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Inyo Supervisors to talk SGMA

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s administrator and Water Department have outlined their perspective on how best to bring the Owens River Groundwater Basin into compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Sounds simple, right? It’s not. There are 13 public agencies, including two counties. Community Service Districts, a groundwater management district and the City of […]

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Inyo Supervisors: revised solar development plan

At 1:30pm Tuesday, Inyo Planning officials expected to show the Board of Supervisors and the public a revised Draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment that would be the basis of an EIR. This document is the result of heavily attended public hearings and strong statements from up to 100 people. The general sentiment was too […]

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Daniel Pritchett

OVC VP lays out action plans

As the Owens Valley Committee put on its annual fundraiser Saturday at Mountain Light Gallery, one of the speakers got down to action on environmental concerns. Vice President of the Committee, Daniel Pritchett, pointed to Inyo County’s large-scale solar development plan and how to fight it. Pritchett asked the crowd of 150 or more to […]

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A plea to manage lakes

As wells go dry in West Bishop, one resident, Philip Anaya, has launched an effort to impact the management of the Bishop Creek drainage next summer. Anaya read a letter to the Inyo Supervisors on Tuesday that he has sent to Department of Water and Power Manager James Yannotta. Anaya’s goal is recovery of South […]

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Letter to the editor: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”

Submitted by Daniel Pritchett of Bishop I recently compared DWP’s announcement of its decision to abandon Owens Lake Master Plan negotiations to a “Dear John” letter ending a relationship.  I also posed the rhetorical question of whether the jilted parties (local environmental groups and agencies) would learn from the experience to be more skeptical of […]

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Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze helped serve the diners.

ICARE raises $30,000 for new animal shelter

ICARE Fundraising Dinner 2013 – Big Success! ICARE’s 17th annual fundraising dinner on Saturday, April 13, was attended by about 700 animal lovers. Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Whiskey Creek, sponsored by Union Bank of California, Sierra Wave Media and DWP. The meal was served by the hardworking 4-H members. It was an exciting evening with […]

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Town water system dilemma

More than 50 people gathered in Independence Monday to hear how their water systems suffer from seriously aging pipes and no capital improvement funds to take care of it. Back in the late 80s, the Inyo Supervisors negotiated with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on a Long Term Water Agreement to settle […]

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