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Devils Postpile National Monument Announces Finding of No Significant Impact for the Park’s Wastewater Treatment System Replacement Project EA 

Devils Postpile News Release September 7, 2021 For Immediate Release   Media Contacts: Scott Gediman   [email protected] Jamie Richards  [email protected]   Devils Postpile National Monument Announces Finding of No Significant Impact for the Park’s Wastewater Treatment System Replacement Project EA   Devils Postpile National Monument announces release of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Determination of Non-Impairment for the park’s Wastewater Treatment System […]

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Lone Hiker Found Dead in Death Valley National Park During Triple-digit Temperatures

A hiker, identified as Douglas Branham, 68, of Tukwila, WA, has been found dead in Death Valley National Park, on Wednesday, July 24. Family members told authorities that Branham had planned to hike from Badwater to West Side Road and back, a 12-mile round-trip hike across salt flats. He was supposed to fly home to […]

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Death Valley hit 130 degrees Fahrenheit last Friday | Fifth time in recorded history

Death Valley is the hottest, driest, and lowest place in the country, but last Friday, July 9,  it was really hot as it hit 130 degrees Fahrenheit for only the fifth time in its recorded history. On the following Saturday, July 10, it was 129.4 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. As hot as […]

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SEKI Forest Fire Officials Elevate Campfire Restrictions: No Campfires Allowed

It is no secret that there is an extended, severe drought in California. Thunderstorms have already started several wildfires started by lightning strikes and more are expected over the next several months. Given the seriousness of the situation, coupled with the fact that most wildfires are caused by human activity, there is a prohibition on […]

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Scotty’s Castle Visitor Center fire investigation inconclusive

The initial investigation into the cause of the fire at Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park has recently concluded. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) determined the fire began inside the Visitor Center. The investigation was not able to determine a cause of the fire. The fire started the night of […]

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Reds Meadow Area update from Inyo National Forest & National Park Service | Opening Thursday, June 17

The Reds Meadow Shuttle Service, provided by Eastern Sierra Transit Authority, begins service on July 2.  After the Reds Meadow Road opens on June 17, but before the shuttle starts running on July 2, expect parking to be very limited in the area. It is recommended that you carpool and arrive early. On July 2, […]

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Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Tribe might get official recognition

Mono Lake Kutzadika’a Tribe aboriginal lands According to U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte’s (R-Hesperia) office, last Tuesday, June 1, he reintroduced a bill, HR 3649, titled the Mono Lake Kutadika’a Paiute Tribal Recognition Act that would grant federal recognition to the Mono Lake Kutzadika’a tribe as a distinct Native American Tribe. The legislation was originally introduced […]

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Why Illegal Marijuana Grow Sites Are Dangerous to People, Animals, and the Environment

It should not come as any surprise that just because cannabis has been legalized, the illegal trade in growing and selling it has not. There is simply far too much money involved. Cannabis is estimated to be the largest cash crop in California with a value of more than $11 billion. The state collected over […]

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Tioga Pass Road through Yosemite Park scheduled to open Thursday, May 27

Yosemite National Park Tioga Pass Road to open Thursday, May 27. Tioga Road (the continuation of Highway 120 through the park) will tentatively open on Thursday, May 27, at 8 am, weather and conditions permitting. Check nps.gov/yose for updates. Please protect wildlife by obeying speed limits. The Tuolumne Meadows Store, Grill, and Post Office will […]

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Sequoia National Forest preparing to open campgrounds

Sequoia National Forest preparing to open campgrounds by Memorial Day Weekend The Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest for the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. Forest staff are working to bring first come, first served campgrounds back online, and most are projected to be available by the holiday weekend. Services […]

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Hundreds of historic Scotty’s Castle photographs published online

The historic site in Death Valley National Park is still closed undergoing renovation from the devastating flood in 2015 and more recently the devastating fire at Scotty’s Castle reported on Sierra Wave earlier this year. In this press release, the National Park service is letting the public, historians, and researchers know of a new photographic […]

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