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Alas, just a Yuletide Gathering in Independence

Press release Independence’s traditional and Internationally Acclaimed Fruitcake Festival is postponed until 2017, and in it its place the town Is having a Community Yuletide Gathering, 6pm, Saturday December 10th at the American Legion Hall in beautiful and historic, downtown Independence. Living up to its reputation as the Poltuck Capitol of Eastern California (maybe the […]

 
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Now what with marijuana laws

By Deb Murphy Marijuana laws pass in state and county, now what … You hire a consultant to help figure it all out. That’s what the Inyo County Board of Supervisors decided following a presentation by Planning Department staff at Tuesday’s meeting. Associate Planner Michael Draper came armed with a Power Point illustrating what areas […]

 
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Warlie family paper trail

By Deb Murphy The descendants of Ida Warlie have spent more than 16 years pulling together the paper trail that appears, to a layman’s eye, to lead to the family’s rights to two disputed lots identified by the Bishop Paiute Tribal Council as necessary for economic development. That trail includes two opinions by the Intertribal Court of […]

 
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MCWD plan available for review, comment

MCWD press release Mammoth Community Water District (District) has completed an update of its 2010 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP). Every five years, the State requires all urban water suppliers of a specific size to update their UWMPs. The draft 2015 UWMP describes the District’s ability to provide reliable water service to the community over […]

 
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MLTPA celebrates 10th anniversary this Friday

News release MLTPA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser happens this coming Friday December 9 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Jimmy’s Taverna! Suggested $25 contribution at the door gets you plenty of free hors d’oeuvres, free beer and wine, lots of great giveaways, and plenty of friends and partners to honor. Don’t miss out […]

 
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Inyo County’s Fantastic Flora

 Press release A celebration of Inyo County’s 150th anniversary would not be complete without a tribute to its amazing flora, which has drawn worldwide acclaim from explorers and scientists alike. Much of what we know about plant diversification has come from studies of California’s world-famous flora, and field exploration of the Inyo County region has […]

 
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Marijuana by the numbers

By Deb Murphy Both the Inyo County Board of Supervisors and the Bishop City Council intend to use precinct voting results to help guide future zoning or ordinances for both medical and commercial marijuana operations. A voter breakdown by area provided by the Registrar of Voters indicates pot is acceptable nearly county-wide. The biggest winner […]

 
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More feedback on LADWP leases

By Deb Murphy A week after the November 22 meeting between Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Owens Valley business lease holders, feedback ranges from hopeful skepticism to skeptical hopefulness—an improvement over the frustration expressed at previous public meetings. The crux of the frustration is the one-time transfer policy, part of the now-resolved […]

 
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Letter to the Editor on Tribal land issue

From Ron Napoles Letter to the Editor: Bishop, CA – In compliance with a Temporary Protection Order (TPO) issued by the Bishop Tribal Court on Nov. 22, 2016 against five members of the Warlie family we have removed our livestock fence and property from land assignment Block 3 Lots 6 and 7 on North Pa […]

 
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Bishop ready to celebrate holiday season

Press release The Bishop Chamber of Commerce is planning several fun and festive holiday events for our community. Everyone is encouraged to participate and keep safety in mind. Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting and Street of Lights will all be held on Saturday evening, December 3rd . The parade will run south to north, beginning at […]

 
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Mammoth Ice Rink hosting Winter Classic

The Mammoth Ice Rink is OPEN for the season! Check out the new schedule, winter rates, and special promotions for the 2016/17 season.This weekend the Mammoth Ice Rink is hosting the 2016 Winter Classic Tournament. Games get underway on Friday, Dec. 2 at 4:00pm and conclude on Sunday, Dec.  4 at 1:30pm. View the tournament schedule and we look forward to some […]

 
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Kammi Foote and Chuck Levin at the Inyo County Courthouse Saturday morning, August 20, 2016.

Op-ed: Digital Democracy Success in Inyo County

By Kammi Foote, Inyo County Registrar of Voters Inyo County—a county of 10,000 square miles that contains Death Valley and three monumental mountain ranges—is both the second-largest county by area and the least populated by density in California. That is why high-speed Internet access was crucial to civic engagement in the November 2016 election. Since […]

 
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