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The Owens Valley Groundwater Authority has set up what seems like a permanent residence in Limbo—still no final word on how the California Department of Water Resources has prioritized the valley’s aquifer. While the basin went from medium to low last spring that designation has not been finalized. The deadline for medium Groundwater Sustainability Plans […]

 
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Governor Newsom signs legislation mandating later start times at public schools.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation into law Sunday mandating later start times at most public schools. The new law prohibits middle schools from starting before 8 a.m. and high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m. According to some medical experts, when school starts later, children are healthier and perform better. Research shows that teenagers need […]

 
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Inyo National Forest release its final EIS

INF news release BISHOP, Calif. The Inyo National Forest is releasing their final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the revised land management plan, under the provisions of the 2012 planning rule. This Final EIS will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, September 20 for a 30-day review period. The 2019 land management plan […]

 
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ESCOG fine-tunes JPA document

By Deb Murphy The Eastern Sierra Council of Governments was well on its way to becoming capable of managing its own grants by becoming a Joint Powers Authority when it hit a snag.  Bishop Councilmember Stephen Muchovej was reluctant to give ESCOG the power to take regional positions or policies without agreement from all four […]

 
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Inyo County Budget looks rosy

By Deb Murphy Inyo County will be taking advantage of a $1 million overall increase in revenues to check off a significant number of items on its wish list. A chunk of that wish list are one-time only expenditures on the assumption that the good times may not continue to roll. CAO Clint Quilter gave […]

 
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Fuels reduction begins next week in Mammoth Lakes Basin

MCWD news release On September 3, 2019 work to complete fuels reduction on up to 630 acres in the Mammoth Lakes Basin will begin. Mechanical and hand thinning will create fuel breaks and defensible space along roadsides and around campgrounds, including safe exit routes. These activities will provide protection toinfrastructure and maintain recreational access to forest and watershed […]

 
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Inyo County released Recommended Budget for fiscal budget for 2019-2020

Inyo County news release A searchable version of the entire Fiscal Year 2019-2020 CAO Recommended Budget document is now available online at the County’s webpage at https://www.inyocounty.us/Budget/2019-2020/Budget.html, offering the public an opportunity to review the proposed $111,321,362 spending plan being presented for adoption in September. Publication of the budget was made possible by many weeks of analysis, […]

 
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Kelly Gone From CAO Post

The City Of Bishop issued a cryptic press release yesterday announcing the the City and City Administrator David Kelly “mutually agreed to part ways.”    The release continued, “City Clerk Robin Picken will serve as the acting City Administrator while the City Council carefully evaluates how best to fill the City Administrator position on a […]

 
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