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October 15th, 2012
Inyo County officials and the 2011-12 Grand Jury agree that the county should build a new consolidated office in the Bishop area. However, county officials say that conditions arenât as bad as the Grand Jury claimed in a report earlier this year.
In its 2011-12 report, the Grand Jury recommended in July that local officials continue to work with a local contractor to build a consolidated office, citing poor working conditions, high utility and lease costs and a lack of handicapped accessibility.
In exactly three weeks, voters in the City of Bishop will decide the future landscape of the City Council.
Appearing on Bishop voters’ Nov. 6 ballots alongside state elections and the race for the White House will be the five-person contest for City Council.
More than seven years of planning and construction culminates next week with Northern Inyo Hospital opening its new facility to the public.
The hospital passed a rigorous licensing inspection earlier this week (the last in a series of state and federal inspections) and was approved for licensing Thursday morning, allowing it to open its doors to patients Monday morning.
Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance will soon host its annual fun run, raffle and impromptu art sale, to benefit the organization, which sustains cancer patients and their families with emotional as well as financial support.
âWe expect about 300 people,â ESBCA Treasurer Andrea Shallcross said of the annual event, which is the organizationâs biggest fundraiser.
Following seven months of campaigning, a four-candidate Primary and a series of town hall forums, the top two contenders for the office of Fourth District Inyo County Supervisor are entering the home stretch of the 2012 election cycle.
Regardless of how residents feel about the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâs activities in the Owens Valley, preparations are being made to celebrate the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct nearly 100 years ago.
Over the course of its century-long history, the 419-mile aqueduct has been contested as an environmental detriment, illegally diverted and even blown up, but itâs also been heralded as one of the greatest engineering feats of its time.
Residents countywide are encouraged to get a jumpstart on fall clean-up projects this weekend, with a particular focus on making their properties less susceptible to the threat of fire.
Local fire-safe councils and fire departments are urging residents to take advantage of a special fee waiver at Inyo County landfills Saturday as they create âdefensible spaceâ around their homes and other buildings to help reduce potential fire hazards by trimming trees, shrubs and brush.
In January, the residents of Inyo County’s largest supervisorial district will have new elected representation.
While the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power works with the Big Pine Fire Safe Council and CalFire on fuel reduction, the emphasis turns to the community itself this Saturday with an official clean-up day, in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week.