The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is preparing to activate a dormant well in Rose Valley, where Coso Geothermal is currently pumping up to 3,000 acre-feet of water each year for its operations.
An initial study and Mitigated Negative Declaration of Impacts for the project has been prepared and a public comment period opened Aug. 5 and will close at 5 p.m. Sept. 4.
After 20 years of service as race director for the annual Bishop High Sierra Ultramarathon, Marie Boyd has stepped down with regret and relief, leaving a vacancy that will be difficult to fill.
The race director job, now open to interested qualified applicants, is pivotal to the BHS Ultra, which is Northern Inyo Hospital Foundationâ€™s biggest fundraiser. â€śThe ultra has raised more than $120,000 over the last 18 years,â€ť Boyd said, bringing in more than $15,000 this year alone.
Inyo County has again voiced its support for the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and its efforts to preserve the Alabamas and bring the Hills into the national spotlight.
Last week the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support the Stewardship Groupâ€™s efforts to have the hills designated as a â€śNational Scenic Area.â€ť
Local leaders last week appointed longtime Agricultural Department employee Nate Reade as the Inyo and Mono county agricultural commissioner/sealer of weights and measures.
Reade has worked in the Agricultural and Weights and Measures Department for the past 12 years, most recently serving as deputy agricultural commissioner and deputy sealer of weights and measures.