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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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Inyo County Probation at 2018 Job Fair

Planning under way for Spring Job Fair

Press release The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Tri-County Fairgrounds and several local businesses to host the second annual Spring Job Fair on Saturday, May 4th.  The event is designed to connect private and public sector employers with the best local candidates. The job fair will be held in the […]

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DWP measures snowpack at 171 percent of normal

DWP news release LOS ANGELES, CA (April 12, 2019) – On April 5, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) hydropgraphers performed the final snowpack survey for the season, which helps determine the amount of water available for Los Angeles’ water supply. This year, the snowpack measured at 171 percent of normal, which translates […]

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Caltrans District 9 Workers Memorial 2018.  Bridgeport Maintenance Crew stand in rememberance of their fellow workers who died in the line of duty.

Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony in Bishop Tuesday

Press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will hold its annual Workers Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, April 16th at 11:30 a.m. at the Caltrans District 9 Bishop Maintenance Station located at 1250 Spruce Street (behind Kmart) in Bishop, CA.  This ceremony will be held in coordination with Caltrans Safety Awareness Week.  The […]

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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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Speech Contest contestants: Harlee Bardonnex, Kyle Schaniel, Will Hennarty, Luis Leon, Jade Scott, Willam Young, Alexandra Morales, Paige Makris, Marlene Castro

Alexandra Morales wins Inyo County Speech Contest

Press release Inyo County Office of Education is pleased to announce that Alexandra Morales from Round Valley Joint Elementary School won first place at the 59th annual Inyo County Speech Contest, for her speech: Parkland, Columbine, Sandy Hook, Enough! The second place winner was Paige Makris from Owens Valley Elementary School with her speech: Turning […]

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50th Manzanar Pilgrimage: An Enduring Legacy for Civil Rights

NPS press release INDEPENDENCE, CA—Manzanar National Historic Site invites visitors to participate in a weekend of special events in conjunction with the Manzanar Committee’s annual Pilgrimage. The event’s theme is 50th Manzanar Pilgrimage: An Enduring Legacy For Civil Rights. All are welcome and the events are free. Pilgrimage Weekend begins Friday, April 26, with a […]

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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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