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April 11th, 2014
As California utility companies work to achieve the state-mandated 33 percent renewable energy goal, Inyo County is struggling with the implications.
County leaders began exploring Inyo Countyâs solar potential and the impacts those developments could have on local landscapes, wildlife and people four years ago. Ultimately, the board adopted Title 21 in 2010 in an attempt to allow the county to maintain some control over the expected renewable energy boom.
The public is invited to "An Evening with Andy Lipkis: Could L.A. Really Use 30 Percent Less Water a Year?" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at Mountain Light Gallery, 106 S. Main St., Bishop. Donations are welcome at the door to cover expenses.
Lipkis has spearheaded an approach using trees and forest-inspired technologies to make cities sustainable while mitigating floods, drought, pollution and global warming. Called âFunctioning Community Forests,â it is being demonstrated in L.A. as a model for cities everywhere.
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A grim discovery in the Casa Diablo Range area Saturday afternoon has led to a number of unanswered questions for Mono County investigators.
Authorities with the Mono County Sheriffâs Department are currently trying to determine if bones found by a group of hikers are indeed human and if so, who they belonged to and how that person ended up dead at Casa Diablo.
The Sheriffâs Department was first notified of the remains about 4:20 p.m. Saturday when the hikers called to report the discovery of several bones they believed to be human.
Sierra bighorn sheep spend much of their lives nimbly navigating around cliffs and along rocky ledges far above timberline, displaying an uncanny ability to scramble around what appears to be imminent danger.
More than one Inyo County resident wondered aloud Tuesday if the Inyo County Planning Department was playing an April Fools Day prank when it presented an updated draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment to the Board of Supervisors.
Filmmaking, ATV riding, horseback riding, bouldering, jogging, bird watching, camping, fishing, location scouting, photography, rock hounding, hunting. These are just some of the different activities enjoyed by diverse groups and outdoor enthusiasts on the same public lands west of Lone Pine.
The wide variety of recreational opportunities and stakeholders passionate about the landscape is all part of the magic of the Alabama Hills and the secret to keeping them accessible â two concepts being celebrated next weekend via the Third Annual Alabama Hills Day.
The Alabama Hills will be alive with all sorts of sounds this Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. as the community turns out for the third annual Alabama Hills Day.
Co-sponsored by the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, Inc. and the Bureau of Land Management â Bishop Field Office in partnership with the Lone Pine Film History Museum, the event celebrates the scenic landscape and educates the public about the variety of groups and activities that access and interact with the Alabamas.
By next fall, juvenile offenders may have an alternative that keeps them out of the legal system with no record of their âstupid kid stuff.â Thatâs how Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer describes the type of misdemeanors that could be coming before a new Peer Court system.
Though Inyo residents are breathing a sigh of relief after last weekâs unveiling of a revised draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment, the focus is now shifting to the work that remains to be done.
A workshop today on the countyâs renewable energy ordinance at the Board of Supervisors meeting in Independence is expected to draw another large crowd.