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Lawsuit settled on Adventure Trails

By Deb Murphy Owens Valley’s Adventure Trails pilot project got a green light from Judge Dean Stout with a Stipulated Judgement in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups. The Board of Supervisors can complete the process at today’s meeting with its approval. Petitioners, The Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Resonsibility, agreed […]

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Sobriety checkpoint in Inyo County this Saturday

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bishop Area will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Inyo County. “All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers,” said Captain Timothy Noyes, Area Commander of the CHP’s Bishop Office. Officers will be contacting drivers passing […]

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Mixed messages on fish plants

By Deb Murphy This year’s fish stocking program is a touchy subject. With Fishmas less than three weeks away, how do tourist-dependent communities deal with the fact state budget cuts have whacked away half the poundage of trout dropped by the Department of Fish and Wildlife in area waters? Plus, the trout included in the […]

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Owens Valley Bird Festival flying in April

– Press release Lone Pine, CA – Each year in spring and fall Owens Lake, at the terminus of the Owens River near Lone Pine, CA, supports hundreds of thousands of shorebirds during their annual migrations between continents. Dried by drastic diversions to bring water to the people of Los Angeles, today dust mitigation and […]

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Organization challenges Adventure Trails in state court

The Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility on Friday challenged the Adventure Trails System in state court. Ileene Anderson said the organization is challenging the California Environmental Quality Act adequacy of the Environmenal Impact Report and has concerns about the 38 routes that were certified by the Inyo County Board of Supervisors. […]

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Two Bishop men arrested on drug charges

– Inyo County press releases On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Agents with the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET), along with assistance from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, served a search warrant at a residence at the Highlands mobile home park in Bishop. At the residence, Agents seized over half an ounce of methamphetamine, a scale, […]

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Update on Round Fire: 7,000 acres, 20 structures

UPDATE: 9:30 AM The Round Fire: Acres: 7,000 – 30 percent contained 20 structures and outbuildings destroyed (preliminary county) 200 personnel; 47 engines; 29 fire crews, two bulldozers One injury to firefighter due to smoke inhalation Significant rain stopped the forward rate of the fire around 2am. Downed power lines and venting propane tanks make […]

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Big Pine’s Pamela Jones earns top honor

– Press release Pamela Jones, Superintendent of Big Pine Unified School District, was recently named the Administrator of the Year by Region 11 (Inyo, Mono, Kern, Kings and Fresno Counties) of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). Ms. Jones honor is based on her skills as an administrator, who keeps the students first in […]

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FPPC decision clears way for Inyo board to vote on Adventure Trails project

– Inyo County press release Independence – Inyo County’s County Counsel, Marge Kemp Williams, hereby announces she received an Advice Opinion from the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) an Advice Opinion in which Commission staff concluded the Board of Supervisors’ decisions required to be made as part of the Board’s consideration of the Adventure Trails project […]

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