District Attorney Art Maillet will be returning to civilian life this weekend after 10-and-a-half years as Inyo Countyâ€™s lead prosecutor.
Maillet will be leaving his office in the hands of Assistant D.A. Joel Samuels, albeit for a much shorter amount of time than he hoped.
Dead fish in the Lower Owens River are being chalked up to heavy runoff from seasonal rain storms in the Eastern Sierra, which went charging down the natural river channel from the Alabama Gates spillway.
The result was low dissolved oxygen and high turbidity levels in the Lower Owens, both proving lethal to the warm-water fishery.