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July 2nd, 2012

Inyo to celebrate freedom with food, family fun and fireworks

July 2, 2012

 

 

Supes at odds again over office building

July 2, 2012

County leaders got in another heated discussion regarding the controversial proposal to construct a new consolidated office facility in Bishop.
Inyo County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio asked the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to extend an exclusive negotiating agreement contract with Joseph Enterprises to allow county staff more time to review designs for the building.
As part of the non-binding exclusive negotiating agreement, Joseph Enterprises has been meeting with county department heads to evaluate space needs for the various county offices.

June 28th

Inyo’s film-friendly reputation growing

June 28, 2012

Three major film productions shot in Inyo County in the past year, helping to strengthen the area’s reputation as a film friendly community while pouring money into the local economy.
Inyo County Film Commissioner Chris Langley, in his annual report to the Board of Supervisors, said the hard numbers on how much each production spent in the area are not yet available, but he did have a lot of information to share about local film projects.

Inyo County makes senior service takeover official

June 28, 2012

Inyo County leaders will now be the governing body for senior services in the Eastern Sierra.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the formation of the Eastern Sierra Area Agency on Aging, effectively disbanding the Inyo-Mono Area Agency on Aging.
Under the new agency, the Board of Supervisors will serve as the governing board, and members from the former IMAAA Advisory Council will continue to guide the future of senior services as the ESAAA Advisory Council.

A Northern Inyo Hospital 10 years in the making

June 28, 2012

After a decade of planning, design, red tape and construction, Northern Inyo Hospital District officially opens the doors to its new, two-story medical facility this weekend.
First conceived of about 10 years ago, and funded in large part by taxpayers, the building is being unveiled during a grand opening ceremony this Sunday, July 1.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend, and get an up-close view of what hospital officials call a “state-of-the-art” facility offering patients the latest in medical technology with large side orders of privacy, comfort and security.

June 26th

Inmates ‘walk away’ from prison camp

June 26, 2012

State and local law enforcement agencies are on the look-out for two convicts who apparently “walked away” from a local detention facility last week.
A search was launched at about 10:10 p.m. Friday, June 22, when Owens Valley Conservation Camp inmates Jessy Lopez, 39, and Otoniel Aldana, 42, were not present during the evening head-count.
According to a press release from the minimum-security detention facility, camp personnel immediately activated “escape procedures,” notifying local authorities and surrounding residents.

County wants in on Forest Planning Rule process

June 26, 2012

Representatives with the U.S. Forest Service met with county leaders last Tuesday to give them some insight into the process the federal agency is using to develop a new Forest Planning Rule.
For their part, the county supervisors wanted to ensure they will be consulted throughout the process and have an opportunity to weigh in on how the new plan impacts local residents and the economy.
When complete, the Planning Rule will provide a framework for future actions on the forest, such as resource management, habitat enhancement and wildlife management.

Failure is not an option

June 26, 2012

Bishop Elementary School Principal Betsy McDonald isn’t pulling any punches when she says the education of “our next generation is at stake.”
In continuing to make an impassioned plea for the Bishop community’s support of the “Keep Instructional Aides” fundraiser, McDonald explained that student success is at risk amidst ongoing budget cuts, growing class size and resulting lack of opportunity for individualized instruction.

June 25th

June Mountain Ski Area shuts down

June 25, 2012

June Mountain Ski Area has suspended its operations for the foreseeable future, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area announced on Thursday.
The resort will shut down immediately. Its summer season, set to open Thursday, June 21 was cut down. The 2012-13 winter season will not happen at all, leaving the lifts idle and employees scrambling to find work.
The news came as a “complete surprise” to June Lake’s incoming county supervisor, Tim Alpers. He was in Southern California on business when he found out.

DWP tells state board it’s ‘done’ at Owens Lake

June 25, 2012

State air quality watchdogs have a little less than two weeks to decide whether the City of Los Angeles is required to continue dust mitigation efforts on the Owens Dry Lake – despite city attorneys’ adamant assertions that L.A. is “done” with any such obligations.
The California Air Resources Board met last Friday to hear arguments from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District regarding a disagreement between the two entities over mandated mitigation measures.

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