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Drought takes toll on Lower Owens River

Another consequence of drought conditions – the Lower Owens River. As per the agreement on the re-watering of the river, a 50% or less dry year means zero seasonal flushing flows for the river. The normal flow will continue, but the periodic spring flow of 200 cubic feet per second will not happen. Department of […]

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Sheriff looks into wolf-dog, dangerous dog ordinance

A recent local case involving a wolf-dog hybrid animal caught the attention of Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze. He has focused on the possibility of a new ordinance. An incident in Lone Pine drew attention to the possibility of a wolf-dog which attacked another dog. State law says that first generation wolf-dog hybrids are regulated and […]

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New bill would revamp DFW handling of animals

A wildlife protection group and many others are calling for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, previously the Department of Fish and Game, to change its ways. Many citizens in the Eastern Sierra have publicly and privately expressed the same thing when it comes to bears and mountain lions. State Senator Jerry Hill came up […]

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Sacramento Bee story points to Bishop Fish and Wildlife

A series of stories in the Sacramento Bee last spring revealed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s agency called Wildlife Services had killed millions of animals and had used inhumane methods. One of the articles pointed to the Bishop Fish and Game office, which had hired Wildlife Services to kill mountain lions. We contacted Sacramento […]

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