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Inyo Supervisors trying to avoid infusion confusion

By Deb Murphy Back in the day, if someone had told me I’d be watching four guys in suits discuss the addition of cannabis oil to brownie dough, I’d have said they were nuts. But that was part of the Supervisors’ discussion on the progress of Inyo County’s cannabis program. County cannabis czar Nate Reade […]

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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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Beverly Ann Brown: 1954-2018

Beverly Ann Brown of Bishop, CA passed away at Renown Medical Center in Reno, NV June 24, 2018. Born in Bishop on October 20, 1954 to Robert “Bob” and Elizabeth “Betty” Cashbaugh Beverly grew up in Hammil Valley at Cottonwood Canyon Ranch and attended Edna Beaman Elementary School in Benton until the age of 9 […]

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Inyo Supervisors to vote on agreement on Well 385

By Deb Murphy Inyo County Water Department and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have reached an agreement on the pumping test of Well 385 in the Five Bridges area. Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will approve, or not, that agreement. The agreement allows the two month test to proceed once the Tech […]

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Saline Valley folks still have issues with Park Service

By Deb Murphy While the Inyo Board of Supervisors was satisfied with the Park Service’s efforts to compromise between existing conditions at Saline Valley and its own rules and regulations, users weren’t as pleased. Close to 40 long-standing Saline Valley campers attended last Wednesday’s community outreach in Bishop to go through the Death Valley National […]

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DRECP in danger of being dismantled

By Deb Murphy After eight years of workshops, community outreach, discussion, wrangling with conflicting community needs and compromise, Inyo’s Board of Supervisors and Planning Department thought the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan was a done deal back in 2016. As Supervisor Rick Pucci put it “a good plan is one nobody likes.” By that definition […]

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Op-ed: Plan by Trump to throw away years of desert planning

Submitted by Michael Prather Eight years of collaborative planning time, effort and expense are being swept aside by the recent decision of the U.S. Department of Interior to reopen the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). Broad and balanced stakeholder input and consensus are being disregarded in this ill-advised action. Direct effects on our Inyo […]

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Inyo Supervisors get over short-term rental hump

By Deb Murphy With small, but more restrictive, changes, Inyo Board of Supervisors approved the draft short-term rental ordinance presented at yesterday’s meeting. The primary change, limiting potential permits to one parcel per owner, came to assuage Supervisor Jeff Griffiths concern that investors in short-term rental units would seriously muck up an already tough housing […]

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Inyo short-term rentals get hearing at today’s meeting

By Deb Murphy Inyo County’s short-term rental discussion made the rounds of community workshops last summer. The next step: an ordinance was drafted taking into consideration community concerns and went to the County’s Planning Commission. With a few changes, that ordinance will be the topic of an 11 a.m. timed item on today’s Board of […]

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Inyo Supervisors fine tune cannabis ordinance, set license limits

By Deb Murphy After four hours of discussion, three things stood out as the Inyo Board of Supervisors thrashed through the latest iteration of the county’s commercial cannabis ordinance. According to the consultant from Hinderliter de Llamas and Associates, the California marijuana market may be oversubscribed with more cannabis license seekers than cannabis users. The […]

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