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Inyo Supervisors talk frog habitat impact

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s Supervisors weren’t pleased with the Final Rule from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service identifying more than 1.8 million acres as critical habitat for endangered amphibians. While the rule is the end of the public process, the Planning Department staff was asked to draft a letter thanking the Service for […]

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Critical habitat rule before Inyo Supervisors

By Deb Murphy The final rule on critical habitat designations for three listed frogs and toads was issued in late August by the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service. Inyo County’s Planning Department will go over the details at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting. More than two million acres are included for protection of the Sierra […]

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Inyo Supervisors approve budget

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s 2016-17 budget is a done deal—approved with minor modifications by the Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting. The modifications included relegating $50,000 in a trust account, allocating $55,000 to match grant funds for Bishop Airport improvements and upping the amount to cover contingencies from $12,000 to $100,000. After a long […]

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Inyo Supervisors to express thanks to Sen. Berryhill

Inyo County press release The Inyo County Board of Supervisors today will consider approving a letter thanking Senator Tom Berryhill for his invaluable help in extending the time for piloting the Adventure Trails Program in Inyo County. Senator Berryhill sponsored SB 1345 to extend the provisions of the Adventure Trails Pilot Program through 2020. Under […]

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Inyo Supervisors solidify comments for Forest plan, DEIS

By Deb Murphy Inyo County planner Cathreen Richards delivered what must have seemed like her thousandth presentation on Inyo National Forest’s plan revision process at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting. This presentation focused on the formal comments by the Board on the INF’s Environmental Impact Study and Draft Forest Plan to be submitted by the […]

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Marijuana measures approved for November ballot

By Deb Murphy After some wordsmithing and extensive discussion, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors added three measures to the November 8 ballot to determine voters’ mindset on medical and recreational marijuana businesses and local taxes on those businesses. The latter will be dependent on the passage of Prop. 64 legalizing recreational marijuana and on […]

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Inyo Supervisors to discuss marijuana today

By Deb Murphy Inyo’s Board of Supervisors will deal with marijuana regs today at 1 p.m. While medical marijuana takes center stage, the underlying issue is how the county will deal with recreational use, assuming Proposition 64 passes November 8. California has legislation waiting in the wings giving cities and counties the right to enact […]

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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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