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LADWP, Inyo continue dispute on county landfills

By Deb Murphy The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is suing Inyo County for violating the California Environmental Quality Act by attempting to “obtain property and water rights owned” by Los Angeles at three county land-fills without conducting “the necessary environmental review.” According to the press release sent to Sierra Wave Friday, the […]

 
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Tuesday update: Pleasant Fire at 35 percent containment

News release PLEASANT FIRE Tuesday morning update Pleasant Fire Update Date: 2/20/2018 Time: 7:00 AM STATUS Incident Start Date: 2/18/2018 Incident Start Time: 2:12 P.M. Incident Type: Wildland Fire Cause: Under Investigation Incident Location: Inyo County Expected Containment: Unknown Total Acreage: 2,250 Containment: 35% Firefighter Injuries: 0 Civilian Injuries: 0 Structures Threatened: 0 Structures Destroyed: […]

 
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Update on Pleasant Fire

News release From CALFIRE UPDATE: 12:26am: Evacuations are still in place. There will be a meeting at 8:00 am to re-evaluate the evacuations. Flames are no longer visible from inside The Glenwood Mobile Estates. Winds have died down compared to earlier in the evening. UPDATE 8:15pm: Hwy 395 closed at Brockman / Hwy 6 closed […]

 
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Inyo County Science Fair results

Press release Bishop, CA — The Inyo County Science Fair was held on February 6th. Five schools participated this year: Big Pine School (6th-8th grades); Bishop Elementary (4th grade); Home Street Middle School (7th-8th grades); Lone Pine (4th -10th grades); Owens Valley (4th grade); and Round Valley (4th-8th grades). These schools sent a total of […]

 
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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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