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April 12th

Inyo closer to taking over senior services

April 12, 2012

Inyo County feels it can maintain the status quo for senior services in Inyo and Mono counties if it leaves the Inyo-Mono Area Agency on Aging and creates a new “Eastern Sierra Area Agency on Aging.”
The county took another step towards accomplishing that goal on Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors approved a Proposal for Designation as the area agency on aging for Area 16, which includes both Inyo and Mono.

April 10th

County to weigh new hires, senior services

April 10, 2012

Inyo County leaders will meet today to discuss creating a local Area Agency on Aging, public safety realignment and mandatory recycling laws that will be implemented this July.
The Board of Supervisors, which is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. in the County Administrative Center in Independence, will also consider a number of new hires in the Public Works Department, Water Department, Probation Department and Health and Human Services Department.

Honoring Inyo’s behind-the-scenes lifesavers

April 10, 2012

Local leaders in the law enforcement community are taking time this week to recognize and thank their support staff who don’t always wear a badge or drive a squad car, but are none-the-less instrumental in serving and protecting the communities of the Eastern Sierra.
Each year, the second week in April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety dispatchers.
Locally there are four dispatch centers: the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Police Department, CHP and the Owens Valley Interagency Dispatch.

April 9th

D.A., board in crosshairs of lawsuit

April 9, 2012

Inyo County is facing a lawsuit associated with allegations that District Attorney Art Maillet wrongfully terminated his assistant without providing the proper employee reviews or explanations.
Attorney Will Richmond was hired as a temporary Assistant District Attorney on Oct. 5, 2010 before being brought on full-time as the Assistant D.A. on Jan. 1, 2011.

New law pushing for 75% cut in commercial waste

April 9, 2012

A mandatory commercial recycling law, seeking to reduce California’s solid waste by 75 percent through source reduction, recycling and composting, will change the way businesses and residents take out their trash.
In order to help business- and multifamily dwelling-owners comply with the new law, Sierra Conservation Project is offering a free start-up recycling program. Inyo County Integrated Waste Management is offering education, outreach and information as part of mandates of Assembly Bill 341, which spawned the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law.

‘Tsunami’ recorded in Death Valley

April 9, 2012

In what has been described as an experience rarer than walking on the moon, residents reported witnessing an earthquake-related “tsunami” at the isolated Devils Hole area of Death Valley National Park.
According to the National Park Service, on March 20, Devils Hole was jolted by the shockwaves from a large-scale earthquake that took place in Oaxaca, Mexico. Devils Hole is located in the Amargosa Valley in Nevada.

April 5th

Terri Clark out; Uncle Kracker in

April 5, 2012

Mule Days event organizers announced Tuesday that concert headliner Terri Clark has cancelled her May 24 appearance at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
“It’s our understanding Ms. Clark cancelled four West Coast appearances in May, including ours, due to scheduling conflicts,” Barbara Laughon, Bishop Mule Days spokesman, said. “While naturally this is a disappointment, we are in talks with another nationally-recognized vocalist who is willing to step in at this late date.”

Project to revitalize Bishop’s commercial corridor

April 5, 2012

Phase one of the Warren Street Improvements project – conceived to functionally and aesthetically rejuvenate and expand Bishop’s commercial district – is under way and City of Bishop Public Works Department is actively soliciting public input.

Second home destroyed by second fire in Big Pine

April 5, 2012

Two separate fires in Big Pine Saturday destroyed two separate homes, one on Hill Street and a second at the end of West Street in an area known as Indian Camp.
According to Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Marzano, Big Pine firefighters were just mopping up after the home fire on Hill Street when the call came in at about 4:30 p.m. for a second structure fire on West Street.
Officials with CalFire are looking into the cause of the structure fire at Indian Camp although no foul play is suspected, according to the chief.

April 3rd

Home lost, but lives saved

April 3, 2012

A Big Pine resident is being hailed as a hero after noticing smoke coming from a neighbor’s house and breaking down the door to wake the sleeping occupants.
According to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, Galen and Veronica Moore, of 994 Bowers St. in Big Pine, saw black smoke rising from their neighbor’s home at 994 Hill St. Saturday morning.
“As Galen ran up to the residence he could see flames on the east side of the residence,” the press release states. “Galen attempted to open the front door but the door handle was too hot.”

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