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Inyo’s marijuana road show marches on

By Deb Murphy After seven community cannabis outreach sessions, Inyo County Planning Department’s Cathreen Richards and Tom Schaniel probably thought they’d heard it all. But Thursday evening’s meeting at Laws Museum, though the smallest to date, raised some new suggestions and concerns. November 8, voters approved Proposition 64, legalizing recreational marijuana as well as two […]

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Inyo County responds to ICEA press release

Inyo County news release Inyo County values and respects all of its employees.  The County is committed to reaching a fair and responsible agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, as it has already with three other employee bargaining groups. While the County notes a number of inaccurate statements in the […]

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Sand, sandbags available throughout the Owens Valley

Press release Sandbags can provide protection if there is localized flooding; consider being proactive and purchasing and filling your sandbags before anticipated heavy Spring runoff. Sandbags for flood preparedness are available from many Inyo County merchants. Residents and businesses in known flood areas are urged to prepare ahead of time; utilizing the sand stockpiles listed […]

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Spring 2017: Be debris free

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release Inyo County has experienced record high snowpack in the Sierra this winter. Creeks and streams are likely to flow at full capacity, especially as warmer weather produces more snowmelt. Flooding can occur due to clogged storm drains, fallen trees, or other debris causing obstruction. In order to prepare for […]

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Inyo’s cannabis caravan rolls on – another meeting tonight

By Deb Murphy The fifth of twelve community outreach sessions in Inyo County Planning Department’s pursuit of consensus on commercial cannabis was held for District 1 residents Thursday night at Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s board room. With a smaller showing than the debut of the process in Big Pine last week, the eight residents, three […]

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GSA formation moves forward, slowly

By Deb Murphy Representatives from water agencies tapping into the Owens River groundwater basin gathered last Thursday for a second workshop on California’s mandate to achieve groundwater sustainability. The two biggest questions, however, remain unanswered: what role can the 12 private mutual water companies play in the formation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency and is […]

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Inyo Supervisors draw the line on LADWP wells

By Deb Murphy The Inyo County Board of Supervisors has challenged the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to conduct an environmental study on the impact of two new wells in the West Bishop area or face legal action. The decision was announced to an empty board room following the Supervisors’ closed session meeting […]

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Big Pine first stop on Inyo’s cannabis information tour

By Deb Murphy Inyo County debuted its epic community outreach effort in Big Pine Monday evening. The goal: an accurate litmus test on residents’ embrace or at least tolerance of commercial marijuana operations. The campaign conducted by the Planning Department staff and headed by Senior Planner Cathreen Richards will have 12 stops on this cannabis […]

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Officials warn of carbon monoxide poisoning in vehicles

Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release The Inyo County Coroner’s Office and the Mono County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office would like to remind both residents and visitors of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning resulting from sitting within their running vehicles. We tend to think of carbon monoxide poisoning in relation to residences and buildings with blocked or inefficient heater […]

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Bencoma pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

By Deb Murphy Ray Bencoma has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity to felony charges including assault on an officer. His trial date has been set for April 10 in Independence, according to an e-mail from Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy. According to Hardy, Bencoma will first be tried on […]

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