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Supervisor Jeff Griffiths, second from left, requested more stringent implementation procedures, easing the way for a unanimous approval of the project. Pictured (l-r) are Supervisors Dan Totheroh, Griffiths, Chair Matt Kingsley, Rick Pucci and County Counsel Margaret Kemp-Williams.

Inyo Supervisors OK Adventure Trails Project

By Deb Murphy After nearly eight years, multiple trips to Sacramento, public information meetings and nearly 10 hours of the final public hearing, the Adventure Trails passed the Inyo County Board of Supervisors Thursday evening.   What passed is a pilot program whittled down to seven routes with stringent implementation procedures. But, it passed and […]

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An appreciation: Rod Taylor

By Charles James The Australian film and television actor Rod Taylor passed away on January 8, three days shy of his 85th birthday. He is best remembered by many of us (of a certain age) from his movies, The Time Machine and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, among others. Taylor’s last film, in 2009, was Inglorious […]

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Big Pine’s Cleo Miles dies at age 104

Long-time Big Pine resident, Cleo Ava Miles, age 104, born in Floyd, Iowa on September 20, 1910, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on January 20, 2015. At the age of 18, Cleo moved from Iowa to Southern California to attend the UCLA School of Business where she met […]

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Rowan wins Inyo County Spelling Bee

- Press release Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer and Assistant Superintendent Pamela Jones are pleased to announce that Lyndsey Rowan from Bishop Elementary School won first place in the Inyo County Spelling Bee, sponsored by Altrusa. Twenty-two students from six local elementary and middle schools participated in the 2014-15 countywide Spelling Bee last week at […]

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Neil Morris: 1956-2015

Neil Vernon Morris was born on December 23, 1956 and passed away on January 20, 2015 at Renown Hospital with family by his side.   He was born to Conrad and Arlene Morris in Bishop California. On that evening around 7:00, as the Christmas Carolers walked the halls singing Christmas songs to the patients, Neil […]

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‘The Fort’ adds four-diamond chef

- Press release The Fort Independence’s Travel Plaza is delighted to announce the addition of a new Chef at their Tunapi Grill. Chef Michelle (Mike) Hanson has taken on the duties of overseeing all aspects of the Fort’s food operation. The Travel Plaza is located just 2 ½ miles north of Independence and in addition […]

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Storm-drain construction on Warren Street

- Press release from the City of Bishop Construction of the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvements project is expected to start next Tuesday, 20 January and last until May. The contractor plans to start work with construction of a storm drain near the intersection of Lagoon and Warren Streets. The contractor plans to start work on […]

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LADWP issues statement on LORP report

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is grateful for the public participation and open communication expressed in the public meeting held January 14, 2015 in Independence on the 2014 Lower Owens River Project (LORP) Draft Report and Adaptive Management Recommendations.  LADWP is optimistic about jointly moving forward with the MOU Parties to […]

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‘Slim’ Mather: 1922-2015

Clarence F. Mather passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends, leaving sons Peter and Kim. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta. Clarence, widely known as “Slim”, taught military pilots to fly during World War II, was a physics and science teacher, a world-renowned free flight airplane competitor, an avid […]

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FPPC decision clears way for Inyo board to vote on Adventure Trails project

- Inyo County press release Independence – Inyo County’s County Counsel, Marge Kemp Williams, hereby announces she received an Advice Opinion from the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) an Advice Opinion in which Commission staff concluded the Board of Supervisors’ decisions required to be made as part of the Board’s consideration of the Adventure Trails project […]

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Changes could come to LORP

By Deb Murphy A light at the end of the Lower Owens River canal began to shine after 4-1/2 hours of presentations and discussions Wednesday in Independence. As the packed Board of Supervisor chambers began to empty following the Lower Owens River Project Annual Report meeting, Sierra Club representatives and Los Angeles Department of Water […]

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