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Monday is last day to register to vote for Nov. 8 election

Press release Kammi Foote, Inyo County Clerk, announces that Monday, October 24, 2016 is the last day to register to vote for the November 8 Presidential General Election. Paper applications are available at the Elections Office, post offices, public libraries, and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Voters may also choose to register online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov. Voters can […]

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Technical Group – Step one in quarterly ritual

By Deb Murphy Monday’s Technical Group meeting gave valley water watchers a sneak preview of the Standing Committee meeting slated for October 27. Following a series of project updates, the group ran through the committee agenda—the standard reports with a few potential land mines. The group, staff from the County Water Department and Los Angeles […]

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Lewis Roberts: 1968-2016

Lewis Lloyd Roberts was born in Inglewood, CA on November 9, 1968. He was brought into this world by his mother, Rosalie Roberts and father, Lewis Roberts Sr. He left us September 22, 2016. Lewis grew up in Orange County, CA where he graduated high school, went to the police academy and began his work […]

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Christian Youth Film Society – Alabama Hills Film Camp

The Museum of Western Film History, Inyo County Ministerial Alliance, Bishop Ministerial Association, Healthy Communities and the Inyo Council for the Arts have teamed up to bring a unique opportunity to the youth of Inyo County. Joining with the Christian Youth Film Society, based out of Bakersfield, Inyo County youth will be invited to participate […]

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Homeless by choice?

Third in a series By Deb Murphy “I never thought of myself as homeless until somebody told me,” said Steve Seats, recuperating at his Horton Creek camp site from a nasty rock climbing accident illustrated by x-rays of multiple foot fractures. Seats made a decision that a lot of us have toyed with: do we […]

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Bencoma arraigned on several charges

Raymond Bencoma III was arraigned Thursday in Independence on cases involving an officer-involved shooting in August. According to Dee Shepherd, Inyo County Assistant District Attorney, Bencoma was arraigned on several charges, including: “MBCRF-16-60014: 4 counts of felony Penal Code section 245(d), assault on an officer; one count Penal Code section 29800, felon in possession of […]

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Homeless on way to a better life

Second in a series By Deb Murphy In a perfect world, Wild Iris’ director of programs Susi Bains would have a campus for women, and men, transitioning out of an abusive relationship. Bains has obviously built this center in her mind over the years. “Of the 550 victims (Wild Iris served in 2013 and 2014),” […]

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Voter registration deadlines approaching

Inyo County press release Inyo County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters Kammi Foote and the Inyo County Board of Supervisors would like to remind residents that deadlines for registering to vote in the upcoming November 8 General Election are fast approaching. In addition to selecting a new President of the United States and deciding the fate of […]

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Fall colors abound in the Eastern Sierra

Press releases “Dude, autumn happens here, too.” With that statement the Eastern Sierra stakes its claim to having enough bountiful, bright fall foliage to compete with fall color hot spots such as New England and the Rocky Mountains. Inyo County and the Inyo National Forest are where Californians and out-of-state visitors find the state’s first […]

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A look at being ‘Homeless in Inyo County’

By Deb Murphy A vehicle fire in the foothills recently took a good friend’s home. Yes, he lived in his compact motor home, so he was homeless by the conventional definition. A Vietnam vet, he is part of a small community within a community. He shared great stories, followed local news and gave pep talks […]

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Blue-green algae at Diaz Lake, Millpond

Press release Over the past few weeks blue-green algae has developed along the shoreline of Diaz Lake and, to a lesser extent, at Millpond. Several factors contribute to the development of the algae, all of which are beyond the County’s control. Primarily, the algae are a result of the presence of nutrients. Various weather conditions are also […]

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