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Applications for Inyo County sponsorship program due Friday

Press release The Inyo County Community Project Sponsorship Program is accepting grant applications for the 2017 Yearly Competitive Grants for events and projects sponsored by local non-profit groups that will be taking place in 2017. Up to $20,984 is available in the 2017 Competitive Grant cycle. The deadline for submitting applications, either on paper or digitally, […]

 
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Landfill lease puts Inyo County between a rock and a hard place

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s Assistant Administrator Rick Benson opened the discussion at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting on the Bishop landfill lease, saying “we’re not too excited by it,” an extraordinary understatement, especially considering the 400-percent increase in the lease payment. The Supervisors weren’t too excited either, coming up with a few suggestions on […]

 
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Inyo Supervisors approve MLK Jr. Day as county-recognized holiday

Press release At a Special Meeting held Thursday morning, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved designating Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a County-recognized Holiday on January 16, 2017. County offices and facilities, including landfills, will be closed in observance. “Recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day again as a County Holiday is important to […]

 
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Let the sun shine! Visitor Center in Lone Pine turns on solar system

USFS press release The Inyo National Forest is pleased to announce that the solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine was turned on in December. This system should meet nearly 100% of the facility’s electrical demand. “The solar photovoltaic system installation at the visitor center in Lone Pine exemplifies the Forest Service’s commitment […]

 
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Report from Bishop City Council meeting

By Deb Murphy BISHOP CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS Bishop’s City Council approved a letter to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Commissioners offering strong recommendations on the department’s lease policies. Those recommendations closely mirror those in correspondence sent last month by Inyo’s Board of Supervisors, pointing out the discretion proprietary departments have in the […]

 
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‘Incident response’ vendors sought by Inyo National Forest

USFS press release The Inyo National Forest is conducting outreach to Eastern Sierra vendors, residents, and businesses who are interested in being available for incident response. Those who are interested will sign up and compete for emergency Incident Agreements that are open for solicitation in 2017. Currently, when wildfires or other incidents occur in the […]

 
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Blizzard warning for Eastern Sierra

Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release The Sierra is currently under a Blizzard Warning through Wednesday morning. Continuous snow is expected through Thursday, with a surge of heavy snow occurring this evening. Snow accumulations of 3-6 feet along the crest and 1-3 feet on Highway 395 are anticipated. Winds of 150 mph are expected on […]

 
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Op-ed: Let’s be respectful, decent and kind

By Kammi Foote Inyo County Registrar of Voters 2016 was an unusual and emotional election year. However, a Presidential election should not be what defines how we as Americans connect. We have faced greater years of turmoil, starting with our fight for independence, through world wars, Great Depression and 9/11. Through it all, our resiliency […]

 
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Justin James named pitching coach at UCSD

Press Release/UCSD: Justin James, 36, joined the University of California San Diego baseball staff as an assistant coach in January of 2017. The 2017 season is his first in the Triton dugout. Justin James, son of Charles and Sherrie James of Big Pine, makes the short trip over from his alma mater, Point Loma Nazarene University, […]

 
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