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Inyo County opens cannabis license applications

News release Inyo County Agricultural Commissioner Nate Reade announced that the county will begin accepting applications to operate cannabis businesses within the unincorporated portions of Inyo County beginning on April 20. The long-awaited permit application window will remain open to potential business owners at least until June 18, 2018. Once the application window closes, scoring of applications will occur […]

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Inyo County Clerk/Recorder Kammi Foote

Op-ed: How can you strengthen democracy? Exercise it

By Kammi Foote – Inyo County Clerk/Recorder & Registrar of Voters Since 2016 there have been increased concerns about how our votes are counted. Although cybersecurity is a legitimate concern, and election officials are taking every necessary precaution to secure your vote, we should not forget the other danger to our democracy: Not voting. This […]

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Report shows economic impact of Inyo-Mono agriculture

By Deb Murphy Agriculture in Inyo and Mono counties generates $78.6 million into the local economy. That was the good news delivered by Ag Commissioner Nate Reade at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting. The number includes both the actual value of ag production, $49.7 million plus $28.9 in associated economic activity—salaries, purchases, etc. […]

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Tech group can’t agree on mitigation at Five Bridges

By Deb Murphy The Technical Group meetings have morphed into the E-ticket of all local meetings. Comprised of representatives of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Inyo County Water Department staff, agenda items are approved with agreement on both sides, like the Standing Committee. That agreement has been elusive lately. Monday afternoon’s meeting […]

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Inyo County approves grants to local non-profit groups for 2018

News release The Inyo County Board of Supervisors recently approved eight grants to various local, non-profit community groups and organizations, for a total of $20,984. The grant process is part of the county’s Community Project Sponsorship Program, which awards grants to projects and programs that will help promote the area to visitors, create events that […]

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Red-tailed Hawk ollided with vehicle near Laws/Photos courtesy of WCEA

P.O. Box 368, Bishop, CA 93515-0368 | (760) 872-1487 | info@eswildcare.org

This lucky bird is recovering rapidly and should be ready for release soon.

Slow down and give wildlife a brake

WCEA press release Most Eastern Sierra drivers see an occasional dead owl or raccoon on the highway shoulder or have a close call with a group of deer, a speedy roadrunner or coyote as they cross the road ahead of them. Why don’t the animals just stay away from the roads? Roads and highways cut […]

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LADWP, Inyo continue dispute on county landfills

By Deb Murphy The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is suing Inyo County for violating the California Environmental Quality Act by attempting to “obtain property and water rights owned” by Los Angeles at three county land-fills without conducting “the necessary environmental review.” According to the press release sent to Sierra Wave Friday, the […]

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Pleasant Fire/Bill Snyder

Tuesday update: Pleasant Fire at 35 percent containment

News release PLEASANT FIRE Tuesday morning update Pleasant Fire Update Date: 2/20/2018 Time: 7:00 AM STATUS Incident Start Date: 2/18/2018 Incident Start Time: 2:12 P.M. Incident Type: Wildland Fire Cause: Under Investigation Incident Location: Inyo County Expected Containment: Unknown Total Acreage: 2,250 Containment: 35% Firefighter Injuries: 0 Civilian Injuries: 0 Structures Threatened: 0 Structures Destroyed: […]

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Photo credit: Bishop CHP

Update on Pleasant Fire

News release From CALFIRE UPDATE: 12:26am: Evacuations are still in place. There will be a meeting at 8:00 am to re-evaluate the evacuations. Flames are no longer visible from inside The Glenwood Mobile Estates. Winds have died down compared to earlier in the evening. UPDATE 8:15pm: Hwy 395 closed at Brockman / Hwy 6 closed […]

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