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TreePeople President to speak on less water use in LA

Since 1973, a Los Angeles organization called TreePeople has focused on growing trees in southern California. People in the Owens Valley have pointed out that Owens Valley water grows trees in LA while trees here have withered and died from water diversions and groundwater pumping. Now, the founder of TreePeople wants to address Owens Valley […]

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Bureaucrat Beat: OV water for swimming pools, Tux and the guys, and come on, Mr. Mayor

From city halls to county courthouses, from the State house to the White House – bureaucrats control our lives.  Public servants who often try to become our masters.  People whose salaries we pay, but what goods and services do we get?  On Sierra Wave’s Bureaucrat Beat, we’ll report what they’re up to.”  That’s the Bureaucrat […]

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Mono Lake protected by State in drought times

As the Owens Valley scrambles for some kind of protection in the apparent drought, Mono Lake protectors have some good news – definite terms in a State Water License for the Department of Water and Power. Geoff McQuilkin, Executive Director of the Mono Lake Committee, said the license spells out that both sides can read […]

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The way we were

Local Historians Offer Tour of Valley’s Ranching/Farming History A group of local historians will lead a tour of the Owens Valley’s agricultural landscape on Saturday, Nov. 9, which will inform participants about the history and current status of farming and ranching as it relates to the valley’s economy and cultural heritage. The public is invited […]

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Remote participation with LADWP Commissioners for Owens Valley

(PRESS RELEASE FROM LADWP) LADWP to Telecast Board of Water & Power Commissioners’ Meeting Live in the Owens Valley For the first time ever, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will offer in the Owens Valley live interactive telecasts of its Board of Commissioners meetings. Beginning with the Board meeting on Tuesday, […]

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Ferocious storm washes through yards, starts fires

A huge thunderstorm hit the Owens Valley Sunday evening. It was a gully washer that caused alerts for flash floods in Death Valley, sent torrents through residents’ yards and started a dozen or so lightning fires. Tim Dunphy, Acting Fire Manager for the Forest Service and BLM, said that he and his crews were watching […]

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New book by Fort Independence Tribal member

- Press release Author and local Fort Independence Paiute member Sean Scruggs will visit the Fort Independence Travel Plaza this Wednesday August 7th from 11 am to 1 pm, to attend a signing of his new book Zombie Salvation. Sean grew up in the Owens Valley where he connected with his Native American heritage and […]

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Wildfire smoke information

- Press release from Dr. Richard Johnson, Inyo and Mono counties Health Officer: As you undoubtedly know, smoke from the Aspen Fire on the western side of the Sierras continues to affect the air quality in Inyo and Mono County. Latest reports show the fire at 11,000 acres, with projected growth of the fire and […]

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No water? Routine repairs at aqueduct

No water flowing from the Owens Valley down the LA Aqueduct? Hopes and dreams for many people in the Eastern Sierra, and it’s happening right now – but it’s been in the works for weeks. “There is not a major crack or a break in the aqueduct,” said Chris Plakos, local spokesman for the Los […]

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Water wars: ‘The Untold Story’

- Press release Those looking for a villain during the time of the Owens Valley ‘water wars” should cast an eye toward the Watterson brothers, who used their Inyo County Bank to exert a heavy-handed influence on the residents of the county while they themselves were involved in unethical banking and financial dealings. And the […]

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