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Confusion over Air Board membership

After they talked for about an hour, it still wasn’t exactly clear why Supervisors Linda Arcularius and Matt Kingsley wanted to get more seats for Inyo County on the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control Board and why now. The agenda said The two board members were requesting the Air Pollution Control Board to recommend […]

 
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Seniors concerned over meeting time

Tuesday at 11am, the Health and Human Services Department planned to go through a workshop on options to possibly change the Senior lunch programs. Some seniors were disturbed that the item was right before the lunch program starts at noon and would mean employees of the program and some seniors could not attend the Board […]

 
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LA exacts more water and fails to honor agreement

To cover Department of Water and Power and Inyo County meetings is painful. LA takes on the role of Colonial overlord and Inyo usually asks for crumbs in one way or another. This time, at the Inyo-LA Standing Committee meeting on Friday in Independence, Inyo officials did stand up against DWP’s years-long broken promises, but […]

 
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(l-r) Bill Van Waggoner, Owens Lake Mgr. and Water Operations Director Martin Adams at Commission meeting.

Are Owens Valley concerns really heard?

This week, Inyo Supervisors heard more about the Department of Water and Power’s new Owens Lake Master Project and LA’s desire to cut in half water used to control dry lake dust. They all expressed concern that some of the water savings should go to the Owens Valley and its ranchers. DWP Water Operations Director […]

 
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DWP Director of Water Operations, Marty Adams

LADWP offers plan, makes no water promises

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Director of Water Operations, Martin Adams, returned to the Inyo Supervisors Tuesday with a project plan concept for the Owens Dry Lake. Bottom line – DWP wants to cut water use for dust control at the lake by half, pump water from under the lake, limit future […]

 
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LADWP Water Operations Director, Martin Adams

Scrambling for water – LADWP at Inyo Supervisors

Director of Water Operations for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Martin Adams, had hit the public relations trail recently to sell LA’s latest plan for the Owens Dry Lake. The bottom line – DWP will spend the money to protect bird habitat there if they can quit cleaning up dust on the […]

 
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Inyo Supervisors won’t gamble on BrightSource

They like the idea of a major solar project in Inyo County, but the Board of Supervisors do not want to gamble with tax dollars when it comes to the service impacts of the BrightSource Energy Hidden Hills Solar project in far eastern Inyo. After two hours of talk Tuesday, the Board declined to support […]

 
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Inyo Water Commission appointments

As expected, the Inyo Supervisors played it safe with their appointments to the Inyo Water Commission.  They re-appointed Mike Prather and added former Bishop Police Chief and former City Councilman Bruce Dishion to the list. Left on the cutting room floor again were former Water Department vegetation specialist Sally Manning, a vocal critic of the […]

 
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