Archive | April, 2015


Tri-County Fairgrounds CEO explains daytime irrigation

– Press release The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds has received several calls and comments regarding watering practices on the grounds during this time of drought. By way of explanation and in an attempt to clear up any misunderstandings, the Fairgrounds offers this information to the public regarding its watering practices and plans for the upcoming […]

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LADWP letter heats up ‘Talking Water Workshop’

By Deb Murphy Less than 24 hours before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors “Talking Water Workshop” Tuesday, ranchers were sent an e-mail from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power advising them their irrigation water would be curtailed Friday, May 1, just one month into the six-month irrigation season. The workshop was requested […]

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Heartwarming Golden Eagle rescue, release for ESWC

– Press release The Golden Eagle waits impatiently for the carrier door to open. To the west, a wind-swept sky forms a deep blue backdrop behind the mountains and the early spring sun floats warm and big overhead. Two months earlier, Inyo residents Steve Toomey and Glenn Clark observed this same Eagle on old County […]

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John William Lee: 1955-2015

John Lee age 60, passed away to be with the Lord on April 17, 2015 in Whitter CA.  John was born to John Lee and Joan Lee Olive on March 17, 1955 in American Fork Utah.  John moved to Independence when he was 13 years old.  He graduated from Owens Valley High School in 1972. […]

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It’s a GardenFest for Eastern Sierra Land Trust

– Press release Spring is abloom, and the growing season is in full swing. Throughout the Eastern Sierra, birds sing merrily and butterflies dance from each sweet, fresh blossom to the next. In celebration of this time of growth and discovery, Eastern Sierra Land Trust invites you to “ring in the spring” at our annual […]

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Precautions, recommendations to avoid hantavirus

– Mono County press release Although mice carry the hantavirus all year, this is the start of the season when humans typically begin activities that put them at risk of being exposed to the hantavirus. Spring cleaning activities, such as opening up closed buildings that have been unused overwinter, often provide habitats for deer mice […]

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Firewood season begins Friday

– Press release The Inyo National Forest announces that the opening of personal use fuelwood season starts Friday, May 1st. Fuelwood permits will soon go on sale at local U.S. Forest Service Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers beginning Wednesday, April 29th. Maps showing areas open to cutting are available with a purchased fuelwood permit. Fuelwood […]

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Funds still available for Mono County woodstove replacement

  – Press release Mono County and Town of Mammoth Lakes, CA – A successful Town of Mammoth Lakes ‘Woodstove Replacement Program’ comes to an end after replacing almost 150 older wood-burning systems, resulting in the annual reduction of thousands of pounds of particulate matter. Mono County still has a small amount of public benefit […]

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Water reality grim for Owens Valley ranchers

By Deb Murphy The numbers tell the story. The listing of Owens Valley water uses indicates a reduction across the board, but none as draconian as the 66-percent reduction in irrigation water provided to area agriculture, down from 49,000 acre-feet in a typical year to 16,500 acre-feet this runoff year. The numbers are included in the […]

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Warren St. update, including new stop signs

– City of Bishop press releases Paving operations are expected this week on the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvements project. Paving was expected to start first thing this morning and continue 2 or 3 days. With the completion of paving work, the most disruptive part of the project will be over. Last week, old street pavement […]

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