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Inyo Supervisors get consensus on DRECP – sort of

By Deb Murphy Inyo Board of Supervisors Chair Dan Totheroh and the majority of the public commenters were confused over the three-page letter dealing with the County’s response to reopening the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan at Tuesday’s meeting. Here’s a refresher: By executive order, the Bureau of Land Management is taking a second look […]

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Tech group can’t agree on mitigation at Five Bridges

By Deb Murphy The Technical Group meetings have morphed into the E-ticket of all local meetings. Comprised of representatives of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Inyo County Water Department staff, agenda items are approved with agreement on both sides, like the Standing Committee. That agreement has been elusive lately. Monday afternoon’s meeting […]

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Mammoth winter warning: Be prepared

News release The Town of Mammoth Lakes is notifying all residents and visitors to be prepared for a significant Atmospheric River event bringing heavy rain, snow and potential areas of flooding to Mammoth Lakes beginning Wednesday, March 21 through Thursday, March 22, 2018. Winter Storm/Flood Watch The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch and Flood Watch from Wednesdayafternoon through late Thursday night. […]

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MCWD: Ormat presents ‘unnecessary threat’ to water supply

MCWD news release New Scientific Analysis Confirms Ormat’s Geothermal Expansion Project Presents a Significant Threat to Mammoth Lakes’ Groundwater Evidence of Intermixing Between Reservoirs Underscores Need for Robust Safeguards Mammoth Lakes, CA – Findings from a new groundwater quality investigation confirm that Ormat Technologies’ existing geothermal operation and proposed expansion project – known as Casa […]

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CHP: Designate a driver for St. Patrick’s Day

News release SACRAMENTO, Calif. – While the public makes plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is preparing to keep the roadways free of impaired drivers so that everyone can safely enjoy the festivities. Last year on St. Patrick’s Day, the CHP made 148 arrests statewide for driving under the influence (DUI). Tragically, […]

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Bishop ready to embrace electric cars

By Deb Murphy The City of Bishop is taking a second, serious look at an electric car recharging station in the downtown corridor. Public Works Director Dave Grah highlighted potential sites at Monday’s City Council meeting and got the green light to bring in a consultant to work on location, size and design. With any […]

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State of the Inyo (National Forest)

State of the Inyo (National Forest) Mono Lake Ranger District Roads open: Lundy Canyon (to the resort), Panum Crater, June Lake Loop (Hwy 158) from the south junction of 395 to 3.5 miles north of June Lake Village. Roads closed: Bodie (Hwy 270), Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Monitor Pass (Hwy 89), Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 […]

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Update on Bishop ADA Project

Caltrans news release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has the following weekly construction update for the Bishop ADA Project. Utility relocation and preliminary activities will continue through this week.  The contractors are scheduled to start with the installation of construction signs the week of Monday, March 19th and will continue with preliminary […]

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Pictured are Debra Hein, Center Manager for the Inyo National Forest and BLM Bishop Field Office Dispatch Center, Andrew Kong, Assistant Center Manager, and Jill Erhard-Moore,  Center Manager San Bernardino National Forest  after Andrew received the Golden Mic Award.

Andrew Kong earns ‘Golden Mic’ Award

Press release Andrew Kong, the Assistant Center Manager for Inyo National Forest and BLM Bishop Field Office Dispatch Center, has received the Pacific Southwest Region (PSW) of the U.S. Forest Service “Golden Mic” Award for his excellence in service in 2017. The PSW of the USFS represents forests in California, Hawai’i, and the U.S. affiliated […]

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Tahoe Adventure Film Festival at Edison Theatre on Saturday

Press release Mammoth Lakes, Calif. – Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre is proud to welcome back the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival (TAFF) for two shows only on Saturday, March 10 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for this annual event at Edison Theatre where the industry’s best adventure filmmakers show off their latest adventure […]

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