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Fatal OHV accident in Owens Valley

A 27-year-old Independence man was killed in an accident Tuesday night on Black Rock Springs Road. According to a California Highway Patrol report, the man was riding a 2006 Honda CRF 450 and collided with a 1989 Yamaha Banshee being driven by a 26-year-old Independence woman identified as A. McClelland with a 25-year-old Bishop woman […]

 
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Earth Day events planned for Saturday

Press releases Bishop Paiute Solar Celebration: GRID Alternatives, Tribal Members, and the Department of Energy Commemorate Residential Solar Installations Grant funding from the Department of Energy allows GRID Alternatives to provide solar systems and job training for Tribal members. The Earth Day celebration marks the conclusion of Phase II projects. WHAT: The Bishop Paiute Tribe […]

 
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Mayor Garcetti declares State of Emergency for Owens Valley runoff

LA Mayor’s Office press release LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti has declared a local State of Emergency to protect the lands and communities near the Los Angeles Aqueduct from flooding, as this year’s historic Eastern Sierra snowpack begins to melt into the Owens Valley. This year’s snowpack in the Eastern Sierras is 241% above […]

 
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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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