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April 7th, 2014

Significant Details: What Can You Trust?

April 7, 2014

First was total disbelief, followed by bargaining, then despair and finally anger.
Acceptance will never be part of the equation, because I feel duped, tricked, misled and stupid for not seeing the “truth” that was recently revealed.
News stories spelled out the source of my angst: “Wall Street is Rigged,” the screaming headlines screamed. “Traders Get Rich, Investors Get Ripped Off.”
Yeah, I know. Hard to believe, right? Wow. Crazy talk. And who knew? Anyone see that coming? Not me.

OP-ED: Something we can all support

April 7, 2014

APRIL 5, 2014 –––– Live in Inyo County for any significant length of time and you get used to some things: impenetrable cliques found in almost every demographic; keeping your mouth shut to avoid preaching to a bored choir surrounded by hostile audience members; and when it comes to policy-making, watching common sense be introduced as the last resort.
You also learn a few things about the people: who’s friends with whom, who does or doesn’t support which groups or causes, who’s in it for the accolades and who’s in it for the greater good.

April 4th

Death Valley gets surprise blanket of wildflowers

April 4, 2014

Spring is in the air and in Death Valley, that means wildflowers are sprouting from the ground.
Death Valley National Park announced earlier this week that the spring wildflower bloom has begun and with the mild April temperatures and colorful display of wildflowers beginning to bud, park staff says there’s no better time to explore Death Valley.

Alabama Hills Day coming April 12

April 4, 2014

Filmmaking, ATV riding, horseback riding, bouldering, jogging, bird watching, camping, fishing, location scouting, photography, rock hounding, hunting. These are just some of the different activities enjoyed by diverse groups and outdoor enthusiasts on the same public lands west of Lone Pine.
The wide variety of recreational opportunities and stakeholders passionate about the landscape is all part of the magic of the Alabama Hills and the secret to keeping them accessible – two concepts being celebrated next weekend via the Third Annual Alabama Hills Day.

Sierra snowpack 30 percent of normal

April 4, 2014

Hydrologists with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have released the April 1 Eastern Sierra snow survey and the numbers are grim.
Overall, the Eastern Sierra snowpack is 30 percent of normal, which means there is 70 percent less water in the mountains than what can be expected in a “normal” year.

April 3rd

Groups planning to call for REGPA revisions

April 3, 2014

APRIL 1, 2014 ---- With many questions left unanswered, or rather, answered in generalities as opposed to specifics, residents will be looking to their elected officials today with what’s been described as a mixture of anxiety, hope and fear.
Following a presentation scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m., the Inyo County Board of Supervisors is set to provide input on the Planning Department’s Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment – the first time Inyo’s top officials are expected to offer substantive feedback or opinion on the controversial document.

REGPA discussion Tuesday

April 3, 2014

MARCH 29, 2014 ----
Inyo County leaders will weigh in on the controversial Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment Tuesday and direct county planning staff on how to proceed with the document.
The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hear a presentation from Planning Department staff on the proposed draft REGPA at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the County Administrative Center in Independence before providing input on the controversial plan.

April 2nd

Entrepreneur plans for Bishop hostel

April 2, 2014

Southern California entrepreneur and rock climbing devotee Matt Myers hit a bump in the road of his plans to open a small hostel in Bishop ,however he resolutely continues undeterred on the path to realizing his dream.

County unveils a much scaled-down REGPA

April 2, 2014

More than one Inyo County resident wondered aloud Tuesday if the Inyo County Planning Department was playing an April Fools Day prank when it presented an updated draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment to the Board of Supervisors.

April 1st

Bigfoot spotted

April 1, 2014

Bishop residents were shocked Monday afternoon when a creature that witnesses said resembled a Sasquatch turned up in Whitney Alley. Register photographer Justin Lawrence was on the scene and snapped a photo of the beast – described as ape-like in appearance, at least 7 feet tall standing upright, covered in thick dark hair – as it walked into Black Sheep Espresso Bar in front of startled onlookers. Said Lawrence, “He just kind of strode right by, looked over at me for a second, and walked into Black Sheep.

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