The 2011 wildflower season is at its peak in Death Valley and Southern Inyo. Reports are that this is not the most prolific year for petals and color, but the flowers are out and theyâ€™re going fast.
Chief of Interpretation for Death Valley National Park Terry Baldino reported at the end of March that the flowers are small but abundant.
â€śIf people want to see the flowers this year theyâ€™re going to have to get out of the car and look around,â€ť Baldino said.
Years of cooperative effort between Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power paid off this week with a lease signing that gives local government greater control over the land it uses at the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport.
During a presentation Monday at the airport, L.A. Department of Water and Power signed a lease agreement with the county for more than 600 acres at the airport in Bishop thatâ€™s valid â€śin perpetuity.â€ť
Residents in Inyo, Mono and Eastern Kern counties have an opportunity to tell Internet providers what kinds of service they receive, if any, and what kinds of services they would like to see in the area.
The Desert Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council recently launched an Eastern Sierra Connect broadband survey. The survey aims to help identify the unserved and underserved communities in Inyo, Mono and Eastern Kern counties that need broadband Internet connectivity and the broadband technologies that might be appropriate and affordable to residents and businesses.