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Inyo Limits Watering to twice per week

Inyo County revises emergency drought regulations

Public meetings next week will detail Inyo County’s regulations.  The regulations apply to systems operated by Inyo County, that’s Lone Pine, Independence and Laws.  The new standards are restricting watering to two days per week. Even numbered addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. Odd numbered addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday.

Clint Quilter, director of the Inyo County Department of public works says that for now, enforcement will focus on notification and education, “With the resources we have, what we are looking at initially, is to do a notification type enforcement. If someone tells us, ‘hey my neighbor is watering on the days they are not suppose to’.  We would really go quite a ways to inform that person of the days they can water. If it becomes an issue, then we will go down a different path and have that discussion with the board when it becomes necessary. So now we are looking for voluntary compliance.”

Inyo County has scheduled community meetings in Lone Pine and Independence to provide information on the State regulations, the County’s regulations and how that impacts town water systems consumers.

Public Meetings are scheduled for-

Independence:    6:00 PM, June 9, 2015 at the American Legion Hall, 205 South Edwards Street, Independence, CA 93526

Lone Pine:    6:00 PM, June 10, 2015 at Lone Pine Senior Center Statham Hall, 138 South Jackson Street, Lone Pine, CA 93545

Inyo County Public works is encouraging town water system customers in Lone Pine, Independence, and Laws to attend one of these meetings. For additional information, please contact Inyo County Public Works at (760) 878-0201.

Cover Photo By Gary Young

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Lone Pine Softball falls to Savanna

Lone Pine season ends in CIF 1st round

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles softball season ends with a loss to the #1 seed Savanna high school.  While the season has just ended, Lone Pine Coach Liz Jones is looking ahead to 2016 with great optimism. The Golden Eagles graduate just one senior, outfielder Emma Howe.
Looking to lead the charge next season are several offensive stars.
Lacie Jones finished  first place in the Desert Mountain League with a overall batting average of .641.  Juliann Jones’ .510 average was 7th in league, and Jessianne Joiner was right behind her, finishing 8th in league with a .475 ave.  Katelyn Button ranked 13th with .405 ave. in league play.
Coach Liz Jones says, “We are already looking forward to next year.”
cover photo submitted by Liz Jones. lone pine softball at their wildcard win at Brentwood Academy
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Lone Pine Softball wins Wildcard game

Lone Pine high school softball wins at Brentwood

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles softball team beat Brentwood 6-3 Tuesday in the CIF southern section division 6 wildcard round.  The win advances Lone Pine to the opening round Thursday.  The Golden Eagles will square off with #1 overall seed Savanna high school in Anaheim.

Lacie Jones pitched Lone Pine to the opening round road win.  Lacie Jones allowed just 4 hits, striking out 12.  Coach Liz Jones noted top defensive plays turned in by Kayla Noland at second base, Celia Ray at third, catcher Juliann Jones, Jessianne joiner at first base and Katelyn Button at shortstop.

Offense
Juliann Jones, 3 for 4, 2 run Homerun, Double.
Katelyn Button, 1 for 3.
Lacie Jones, 4 for 4, 2 Doubles, RBI.
Jessianne Joiner, 2 for 3.
Taylor Corona, 2 for 4, Double.

Golden Eagles at Brentwood.  Photo Submitted by Coach Jones
Golden Eagles at Brentwood. Photo Submitted by Coach Jones
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Manzanar Recruiting Youth Corps Members

MANZANAR RECRUITING YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS MEMBERS

Manzanar National Historic Site will sponsor an 8-week long Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program this summer. Youths 15 to 18 are encouraged to apply, provided they do not reach their 19th birthday before August 8, 2015.

YCC team members will work June 15, 2015 through August 7, 2015, earning the Federal minimum wage of $9.00 per hour. The YCC team will work at Manzanar National Historic Site under the supervision of National Park Service (NPS) staff Monday to Friday from 8:15 to 4:45 p.m. Those selected will need to provide their own transportation to work and will need to have their own checking or savings account before they begin. A background investigation may be required prior to employment.

“We have had YCC crews since 2002 and have given local youth an opportunity to learn about American history and to participate in preserving resources associated with this part of the Owens Valley,” said Superintendent Bernadette Johnson. “Last summer, the crew included members from Bishop, Big Pine and Lone Pine, so I’m looking forward to seeing this year’s applications.”

The YCC team will focus on the preservation of resources associated with the internment of Japanese American during World War II, the Manzanar orchard community and the Owens Valley Paiute. The crew will have opportunities to visit other historically significant areas in the valley, to gain a more complete understanding of Owens Valley history and the issues facing the protection of these resources in the future.

Applications may be obtained from the Manzanar National Historic Site Visitor Center, 5001 Highway 395, six miles South of Independence. The completed application must be received at Manzanar no later than Thursday, April 30, 2015 to:
Manzanar National Historic Site
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 426
Independence, CA 93526

The participants and alternates for the 2015 program will be notified by May 11, 2015. For more information, please contact Facility Manager Troy Strawn at 760-878-2194 ext. 3337.

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All CIF honors for Greene

Lone Pine’s Brad Greene is All CIF

The CIF southern section announced their All CIF boys basketball teams and Lone Pine Junior Center Brad Greene made the first team.  Greene in one for just 10 players in Division 5A to earn first team honors.  This past season the Junior center helped lead Lone Pine to an undefeated Desert Mountain League championship.   Greene, along with fellow classmates Ryan Cappello and Garrett Sullivan all return for the 2015-2016 season.

Lone Pine's Brad Greene leaps for Daniel Olsen's shot. Photo by Gary Young
Lone Pine’s Brad Greene leaps for Daniel Olsen’s shot. Photo by Gary Young

photos by Gary Young.

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Lone Pine tops Immanuel

Lone Pine Softball/Baseball win at Immanuel

Varsity Girls Softball
Lone Pine    11
Immanuel Christian 1
Tied 1-1 until the 4th inning, when Lone Pine broke loose.
Stats:
Taylor Corona 2/4 with a homerun.
Juliann Jones 1/4, 1 stolen base.
Katelyn Button 2/4 with a double.
Jessianne Joiner 4/4, 2rbi, 1s.b.
Lacie Jones 2/4, homerun,  2 s. b.
Emma Howe 2/4,  2 doubles.
Cassandra Carlson 1/4 , 2 s. b.
Lone Pine Defense played error free.
Lacie Jones pitched 5 innings ….6 k’s….2 walks, 5 hits.
Juliann Jones finished up last inning with 3 up, 3 down from defense.
Submitted by Coach Liz Jones.
Varsity Baseball
Lone Pine  14
Immanuel Chr. 5
WP, Prestin Huerta, 2IP, 0 runs 2ks.
Ryan Cappello, 3 for 5, dbl and HR.
Prestin Huerta, 5 for 5 with 2 dbls.
Tanner Whisler, 2 for 3 with a dbl.
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Flight Testing in Southern Inyo

China Lake to buzz southern Inyo Communities

Operational flight tests scheduled over
Lone Pine, Independence and Trona

NAVAL AIR WEAPONS STATION CHINA LAKE, Calif. — Starting March 11, operational flight tests will be conducted in the vicinity of the towns of Lone Pine, Independence and Trona.

These events will include flights directly over these towns. The testing requires aircrew to fly at 1000′ over populated areas to simulate urban missions. All flights will be conducted in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration directives. The tests will take place during the day and each town will only be overflown once or twice a week. There will be no supersonic flight or any weapons release.

“We are fortunate to have a wonderful relationship with the local population in the vicinity of NAWS China Lake. We are very grateful for the support and understanding we have received from in the past from the citizens of Lone Pine, Independence and Trona when executing similar tests,” said Air Test and Evaluation Squadron NINE Commanding Officer Capt. Gordon Cross. “Operational tests of this nature are required to adequately evaluate new combat systems; combat systems that deliver increased capabilities to the Sailors and Aircrew at sea. ”

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Lone Pine Man Indicted in Artifacts Case

Lone Pine man indicted for taking archaeological artifacts from public lands in Inyo county

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment Thursday against Norman Starks, 76, a resident of Lone Pine, California, charging him with unauthorized removal of archaeological resources, depredation of government property, and possession of stolen government property, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, the defendant damaged, altered, and removed Native American archaeological resources without authorization, from federal lands.  These included Native American burial cairns and other cultural artifacts, such as beads and fragments of ceramic pots, which were more than 100 years old.  The artifacts were located in the Lone Pine area of Inyo County on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management.  In addition, the indictment charges the defendant with possessing stolen property that included prehistoric Native American incised stone tablets, which had been taken from government lands.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. Assistant United States Attorney Megan A. S. Richards is prosecuting the case.

If convicted of theft of stolen government property or depredation of government property, STARKS faces a maximum statutory penalty of ten years in prison and a $100,000 fine.  For each count of removal of archaeological resources, STARKS faces a maximum statutory penalty of two years in prison and a $100,000 fine.  Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Archeological resources are protected under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA).  Federal land managers, such as Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service, are responsible for the protection of natural and cultural resources located on public lands.

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Conversation about Water

Conversation 90 of 100 Conversations about Water

Permaculture Design for Water Scarcity: Drought to Resilience

The Metabolic Studio is hosting Conversations About Water during the Centenary of the Owens River LA Aqueduct. Conversation Number 90, entitled Permaculture Design for Water Scarcity: Drought to Resilience, will feature ancient water harvesting techniques that support community resilience in the face of climate change. This one hour workshop, led by Carmen Gonzales, an Environmental Specialist with the Owens Valley Indian Water Commission and Certified Permaculture Designer, will qualify for one hour Continuing Education Credit for local Master Gardeners.

Permaculture Design for Water Scarcity: Drought to Resilience
Rainwater is the cleanest source of free renewable water that is available to us. Because we often structure our buildings and land to drain water away, however, we lose this precious water resource as it runs away from our home. There are many ways to catch and use this blessing from the sky. Carmen will share water harvesting techniques inspired by permaculture that draw upon ancient knowledge about how to work with water. Design strategies that are built on holistic-systems-thinking protect water quality, soil biology, and ecosystem diversity while providing abundance for communities and resilience in the face of climate change.
Water harvesting techniques that will be discussed will include proven technologies used by Permaculture Designers around the world to honor water and heal watersheds. You will learn how to turn your landscape from a drain to a sponge to soak up the precious water that falls from your sky. Becoming a wise steward of our precious rainwaters is an important step we can take to create resilience in the face of climate change and the current drought cycle.
Techniques learned from great permaculture teachers such as Geoff Lawton, Sepp Holzer, and Brad Lancaster, will be presented. Permaculture techniques such as swales, terraces, and keyline design, and rain gardens can be effective strategies for hydrating parched soils, harvesting water, improving water quality, regenerating springs, and creating the conditions beneficial for a healthy ecosystem to grow. The true power of Permaculture is that the solutions for many of our water problems already exist— and that knowledge can be used to take a hands-on approach with projects that are cost-effective.
About Permaculture Design
Permaculture is an ecological design science that focuses on creating healthy relationships. Improving the way we relate to the water, land, and each other is a vital component of helping to restore watershed function. Drawing from the inspiration of personal healing through working on water protection projects, Carmen has been able to connect deeply with water to better understand how to work passively with it. A Permaculture Designer uses innovative ideas and tools to allow for living systems to flourish naturally. When we learn to listen to the language of nature, we can create the space for water to be honored as a sacred life giving force while supporting the cycles of life that help to keep water clean.
Carmen Gonzales is an Environmental Specialist and Permaculture Designer with the Owens Valley Indian Water Commission (OVIWC). She began working in the environmental field in 2000 and has been dedicated to working to helping Tribes protect water, land, and people over the past 14 years. She began managing the CWA 106 Program for the OVIWC after working for the past 7 years for the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe. She is excited to bring her passion for healing the relationship between water and the people to the Owens Valley. Always an “edge walker,” Carmen has been working to find the balance between good science, traditional knowledge, personal healing, and cultural evolution. As a water quality scientist, she has been working to shift the community consciousness about the critical importance of watershed protection in these critical times. As a Permaculture Designer, Carmen focuses on raising awareness about the power of working in collaboration with the cycles of nature, rather than against them. Carmen is driven by the vision of supporting the work of revitalization of Native communities through building relationships that nourish land and life. Carmen received her certificate in Permaculture Design in September of 2010 from the Regenerative Design Institute in a course taught by Penny Livingston-Stark and Brock Dolman.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10 am at the Metabolic Studio IOU Garden, Main St. @ Willow in Lone Pine.

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Lone Pine Wins DML

Lone Pine Boys basketball wins the league title

The Golden Eagles magical season continues with a championship clinching win over Desert High School.  The 58-44 win at Edwards Air Force Base moves Lone Pine to 13-0 in Desert Mountain League play and 22-2 overall.  Center Brad Greene returned from injury providing a huge lift.  Greene scored a team high 26 points and pulled down 19 rebounds including 8 offensive boards.  Greene had been out with injury, but now rejoins the team at this pivotal time.   Lone Pine wraps up the regular seasons Thursday at Silver Valley then begins the post season the following week.  This week Lone Pine is ranked #8 in the CIF Southern Section Division 5A poll.  Lone Pine is the top public school in the top 16 poll….and the only public school in the poll.

Lone Pine  58
Desert 44

INDIVIDUAL STATS
Brad Greene 26 points, 19 rebounds, 6 blocks, Garrett Sullivan 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals. Preston Huerta 8 points, 3 rebounds.  Ryan Cappello 7 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals.  Kishan Bhakta 2 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, Bryce Scott 2 points.  Adrian Gonzalez 2 points.

#55 Brad Greene at the Bishop Christmas classic
#55 Brad Greene at the Bishop Christmas classic

Photo by Gary Young

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