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July 28th, 2014
The long-awaited River Summit is scheduled to start this morning, focusing on the Lower Owens River Project and what, if anything, should be done to meet the goals and expectations of the project.
But, the issue of whether the three-day series of meetings and tours will be open to the public has created a contentious situation â€śfrom the get go,â€ť admits Owens Valley Committee President Mary Roper.
Dog so excited to see owner, it passes out.
A Superior Court decision in Sacramento County may have implications for groundwater pumping statewide, down the line.
On July 15, the court ruled in favor of Environmental Law Foundation, agreeing that groundwater pumping that interferes with navigable waterways does come under the public trust doctrine. Thus, the court ruled, respondent Siskiyou County must consider the impact of pumping on navigable waterways in the process of issuing well permits.
Family members of an elderly Bishop woman who went missing almost two decades ago are offering a reward for any information that may provide some resolution in the case.
The Bishop Police Department investigated when Jennie Wyckoff, 90, disappearance 19 years ago, but the trail went cold and officials ultimately declared her dead after three years.
Earlier this year, Bishop Police Chief Chris Cater, at the request of the family, decided to revisit the case to see if modern technology could provide any new leads.
In an effort to continue supporting local cancer patients, Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance is currently seeking matching funds for its upcoming 14th Annual 5K Walk/10K Fun Run fundraising event.
Money raised at the family-friendly fun run, which will be held on Oct. 18 and start and end at Bishop City Park, assists Inyo and Mono ESBCA clients who have been diagnosed with any kind of cancer and who apply to ESBCA for assistance.
BISHOP â€“ The Owens Valley Committee released an open invitation to the Lower Owens River Project â€śRiver Summitâ€ť meet scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 29. However, the meeting is not open to the public. Those attending are the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power staff, Inyo County staff, consultants Ecosystem Sciences and parties to the Memorandum of Understanding.
According to LADWP, there will be a public meeting with Inyo County staff later this year to discuss the project.
A two-vehicle collision on Main Street (U.S. Highway 395) in Bishop at the intersection of Mac Iver Street blocked the southbound lanes of traffic for a short time as emergency crews cleared the scene. The collision occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. It is unknown if there were any injuries. Inyo County Sheriff's deputies, Bishop Police officers and Symons Ambulance Service responded.
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.
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 â€ścreative budget solutionsâ€ť and â€śservice redesignâ€ť programs to reduce costs without cutting staff or services.
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.