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This was my first time going to Trout Fest and I'm sure my kids won't let it be the last time. Trout Fest is held just south of Mammoth Lakes, CA off Highway 395. Turn at the Mammoth Lakes Yosemite Airport and Hot Creek Hatchery is located just beyond. READ MORE >>

I recently had the chance to sponsor a table at the California Deer Association's 17th annual benefit banquet for the Eastern Sierra chapter. The banquet was held in the Charles Brown Auditorium at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, CA. This association works to ensure that future generations will be able to continue enjoying the region's hunting heritage. READ MORE >>

I wanted to spotlight one of our carriers that is extremely active in fighting workers comp fraud. ICW has an in-house special investigation unit department that investigates to find evidence of fraud. Workers comp fraud is a huge problem and increases costs to employers. READ MORE >>

  Congratulations to Mammoth Lakes Fire Safe Council for receiving a $1,000,000 grant. This is a significant fuels reduction project that will make our town a little safer and forest happier... Insurance companies are not only analyzing property addresses and mapping them to fuel loads, but they're also mapping topography and wind directions into their risk models. READ MORE >>

Governor Newsom has waived some environmental rules to prepare for wildfire season. This is a small step in managing our forest: 35 projects covering 141 square miles. I hope Mammoth Lakes or Mono county is getting a project. Cal Fire supports this, and so does Insurance Scouts. READ MORE >>

 California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones sponsored SB 894, AB 1772, AB 1800, AB 1875 and AB 2594. Governor Jerry Brown has signed these bills, and some take effect immediately. For the provisions of the bills to be effective, the loss must be from a declared disaster. READ MORE >>

It's the time of year again to make the final preparations for winter. Angelo's Stove & Chimney scheduled and cleaned my home's chimney last week. Have you ever seen a chimney fire? Take one look and you'll want to do anything possible to prevent it. READ MORE >>

From my perspective working in property insurance, this is a flood, and many homeowners and businesses may be without insurance. However Dave Jones (California Insurance Commissioner) has given formal notice to insurance companies of their duty to pay for "efficient proximate cause." What does this mean? READ MORE >>

Carbon Monoxide poisoning occurs most often during the winter months. This is because during the cold months we frequently use furnaces, water heaters, stoves, and gas fireplaces. Some precautions you can take to avoid carbon monoxide poising are to have fuel-burning appliances inspected for le... READ MORE >>

Most of us are far removed from the devastation that took place in Huston a couple weeks ago. However many of us have family or friends who live in the greater Huston Area.  Though we don’t have that caliber of torrential downfall or Hurricanes here in the Sierra, it is important to remember how devastating floods can be. READ MORE >>

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