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Cartago near Owens Lake.File photo courtesy of Scott Palamar

Letter to the Editor: Impact ‘devastating’ for Cartago, Olancha

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Submitted by Andre Long Regarding Deb Murphy’s recent article on Olancha (https://www.sierrawave.net/olancha-cartago-the-gateway-to-the-sierra-nevadas/), here is the stone cold truth about the subject: Caltrans has completely disregarded the wishes of the Olancha community from the very beginning of this project.  Why else would they construct a 50-acre open pit material mine and asphalt plant […]

 
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Olancha, Cartago: ‘The Gateway to the Sierra Nevadas’

By Deb Murphy A four-lane version of U.S. Hwy. 395 may by-pass Olancha and Cartago some time in the future, but CalTrans won’t leave the little communities in the lurch. The future of both was outlined at Tuesday’s Inyo Board of Supervisors’ meeting by James Powell of Alta Planning and Design. Olancha/Cartago will be re-branded […]

 
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Crystal Geyser plans bottling plant expansion

Crystal Geyser promotes its bottled water as “the only major U.S. spring water bottled exclusively at the source.” The company shows eight sources, and the one in Olancha has plans for expansion. The public can now comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Report on Crystal Geyser’s expansion plan for a 198,500 square foot bottling plant […]

 
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Caltrans says no to public request for meeting

A number of Olancha residents are still seething over how Caltrans has handled the four-lane project through their town and property. Citizens asked for a public meeting on the Caltrans plan, but on Monday Caltrans Director Tom Hallenbeck sent a letter to the Inyo Local Transportation Commission to say there will be no meeting until […]

 
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Letter to the Editor: Cattle Objection

Dear Editor, Cattle routinely graze in Inyo Federal Wilderness area, which are off limits to vehicles (often even on established roads). I walked an area above Cartago today that was otherwise pristine but for havoc wreaked by cloven hoofs on the delicate protective crust of Owens Valley floor and slopes. Yesterday, I walked to the […]

 
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