September 13th, 2012
Inyo is among 17 counties to have state-funded courthouse projects green-lighted by a Court Facilities Working Group this month.
Before local court officials return to site selection and construction planning efforts for the bond-funded Bishop Courthouse, the CFWGâs recommendation must be approved by the State Judicial Council Oct. 26.
The CFWG spent more than two days last week hearing presentations from dozens of county court officials attempting to save their projects from the chopping block.
A long-time, local proponent of Inyo National Forest conservation and interpretation has been nominated for a prestigious, national award for his expertise and public service.
Less than a week after the grand opening of the new Schulman Grove Visitor Center in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Interpretive Specialist John Louth was nominated for the Gifford Pinchot Excellence in Interpretation and Conservation Education award for his work in the development of the centerâs exhibits.
As the U.S. Forest Service begins work on a plan for ecological restoration on the Inyo, county leaders continue to challenge the federal agency to coordinate with local government on projects that will impact citizens.
Forest Supervisor Ed Armenta met with the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to discuss a number of projects the Forest Service has in the works, including an Ecological Restoration Plan that was drafted in June and is scheduled for release in October.
Clarence Leon ‘Whistler’ Hurd
Playhouse 395 will be seeking community input in order to diversify its repertoire, casts and crews with recently-acquired grant funding.
Local law enforcement is reminding residents that dumping garbage and other waste anywhere but in an appropriate receptacle or local landfills is illegal.
âThe Inyo County Sheriffâs Department needs your help to eliminate illegal dumping and unsightly littering on our lands,â Sheriffâs Deputy Brian Howard said in a press release last week.
Rev. Ronald Barr
Alexander P. Saxton