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June 21st, 2013
Coso Operating Company has settled its appeal of Inyo County‚Äôs property tax assessment for 2010-12 for Coso‚Äôs geothermal plant in Southeast Inyo. The re-assessed property value means the county owes the company for taxes that were paid.
The county won‚Äôt be hit for the total $825,000 difference, as the Board of Supervisors, in response to Coso‚Äôs appeal, ‚Äúimpounded‚ÄĚ $1.1 million in taxes that Coso paid on the 2010 assessment.
Eastern Sierra residents and visitors are being urged to help fight a proposal that aims to save three amphibian species, but could devastate the local tourist-dependent economy and restrict access to popular recreation destinations in the process.
Residents of Inyo County are being asked to get their comments in on a proposed critical habitat designation in the Sierra.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate critical habitat for the yellow-legged frog, the Yosemite toad and the northern population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog in California.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013 ‚Äď Two water-wise documentaries by two different filmmakers are in the works in the Owens Valley.
Jenna Cavelle‚Äôs short documentary, ‚ÄúPaya ‚Äď The Untold Story of the L.A.-Owens Valley Water War,‚ÄĚ has met its Kickstarter funding goal and filming is under way with a projected August or early September completion date.
A new project headed up by the Owens Valley Committee and Bristlecone Media, with Cavelle serving as a coproducer, ‚ÄúSlake: Water and Power in the Eastern Sierra,‚ÄĚ is in the fundraising stage.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013 ‚Äď Sometimes it‚Äôs best to start at the beginning and finish at the end.
That‚Äôs the approach that will be taken by historian and author Dr. Abraham Hoffman when he discusses two critical aspects of the Los Angeles Aqueduct story: The public role played by Mary and Stafford Austin to protest Los Angeles‚Äô land purchases in 1905, and the culmination of the Aqueduct‚Äôs construction when Owens River water rushed down the Cascades in 1913.
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 ‚Äď Inyo County Search and Rescue may be able to close a case it opened last October.
According to Inyo County Sheriff‚Äôs Corporal and Search and Rescue Coordinator Terry Waterbury search efforts for Lawrence Conn, 53, of Pacific Palisades, who went missing last fall, resumed this month. Waterbury said some personal effects identified as Conn‚Äôs have been located near what are believed to be human remains.
Those remains have been turned over too the Inyo County Coroner‚Äôs Office for positive identification.
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 ‚Äď A five-acre wildfire is burning in the area of Mono City near Lundy Lake, according to the Mono County Sheriff's Department.
Fire personnel "are making good progress in full containment," Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Jennifer Hansen said, noting there is no current threat to homes in the area of Mono City or Lundy Lake, or to anyone traveling on U.S. 395.
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013 ‚Äď A promotional video about the City of Bishop has run into initial criticism for its content ‚Äď very little about the actual city limits or downtown business district ‚Äď and its perceived purpose: recruiting new residents who will most likely have to live outside of the city, rather than focusing on tourism.
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013 ‚Äď Eight months after launching a $1 million capital campaign to construct new, local headquarters, the Salvation Army Bishop Corps is inviting the community to a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its future facility.
The facility, according to the Salvation Army, will consolidate the Corps‚Äô many county-wide social service endeavors and allow for the expansion of its programs that are currently located in cramped, rented storefronts.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013 ‚Äď Before an audience of residents from Bishop, Big Pine, Independence and Lone Pine, as well as dignitaries that included members of the Inyo County Board of Supervisors and Bishop City Council, Dion Agee, publisher of The Inyo Register, prepares to unveil the cover of the 2012 Inyo County Profile magazine featuring the 2012 Inyo County Citizen of the Year.