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March 17th

REGPA and the Deepest Valley: How a public meeting launched a website that turned into a movement

March 17, 2014

Another standing-room-only crowd is expected at the County Administrative Center in Independence today – this time as residents gather to witness and weigh in on a presentation from the Inyo County Planning Department on its controversial General Plan amendment.

Celebrating A.A. Forbes

March 17, 2014

While digging into the history of the Saline Valley Salt Mine and Tram, brothers Tim and Brian Waag uncovered what they consider a forgotten gem: pioneer photographer A.A. Forbes.

March 14th

Bunn honored by Air Force

March 14, 2014

Lynn Bunn of Lone Pine has been selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Honorary Command program to serve as a liaison between local communities and Edwards Airforce Base, which often uses Eastern Sierra airspace for training and other operations.
As Inyo County’s Honorary Commander, Bunn has been paired with Lt. Col. Ryan Osteroos of Edwards Airforce Base’s 412th Operations and Support Squadron. Through the program, Osteroos will be tasked with maintaining open lines of communication with Bunn, who has been invited to participate in a number of events at the base.

Lone Pine FFA irrigation solution on horizon

March 14, 2014

In what Inyo County Supervisors called “not the best alternative, but a good one,” the board agreed at Tuesday’s meeting to support a negotiated solution to get water to the Lone Pine High School’s FFA farm.

LADWP officials meet with Inyo reps

March 14, 2014

Top Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials made a trip to the Owens Valley this week, just days after the Inyo County Board of Supervisors reached out to the utility for an update on the status of its controversial solar project.
But Assistant Director of Power System Planning and Development Michael Webster and Yamen Nanne, an engineer on the solar project, weren’t here to meet with county officials. Rather, they were on a two-day public relations junket filled with meetings with local chambers of commerce, tribes, school officials and National Park Service representatives.

Fire breaks out near Blackrock

March 14, 2014

FRIDAY, 4:15 p.m. ––– Forest Service are currently responding to a half-acre blaze in the Blackrock area of Inyo County.
This fire, according to Inyo National Forest, is visible along U.S. Highway 395 along Division Creek near Sawmill Meadow.
A helicopter has been ordered. There is no threat to life or property at this time, a spokesperson said.

'Cinderella' coming to Owens Valley School tonight

March 14, 2014

Owens Valley School District in Independence is putting on a show tonight and inviting the community to come watch.
Missoula Children's Theatre's "Cinderella" will be presented at 5:30 p.m. in the Owens Valley School gym, 202 S. Clay St. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 18 and under.
Dozens of students in grades K-12 have been cast in the play, and spent the past week rehearsing for several hours each day after school in preparation for tonight's performance.
The community is invited to attend and support the students' theatrical endeavor.

March 13th

Significant Details: Life cheats and strange news

March 13, 2014

Some of you might think the only fun, educational items on the Internet are pictures of cats.
Not so. Right behind cats, the next biggest category of “stuff” on the Internet is advice about various topics and trends you probably didn’t know you needed help dealing with, and the always popular “strange news.” I spent a few hours last weekend cruising through various sites on the Interweb, and found the following random bits of advice, counsel and oddities.

March 12th

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.

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