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October 25th, 2012

Picture-perfect pond to protect the OV pupfish

October 25, 2012

The Bishop Paiute Tribe Native Fish Refuge continues its efforts to preserve native desert fish populations while creating opportunities for cultural and environmental education, preserving tribal links to its past and furnishing a public recreation venue.

Inyo doesn’t control most special districts

October 25, 2012

Inyo County’s Grand Jury met with Clerk-Recorder Kammie Foote earlier this year to take a close look at Local Agency Formation Commission special districts.
In her response to the Grand Jury, Foote said that many of the recommendations that were made are beyond the county’s authority, as it does not have jurisdiction over entities such as school and hospital districts.

Local filmmaker debuts in Lone Pine

October 25, 2012

The private screening of a 100-percent, locally-made independent film was embraced with great attendance, loud laughter and great applause over the weekend.

October 23rd

Bishop school district backs Proposition 30

October 23, 2012

With two weeks before the Nov. 6 General Election, the Bishop Unified School District approved a resolution in support of Proposition 30. The vote was a unanimous 5-0 at the district’s Oct. 18 board meeting.

Major water-system repairs recommended

October 23, 2012

A recent evaluation of county-owned water systems has local leaders looking for funds for repairs and a long-term solution to maintenance problems.
Interim Public Works Director Doug Wilson told the Board of Supervisors last week that the county’s three water systems – in Lone Pine, Independence and Laws – are in decent working order, but all three require costly improvements.

Inyo answers jury’s justice-system advice

October 23, 2012

Law enforcement officials in Inyo County are working to implement recommendations made by local watchdogs this summer in their annual report.
The 2011-12 Grand Jury took a close look at operations at the Inyo County Jail and Juvenile Detention Center and the District Attorney’s office during its term, offering guidance and recommended changes to help the departments better serve the public.

Report offers tips for bolstering local economy

October 23, 2012


Inyo and Mono county  entities have spent the last two-and-a-half years collaborating on an in-depth study to bolster economic development in key industries throughout the Sierra region.

From the ground up

October 23, 2012

Saturday mornings, you’ll find Joe Miller at the Farmers’ Market in Bishop, surrounded by his heirloom cucumbers, tomatoes and, earlier this summer, Carolina Cross watermelons off the vine that won him a blue ribbon at this year’s Tri-County Fair.

October 22nd

LADWP files lawsuit against Great Basin

October 22, 2012

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials filed a federal lawsuit Friday to force the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District to halt what the department is calling Great Basin’s “systematic and unlawful issuance of water-wasting orders to L.A.’s customers,” related to dust mitigation on Owens Lake.
To date, the LADWP has spent $1.2 billion over the past 10 years to control dust blowing off Owens Lake, in compliance with regulations.

Salvation Army begins fundraising for new facility

October 22, 2012

A local ministry is moving ahead with plans to consolidate its Eastern Sierra operations in a larger, permanent facility to better provide spiritual and bodily solace to thousands of Inyo and Mono county residents.
On Oct. 10, Salvation Army Corps Officer Lt. Cathie McCulley, the local ministry’s pastor, publicly launched a $1 million capital campaign to raise funds for its new permanent facility to be constructed at 106 MacIver St., Bishop.

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