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LADWP runoff/operations report in

By Deb Murphy With a series of March storms that continued to dribble through early April, the “most probable” run-off forecast for the Owens River Basin sits at 73-percent of average; 82-percent for Mono Basin according to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s draft annual operations plan. Those percentages translate to 219,000 acre-feet of […]

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Krytzer guns

Big Pine resident, a felon, found with nine firearms

News release On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, personnel from Inyo County Sheriff’s Investigations and Inyo County District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Olivia Lane in Big Pine after receiving information from the Bishop Police Department that 54 year old Loren Krytzer (a convicted Felon) was in possession of firearms. After […]

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Mono Supervisors gird for ‘toe-to-toe’ with LADWP

By Deb Murphy The Mono County Board of Supervisors took its first step to protect area cattlemen and 6,000 acres of grazing leases. During a special session Thursday, the Board signed off on a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti outlining the impacts of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s intent to pull […]

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Inyo County opens cannabis license applications

News release Inyo County Agricultural Commissioner Nate Reade announced that the county will begin accepting applications to operate cannabis businesses within the unincorporated portions of Inyo County beginning on April 20. The long-awaited permit application window will remain open to potential business owners at least until June 18, 2018. Once the application window closes, scoring of applications will occur […]

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Mammoth Bike Park gets approval for e-bikes

Press release Mammoth Mountain announces that the USFS has approved e-bike usage in the Mammoth Bike Park, making it the first bike park on USFS land to allow e-bikes. The Mammoth Bike Park has long been at the forefront of mountain biking. One of the first lift-accessed parks in the world, Mammoth’s progressive trail building program has […]

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Mono Supervisors want more information on Mammoth Mall before pulling trigger on McFlex

By Deb Murphy Considering a potential $10 million savings on South County offices, Mono County’s Board of Supervisors had to take a two-week breath before committing to a brand, new facility. “We’re ready to move forward and execute a contract with a designer” on the McFlex parcel project, Tony Dublino, assistant CAO, reported at Tuesday’s […]

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State of the Inyo (National Forest)

Press release There are a handful of roads that opened this week, including SR270 to Bodie, and there are a few more estimated dates for campground openings. There are a lot of people from the counties, the forest, and Caltrans working on roads and facilities to get ready for fishing opener. The last season snow […]

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Arrest made in theft of stolen trailer, lawn mower

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On Friday, April 13, 2018, at about 2:00 pm, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received information from Bishop Police Department on a possible location of a stolen lawn maintenance trailer.  The stolen trailer was located along with a stolen lawn mower at a residence on North Pa Ha Lane. The […]

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Update on Eastern Sierra water issues

By Deb Murphy Last Thursday’s Technical Group meeting was one of the shortest and least adversarial so far this year as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Inyo County through its Water Department have grappled with Well 385 and the success, or not, of the department’s mitigation efforts at Five Bridges. The […]

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