What You Missed: Owens Valley Events and News

Don’t have the time to go through a ton of articles, event calendars, and social media homepages to see what’s going on in the Owens Valley today? We’ve got you covered! This is all the current and upcoming events and news from the Owens Valley as of February 22, 2022.

First off – It’s Twosday! Today is February 2nd, 2022 – or 2/22/2022, which happens to fall on a Tuesday (or Twosday). The next time a palindromic date like this will happen is roughly 400 years from now, so enjoy this lucky day while it lasts!

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Winter Weather Impacts Mammoth Mountain and the Owens Valley

Snowstorm in Mammoth Lakes
Snowstorm in Mammoth Lakes

Today and Wednesday will see some extreme winter weather in Mammoth Lakes, CA as a storm rolls in. All the Main Lodge lifts on Mammoth Mountain have been on wind hold since 7:00 am today due to winds measured at 90 mph on Broadway Express. In the town of Mammoth Lakes, wind is expected at 25-30 mph with a total snow accumulation of around 5 inches today and Wednesday. Extreme cold weather will also drop the low temperatures to 0 tonight and Wednesday night, with daytime high temperatures not even hitting 20 degrees.

Down in the valley, temperatures will also be low, reaching 10 degrees on Wednesday night. There will be a slight chance of snow showers today and tomorrow, and wind gusts from 25-32 mph. Luckily, temperatures will be hitting 70 again by this time next week.

 

Autumn Harry Becomes First Female Paiute Fly-Fishing Guide at Pyramid Lake

Autumn Harry Fly Fishing Pyramid Lake
Autumn Harry at Pyramid Lake

At 29 years old, Autumn Harry has become the first Paiute woman licensed to guide fly-fishing trips at Pyramid Lake. Harry has been fishing since age 6, and has been focusing on making her fly-fishing trips accessible to women of color as well as using these opportunities to teach her people’s history with Pyramid Lake and with fishing. To read the full article, click here, and to book a trip or to learn more via Instagram, click here.

 

 

Inyo and Mono County Now Offer Veteran Services

Inyo Mono Veterans Services
Inyo/Mono Veteran’s Services

The Inyo/Mono County Veteran’s Services Office (VSO) is now available for appointments every Thursday from 9 AM – 12 PM and 1 PM – 3 PM. The VSO is focused on advocating for veterans as well as providing counseling and assistance for those who have served along with their dependents and survivors. The VSO is located at 1360 N. Main St, Suite 254, Bishop, CA 93514. For contact, call (760) 873-7850, or visit their website here.

Events

Become a Friends of the Inyo Trail Ambassador This Summer: Deadline March 4th

Friends of the Inyo Trail Ambassadors
Friends of the Inyo Trail Ambassadors

Interested in spending the summer in the Inyo, Sierra, or Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests? If you reside in Inyo or Mono County, you’re eligible to do so! Job description includes providing positive public service, outreach, interpretation, and trail maintenance for these national forests. Click here for more details on this job and to browse more jobs, or email [email protected] for questions. The deadline to apply is March 4th!

 

 

Blake Jones Trout Derby: March 12th

Blake Jones Trout Fishing Derby
Blake Jones Trout Fishing Derby

The Blake Jones Trout Derby is one of California’s largest single day trout derbies, an Eastern Sierra tradition offering over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Trout fishermen interested in taking home a prize, this may be your moment! Registration, check-in, and the prize ceremony all take place at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, while the fishing itself will take place at Pleasant Valley Reservoir and the Owens River. All ages are welcome! For more information and to download the registration form, click here.

 

 

Monster Trucks are Back: May 6th and May 7th

Monster Trucks Tri-County Fair
Monster Trucks

On this Saturday and Sunday in May, the Monster Trucks are making a comeback, and the word on the street is that they’re bigger and better! There will be two shows featuring 10 professional trucks and 2 ride trucks, not to mention a pit party that will go down in Bishop history. Saturday also will have a BBQ, Chili and Salsa cookoff, with live music, vendors, food, and beer. Tickets will be on sale soon – click here for current information and future updates!

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