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November 14th, 2012
Inyo National Forest officials are collecting comments and concerns from residents regarding its upcoming three-year Forest Plan Revision Process.
For the past couple weeks, a third-party facilitator bridging the gap between Forest Service staff and forest users has collected information from various user groups to update a collaborative plan for the Planning Rule update.
The passage of Proposition 30 on Nov. 6 was met with a mixture of relief and trepidation by Owens Valley school administrators and district board members.
Residents are being invited to work with the Inyo National Forest as it prepares to implement a new plan.
Forest officials are hoping to get local residents and forest stakeholders involved at a public meeting Friday, Nov. 16 or Saturday, Nov. 17. At both meetings, officials will discuss how the Forest Service will work with the public as it begins the three-year Forest Planning Rule Revision process.
Inyo County elections officials announced Sunday night that Big Pine resident Mark Tillemans has won the Fourth District seat on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors by 10 votes.
In the County Elections Officeâs fifth and final report on ballot totals, the numbers from the Fourth District show Tillemans with 784 votes (50.32 percent) to incumbent Marty Fortneyâs 774 votes (49.68 percent).
The final tally comes after an exhaustive, six-day counting and verification process.
With an updated semi-official report on election numbers calculated Friday morning, candidates in most races for local office have called the election.
While itâs still too close to call in the Fourth Supervisorial District, the updated numbers have reinforced leads held by the frontrunners in the races for various school districts, the City Council and Fifth supervisorial district.
As reported Thursday, David Stottlemyre, Pat Gardner and Laura Smith won election to the City Council over Keith Glidewell and Susan Cullen.
In the face of the recent nationwide compounded medication threat, a local pharmacist wants to reassure residents they are in safe hands with Inyo Countyâs only compounding pharmacy.
At last monthâs Rotary Club luncheon, Jeff Brown, Pharm.D. of Dwayneâs Friendly Pharmacy, spoke about methylprednisolone, the contaminated compounded pain-relieving synthetic corticosteroid that has caused hundreds of cases of fungal meningitis and joint infections and dozens of deaths throughout the U.S. in recent months.
The following is a breakdown of the preliminary results of Tuesday’s General Election for Inyo County, California and the nation, as of press time Friday.
THURSDAY, 2:47 P.M. â Certain local schools have closed early to get children home safely before the onslaught of what are predicted to be 90 mph wind gusts later this afternoon.
Following the release of an âextreme wind advisoryâ at around 11:30 a.m., school districts from Big Pine north to Benton chose to send students home either at lunchtime or right after the lunch break.
Sheriffâs Department Public Information Officer Carma Roper said that officials were notified by the National Weather Service that âextreme winds in the Owens Valley beginning around noon today.â
Local authorities are putting Inyo County residents and visitors on alert today about extremely high winds and the possibility of related power outages.
Sheriffâs Department Public Information Officer Carma Roper said mid-morning Thursday that officials were notified by the National Weather Service that âextreme winds in the Owens Valley beginning around noon today.â
Peak winds are projected to arrive around 4 p.m. and are estimated to be sustained at 60 mph with gusts of up to 90 mph, she said.
Inyo County voters turned out in near-record numbers Tuesday to cast ballots in an election that saw President Barack Obama re-elected to a second term, California retain its death penalty and incumbents holding onto their school board seats in Big Pine and Independence.
With the exception of the race for Bishop City Council, most local elections were still too close to call Wednesday afternoon as county officials set about counting about 1,650 absentee and provisional ballots that were still outstanding.