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CAL FIRE Chief Melendrez thanked for great effort

Press release CAL FIRE Division Chief Paul Melendrez of the Owens Valley Division was recently recognized by Mono County District Two Supervisor Fred Stump and Fire Chief Dave Doonan of the White Mountain Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Melendrez, along with a crew from the Mono County Road Department quickly acted on a residential structure fire off Highway […]

 
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Inyo County files legal challenge on LADWP CEQA

Inyo County news release On January 5, the County of Inyo filed litigation challenging the legality of a “negative declaration” adopted by the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Water and Power (LADWP) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in November when it approved a two-month pump test of Well 385R, claiming that […]

 
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Feds shift pot policy – so now what?

By Deb Murphy Now that Inyo and Mono counties have spent time and resources gauging area acceptance, or not, of recreational marijuana, the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has roiled the waters. Late last week, Sessions rolled back the President Obama policy of letting states deal with pot issues. In essence, under the Cole Memorandum […]

 
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Supervisors to consider Inyo cannabis ordinances

Inyo County news release The Inyo County Board of Supervisors is scheduled on Tuesday, January 9 to consider beginning the process to formally adopt three ordinances regulating commercial cannabis activity in Inyo County. Deliberations begin with a public hearing at 11 a.m. in the Board Chambers in the County Administrative Center, 224 N. Edwards St., Independence, adjacent to […]

 
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Lower Owens River Project drowning in tules

By Deb Murphy Eleven years ago, then Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa turned the knob at a diversion dam below Lake Tinnemaha sending water down the 62-mile stretch of the Owens River to the dry lake. In an interview with the LA Times Louis Sahagun, Villaraigosa said “This is a new chapter in our relationship […]

 
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SierraWave.net

More on Inyo County cannabis ordinance

By Deb Murphy Inyo’s Board of Supervisors incorporated one Planning Commission recommendation into the County’s cannabis ordinance—keeping with the timeline to get the regs on the books by early February. That change would allow non-volatile manufacturing in conjunction with cultivation operations. Public comment at both yesterday’s Supervisors’ meeting and last month’s Commission session brought to […]

 
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More information on Inyo County cannabis

By Deb Murphy A couple of elements of Inyo County’s cannabis journey were altered at last Thursday’s special Board of Supervisors meeting. First, the moratorium on medical and commercial marijuana operations was extended for another ten and a half months. There’s slim chance the moratorium will last that long. The simple reason for the moratorium, […]

 
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Technical group comes to standoff over W385 pump test

By Deb Murphy Friday morning’s Technical Group discussion of the two-month test on Five Bridges’ Well 385 drew a standing-room-only crowd. Back on November 28, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Board of Commissioners had approved the Initial Study/Negative Declaration with staff plans to flip the switch on the test the following Friday. The […]

 
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