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July 2nd, 2013

The boys and girls of summer

July 2, 2013

There is a group of young men and women, many just boys and girls, for whom summer is an eagerly anticipated season. They are known in Spanish as “salvavidas” or “Savior of life”; we call them “lifeguards” in the United States. Remarkably for such an important role, they are mostly young people with an average age of only 16, and most are paid minimum wage or slightly higher.

Death Valley temps soar to 129ºF

July 2, 2013

Death Valley National Park turned into a tourist and media hot-spot this past weekend as the park’s famous thermometer soared.
With near record-setting temperatures forecast throughout the West last weekend, visitors from all over the world traveled to Death Valley to see if a new world record would be set in what’s already considered the hottest place on Earth.

Inyo prepares to celebrate Fourth of July

July 2, 2013

In a letter to wife Abigail about the advent of independence in the American colonies, John Adams wrote, “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the Day of Deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more.”
– “John Adams” by David McCullough

July 1st

Cooling centers set up countywide

July 1, 2013

In response to the extremely high, potentially life-threatening temperatures expected this weekend, local officials have collaborated to have “cooling centers” and other disaster relief services at the ready.
Working on the effort are Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, Health and Human Services and the office of County Administrator Kevin Carunchio, the county disaster services coordinator.

DWP not responsible for Keeler Dunes

July 1, 2013

Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have reached an agreement on how to control dust on the Keeler Dunes and one of the last stretches of Owens Lake targeted for dust control.
An agreement that was approved this week by both the LADWP and Great Basin will allow Los Angeles to work around certain culturally-sensitive sites identified within the Phase 7a dust mitigation project. The LADWP and Great Basin will determine if and how dust will be mitigated in areas containing Native American artifacts at a later date.

June 28th

Cooling centers set up countywide

June 28, 2013

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013 – In response to the extremely high, potentially life-threatening temperatures expected this weekend, local officials have collaborated to have “cooling centers” and other disaster relief services at the ready.
Working on the effort are Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, Health and Human Services and the office of County Administrator Kevin Carunchio, the county disaster services coordinator.

DWP not responsible for Keeler Dunes

June 28, 2013

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013 – Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have reached an agreement on how to control dust on the Keeler Dunes and one of the last stretches of Owens Lake targeted for dust control.

June 27th

Dry conditions means 4th of July restrictions

June 27, 2013

A general lack of precipitation in the Eastern Sierra has led to fire and fireworks restrictions on public lands.
Effective Friday, the Bureau of Land Management-Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest are implementing fire restrictions.
“Ongoing drought conditions, well below average rain and snowfall this past winter and warmer than average temperatures have led to very dry conditions for this time of year,” said INF Supervisor Ed Armenta. “We are experiencing very high fire danger and continued hot and dry weather patterns here in the Eastern Sierra.”

July 4th ‘no parking’ areas spark controversy

June 27, 2013

A multi-agency collaboration to enforce a special parking restriction plan on July 4 met with controversy at the June 24 City Council meeting.
Before the council approved the proposed Fourth of July “No Parking” plan which would restrict parking on certain city and county roads, a wide variety of positions and opinions were aired – environmental and community safety versus the financial survival of Bishop’s 60-year fireworks show tradition versus personal freedom on Independence Day.

USFWS says critical habitat doesn’t restrict access

June 27, 2013

Federal officials with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife have said that Eastern Sierra residents will have more opportunities to comment on habitat and endangered/threatened species designations of two populations of the Mountain Yellow Legged Frog and Yosemite Toad.

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