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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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Center lauds Adventure Trails settlement

Press release from The Center for Biolofical Diversity, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility  BISHOP, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and Inyo County today settled a lawsuit on the so-called “Adventure Trails” pilot project, limiting it to seven dual-use roads totaling 44 miles. The original county proposal, as analyzed in […]

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What’s happening in Mono County

For years now, I have consistently heard from people about Mammoth this, and Mammoth that. There has been a “them versus us” mentality for years, whether justified or not. Mammoth is only ~4 square miles out of ~3200 in the County yet they have had up to ~75% of the population. With 3 Supervisors representing […]

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Flawed agreement and tule idea

I wrote a letter to the Board of Supervisors, middle of March, regarding appointment to the Water Commission, and I’d like to revise that letter for ideas of recreation on the LORP and the Countys relationship with LADWP. – I remember voting for the Groundwater Pumping Ordinance in 1980, creating the Water Department and Water […]

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LADWP on conservation

The following opinion-editorial, authored by James McDaniel, Senior Assistant General Manager of the LADWP Water System, was printed in the Los Angeles Daily News on Sunday, April 10, 2011. James B. McDaniel: Drought is over but water still preciousBy James B. McDaniel April 10, 2011 After a rainy winter, it should hardly come as a […]

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A closer look at Bodie Hills

April 5, 2011 LETTER TO THE EDITOR BODIE HILLS PINYON CREEP: Is it worth spending big bucks? A few weeks ago, my Letter to the Editor about BLM’s plans to manipulate 16,000 acres in the Bodie Hills was focused on letting people know about the project and how to send in comments. Since then, I […]

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Overkill in Bodie

March 29, 2011 LETTER TO THE EDITOR BODIE HILLS: BLM PROPOSING MANIPULATION ON 16,000 ACRES With all the interest lately in the Cougar Gold mining proposal in the Bodie Hills, I wanted to mention the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) plans to manipulate over 16,000 acres of land over 10 years, including cutting trees, mowing […]

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No special favors for Cougar Gold

I commented several weeks ago during your deliberation of the proposed mining operation from Cougar Gold. Mr. Hazard’s recent proposal acquiescing to Cougar Gold’s request for the release (albeit a portion) of the Bodie WSA compels me to provide additional comment. I respectfully offer the same point of view from my February 15, 2011 letter: […]

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Mono county government expenses questioned

What’s happening in Mono County? By Tim Fesko, Mono County is finally seeing (feeling) that they must do something to rein in costs, mainly wages! So this month I will be discussing the topic of At-Will employees (Exempt & management) and the regular public employees as this is currently the hot topic. At-will employees […]

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