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County finds way out of Tecopa sewer predicament

October 21, 2010

After years of financial challenges and concerns about displacing an endangered species, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors appears to have solved the Tecopa sewer pond problem and will soon have a contractor working on repairs.
Tuesday, the board awarded the $793,370 contract for repairs at the sewer lagoon to Prominent Systems, Inc. of Industry.
Inyo County Parks and Recreation is currently responsible for maintenance and operations at the Tecopa Hot Springs Park and campground, which is located on land owned by the Bureau of Land Management.

Resurrecting a fall tradition

October 21, 2010

A 1911 postcard touting the “First Annual Harvest Festival, Bishop Ca.” promised attendees “a day of jollification” and celebration in “the Owens Valley, the land of plenty.”
Now, 99 years later, the Eastern California Museum in Independence will try to provide the public another “day of jollification” during its first annual Harvest Heritage Day on Saturday, Oct. 23. The “jollification” will commence at 1 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m., at the Eastern California Museum, 155 N. Grant St., in Independence (three blocks west of the historic courthouse).

‘He knew no one would hear me call out for help.’

October 21, 2010

“At first, I was afraid to talk, even in the police department,” said “Nancy,” a local resident recounting the beginning of the end of a nightmarish two-year relationship with an abusive partner.
According to Nancy, her abuser forced her to tell law enforcement that there was no abuse, after the victim’s coworkers – suspecting domestic violence in the relationship – called the police. She said she did as she was told out of fear, “and it was still a blood bath that night.”

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