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January 14th, 2015
The Eastern Sierra is in the midst of the worst drought it has seen since the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power began keeping records in the 1930s.
Though January, February and March are the big snow years in the Sierra Nevada, Inyo County Water Director Bob Harrington said this week that conditions are on track to be as dry as last year.
However, Harrington did say there is always hope that the area can see another âMiracle March,â as experienced in 1991, when what was a dismally dry winter turned into a very wet spring.
Inyo County heavyweights are headed to Death Valley this weekend for an annual gathering that brings decision-makers and movers and shakers together over a not-inexpensive three-day period.
More than 100 residents and community leaders from throughout California will be meeting at the Furnace Creek Inn for the 2015 Inyo Associates Death Valley retreat, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 18.
The empty seat on Bishop City Council, vacated by newly elected Inyo County Auditor Dave Stottlemyre, has been filled.
The council voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint former council member Jim Ellis to the seat over fellow candidate and former appointee Keith Glidewell. Both Ellis and Glidewell received support for appointment during public comment.
Candidates for the seat expressed their interest for consideration through letters sent to City Hall following the resignation of Stottlemyre. Ellis and Glidewell were the only two residents who submitted letters of interest.
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Mono County District Attorney Tim Kendall is applauding this monthâs court decision that requires the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to provide enough water in the Owens River Gorge to sustain local fisheries.
The ruling (which was covered in the Saturday, Jan. 3 article, âOwens Gorge issue settledâ) was signed Jan. 7, about 24 years after proceedings were initiated by Mono County in 1991.
Less than two weeks into the new year, the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce has completed its calendar of events for everything from high-profile events like the Blake Jones Trout Derby and Fishing Opener press reception, to regular business like Chamber Board meetings.
Itâs events like those, and the organizational meetings that make them happen, that has put Bishop and the Eastern Sierra on the map for vacationers and other visitors each year.
County leaders voted last week to adjust the fees charged at county-operated campsites, boat launches, storage facilities and parks. This is the first time those fees have been adjusted in 13 years.
At Tuesdayâs Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting, Senior Deputy County Administrator Pam Foster explained that Inyo County has two conflicting ordinances on the books that outline how to handle fees charged at county-operated recreation areas.
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Local taxidermy legend Tony Davidson, of Davidson Taxidermy, has decided to say goodbye to the Eastern Sierra after 28 years.
Davidson and his wife, Sharon, will be heading back to his home state of Louisiana in the near future to open up a slightly different business than the one theyâve operated in Inyo County for so long.
It was 1986 when Davidson first went into business as a taxidermist in Ridgecrest. As a lifelong avid hunter and fisherman, Davidson was just 11 years old when he realized his calling.
Local leaders have approved a new policy that relies on residents to be the eyes and ears of local departments charged with enforcing building, electrical and planning codes.
Inyo County voted Tuesday to enact Title 22, which amends Inyo County codes, at its meeting on Tuesday.
According to the Inyo County Planning Department, the new ordinance approved this week provides a comprehensive, countywide guideline for processing code violations, which could be anything from remodeling without a permit to illegally operating a home business.