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New SIHD board members sworn in

By Deb Murphy Inyo County Board of Supervisor Chair Matt Kingsley started Tuesday’s special meeting expressing his pride and appreciation for the people who volunteered to take the helm of the embattled Southern Inyo Healthcare District. “This is not an easy appointment,” he said. “The district is struggling on many levels.” Three south county residents […]

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CAO Kevin Carunchio

Inyo Supervisors approve budget

By Deb Murphy In what seemed anti-climactic, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved the 2015-16 Budget at its regular Tuesday meeting. At $93,590,304 the final budget expenditures deviated by a pittance — $124,334 – from the draft on the table at the September 2 public hearing. The county’s contingency budget went up by $44,344; […]

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CAO Kevin Carunchio

Inyo CAO delivers mixed bag of budget news

By Deb Murphy While some key revenue sources have increased and Inyo County’s budget should come close to balancing with a little help from a $3.5 million fund balance, Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio strongly urged the Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting to use this relative lull in the storm to address serious financial […]

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Inyo Clerk/ Recorder Kammi Foote

Inyo County Elections among News Challenge winners

– Press release Independence, CA–Elections offices throughout the country will have new and better ways to serve voters in 2016, thanks to a partnership that brings elections officials from Hillsborough County, Florida; Cook County, Illinois; and Inyo County, California together with elections experts specializing in technology and design. With $400,000 in support announced today from […]

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Packed Room for BOS Decision on Adventure Trails Pilot Project. Meeting delayed and will be renotices and rescheduled.

Update on ATV Adventure Trails Pilot Program

By Charles James The battle continues on the ATV Adventure Trails Pilot Program, slated for a public hearing before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors onJanuary 22 at 10 a.m. in Independence. Perhaps the “third time will be a charm” for the already twice-scheduled public hearing for consideration by the Supervisors to approve the project’s […]

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Why did Inyo Board OK raises they couldn’t pay for?

Why did the Inyo Supervisors vote for raises that added up to $2 million without the money to pay for them? That’s the puzzler for many people as the Board and Administrator drag through cuts that sharply offend citizens and Department heads. Sierra Wave Media talked to four supervisors about why they okayed raises without […]

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Solar meetings

Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will hold two public meetings on its proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch project. The plan includes around 1200 acres six miles southeast of Independence. DWP says the project would generate 200 megawatts from one million solar panels. The project site is also […]

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