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November 12th, 2012

INF seeks public input before implementing new forest plan

November 12, 2012

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.

Tillemans Elected by 4th District

November 12, 2012

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 Office’s fifth and final report on ballot totals, the numbers from the Fourth District show Tillemans with 784 votes (50.32 percent) to incumbent Marty Fortney’s 774 votes (49.68 percent).
The final tally comes after an exhaustive, six-day counting and verification process.

November 9th

Kingsley takes 5th District; 4th still too close to call

November 9, 2012

With an updated semi-official report on election numbers calculated Friday morning, candidates in most races for local office have called the election.
While it’s 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.

Pharmacist reassures community in wake of tainted drug threat

November 9, 2012

In the face of the recent nationwide compounded medication threat, a local pharmacist wants to reassure residents they are in safe hands with Inyo County’s only compounding pharmacy.
At last month’s Rotary Club luncheon, Jeff Brown, Pharm.D. of Dwayne’s 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.

Updated election numbers

November 9, 2012


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. 

November 8th

Schools take action in response to wind warning

November 8, 2012

THURSDAY, 2:47 P.M. – 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 “extreme wind advisory” 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.
Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Carma Roper said that officials were notified by the National Weather Service that “extreme winds in the Owens Valley beginning around noon today.”

Wind warning issued; power outages possible

November 8, 2012

Local authorities are putting Inyo County residents and visitors on alert today about extremely high winds and the possibility of related power outages.
Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Carma Roper said mid-morning Thursday that officials were notified by the National Weather Service that “extreme winds in the Owens Valley beginning around noon today.”
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.

Supes races too close to call; City Council gets a new member

November 8, 2012

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.

Tuesday’s General Election by the numbers

November 8, 2012


The following is a comparison of the preliminary results of Tuesday’s General Election for Inyo County, California and the nation, as of press time Wednesday. 

The winner of each race, at each level, appears in bold.

‘Proudly made at home’

November 8, 2012

A new state law eases the way for culinary entrepreneurs to legally create and operate food-related businesses in their kitchens, producing homemade edibles for sale to businesses and to the public.
Two local workshops will be offered this Saturday to provide information about the law and how it benefits citizens interested in starting their own cottage industries to produce baked goods, preserves, dried herbs and fruits, teas and roasted coffee, granola and popcorn, honey, empanadas and more.

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