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Mono County awaits decision on LADWP lawsuit

By Deb Murphy Mono County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power laid their case out in Alameda’s civil court last Friday. Now, all they have to do is wait for the decision. Stacey Simon, Mono’s county counsel, anticipates the decision could come sooner rather than later judging by the speed with which […]

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RCRC 2019 Installation

Inyo’s Matt Kingsley named Chair of 2019 RCRC

News release SACRAMENTO, CA – January 17, 2019 – The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) installed its 2019 Officers and presented its Rural Leadership Awards at their annual reception in Sacramento yesterday. Inyo County Supervisor Matt Kingsley was installed as Chair, Merced County Supervisor Daron McDaniel was installed as First Vice Chair, and Mono […]

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Cannabis Blueberry

Inyo’s first wave of cannabis licenses almost closed

By Deb Murphy With 24 licenses approved by the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, the cannabis landscape is taking shape. Eighteen applications were approved at Tuesday’s meeting, primarily grow operations in the southeast portion of the County. Two applicants not reaching an 80-percent score were denied. When the question was posed as to the number […]

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Government shutdown affecting local national parks

By Deb Murphy Today marks the 19th day of the federal shutdown. Bishop’s office building housing the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management staffs has a note on its locked door, idle vehicles sit in the parking lot. Visitors can tool around Manzanar but can’t get in the building to view the exhibits. […]

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Inyo faces wildland fire danger

By Deb Murphy Four of the largest California wildfires, consuming more than 1.1 million acres, occurred in the last two years. Five of the most destructive, leaving 28,000 structures in ashes, and five of the deadliest totaling 131 lives lost, also occurred in 2017-18, according to Cal Fire. The Forest Service’s fire management plan for […]

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DMV reminds motorists of new laws in 2019

News release With the New Year just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform the public about several new laws or changes to existing law that, unless otherwise noted, take effect January 1, 2019. Temporary License Plate Program (AB 516, Mullin): This law requires licensed California dealers, of new […]

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Purple Indica

Four more cannabis licenses approved in Inyo County

By Deb Murphy Two years since Inyo County residents voted their approval of county cannabis businesses, four additional license approvals just barely rises to the level of news. We’ve come a very long way in those two years. Inyo County Supervisors approved four more cannabis licenses at Tuesday’s meeting. All four are located in the […]

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David Kelly at BCC

David Kelly appointed Bishop City Administrator

Press release The Bishop City Council voted unanimously to appoint Mr. David B. Kelly as City Administrator at their regularly scheduled meeting of December 10, 2018. Mr. Kelly and his wife, Mrs. Jernon Kelly, were both in attendance on Monday evening and briefly introduced themselves. Mr. Kelly has worked in the public sector for over […]

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The numbers are in on Inyo’s Adventure Trails

By Deb Murphy Just shy of four years ago, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved an abbreviated Adventure Trails program. Tuesday, the Board got a look at the numbers and impacts on those approved seven routes. The concept wasn’t so much increased use of the valley’s open lands by Off Highway Vehicles but rather […]

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Inyo Supervisors approve two retail cannabis licenses

By Deb Murphy No real surprise – Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved both the first two retail cannabis licenses and the $8,850 annual license fee at Tuesday’s meeting. PALS Associates, Inc. and Simply Green, both located in the Bishop area, got the green light. Nobody suffered cardiac arrest at the license fee, which is […]

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