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Scotty’s Castle Update from Death Valley National Park Service

DEATH VALLEY, CA – It has been five years since a flash flood devastated historic structures and utilities at Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park. The National Park Service (NPS) has completed several projects, but reopening is still about two years away. Scotty’s Castle and the adjacent road are closed to the public until […]

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DEATH VALLEY, CA–Due to high fire danger, Death Valley National Park is increasing fire restrictions and prohibiting all campfires and most other uses of open flame within Death Valley National Park effective Saturday, September 12th. These new restrictions are in addition to regular annual restrictions on campfires at higher elevation campgrounds in the park. The […]

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Cyclist found dead in Death Valley

Yesterday late afternoon George Kohler, a 67-year old San Francisco man, was discovered deceased between the Mesquite Spring campground and Scotty’s Castle Road in Death Valley National Park. Kohler had been exploring Death Valley with a bicycle touring group and was last seen at a campfire at the Mesquite Spring campground Monday March 12th at […]

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Search for missing cyclist in Death Valley

UPDATE: 5:24pm Friday.  The Inyo Sheriff’s Department said that Mr. Kohler had only his headlamp with him when he disappeared.  As of this time and date there is nothing new on the search but the Sheriff’s Department said that many people are searching. UPDATE:  As of 1:42pm on Thursday, March 15, there is no new […]

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