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Public service ahead

Inyo County residents have a chance to enter public service. One vacancy each exists on the Inyo Water Commission and Planning Commission. The Water Commission duty is to watch over the Long Term Water Agreement requirements and to advise the Board of Supervisors. A vacancy exists on that body due to the resignation of member […]

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The outspoken remain outsiders

The most outspoken, knowledgeable and to some degree rebellious people when it comes to the Inyo-Los Angeles water issue did not gain appointments to the Inyo Water Commission. Two others did.  (Letters from candidates follow story.) Sally Manning, long a plant ecologist for the Inyo Water Department and now Environmental Director for the Big Pine […]

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Water Commission: appointments, Blackrock, and a tale of two rivers

Inyo County’s Water Policy adopted in 1999 spells out the duties of the Inyo Water Commission, which could be summarized as environmental watchdogs over the Long Term Water Agreement. The Supervisors will appoint two members to that Commission next month and the Commission itself will meet Monday. According to the Board Clerk, five people, at […]

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LADWP pumping plan released

In this dry year, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plans to pump in the “high 70,000 acre-feet range” in the Owens Valley, according to a letter sent to the Inyo Water Director from the DWP Manager of the Aqueduct, James Yannotta. The letter also says that if the Inyo-Los Angeles Standing Committee […]

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Inyo Water Commission appointments

As expected, the Inyo Supervisors played it safe with their appointments to the Inyo Water Commission.  They re-appointed Mike Prather and added former Bishop Police Chief and former City Councilman Bruce Dishion to the list. Left on the cutting room floor again were former Water Department vegetation specialist Sally Manning, a vocal critic of the […]

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Supervisors: water commission appointment, stimulus strategies

The Inyo Supervisors planned to meet Tuesday starting at 9am at the Administrative Center in Independence.  One of their agenda items includes appointment of two people to serve on the Inyo Water Commission. Members of the public continue to gripe about water commission appointments.  The main objection is the Board’s selection of what is perceived […]

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Perennial water issue drags on

Public interest has waned hugely, and the Inyo Supervisors still scold those people who do criticize the water issue that drags on with the key question still unresolved – when and how do officials turn off Los Angles pumps to protect the environment.  This issue was slated to come up again at an Inyo-LA Standing […]

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