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October 27th, 2014
County leaders will soon be considering whether to allow the construction of a feed-in tariff solar facility in Southern Inyo.
If approved, the proposal will go before the Board of Supervisors and if approved there, will become the first feed-in-tariff project in Inyo County. Essentially, the solar energy produced at the site will be sold to a third party â in this case, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
A fast, cooperative response and an extra resources detail assigned to the Owens Valley helped save homes near the Alabama Hills when a fire broke out Saturday morning.
CalFire had staffed extra resources in the Owens Valley over the weekend due to forecasted high winds and low humidity, âand the preparation paid off,â CalFire Public Information Officer Elizabeth Brown said. âGreat cooperation from outside agencies and resources served the community well and kept the fire to a minimum.â
Community members have the chance to enjoy fine wine, fine art and even better company next month while supporting local education.
Round Valley Schoolâs STEP Foundation is holding its annual Toast to the Arts fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Mountain Light Gallery, 106 S. Main St., Ste. 203.
Specialty beers, microbrews, catered food and a raffle are also on the eveningâs agenda as the STEP Foundation attempts to raise funds for the students at Round Valley Joint Elementary School.
Inyo County residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the final fate of the ATV Adventure Trails project as the Final Environmental Impact Review is released Nov. 5.
The Inyo County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting to review the Final EIR and receive input from residents at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the Inyo County Board of Supervisors room in the County Administrative Center in Independence.
A job opening for Death Valley National Park superintendent is being advertised online to apparently replace Kathy Billings, who was behind a recent unpopular decision impacting Inyo County and its tax base.
Billings, reportedly still working as superintendent, has had a controversial tenure as Death Valleyâs boss since she came on board last March.
Phone calls to Death Valley National Park seeking comment were not returned as of press time Friday.
A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun.
Saturday, Oct. 25 is National Make a Difference Day.
Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra, The Bishop Lions Club and the Sunrise Rotary Club are teaming up to sponsor a Food Drive for the Salvation Army.
Teams will be stationed at Manor Market and Vons from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. collecting food. Donations are also accepted.
All food proceeds will go to The Salvation Army and all monies donated will be going to the Food Kitchen at the United Methodist Church.
On Pro Football Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Don Banks, Super Bowl champion Amani Toomer, and Sports Illustrated senior writer Andrew Perloff discuss their predictions for Thursday night's matchup of the Chargers and Broncos.
Toiyabe Indian Health Project has received its second Center for Disease Control grant this month.
âWe are the only organization in the United States to accomplish this. Itâs like winning the Lottery twice,â said Toiyabe grant writer Su Yates.
Last week, Toiyabe announced that it was awarded $1.5 million from the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, grant.
Community leaders from throughout the region are buzzing about the Sierra Business Councilâs Peak Innovation Conference, where they listened to expert speakers and brainstormed ideas on how to improve every aspect of life in local communities.
Held Oct. 8-11, the conference featured nationally acclaimed writer Terry Tempest Williams and clean energy economy leader Van Jones as keynote speakers.