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April 11th, 2014

Can Title 21 help Inyo County?

April 11, 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 County’s 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.

Can L.A. reduce its annual water use by 30 percent?

April 11, 2014

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 “Functioning Community Forests,” it is being demonstrated in L.A. as a model for cities everywhere.

April 9th

The Reel Deal: Foreign film fest

April 9, 2014

Reviews of notable new releases …

‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ (NC-17, France)

Hikers find human remains in Casa Diablo

April 9, 2014

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 Sheriff’s 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 Sheriff’s 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.

Bringing bighorns back from the brink

April 9, 2014

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.

April 8th

County unveils a much scaled-down REGPA

April 8, 2014

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.

Alabama Hills Day coming April 12

April 8, 2014

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 – two concepts being celebrated next weekend via the Third Annual Alabama Hills Day.

April 7th

How to sign up for Alabama Hills Day events and tours

April 7, 2014

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 – 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.

High school peer court on the horizon?

April 7, 2014

By next fall, juvenile offenders may have an alternative that keeps them out of the legal system with no record of their “stupid kid stuff.” That’s how Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer describes the type of misdemeanors that could be coming before a new Peer Court system.

Groups urge continued vigilance

April 7, 2014

Though Inyo residents are breathing a sigh of relief after last week’s 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 county’s renewable energy ordinance at the Board of Supervisors meeting in Independence is expected to draw another large crowd.

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