October 23rd, 2012
A recent evaluation of county-owned water systems has local leaders looking for funds for repairs and a long-term solution to maintenance problems.
Interim Public Works Director Doug Wilson told the Board of Supervisors last week that the countyâs three water systems â in Lone Pine, Independence and Laws â are in decent working order, but all three require costly improvements.
Law enforcement officials in Inyo County are working to implement recommendations made by local watchdogs this summer in their annual report.
The 2011-12 Grand Jury took a close look at operations at the Inyo County Jail and Juvenile Detention Center and the District Attorneyâs office during its term, offering guidance and recommended changes to help the departments better serve the public.
Inyo and Mono county entities have spent the last two-and-a-half years collaborating on an in-depth study to bolster economic development in key industries throughout the Sierra region.
Saturday mornings, youâll find Joe Miller at the Farmersâ Market in Bishop, surrounded by his heirloom cucumbers, tomatoes and, earlier this summer, Carolina Cross watermelons off the vine that won him a blue ribbon at this yearâs Tri-County Fair.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials filed a federal lawsuit Friday to force the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District to halt what the department is calling Great Basinâs âsystematic and unlawful issuance of water-wasting orders to L.A.âs customers,â related to dust mitigation on Owens Lake.
To date, the LADWP has spent $1.2 billion over the past 10 years to control dust blowing off Owens Lake, in compliance with regulations.
A local ministry is moving ahead with plans to consolidate its Eastern Sierra operations in a larger, permanent facility to better provide spiritual and bodily solace to thousands of Inyo and Mono county residents.
On Oct. 10, Salvation Army Corps Officer Lt. Cathie McCulley, the local ministryâs pastor, publicly launched a $1 million capital campaign to raise funds for its new permanent facility to be constructed at 106 MacIver St., Bishop.
Walls are usually built to separate one side from another or to keep something in and something out.
W. Marvin Sigler
City department heads had the opportunity to list widespread accomplishments during Bishopâs first State of the City report Oct. 9.
The idea came to Bishop City Councilâs attention when various council members attended state meetings, such as League of California Cities, said City Administrator Keith Caldwell.
Inyo County officials and the 2011-12 Grand Jury agree that the county should build a new consolidated office in the Bishop area. However, county officials say that conditions arenât as bad as the Grand Jury claimed in a report earlier this year.
In its 2011-12 report, the Grand Jury recommended in July that local officials continue to work with a local contractor to build a consolidated office, citing poor working conditions, high utility and lease costs and a lack of handicapped accessibility.