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Supervisor Jeff Griffiths, second from left, requested more stringent implementation procedures, easing the way for a unanimous approval of the project. Pictured (l-r) are Supervisors Dan Totheroh, Griffiths, Chair Matt Kingsley, Rick Pucci and County Counsel Margaret Kemp-Williams.

Inyo Supervisors OK Adventure Trails Project

By Deb Murphy After nearly eight years, multiple trips to Sacramento, public information meetings and nearly 10 hours of the final public hearing, the Adventure Trails passed the Inyo County Board of Supervisors Thursday evening.   What passed is a pilot program whittled down to seven routes with stringent implementation procedures. But, it passed and […]

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Big Pine’s Cleo Miles dies at age 104

Long-time Big Pine resident, Cleo Ava Miles, age 104, born in Floyd, Iowa on September 20, 1910, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on January 20, 2015. At the age of 18, Cleo moved from Iowa to Southern California to attend the UCLA School of Business where she met […]

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Neil Morris: 1956-2015

Neil Vernon Morris was born on December 23, 1956 and passed away on January 20, 2015 at Renown Hospital with family by his side.   He was born to Conrad and Arlene Morris in Bishop California. On that evening around 7:00, as the Christmas Carolers walked the halls singing Christmas songs to the patients, Neil […]

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Storm-drain construction on Warren Street

- Press release from the City of Bishop Construction of the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvements project is expected to start next Tuesday, 20 January and last until May. The contractor plans to start work with construction of a storm drain near the intersection of Lagoon and Warren Streets. The contractor plans to start work on […]

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FPPC decision clears way for Inyo board to vote on Adventure Trails project

- Inyo County press release Independence – Inyo County’s County Counsel, Marge Kemp Williams, hereby announces she received an Advice Opinion from the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) an Advice Opinion in which Commission staff concluded the Board of Supervisors’ decisions required to be made as part of the Board’s consideration of the Adventure Trails project […]

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Changes could come to LORP

By Deb Murphy A light at the end of the Lower Owens River canal began to shine after 4-1/2 hours of presentations and discussions Wednesday in Independence. As the packed Board of Supervisor chambers began to empty following the Lower Owens River Project Annual Report meeting, Sierra Club representatives and Los Angeles Department of Water […]

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Health information on measles outbreak

- Press release from Rick Johnson, Inyo-Mono Health Officer ‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…… – except at Disneyland! Current Situation   Who woulda thunk it! During one of the busiest weeks of the year at Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks – […]

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Jim Ellis appointed to Bishop City Council

By Charles James Last night, four members of the Bishop City Council unanimously voted to appoint former City Councilman and Mayor Jim Ellis to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Councilman Dave Stottlemyre at the end of December. Stottlemyre resigned to become the new Inyo County Assessor on January 5th. The Council had […]

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LORP recommendations meeting Wednesday

By Deb Murphy While the Lower Owens River Project showed promise in the early rush of water down the channel, progress has slowed and conditions are trending in the wrong direction. The historic river restoration project is caught between nature and project management mandates, a stalemate waiting to be broken, hopefully, following this Wednesday’s public […]

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Tri-County Fair slogan contest entries sought

- Press release The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair is once again asking for entries from the public to determine the slogan for the 2015 Fair. The slogan contest is open to any resident of Inyo, Mono or Alpine Counties. “We recently came across premium books in the fair office from 1896, 1900 and 1901. They […]

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