Archive - Jul 19, 2013 - News Article
Inyo residents have another opportunity to weigh in on the discussion about the mountain yellow-legged frogs and Yosemite toad and how critical habitat endangered/threatened species designations may impact life in the Eastern Sierra.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that it is reopening the public comment period for its proposal to list the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and the northern population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog as endangered and the Yosemite toad as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
With Inyo County Consolidated Waste facing a deficit for the coming fiscal year, local leaders are looking at ways to boost revenue and reduce expenses.
One option for maintaining state compliance while getting a clearer picture of the amount of waste going into local dumps, Senior Deputy County Administrator Pam Hennarty said, would be including scales at the Bishop-Sunland Landfill.
Longtime Inyo County District Attorney Art Maillet announced this week that he will be retiring early next month.
Maillet, who is retiring for medical reasons, said he is not one for goodbyes, but said â€śit has been an honor to serve the publicâ€ť in Inyo County, and added that he is happy to report that he will be retiring with â€śa successful prosecution rate.â€ť
Maillet will officially step down as D.A. Aug. 10.
Inyo County is approaching the end of its â€śnon-bindingâ€ť agreement to research construction of a consolidated office building. But before moving into the binding phase of the project, it is planning to confer with residents and gauge public opinion.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to host a series of meetings in August to present the design and financial plan for the building and hear input from residents.
The City of Bishopâ€™s Wye Road Intersection Improvement project will be nearer its final phase once the City Council approves the announcement of construction bids, thus helping to secure increased future traffic safety at the Wye Road/U.S. 6 intersection.
According to Public Works Director David Grah, consideration of opening the bids will be on the Monday, July 22 Council agenda. If approved, open bidding for the $600,000 construction job would advertised the following day. Bid deadline is Thursday, Aug. 22.