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March 6th, 2014
Does the sun no longer shine in Los Angeles? This is essentially what the cityâs utility is asserting, for why else would a metropolis with millions of acresÂ in rooftops and parking lots and thoroughfares under the Southern California sky look to a coveted landscape 200 miles away to install solar panels? Any thinking person can see that California would be a better place if solar panels were integrated into the city.
Last Thursdayâs Ranchers Panel portion of the Community Reads program was held just a day after the Owens Valley woke up to clouds and puddles following the first night of rain in nearly two months.
The rain made for a more optimistic panel of four cattlemen and the topic of the first question asked by County Office of Education Superintendent Terry McAteer. Tom Noland with the Spainhower Ranch in Lone Pine admitted he ran outdoors at 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 and âgot wet.â
Work is continuing on an environmental report for the pilot Adventure Trails program that proponents hope will attract tourists to the area for off-highway vehicle recreation.
When complete, the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails Program will designate several city and county roads as âcombined use.â The designation will allow licensed drivers of green-sticker off-highway vehicles, such as quads, ATVs and side-by-sides, to travel from local communities to OHV recreation areas using local streets and roads.
(Following is a letter the author intends to present to the Bishop City Council later this month. âEd.)
Attention: Bishop City Council Members
Subject: New Courthouse Proposal
I am somewhat dismayed and seriously concerned that you are considering approval of this proposal. I sincerely hope that it proves to be a consideration only and not an approval.
Following are my reasons of concern. I hope you take the time to read all of them. I would certainly welcome the opportunity to discuss them further with any of you.
Local law enforcement is investigating a fatal, single-car collision Wednesday morning that claimed the life of an as-yet unnamed, 51-year-old Fallon, Nev. resident and left a 21-year-old Lancaster woman with moderate injuries.
Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash.
The CHP is withholding the names of the two vehicle occupants, pending notification of the next of kin of the deceased.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision took place on Lundy Lake Road at U.S. Highway 395 just before 5:30 a.m. The CHP was notified of the crash about 5:36 a.m.
There was a âsecret languageâ in use for decades before Twitter and texting turned millions of people into linguistic twits who think they are being cute because they use âwordsâ only the cool kids understand. Hate to break it to you cool kids, but today, even Grandma knows how to LOL.
With the Inyo County Board of Supervisors scheduled to make a final ruling on the controversial proposed Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment at its Tuesday, March 18 meeting, a number of community members and organizations are publicly opposing the amendment.
Recent storms that washed through the Owens Valley provided as much as a half inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain on the Owens Valley floor and 36-48 inches of snow in the Mammoth area.
That was enough moisture for state fire officials to lift a burn suspension that has been in place since the beginning of the year.
CalFire Public Information Officer Elizabeth Brown said Monday the burn suspension was lifted in both Inyo and San Bernardino counties as of 6 a.m. Monday morning. The burn suspension in Mono County was lifted in January.
From the perspective of the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, the current drought has had little impact on visitation or local events and promotions.
At the Feb. 24 City Council meeting, Chamber Executive Director Tawni Thomson painted an optimistic picture of what the agency âhas been up to,â including local and Southern California events, a new hiking publication, an international TV spot and upcoming public mixers and meetings.
MARCH 1 âââ Like a lot of residents, Iâm perplexed by the actions of the Inyo County Planning Commission this week. More than that, Iâm outraged.
Iâve observed and reported on local government and its agents for the past 14 years. What Iâve witnessed, for the most part, is democracy in action: citizens providing guidance to their elected leaders or volunteers appointed to digest that input on the elected officialsâ behalf and pass it on in the form of a policy recommendation.