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More on solar concerns

  With County plans for solar development sites much reduced, uncertainties still remain until the Planning Department Staff comes back to the Board of Supervisors with a final revision of the Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment. During the Tuesday discussions about solar development, some legal and environmental issues came up. Don Mooney, attorney for the […]

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Official water year shows grim snowpack

The cut-off for determination of the water year for 2014-15 happened on April 1st. Though recent storms lifted the snowpack some, the overall picture looms well below normal. The Department of Water and Power’s measurements show the Mammoth Pass Snowpack at 18.3 inches of water content – just above the driest year.  Mammoth Community Water […]

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Inyo explores new way to deliver service

Since Inyo officials approved some $2 million in wage hikes that they can’t pay for next fiscal year, they are involved in what they call Service Redesign to save money and increase revenue. Consultant Frank Benest has led teams of department heads and officials from Inyo County, Mono County, City of Bishop, BLM, and the […]

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Inyo invites LADWP

More complex than a wedding invitation – Inyo County’s discussion over whether or not and how to send a letter to the Department of Water and Power to invite officials to come to a Board meeting to update Inyo on LA’s solar project plans. After a lengthy conversation with public comments, the Board did vote […]

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Letter to the Editor: plans defy public input

As a resident of Inyo County, I have been excited to take part in the revisions to the County’s General Plan.  My participation has not been limited to the Renewable Energy component of the plan, but rather the entire General Plan. This is because I view the County General Plan as a way for our […]

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LA exacts more water and fails to honor agreement

To cover Department of Water and Power and Inyo County meetings is painful. LA takes on the role of Colonial overlord and Inyo usually asks for crumbs in one way or another. This time, at the Inyo-LA Standing Committee meeting on Friday in Independence, Inyo officials did stand up against DWP’s years-long broken promises, but […]

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Inyo Board and elected officials’ pay

With a big budget shortfall next year, Inyo County government’s continued actions to raise employee pay has mystified some members of the public who have contacted our newsroom. The action at Tuesday’s Inyo Board meeting sets a new policy to review elected officials salaries every four years with no guarantee that they will go up. […]

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Competition line-up

For Mono County – the June 3rd election races have shaped up for two Supervisor Districts, the Sheriff and the Assessor. For Inyo County – there are election races for District Attorney and Supervisor District 1. The deadline for filing petitions in lieu of filing fees is February 10th. Last go around for Mammoth’s Supervisor […]

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Inyo Supervisors: how to stay afloat

The disturbing news this fiscal year remains disturbing – Inyo County government will fall into a $1.8 million shortfall because of labor costs next fiscal year and double that the year beyond. In the somewhat strange world of government budgets, County Administrator Kevin Carunchio goes further to say that Inyo has a “structural deficit” that […]

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Inyo County equity pay adjustments explained

In sixteen Inyo County government departments, employees started to receive in November what are called equity adjustment pay raises – anywhere from approximately 5% to 30%. These raises equal about $650,000 per year and had been written into the County budget for the past couple of years. Members of the public asked Sierra Wave Media […]

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Inyo County Spelling Bee results

Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer and Assistant Superintendent Pamela Jones are pleased to announce that Noah Keathley from Owens Valley High School won first place in the high school division and Kennah Davis from Round Valley School won first place in the elementary/middle school division of the Inyo County Spelling Bee, sponsored by Altrusa. Thirty-five […]

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