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May 9th, 2014
Inyo County is exploring the idea of partnering with the City of Bishop to raise the countyâs Transaction and Use Tax from .05 percent to 1 percent to increase revenue for public services.
Bishop City Administrator Keith Caldwell went before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to discuss the potential partnership. Caldwell also said that if the county doesnât have an interest in raising the TUT county-wide, the city could pursue a Bishop-specific increase.
Eastern Sierra Land Trust is deeply saddened to report that late in March one of our dearest friends and supporters, ESLT Board Member Sid Tyler, passed away as a result of injuries he received in a biking accident near his home in Pasadena.
His death is intensely felt by all of us who knew him, and our hearts go out to Betsey, his wife of 60 years, and to his four grown children.
Itâs nearly impossible to ruin one of those mushy, sentimental Motherâs Day cards, but it can be done if you also use the card to give Mom a little written âupdateâ about your life or otherwise âcatch up on a few things.â (Heaven forbid that you pick up the phone and call your mother.)
So, here are a few things that absolutely do not, repeat, do not belong on the inside flap of the mush missive you deliver to Mom on Motherâs Day.
Local authorities have issued a be-on-the-lookout for a suspected murderer out of Sacramento who is known to frequent the Sierra Mountains and may be in Inyo or Mono counties.
Orville âMoeâ Fleming is a CalFire battalion chief and is wanted for the May 1, 2014 murder of his girlfriend, Sarah Douglas, 26. According to law enforcement authorities, Fleming is considered armed and dangerous. âHe is known to have a .45 caliber pistol and a .25 caliber pistol that are unaccounted for,â a wanted poster issued by the Sacramento County Sheriffâs Department states.
Thanks to the input of dozens of residents â and even some visitors â Inyo County is ready to complete a policy on renewable energy development.
County leaders approved a new, updated Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment this week, and directed county Planning staff to move forward with a Notice of Preparation for an Environmental Impact Report on the amendment.
As approved, the REGPA prohibits wind energy development projects and significantly limits the acreage available for large-scale solar power developments.
Ever wondered what life on an old Western wagon train must have been like traveling from the East in the mid-1800s?
There were no smooth, level roads as we know of them today, let alone luxuries such as air conditioning, stereos, shock absorbers or rubber tires.
Curious residents and visitors can find out more this weekend at the grounds of the Lone Pine Film History Museum Grounds when the Corral No. 14 Wagon Train holds its 14th annual celebration and public meet-and-greet.
Tuesday nightâs meeting of the Bishop Creek Water Association ended with an agreement to put together a summit between all parties receiving water from Bishop Creek.
Those parties range from property owners in West Bishop to ranchers with irrigation and stock water, Inyo County Water Department staff, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Southern California Edison and the Bishop Paiute Tribe.
âWeâll get them all together if I have to hog tie them to get them there,â said newly-elected BCWA Board President Steve Stevens in a phone interview.
The meeting got off to a rough start.
Drought conditions have led to a significant increase in wildfire activity and to ensure Californians are ready, Governor Jerry Brown declaredÂ May 4-10, âWildfire Awareness Weekâ throughout the state.
In observance of the governorâs declaration, CalFire is reminding residents of the dangers posed by wildfires and the simple steps that should be followed to prepare for and prevent them.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors will begin its regular open session meeting today at 10 a.m. and then, at 1:30 p.m., will discuss modifications to the Draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment.
This meeting is open to the public and time will be set aside for residents to make comments to the board.
Bishop City Administrator Keith Caldwell will be going before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors today to propose a joint increased sales tax that could help fund local services, such as police and fire departments for the city, and solid waste disposal for the county.
Officials in Bishop are considering placing a Transaction and Use Tax increase on the Nov. 4 ballot and are hoping the county will want to join forces in the effort to bring in much-needed revenue.
Currently, Inyo County charges a .05 percent TUT.