocounty.us to learn more, and to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter under the handle @inyoelections to stay informed.