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September 6th

Owens Lake is for the birds

September 6, 2013

The Owens Lake is an imposing sight. But it can be hard for the casual observer to decipher what exactly he or she is seeing.
A quick look at the nearly 100 square-mile “lake” delivers a confusing array of industrial views of wet and dry surfaces of varying colors and large sections of lakebed bisected by roads carrying trucks and heavy equipment. Quick eyes will also spot an active mining operation, a remnant of a once-vibrant mining era along the “dry lake,” which for years has been better known for its dust storms and controversy than its mineral output. 

September 5th

Inyo pot farm raid leads police to SoCal meth lab

September 5, 2013

A pot farm in the wilderness west of Lone Pine has led investigators to a meth lab in Southern California.
Many of the details surrounding this week’s raid on the meth lab are being withheld, but officials said it stemmed from agents with the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team and U.S. Forest Service serving multiple search warrants in Southern California as part of their investigation into the Hogback Creek marijuana cultivation site in Inyo County that was itself raided last week.

Time travel this weekend

September 5, 2013

Laws Railroad Museum is returning to the good ole days of the American West with homebaked pies, 10-gallon hats and good old fashioned hard work this weekend.

September 3rd

Torrance man falls to his death after summiting Mt. Whitney

September 3, 2013

A 60-year-old Southern California man fell to his death Sunday afternoon after summiting Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the Lower 48 states.
According to a press release from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Torrance resident Yukio Kato was on his way back to the Whitney Portal Trailhead from the 14,497-foot summit and was about a mile down the trail at an elevation of about 13,500 feet when he fell an estimated 200 feet off a cliff.

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