Forest Service officials have decided what âneeds to changeâ on the Inyo National Forest as they move forward with a federally mandated Forest Plan Revision. Residents and other forest users are invited to submit comments on the preliminary plan.
The U.S. Forest Serviceâs Pacific Southwest Region released the final assessments for the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo national forests in late December, along with a bio-regional assessment and a preliminary âNeed to Changeâ document.
Several years ago, in the mid-2000s, The Inyo Registerâs Badge Byline column featured an entry about a police officer who responded to a local residence and, through the window, saw drugs and drug paraphernalia on the manâs coffee table â right next to a police scanner. And there the scanner sat while the resident was taken into custody.
While the incident made for good reading and inspired plenty of âdumbest criminalâ jokes, it could have had a very different outcome had the man inside the home actually been listening to the scanner and decided to put up a preemptive fight.
The message delivered at the Lower Owens River Project update Monday morning was clear: the health of the Lower Owens River is in jeopardy and changes need to be made and made quickly.
AARP Tax-Aide Free Program in Inyo County is still in great need of volunteers for the 2013 tax return prep season in the Bishop and Lone Pine areas.
As the Feb. 3 opening of the income tax return preparation season rapidly approaches, local AARP Tax-Aide Free Program coordinators encourage anyone interested in doing voluntary tax preparation to contact them immediately.