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Inyo County warns of jury scam phone calls

Inyo County news release The Superior Court of California, County of Inyo has received several calls from community members stating they received a SCAM phone call from someone claiming to be the Court. The caller claims that the person they are calling failed to appear for jury duty and are therefore being fined. The caller […]

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LA/Inyo Standing Committee covers a lot of ground

By Deb Murphy Here are the positive take-aways from Monday’s Standing Committee meeting: Los Angeles’s Green New Deal outlines a pathway for the City to source 70-percent of its water locally by 2035; both members of the Committee, Los Angeles and Inyo County, are open to a second look at changes to the document managing […]

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Mono Supervisors to look at hydro project

By Deb Murphy Mono County Board of Supervisors will get briefed today on the details and process of the Owens Valley Pumped Storage Project. Currently Premium Energy Holdings is in stage one toward a preliminary permit to explore the possibility of reservoirs on Wheeler Crest and the Owens River and/or Rock Creek gorges in a […]

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Information, letter to CFWD over proposed fishing changes

Proposed changes to fishing regulations and seasons have drawn a local response mostly against the new rules. Here are two previous stories from Sierra Wave Media, and a letter to the California Fish and Wildlife Department; also included is a link to comment: No more Fishmas? CDFW discusses proposed regulations Bishop City Council responds to […]

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Be prepared – Inyo County offers free sandbags

News release Inyo County Emergency Services is working with local Fire Departments to provide free sandbags to residents and business owners in Inyo County. Free sandbags for flood preparedness are available at the following locations: Ø  Bishop Fire Station, 209 W. Line Street, April 25, 8:00am-5:00pm (closed noon to 1:00) Ø  Big Pine Fire Station, […]

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Bi-State DPS greater sage-grouse Credit: USFWS

More public comments being accepted on sage-grouse

Press release RENO, Nevada — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting additional public comment on its proposed rule to list the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. As its name suggests, the Bi-State greater sage-grouse DPS straddles the California-Nevada border, where six […]

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Inyo’s short-term rentals hit a bump in the road

By Deb Murphy Tuesday’s review of Inyo County’s short-term rental policy is a prime example of good intentions going awry. The issue that rose to the surface of associate planner Tom Schaniel’s review of numbers and problems focused on non-hosted Airbnbs with unresolved complaints due in large part because the property owner was nowhere in […]

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Bishop City Council responds to proposed fishing regulations

By Deb Murphy Joe Pecsi gave Bishop City Council a template to respond to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s new proposed fishing regulations, highlighting a lot of things wrong with those regs. A former Councilman and chair of the Inyo County Fish and Wildlife Commission, Pecsi followed F&W’s biologist Jim Erdman’s brief summary […]

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State of the Inyo National Forest

USFS news release, prepared by Deb Schweizer I received several calls inquiring about a State of the Inyo, so here it is.  There are only a handful of changes: The Glacier Lodge Rd is open (Big Pine) and Caltrans opened Hwy 120E (Benton) today. Inyo County reports that they are starting to clear roads: Whitney […]

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Four rescued by CHP, Inyo SAR near Mt. Russell

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department news release On the afternoon of Sunday, April 7, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency satellite transmission requesting a rescue near Mt. Whitney. A party of four climbers attempting to summit Mt. Russell (14,088’) had gotten off route while descending and were stuck on the side of a cliff […]

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