Tag Archives | Nancy Masters


Lone Pine Library set for re-opening Saturday

By Deb Murphy A grand re-opening of the Lone Pine Library is scheduled for Saturday, complete with free food, give-aways, a used book sale and entertainment. The library has been expanded into the old Sheriff’s substation, doubling its size and includes new flooring, lighting, furniture and shelving funded through a family foundation, and new computers. […]

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DWP and Inyo talk power, solar and public opinion

At the Inyo Supervisors’ meeting Tuesday, during a break in the intense talk over the Department of Water and Power’s Solar Ranch plans south of Independence, Assistant Director of Power System Planning, Michael Webster made it clear that considering management, the Commission and the Mayor, there is clearly a chance that the project will not […]

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Tongue in cheek fruitcake news

DO WE REALLY NEED SOLAR OR WIND ENERGY?  WE’VE GOT FRUITCAKE! In a surprise twist, members of the Independence Civic Club have discovered that they have been promoting a renewable energy source, fruitcake, for nine years without being aware of its potential.  “This extremely dense and energy-rich product has the ideal combination of storage potential […]

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Letter to the editor: The real facts on LADWP

April 7, 2013 Nancy Masters P.O. Box 478 Independence, CA  93526 Dear Citizens of Inyo County, On April 2, 2013 Mr. Martin Adams of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power addressed the Inyo County Board of Supervisors about the Owens Lake Master Plan, which was a collaborative process that had been underway for […]

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Town water system dilemma

More than 50 people gathered in Independence Monday to hear how their water systems suffer from seriously aging pipes and no capital improvement funds to take care of it. Back in the late 80s, the Inyo Supervisors negotiated with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on a Long Term Water Agreement to settle […]

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Little shop of sadness

To the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, it was just a dilapidated old building and a pain in the neck.  To many citizens of Independence the historic hair shop DWP tore down Thursday morning was valuable, memorable and one more symbol of the big city’s disdain for all things Owens Valley, except, of […]

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