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Owens River Trail awarded $500,000 grant

By Deb Murphy The Owens River Trail has been awarded a $500,000 California River Parkways Grant, providing access to a 6.3-mile stretch of the river starting north of Lone Pine for kayak and canoes. In addition to the recreational opportunities, improvements to the channel in the form of removing tules choking off the flow should […]

 
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MCWD launches new customer-service tool

Press release A new “customer portal” will allow customers to view their water usage from a PC or mobile device. The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) customers will now be able to access detailed information about their household, property or business water use through an online Customer Portal. This new customer service is the result of a partnership between […]

 
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Missing hiker from Mentone found deceased

Press release Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA –The body of missing hiker John Lee, a 68-year-old male from Mentone, CA, was spotted by helicopter in Sequoia National Park at the base of the southwest slope of Mt. Whitney (approximately 12,500 feet in elevation) on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at approximately 1:35 p.m. The […]

 
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Inyo, Mono S&R teams in action

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release A search is underway for missing man, Bum “John” Lee, a 68-year old man from the Redlands area in California. Lee has been missing since Monday afternoon; Sheriff’s Dispatch was alerted Monday evening. According to the information received, Lee was attempting the Mountaineer’s Route on Mt. Whitney, and was […]

 
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Inyo seeks input on hazard mitigation

The County of Inyo is asking for public input on the draft version of a plan developed to address local hazard mitigation. County staff kicked off development of a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (ICMJHMP) in January 2016 and the draft document was released for public review on Monday, July 11. Comments will be accepted until […]

 
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Update on Inyo’s Obsidian Project

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s 21st Century Obsidian Project was born on a long road trip to the west side of the mountains. Kevin Carunchio and Brandon Shults, Chief Administrative Officer and Information Services Director, respectively, spent the time trying to figure out how to bring high speed internet access to all the small nooks […]

 
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Inyo Supervisors consider comments to Forest Plan

By Deb Murphy Inyo County Supervisors hosted a three-plus hour session on the Inyo National Forest Plan Tuesday with a run-down by the Planning Department’s Cathreen Richards and INF Resource Planning Officer Leeann Murphy. The purpose of the presentation: comments from the Board to submit within the public comment period. The draft plan and Environmental […]

 
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State decision puts Tri-Valley water in a bind

By Deb Murphy The California Department of Water Resources rejected a multi-agency request for a basin boundary modification that would separate the Tri-Valley (Hammil, Chalfant and Benton) water basin from the Owens Valley basin. In addition, DWR identified Fish Slough as a sub-basin, the majority of which lies in the Tri-Valley area. Only dedicated water-watchers […]

 
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Report from Inyo Supervisors meeting

Deb Murphy Inyo County’s interests have been protected in a Joint Power Agreement hashed out over the last months and signed by the Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday meeting. The agreement is step one in the lengthy process of developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan, required by the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, for the over-drafted […]

 
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