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Technical Group – Step one in quarterly ritual

By Deb Murphy Monday’s Technical Group meeting gave valley water watchers a sneak preview of the Standing Committee meeting slated for October 27. Following a series of project updates, the group ran through the committee agenda—the standard reports with a few potential land mines. The group, staff from the County Water Department and Los Angeles […]

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Walking Water – second phase

Press releases Owens Lake, CA: In 2015, the first phase of Walking Water began among towering Jeffery Pines at Lee Vining Creek and concluded within the vast dry lakebed of Owens Lake. To mark the beginning of the second phase of Walking Water a roundtable discussion was held on Thursday, September 22nd with panelists from […]

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LADWP: Kid Crews summer program

Press release BISHOP – Most summer employment programs for young people involve an office setting or a fry machine with minimal pay, but the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Summer Student Worker Program offers an entirely different take on gaining valuable work experience with skills and machines of a completely different sort. […]

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Officials check out Owens River Water Trail site

By Deb Murphy The Owens River Water Trail has friends in high places. Bishop’s Randy Short serves as vice chair of the California Boating and Waterways Commission, a potential funding source for some of the project’s infrastructure, specifically handicapped-access to the river trail. Short and the commissioners were in the Eastern Sierra Tuesday to hold […]

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Report from Technical Group meeting

By Deb Murphy Monday’s Technical Group meeting had the usual suspects who fill the spectator seats scratching their heads. The group, made up of Inyo County and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power staff, voted to forward a recommendation to their respective reps on the Standing Committee to provide no water to the McNally […]

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Adventure Trails now up to 7

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s Adventure Trails pilot program has been limited to a scant three for the past year as staff has been working with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for an okay on the remaining four, all of which either begin or end on City lands, at least until January […]

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Standing Committee – framework for reductions collapses

By Deb Murphy Thursday’s Standing Committee meeting was a riveting tennis match of semantics and legalese. In the end the committee couldn’t agree on a framework for or anything related to reasonable reductions to agriculture which means the status quo is maintained and agricultural leases will get 45,000 acre-feet for irrigation. The only potential ag […]

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Owens Lake Trails: ‘A sacred place’

By Deb Murphy Matt Kingsley put the Owens Lake Trails into perspective at the official opening of the 4-mile system complete with art installations. Inyo County’s Fifth District Supervisor admitted he was initially skeptical of the public access element of the dust mitigation project. “The lake wasn’t very inviting,” he said. “But now, when I […]

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