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March 20th, 2014

Significant Details: A St. Patty’s Day past

March 20, 2014

MARCH 15, 2014 –– This is a saga of a soggy day for some sons of the sod who binged on blarney, loaded up with liquid courage and made their Irish ancestors proud.
As the luck of the Irish would have it, I was there to record their achievement: Taking part in the shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade ever held.

March 19th

Supes hear opposition to current draft REGPA

March 19, 2014

More than 70 residents attended the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to participate in a workshop on the Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment that identifies 14 areas of the county as suitable for renewable energy development.

Bishop police are going to college

March 19, 2014

The City of Bishop stands to save money and its police officers stand to save time through an expanded partnership Cerro Coso Community College.

City finds new legal representation

March 19, 2014

The City of Bishop has entered into an agreement naming law firm Johns & Mayer successor to interim City Attorney Peter Tracy who will resign effective April 30.

March 17th

Community gives Lone Pine FFA a big boost

March 17, 2014

The Lone Pine FFA Blue and Gold Grapes & Grains Western Mixer fundraiser, held at the Lone Pine Film History Museum on Friday, March 7, was a tremendous success, raising close to $20,000 in support of the agriculture students in the Future Farmers of America Program at Lone Pine High School.
The film museum’s director, Bob Sigman, and the museum’s Board of Directors have been very supportive of the FFA over the past few years by allowing them to use the museum as the venue for this very popular annual event.

REGPA and the Deepest Valley: How a public meeting launched a website that turned into a movement

March 17, 2014

Another standing-room-only crowd is expected at the County Administrative Center in Independence today – this time as residents gather to witness and weigh in on a presentation from the Inyo County Planning Department on its controversial General Plan amendment.

Celebrating A.A. Forbes

March 17, 2014

While digging into the history of the Saline Valley Salt Mine and Tram, brothers Tim and Brian Waag uncovered what they consider a forgotten gem: pioneer photographer A.A. Forbes.

March 14th

Bunn honored by Air Force

March 14, 2014

Lynn Bunn of Lone Pine has been selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Honorary Command program to serve as a liaison between local communities and Edwards Airforce Base, which often uses Eastern Sierra airspace for training and other operations.
As Inyo County’s Honorary Commander, Bunn has been paired with Lt. Col. Ryan Osteroos of Edwards Airforce Base’s 412th Operations and Support Squadron. Through the program, Osteroos will be tasked with maintaining open lines of communication with Bunn, who has been invited to participate in a number of events at the base.

Lone Pine FFA irrigation solution on horizon

March 14, 2014

In what Inyo County Supervisors called “not the best alternative, but a good one,” the board agreed at Tuesday’s meeting to support a negotiated solution to get water to the Lone Pine High School’s FFA farm.

LADWP officials meet with Inyo reps

March 14, 2014

Top Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials made a trip to the Owens Valley this week, just days after the Inyo County Board of Supervisors reached out to the utility for an update on the status of its controversial solar project.
But Assistant Director of Power System Planning and Development Michael Webster and Yamen Nanne, an engineer on the solar project, weren’t here to meet with county officials. Rather, they were on a two-day public relations junket filled with meetings with local chambers of commerce, tribes, school officials and National Park Service representatives.

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