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Inyo, BrightSource settle on project mitigation figure

March 15, 2013

After nearly two years of negotiations, county leaders have come to an accord with BrightSource Energy regarding financial compensation for impacts that will be created by a tax-exempt 250-megawatt solar facility BrightSource wants to build.
BrightSource proposes constructing the 5.1 square-mile solar plant in remote Southeast Inyo, just west of the Nevada border near Charleston View. Local leaders, including Inyo County Sheriff Bill Lutze, have said that impacts created by the project will increase costs to the county.

City agrees to back IMACA project

March 15, 2013

When faced with a choice between two entities vying for grant funding through the city to pay for community projects, Bishop leaders on Monday chose to back local seniors.
The City Council unanimously voted to apply for a Community Development Block Grant on behalf of the Inyo-Mono Advocates For Community Action in its efforts to improve living conditions at the Valley Apartments on Clarke Street. The council said it was a “hard decision” to back IMACA over Mammoth Lakes Housing, which was requesting funds to continue its first-time homebuyers program.

‘Pink Ladies’ gear up for blood drive, fundraising efforts

March 15, 2013

The Pink Ladies are always busy anyway but right now they are in the midst of a flurry of activities aimed at bolstering their continued contributions to the local hospital.
The Northern Inyo Hospital’s Auxiliary’s affectionately nicknamed the Pink Ladies are beefing up their membership, spiffing up their gift shop inventory, amping up their fundraising – and, oh yes, planning the upcoming blood drive it helps organize for United Blood Services. All of this is, as always, in service of NIH and its patients.

Program helping young immigrants stay in U.S. legally

March 15, 2013

Local immigrant youth are starting to take advantage of a fast-track immigration program that could successfully net them a work permit, driver’s licence and other documentation.
One local youth has taken advantage of a recent governmental immigration policy change to get legitimate U.S. residency and continue with his education here. Although he declined to give his name, he reports that his experience is “a positive thing” though stressful, and that he is currently obtaining a driver’s licence and Social Security card.

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