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Supervisors delay REGPA vote

March 12, 2014

County leaders on Tuesday agreed to postpone a March 18 vote on a General Plan amendment that many fear will open the flood gates to large-scale, industrial solar and wind renewable energy development.
Any decision by the Board of Supervisors on whether to approve the draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment has been put on hold until April 1, in favor of a presentation on March 18 by the Planning Department.

Eastern Sierra fishing tradition returns Saturday

March 12, 2014

Sunny with a high of 67 degrees – that’s the weather forecast for this Saturday’s 46th Annual Blake Jones Trout Derby held at Pleasant Valley Reservoir.

Angling at all costs

March 12, 2014

The elderly gentleman’s eyes sparkle a bit while a smile crosses his lips as he talks about moving carefully over the barbed wire fence under the cover of darkness, being careful not to drop his homemade fishing pole and tackle. He relates how he and other fisherman were sneaking out of the Manzanar War Relocation Center so they could breathe the fresh, free air of the towering Sierra Nevada mountains and enjoy the simple pleasures that come from fishing for trout in high country streams and lakes. 

5 years in, OVCVA still committed to health of business community

March 12, 2014

Six years ago, the sound of construction came to a stop in the city of Bishop. With the U.S. economy slipping into recession, general contractors found themselves sitting on their hands as money stopped circulating. “There was not a lot of work and a lot of contractors were going out of business,” said Dan Stone, a co-founder of the Owens Valley Contractors and Vendors Association.

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