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Conceptual image of new animal shelter

Supervisors approve Animal Shelter plans

The Inyo Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve environmental documents, plans and specifications and going out to bid for the new Inyo County Animal Shelter. The work schedule shows completion of the new facility in December. The organization of ICARE and others have long focused on the need for a new Animal Shelter. The old facility […]

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Conceptual image of new animal shelter

ICARE funds push new animal shelter ahead

The organization of ICARE has raised $729,000 for a new animal shelter. ICARE President Ted Schade revealed that remarkably high number at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting. The project will definitely move ahead with hopes for a grand opening in December. Schade told the Board that ICARE has worked for about a year to raise […]

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Woefully inadequate animal shelter facilities will be replaced.

Plans for new animal shelter move along

The organization of ICARE has raised $20,000 more for a new Animal Shelter project. That means available money adds up to $545,000. The Inyo Supervisors asked Deputy Public Works Director Jim Tatum to go ahead with preparation of bid requests that would include two options – one shelter with space for people and one without. […]

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Elevated solar array at the Inyo County Jail

Inyo County solar project equals big savings

It started three years ago, and yesterday Inyo officials announced the completion of what they call the Independence Campus Solar Project. Deputy Public Works Director Jim Tatum said the solar arrays will save the County $414,000 in electrical costs in the first year of operation. A big supporter of the solar arrays, County Administrator Kevin […]

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Current animal shelter in Big Pine.

Plans for new animal shelter take form

Currently, the Inyo County Animal Shelter has no room for employees or the public and limited space for animals. After many years of trying, plans for a new facility have moved forward. The Inyo Supervisors reached a consensus yesterday on a building option and most of the funding is already in hand. Deputy Public Works […]

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Bishop residents skeptical about proposed county building

Bishop Residents Skeptical about Proposed New County Building By Charles James Many Bishop Residents speaking at the final public meeting with the Inyo County Board of Supervisors on the proposal for a new county-lease-to-own building on the Wye Road parcel owned by Joseph Enterprises were clearly skeptical about the proposal. This meeting was much better attended […]

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LADWP working with county on tree issue

At the end of November, Independence residents were dismayed to see a crew cutting down trees in a long line of Sycamores on the way to Onion Valley trailhead. Nina Weisman found out that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power hired Pestmaster Services to take down eight trees, but the sycamores are in […]

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Concerns about DWP-ordered tree removal

Late last week, an Independence resident on a walk saw a crew start to cut down trees that line Onion Valley Road – a familiar, beautiful and shady feature of the small town.  Another citizen and finally County Public Works checked it out and found that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power had […]

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