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Joe Dell Becomes Bishop Fire Department Chief

Mr. Joe Dell has been selected to lead the Bishop Fire Department as its new Chief effective June 1, 2018. In a joint statement issued by City Administrator Jim Tatum and Rural Fire Commisson Chairman Mike Holland, they said, “We are excited that Mr. Dell has accepted our offer to lead our great fire department. […]

 
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Update from USGS on MCWD, Ormat

By Deb Murphy Earlier this week, we reported on the Mammoth Community Water District’s efforts to take a second look at environmental documents and the assumption of an impermeable barrier between the district’s water source and the deeper reservoir tapped by Ormat Technologies’ Casa Diablo IV project. District general manager Patrick Hayes maintains new data […]

 
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Information from Inyo/LADWP tech group

By Deb Murphy Tuesday’s meeting of the Inyo County/Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Technical Group started with grim news on the snow pack—34-percent of normal—and ended with a continued stand-off on the Well 385 pump test. Here are the highlights: Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta introduced the concept of identifying water available for use […]

 
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Jena Marie Fochesato 1923-2018

Jena Marie Fochesato 1923-2018 In Loving memory of our mother Jena Marie Fochesato, born April 26, 1923, left this earth on January 19, 2018. She had a loving and extended family. Per Jena’s request there will be family services only. We thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers.  

 
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Ormat commits $45,000 to Mammoth Lakes Foundation

Press release Mammoth Lakes—Mammoth Lakes Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ormat Technologies. Ormat recently made a commitment of $45,000 over the next three years to support Dave McCoy’s vision of enabling higher education and cultural enrichment in the Eastern Sierra. “The Mammoth Lakes Foundation wishes to express its gratitude to Ormat […]

 
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Update on MCWD request for environmental review

By Deb Murphy Armed with what he sees as a flaw in the impermeable barrier between Mammoth’s town water supplies and Ormat Technologies’ expanded geothermal facility, district general manager Patrick Hayes asked the Mammoth Town Council last Wednesday to put the item on a future agenda. Mayor John Wentworth agreed, but he may be the […]

 
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Report from Mammoth Town Council meeting

By Deb Murphy Depending on your point of view, Mammoth Town Council is either in the throes of analysis paralysis or moving in a deliberative way toward the town’s cannabis ordinances. One thing is really not debatable: if Mammoth’s going to levy taxes on sales, it’s got to figure that out fast to get the […]

 
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CAL FIRE Chief Melendrez thanked for great effort

Press release CAL FIRE Division Chief Paul Melendrez of the Owens Valley Division was recently recognized by Mono County District Two Supervisor Fred Stump and Fire Chief Dave Doonan of the White Mountain Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Melendrez, along with a crew from the Mono County Road Department quickly acted on a residential structure fire off Highway […]

 
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Op-ed: USDA Forest Service and wildfires

USDA Forest Service doesn’t leave when the fire is out By Randy Moore, Regional Forester, Pacific Southwest Region, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service   Natural disasters can occur at any given time and in any given area. The size, duration and damages are usually unpredictable. The devastation, destruction and cost of California wildfires are […]

 
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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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