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November 14th

Community drug, alcohol awareness event planned

November 14, 2012

A local sports coach is calling for community support to help realize a Drug and Alcohol Awareness Day centered around substance abuse awareness, recovery alternatives and sober fun for local youth.
“We, as a community, have the chance to show our youth how much we care about the choices they make,” said Bishop Union High School head varsity baseball coach Tim Reid, the event organizer who has been clean and sober “going on 20.”

Inyo working to improve its digital database

November 14, 2012

High-level officials and members of the public were shown this week how Inyo County’s Geographic Information Systems database has grown by leaps and bounds, and how it can continue to grow to the benefit of residents relying on county services.

Facilitator helping INF identify planning concerns

November 14, 2012

Inyo National Forest officials are collecting comments and concerns from residents regarding its upcoming three-year Forest Plan Revision Process.
For the past couple weeks, a third-party facilitator bridging the gap between Forest Service staff and forest users has collected information from various user groups to update a collaborative plan for the Planning Rule update.

November 12th

Educators react to Prop 30’s close win

November 12, 2012

The passage of Proposition 30 on Nov. 6 was met with a mixture of relief and trepidation by Owens Valley school administrators and district board members.

INF seeks public input before implementing new forest plan

November 12, 2012

Residents are being invited to work with the Inyo National Forest as it prepares to implement a new plan.
Forest officials are hoping to get local residents and forest stakeholders involved at a public meeting Friday, Nov. 16 or Saturday, Nov. 17. At both meetings, officials will discuss how the Forest Service will work with the public as it begins the three-year Forest Planning Rule Revision process.

Tillemans Elected by 4th District

November 12, 2012

Inyo County elections officials announced Sunday night that Big Pine resident Mark Tillemans has won the Fourth District seat on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors by 10 votes.
In the County Elections Office’s fifth and final report on ballot totals, the numbers from the Fourth District show Tillemans with 784 votes (50.32 percent) to incumbent Marty Fortney’s 774 votes (49.68 percent).
The final tally comes after an exhaustive, six-day counting and verification process.

November 9th

Kingsley takes 5th District; 4th still too close to call

November 9, 2012

With an updated semi-official report on election numbers calculated Friday morning, candidates in most races for local office have called the election.
While it’s still too close to call in the Fourth Supervisorial District, the updated numbers have reinforced leads held by the frontrunners in the races for various school districts, the City Council and Fifth supervisorial district.
As reported Thursday, David Stottlemyre, Pat Gardner and Laura Smith won election to the City Council over Keith Glidewell and Susan Cullen.

Pharmacist reassures community in wake of tainted drug threat

November 9, 2012

In the face of the recent nationwide compounded medication threat, a local pharmacist wants to reassure residents they are in safe hands with Inyo County’s only compounding pharmacy.
At last month’s Rotary Club luncheon, Jeff Brown, Pharm.D. of Dwayne’s Friendly Pharmacy, spoke about methylprednisolone, the contaminated compounded pain-relieving synthetic corticosteroid that has caused hundreds of cases of fungal meningitis and joint infections and dozens of deaths throughout the U.S. in recent months.

Updated election numbers

November 9, 2012


The following is a breakdown of the preliminary results of Tuesday’s General Election for Inyo County, California and the nation, as of press time Friday. 

November 8th

Schools take action in response to wind warning

November 8, 2012

THURSDAY, 2:47 P.M. – Certain local schools have closed early to get children home safely before the onslaught of what are predicted to be 90 mph wind gusts later this afternoon.
Following the release of an “extreme wind advisory” at around 11:30 a.m., school districts from Big Pine north to Benton chose to send students home either at lunchtime or right after the lunch break.
Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Carma Roper said that officials were notified by the National Weather Service that “extreme winds in the Owens Valley beginning around noon today.”

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