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July 23rd

Cincinnati man wins 2014 Badwater

July 23, 2014

The first wave of 2014 Badwater 135 ultramarathoners took off from Lone Pine to Horseshow Meadows, the first leg of the grueling foot race at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning with second and third waves heading out at 7 and 8 a.m.
Harvey Lewis, a 38-year-old teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, was on that final 8 a.m. leg and, after 23 hours, 52 minutes and 55 seconds, was the first runner to reach the finish at Whitney Portal, just shy of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

County budget shortfall at $1.8 million

July 23, 2014

As county leaders wade through a messy 2014-15 budget process, county employees are expressing fear and uncertainty about their jobs.
County Administrator Kevin Carunchio said Inyo is facing a $1.8 million budget gap for the coming fiscal year, and has directed staff to participate in “creative budget solutions” and “service redesign” programs to reduce costs without cutting staff or services.

Grand Jury probes water systems

July 23, 2014

Following an inspection of the Inyo County Town Water Systems in Lone Pine, Independence and Laws, the Inyo County Grand Jury is recommending a price increase to keep the systems afloat.

Open house to focus on economic development

July 23, 2014

Ongoing, long-term planning efforts by the City of Bishop have now arrived in the realm of economic development.
After addressing other areas in recent years such as mobility and housing, officials are now taking a serious look at the current economic situation in Bishop, what needs to change, what should stay the same and how any potential change should be put into effect.
Essentially, according to Planning Director Gary Schley, the city is creating an updated road map that future projects, funding allotments and legislative changes will follow.

July 21st

There’s still time to participate

July 21, 2014

We’re going to try this again.
After putting a call out for submissions for the Second Annual “A Day in the Life of Inyo County” keepsake publication and receiving a grand total of two submissions by Sunday’s deadline, The Inyo Register is going back to the drawing board.
Readers are now asked to keep track of what they do this Friday, July 25. A synopsis of what they did that day, along with any related photographs, may then be submitted to the Register by 5 p.m. Monday, July 28 for publication in the Thursday, July 31 “Day in the Life” special edition.

County to invest in better airport

July 21, 2014

Inyo County is moving forward with a plan for improving Bishop Airport.
Last week, county Public Works and a new contractor briefted the Inyo County Board of Supervisors and Northern Inyo Airport Advisory Committee on efforts to create a plan for the airport that will improve services and make the facility more desirable for commercial and private pilots.

Adventure Trails impact analysis out for review

July 21, 2014

Inyo County has released a draft environmental report on the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails project that proposes to designate some county-maintained streets and roads in each community as “dual use,” giving drivers of green sticker off-highway vehicles permission to use the roads.

New tribal ponds may soon provide safe harbor for OV pupfish

July 21, 2014

The ponds at the Bishop Paiute Reservation are one step closer to being “stocked” with fish, one with immeasurable value to the tribe: the Owens Valley pupfish.
The hardy little species once populated valley waters from Fish Slough north of Bishop to the Owens River delta north of Lone Pine and served as a food source to the Native Americans. The ponds constructed specifically for the long anticipated arrival of pupfish represent the one opportunity for the Tribe to preserve the culturally important species, according to Brian Adkins, director of the Tribe’s Environmental Management Office.

July 18th

Bishop Tribe launching solar projects

July 18, 2014

Next week, under the warm Eastern Sierra Nevada sky, a team of Bishop Paiute Tribe job trainees will construct four solar electric systems for low-income families on the Reservation, from start to finish.
This work is part of the on-the-job solar training program with non-profit solar installer, GRID Alternatives, which makes renewable energy technology and training accessible to underserved communities.

Inyo earns silver at State Fair

July 18, 2014

Independence residents Rich and Kathy White, and their team of volunteers from throughout Inyo County, are at it again.
For the eighth year in row, the couple have spearheaded the effort to take an Inyo County exhibit to the California State Fair’s California Counties showcase. And for the eighth year in a row, the exhibit designed by the Whites and put together with the help of businesses and agencies from all over the Eastern Sierra is an award-winner.

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