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No help for lakes or West Bishop

According to the President of the Bishop Creek Water Association, Southern California Edison has refused to hold back water in the upper lakes this summer because the Department of Water and Power won’t give Edison a letter saying it’s okay to do so. President Steve Stevens had told us that the Water Association Board had […]

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A way to drought compromise, but no resolution yet

If the Department of Water and Power, Southern California Edison, DWP lessees, and Inyo County can all agree, management of water in the Bishop Creek drainage this summer may take place to keep some water in the lakes, streams, private ditches, and ranch pastures. At this point, it’s all still an “if”. No meetings on […]

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Water practices revealed

In what many called a “rancorous meeting” at times, members and observers of the Bishop Creek Water Association sat down in the Bishop High School Library Tuesday night to hash out the low water situation this year. A retired Southern California Edison hydrographer also shed considerable light on past practices which he said had helped […]

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Water Department investigates dry wells

In a memo that takes a preliminary look at wells that dried up in West Bishop, Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington concluded at the end of December that “the recent declines in the water table are due to lack of recharge from surface water conveyances.”  (See memo: http://www.inyowater.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/W407-memo.pdf That initial conclusion leads to concerns over dry […]

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Bishop Police warn of phone scam

Press Release – Bishop Police Department Event: Phone Scams Regarding Power Bills. The Bishop Police Department would like to make the public aware of a phone scam targeting the Bishop area. The press release says officers have acquired some reports of residents and local businesses receiving phone calls from a “Southern California Edison Disconnect Department” […]

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Tentative cause of Fish Fire

The weekend after the Fourth of July, fire broke out about five miles south of Big Pine. A fierce wind blew the fire quickly toward the Big Pine area. Fast work by fire fighters from many agencies stopped the ferocious flames about a half mile outside the town. It was a nerve-wracking experience for residents. […]

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Temperatures climb rapidly in a closed car - dangerous for people, kids and pets.

Dangerous heat

Our weather forecaster, Dennis Mattinson, along with many other prognosticators, warn of continued very hot weather – hotter than normal. Southern California areas have topped the 105 degree mark as has the Owens Valley. Mono County reaches for 90 degrees. Heat warnings continue with strong advice for people and their pets. The Los Angeles Department […]

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Agnew Lake dam

SCE work impacts water levels

(USFS Press Release) Construction Activities in the Rush Creek Area ~Less Water in Agnew, Gem and Waugh Lakes, Summer 2012~ BISHOP, CALIF., July 11, 2012 – From July through October, hikers and backpackers entering the Ansel Adams Wilderness on the Rush Creek Trail will encounter construction activities at Agnew Dam.  The lake will be partially […]

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Smart meters are here with a trail of public concerns

A Smart Meter is an electrical meter that records consumption of electricity and communicates that information to a utility for monitoring and billing. Southern California Edison came to the Eastern Sierra this week to offer a cheerful power point presentation on installation of the state-of-the-art meters in the next few weeks in Inyo and Mono. […]

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SCE blocks solar power at federal parks

On the front page of the Los Angeles Times Monday, a story revealed that Southern California Edison has blocked the use of solar power at facilities in Death Valley and Mono Lake. Edison officials declined to comment on the story that says the national park service and national forests have been negotiating with Edison for […]

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