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April 17th, 2012
Inyo County is prepared to handle an expected influx of prisoners and probationers that will result from Californiaâs Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011.
In an effort to alleviate overcrowding in state prisons, California will be realigning low-level, non-violent felony offenders from the state correctional system to locally-run, community-based jails.
Decisions faced at the school board workshop held in Independence last Wednesday are being played out across the state. State budget cuts, possible tax initiatives and a complex new funding formula have created a moving target for school districts.
A big-rig collision south of Division Creek on U.S. 395 early Thursday morning resulted in a hazardous materials spill and fire that burned through much of the day, resulting in the closure of U.S. 395.
The wild fire that resulted from the collision was initially doused by fire crews shortly after the crash, but reignited later in the afternoon and began to grow at a high rate of speed due to severe winds.
Fire crews feared for the safety of the community of Aberdeen, between Independence and Division Creek.
With the 2012 Presidential Primary rapidly approaching, voters are being encouraged to study up on the issues and the candidates in order to make informed decisions on June 5.
In the interest of helping voters in their decision-making, The Inyo Register recently invited all candidates for local and state office to share with readers a bit about themselves, their platforms and their positions.
Lone Pine, home to one of the worldâs 25 top film festivals, is welcoming a ânew kidâ to town.
The Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History will premier its first-ever competitive short film festival on Wednesday, April 25, with screenings lasting five days in the museum theater.
Tickets for the film showings are now on sale.
According to Museum Executive Director Chris Langley, the festival will feature short films (30 minutes or less) in five categories: narrative, documentary, animated, foreign and student.
Inyo County feels it can maintain the status quo for senior services in Inyo and Mono counties if it leaves the Inyo-Mono Area Agency on Aging and creates a new âEastern Sierra Area Agency on Aging.â
The county took another step towards accomplishing that goal on Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors approved a Proposal for Designation as the area agency on aging for Area 16, which includes both Inyo and Mono.
Inyo County leaders will meet today to discuss creating a local Area Agency on Aging, public safety realignment and mandatory recycling laws that will be implemented this July.
The Board of Supervisors, which is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. in the County Administrative Center in Independence, will also consider a number of new hires in the Public Works Department, Water Department, Probation Department and Health and Human Services Department.
Local leaders in the law enforcement community are taking time this week to recognize and thank their support staff who donât always wear a badge or drive a squad car, but are none-the-less instrumental in serving and protecting the communities of the Eastern Sierra.
Each year, the second week in April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety dispatchers.
Locally there are four dispatch centers: the Inyo County Sheriffâs Office, Bishop Police Department, CHP and the Owens Valley Interagency Dispatch.
Inyo County is facing a lawsuit associated with allegations that District Attorney Art Maillet wrongfully terminated his assistant without providing the proper employee reviews or explanations.
Attorney Will Richmond was hired as a temporary Assistant District Attorney on Oct. 5, 2010 before being brought on full-time as the Assistant D.A. on Jan. 1, 2011.
A mandatory commercial recycling law, seeking to reduce Californiaâs solid waste by 75 percent through source reduction, recycling and composting, will change the way businesses and residents take out their trash.
In order to help business- and multifamily dwelling-owners comply with the new law, Sierra Conservation Project is offering a free start-up recycling program. Inyo County Integrated Waste Management is offering education, outreach and information as part of mandates of Assembly Bill 341, which spawned the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law.