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Update on North Sierra Strategic Plan

NORTH SIERRA STRATEGIC PLAN GETS RAVE REVIEWS, BUT NEXT STEPS TAKE BIG BUCKS By Deb Murphy The North Sierra Strategic Plan received rave reviews at both the Bishop City Council and Inyo County Board of Supervisors this week. The only issues with the consultant’s assessment of five potential multi-use sites was money and market demand. […]

 
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Inyo County files legal challenge on LADWP CEQA

Inyo County news release On January 5, the County of Inyo filed litigation challenging the legality of a “negative declaration” adopted by the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Water and Power (LADWP) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in November when it approved a two-month pump test of Well 385R, claiming that […]

 
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Bishop Lions ‘tank’ Eastern Sierra Propane

Press release Shown above filling their pancake trailer propane tank at Eastern Sierra Propane for the recent Shop-With-A-Cop pancake breakfast and same-day grilled  hamburger-hot dog lunch at Laws Museum for the Railroad Express event are: Bishop Lions (l-r) District 4-L1 Sierra Region chair Stan Smith; 2017-2018 Lion Club President AJ Hooper; Eastern Sierra Propane owner Tom […]

 
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Feds shift pot policy – so now what?

By Deb Murphy Now that Inyo and Mono counties have spent time and resources gauging area acceptance, or not, of recreational marijuana, the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has roiled the waters. Late last week, Sessions rolled back the President Obama policy of letting states deal with pot issues. In essence, under the Cole Memorandum […]

 
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Supervisors to consider Inyo cannabis ordinances

Inyo County news release The Inyo County Board of Supervisors is scheduled on Tuesday, January 9 to consider beginning the process to formally adopt three ordinances regulating commercial cannabis activity in Inyo County. Deliberations begin with a public hearing at 11 a.m. in the Board Chambers in the County Administrative Center, 224 N. Edwards St., Independence, adjacent to […]

 
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More on Inyo County cannabis ordinance

By Deb Murphy Inyo’s Board of Supervisors incorporated one Planning Commission recommendation into the County’s cannabis ordinance—keeping with the timeline to get the regs on the books by early February. That change would allow non-volatile manufacturing in conjunction with cultivation operations. Public comment at both yesterday’s Supervisors’ meeting and last month’s Commission session brought to […]

 
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Pat O’Neil named Acting Bishop Fire Chief

Press release In a joint statement issued by City Administrator Jim Tatum and Rural Fire Commission Chairman Mike Holland, they said “we are pleased to announce that Pat O’Neil has accepted the appointment as Acting Fire Chief to lead our great fire department pending completion of the recruitment of a permanent Chief.” O’Neil is a […]

 
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Services set for Lance Herrera-Dempsey

Lance Herrera-Dempsey passed away unexpectedly on December 23, 2017. He was born and raised in Bishop, CA. Graduated high school class of 1984 at Bishop Union High.  After high school, Lance attended college in San Diego.  He enlisted in the Army in 1986, serving his first tour in Korea.  From there, he was stationed in […]

 
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More information on Inyo County cannabis

By Deb Murphy A couple of elements of Inyo County’s cannabis journey were altered at last Thursday’s special Board of Supervisors meeting. First, the moratorium on medical and commercial marijuana operations was extended for another ten and a half months. There’s slim chance the moratorium will last that long. The simple reason for the moratorium, […]

 
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