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Landfill lease puts Inyo County between a rock and a hard place

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s Assistant Administrator Rick Benson opened the discussion at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting on the Bishop landfill lease, saying “we’re not too excited by it,” an extraordinary understatement, especially considering the 400-percent increase in the lease payment. The Supervisors weren’t too excited either, coming up with a few suggestions on […]

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Inyo Supervisors approve MLK Jr. Day as county-recognized holiday

Press release At a Special Meeting held Thursday morning, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved designating Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a County-recognized Holiday on January 16, 2017. County offices and facilities, including landfills, will be closed in observance. “Recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day again as a County Holiday is important to […]

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Op-ed: Let’s be respectful, decent and kind

By Kammi Foote Inyo County Registrar of Voters 2016 was an unusual and emotional election year. However, a Presidential election should not be what defines how we as Americans connect. We have faced greater years of turmoil, starting with our fight for independence, through world wars, Great Depression and 9/11. Through it all, our resiliency […]

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Inyo County update on incoming storms

Press release The most recent National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report indicates heavy amounts of rain and/or snow over the next week for Inyo County and the Eastern Sierra. In preparation of possible flooding conditions due to heavy rains or snow melt-off, the Inyo County Office of Emergency Services, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, and Inyo […]

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Inyo County trash rates on the way up

By Deb Murphy Despite Inyo County’s Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio’s insistence the Board’s approval of steeper hauler gate fees was not an increase, just an adjustment, residential pick-up will probably go up $6 a month. The final “adjustment” for end users will depend on contracts between the County and the two haulers, Bishop Waste and […]

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Be prepared: Flood-prevention tips from Inyo County

Press release Residents and business owners in Inyo County are encouraged to be proactive with respect to flood prevention. Remove obstructions from waterways Clear ditches of all plants, rocks, and debris Clear overhanging vegetation from your waterways to ensure maximum flow Open pond outflow channels, and remove decorative rocks Clean all water screens, gutters, and […]

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Inyo County: Year in review

Press release In what is becoming a “holiday tradition” at the County of Inyo, department heads gave their annual year-in-review reports to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, highlighting both accomplishments and challenges from the past 12 months. CAO Kevin Carunchio said the annual review serves as a great showcase of just how much the County […]

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Slight shift in annual LORP assessment

By Deb Murphy If it’s December, it must be time for the annual report on the Lower Owens River Project. Representatives from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Inyo County Water Department and interested parties gathered at the department’s office early Tuesday morning for the report recap and recommendations from consultants Dr. […]

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Postponement in Rossy sentencing

By Deb Murphy The appointed judge in the Dawndee Rossy embezzlement trial requested a postponement in the sentencing procedeedings, pushing the date back to February 21. According to Inyo County District Attorney Thomas Hardy, Judge Philip Argento asked for the postponement “because of his calendar in other counties.” Rossy was found guilty on 91 charges, […]

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LADWP leases – A letter from Inyo County

By Deb Murphy Inyo County comes up with solution to LADWP lease issue …. and hopefully the message will reach the right eyes. The Inyo Board of Supervisors took a decidedly proactive step at Tuesday’s meeting, approving, with some additions, a letter to the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners outlining issues with […]

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Inyo court employees, Superior Court agree on MOU

Press release Inyo County Superior Court employees and the Superior Court of Inyo County have arrived at an agreement regarding wages, benefits, and working conditions. Court employees, represented by AFSCME Local 315, unanimously ratified the two year agreement on Friday, December 2.  The agreement includes wage adjustments of approximately 4.6% retroactive to July 2016, with […]

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