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Independence residents come to defense of cedar tree

By Deb Murphy Tree huggers are alive and well in Independence, as evidenced by Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Residents came to the defense of a cedar tree within the County’s right-of-way on Market Street. The owner of the adjacent home had asked Publics Works to cut the tree down, fearing it was […]

 
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Numbers are in for county-run town water systems

By Deb Murphy Residents of Lone Pine, Independence and Laws will get a chance to weigh in on a restructured water rates with increases phased in over the next five years as Inyo County launches its community outreach in the next four months. The County opted to take back operation of three town systems as […]

 
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Inyo Supervisor Jeff Griffiths showing his moves on the floor as giant fruitcake threatens to crush other dancers

‘Tis the Season – for the Internationally Acclaimed Fruitcake Festival!

Press release The 14th Internationally Acclaimed, Annual Fruitcake Festival formally roots a return to normalcy this December. On Saturday, the 15th of December, the gathering for all things Fruitcake will take place at the American Legion Hall of the Inyo County Seat Independence, California. The theme this year is a gloriously celebratory ‘When You Wish […]

 
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Ann Capodanno: 1934-2018

Independence resident Ann Capodanno passed away in Flagstaff, Arizona, on July 4 after a brief battle with cancer. She was 83. During an adventuresome life that took her from her East Coast home to numerous stops across the West even as far as Hawaii, Ann discovered the Eastern Sierra. She lived throughout the Eastern Sierra […]

 
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Evelyn-Mae Nikolaus: 1931-2018

Evelyn-Mae was born June 16, 1931 in Pomona, CA, to Ralph and Frances Page. She developed a life-long love for the outdoors while enjoying camping trips to the Eastern High Sierra with her family. Evelyn-Mae attended high school in Alhambra, CA. Following high school, she graduated from Whittier College with a degree in home economics which positioned her for her move to Big […]

 
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Measure K would help Lone Pine Unified School District

By Deb Murphy Lone Pine and Independence schools have a lot in common. Both facilities need more than just good maintenance; they need new wiring, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, plumbing fixes, wiring upgrades, energy efficient windows. The list goes on. The major difference between the two: Lone Pine schools are 20 years […]

 
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Elsie Jean Clair: 1935-2017

Elsie Jean Clair was born December 22, 1935 and passed away November 25, 2017. She was 82 years old. Better known as Jean or Jeanne Clair and was the eldest of four children. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Miles Clair, and by her parents , Bessie Lee and […]

 
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