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LADWP to spread the (water) wealth

By Deb Murphy The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Inyo Supervisors, Water Commissioners and water watchers seem to all be on the same page: spread “a substantial” amount of this year’s epic run-off on the East Side. In response to a query, LADWP Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta provided this e-mail statement: “Due to […]

 
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Op-ed: More reasons to support LAxit

By Daniel Pritchett Last July I wrote an op-ed arguing for LAxit: inspired by Brexit (the British referendum on membership in the European Union), LAxit would be a referendum on Los Angeles exiting the valley while phasing out its dependence on Eastern Sierra water, addressing Native American land and water claims, and protecting existing open space. I pointed […]

 
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Inyo County receives award for solar-energy growth

Press release SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, has recognized Inyo County as second in the nation for taking important first steps to encourage solar energy for homes and businesses. As a SolSmart Bronze designee, Inyo County is receiving national recognition for adopting programs and practices that make it […]

 
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More feedback on LADWP leases

By Deb Murphy A week after the November 22 meeting between Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Owens Valley business lease holders, feedback ranges from hopeful skepticism to skeptical hopefulness—an improvement over the frustration expressed at previous public meetings. The crux of the frustration is the one-time transfer policy, part of the now-resolved […]

 
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Inyo Supervisors to DWP: ‘Do the right thing’

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s Board of Supervisors landed some heavy punches during Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s presentation on its revamped commercial lease policies. Tuesday was Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta’s second round. Monday’s presentation to Bishop City Council was benign in comparison. The Supervisors made it crystal clear that nothing short of […]

 
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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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Schools to participate in International Walk to School Day

Press release Bishop Elementary School, Toiyabe Indian Health Project, and Bishop Paiute Tribe join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 5, 2016. As many as 1700 students in the valley will be walking to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders. Participating along with the teachers […]

 
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Teri Wise passes away at 61

Teri Aileen Wise (aged 61) of Benton, California, passed away peacefully in her home on September 14th 2016, attended by her family. A native Californian, Teri moved to the Owens Valley in 1977 and while living in Lone Pine raised two kids, helped to build two homes and remodel another and enjoyed a variety of […]

 
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Martha Brubaker: 1932-2016

Martha Frey (Garman) Brubaker was born on October 26, 1932. She was the youngest of eight born to Frank and Katie Garman. Martha was raised on a farm in Lancaster County, PA. She learned canning and freezing food at a early age as well as gardening. First grade was in a one-room schoolhouse and 2nd – […]

 
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Lenore Allison: 1920-2016

Graveside Funeral services for Lenore M Allison, 96 a long-time resident of the Owens Valley for the last 38 years, will be Saturday July 9 at 10:00 AM at the East Line Street Cemetery. A celebration of life will be scheduled for late July, early August. Mrs. Allison was born in Stockton, CA January 31, […]

 
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