Archive - Aug 2, 2013
A clearer picture of the damage done by recent thunderstorms is being revealed â€“ and itâ€™s not pretty.
More than a dozen roads on national forest, national park and county land are either temporarily closed or were rendered completely impassable by two separate storms over a one-week period.
The County of Inyo alone, according to Administrator Kevin Carunchio, is looking at an estimated $1.2 million in repairs.
â€śThatâ€™s conservative,â€ť he said of the preliminary estimate, noting it could â€śeasily go up to â€ś$2 million.â€ť
Rick Apted has been operating the Lake Sabrina Boat Landing for 40 years. This past week he pulled his boats back up from the exposed lake bottom; the cafĂ© will only be open on weekends. His boat landing has been reduced to a snack and tackle shop.
Itâ€™s hard to match the physical scale and impact of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, but walking 100 mules along the length of the aqueduct, from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles, might match the aqueduct for sheer audacity and could top the 100-year-old structure when it comes to creating a landscape-scale artwork.
The mule caravan will also likely be the most visible, unique and, in some situations, unavoidable event marking the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which started bringing water from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 1913.
Bishop Mayor Laura Smith showered the Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles with several well-received, meaningful gifts during her recent goodwill visit that she says yielded promised talks about local land releases.
At the June 28 City and County Liaison Committee meeting, city council members hit upon the idea of a mayor-to-mayor visit â€śto introduce ourselves to the new mayor of Los Angeles, (Eric Garcetti), congratulate him on his election and possibly breach the topic of (Los Angeles Department of Water and Power) land releases in our area,â€ť Smith said.
Inyo County has lost not only its Citizen of the Year, but also a beloved community leader, philanthropist and friend to virtually anyone in need.
Those are the words being used to describe Lone Pineâ€™s â€śRattlesnakeâ€ť Dave Haas, who died early Tuesday morning with friends and family by his side. He was 78.
Haas will be remembered for his many philanthropic endeavors, not the least of which is the refurbishing of â€śThe Buildingâ€ť to serve as a community center in Lone Pine, or his many hours at the grill or skillet as he cooked up fundraiser breakfasts and dinners.