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May 1st, 2012

Langley on film, part 2

May 1, 2012

With more discussion on film, filmmaking, education and The Lone Pine History Film Museum, The Register concludes it’s in-depth interview with film devotee and Inyo County film commissioner, Chris Langley. (Part one appeared in the April 28-29 issue.)

Langley on film, part 2

May 1, 2012

With more discussion on film, filmmaking, education and The Lone Pine History Film Museum, The Register concludes it’s in-depth interview with film devotee and Inyo County film commissioner, Chris Langley. (Part one appeared in the April 28-29 issue.)

Manzanar: Honoring the past and future

May 1, 2012

Two unique anniversaries were observed during the 43rd Manzanar Pilgrimage, and the conflicting nature and impact of those two events sent bittersweet sentiments through the crowd of more than 1,100 who had gathered for the annual event.
Seventy years ago, in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which called for the mass evacuation and imprisonment of more than 120,000 West Coast Japanese Americans in an unprecedented violation of the civil rights of thousands of American citizens.

Inyo to participate in federal planning

May 1, 2012

County leaders have began the process of joining two separate working groups to help decide how changes to public lands in Inyo County will impact residents and visitors.
The Board of Supervisors approved two agreements with the Bureau of Land Management and another with the National Park Service, that will give local leaders a seat at the table as the federal agencies move forward with two projects.

April 30th

Langley on film

April 30, 2012

It is a clear blue-sky afternoon on Thursday, April 12 at the Lone Pine Film History Museum. Surrounded by vintage local-film posters and movie memorabilia, Inyo Film Commissioner Chris Langley settles into the comfortable, well-worn lobby couch to discuss his eclectic career in and passion for film, history, education, writing movie-musings and the Museum.

Tribe working to preserve native fish speciesv

April 30, 2012

After the fishing opener winds down this weekend, the Bishop Paiute Tribe will be celebrating a different kind of piscatorial to-do: the completion of its native fish habitat project.
Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Bishop Native Fish Refuge Project has been constructed within the Tribe’s 25-acre conservation area on the Bishop Reservation.

DWP making local leadership transition

April 30, 2012

New leadership is coming to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Owens Valley operations.
Current Manager of Aqueduct Systems Gene Coufal plans to retire in July and the LADWP announced this week that Jim Yannotta will take up Coufal’s post beginning July 1.
Coufal and Yannotta are currently working together to familiarize the future manager with the aqueduct system, which runs from Lee Vining to the San Fernando Valley.
Yannotta said he is spending three or four work days in the Owens Valley while also handling his duties in Los Angeles.

April 26th

Meet Connie Conway

April 26, 2012

For the final installment in The Inyo Register’s series of candidate statements, California Assembly District 26 incumbent Connie Conway shares with voters her hopes, goals and plans for the future if re-elected.
Conway is running for re-election against Democrat Jonathon Louis Sosa, a student from Visalia.
Both Conway and Sosa were invited to submit statements. Sosa never responded, despite attempts to contact him by mail, phone and e-mail.

43rd Manzanar Pilgrimage continues the healing

April 26, 2012

It’s free. It’s open to the public. It’s an enlightening, edifying and entertaining weekend chock-full of special inter-generational activities. It is the 43rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, converging at Manzanar National Historic Site April 27-29 to commemorate “a unique chapter of American history,” said Bruce Embrey, Manzanar Committee co-chair.

County questions L.A.’s latest pumping plan

April 26, 2012

County leaders are concerned that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is not being specific enough about how much water it is planning to pump this run-off year.
Each year, the LADWP is required by the Inyo County -Los Angeles Long-Term Water Agreement to complete an annual operations plan and deliver it to the county by April 20 for review.
In this year’s installment, rather than providing specific pumping projections for each of its Owens Valley wellfields, the LADWP provided the county with a range that it may pump, including a minimum and maximum number.

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