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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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The flu – it can just keep on giving

Mono County Health Department press release It’s that time of year again. During the holidays, families travel, and give the gift that keeps on giving – the flu! Although levels are still low, we are beginning to see increases in flu activity. Positive tests have been reported in Sierra Park Clinics at Mammoth Hospital, in […]

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Mammoth man found deceased at Shepherd Hot Spring

Press release from Mono County Sheriff’s Office On Saturday, December 03, 2016, at approximately 3:19 p.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies and a California Highway Patrol Officer responded to reports of an occupied white van parked next to the Shepherd hot tub. The reporting party indicated that the person inside the vehicle was not responding to […]

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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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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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Bobby Gene Landers: 1945-2016

Bobby Gene Landers 1945-2016 A Celebration of Life will be held for Bobby Gene (Bob, BG, Dirt Farmer) Landers on Saturday, November 26th @ 11 a.m. at the Big Pine Fire Station. Bob passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 2:30 p.m., 71 years of age after fighting a courageous battle with amyloidosis. Born […]

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Inyo Supervisors to DWP: ‘Do the right thing’

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s Board of Supervisors landed some heavy punches during Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s presentation on its revamped commercial lease policies. Tuesday was Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta’s second round. Monday’s presentation to Bishop City Council was benign in comparison. The Supervisors made it crystal clear that nothing short of […]

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Immediate changes to marijuana laws

By Deb Murphy While growers and dispensers will have to wait more than a year for the state to get marijuana business licenses figured out, the passage of Proposition 64 generated the following immediate changes, according to the California Police Chiefs Association: Possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is legal for those over […]

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Bishop Sunland Landfill

Inyo Supervisors to talk trash Tuesday

Inyo County press release Among the many agenda items before the Board on November 15, 2016 is a presentation regarding the conversion to a weight-based fee structure at the Bishop-Sunland Landfill. According to Assistant County Administrator and Director of Recycling and Waste Management Rick Benson, the issue at hand is correcting a system originally designed […]

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