County utility bills in Independence may soon be going down as solar arrays go up on the County Administrative Center, the Historic Court, Jail and Juvenile Detention Facility.
County leaders tentatively approved a $3.3 million contract with Solar City Corporation for a 612.8 kilowatt photovoltaic electric system for the county buildings in Independence last week.
Engine No. 18, the historic locomotive in Dehy Park in Independence, has been placed on the fast-track to restoration and may be making trips between Independence and Laws sometime in the next several years.
The Carson and Colorado Railway Society received permission from Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power last week to make the narrow gauge locomotive operational.