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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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Fire at Scotty’s Castle Destroys One Historic Outbuilding, Damages Another, Says DVNP Press Release

DEATH VALLEY, CA – A fire destroyed the historic garage and damaged a second historic outbuilding at Scotty’s Castle on Thursday morning, April 22. The historic district in Death Valley National Park has been closed for ongoing repair work after extensive flood damage in 2015. Upon arriving at the worksite in the morning, construction contractors reported active fire within the […]

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Latest Information on Tucson Couple’s Fatal Death Valley Camping Trip

A GoFundMe fundraiser for the Death Valley National Park campers whose trip ended in disaster last week has provided a few new details about what happened to the couple. After a three-day search by multiple agencies for the missing couple in Death Valley National Park ended in tragedy Friday when authorities announced that hiker Alexander […]

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Sad Ending for One of Missing Individuals In Death Valley National Park Rescue

[Editors Note: Sierra Wave has tried to stay on top  of this story, and as with all search and rescue efforts, wish for the best outcomes. Unfortunately, that is not  always the case despite the best efforts of our dedicated rescuers.] Sadly, one of two missing campers from Tucson who were found on a remote, […]

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Missing Individuals In Death Valley National Park Found – Multi-Agency SAR Update

[*Original SAR press release from earlier today  (8:56 a.m.) can be accessed here: https://www.inyocounty.us/sites/default/files/2021-04/DVNP_SAR_4.8.21.pdf] 4:00 PM Update from Inyo County Sheriff’s Office: The two missing individuals: 32-year-old Alexander Lofgren, and 27-year-old Emily Henkel, both from Tucson, AZ, were located today shortly after noon. They were spotted through aerial reconnaissance in a very remote area of […]

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Explosion in Death Valley Stovepipe Wells resulted in building damage, no serious injuries

DEATH VALLEY, CA – A loud explosion rocked Stovepipe Wells Resort around 4:30am on Monday, March 8. The blast damaged concession employee housing. The resort in central Death Valley National Park is still providing full public services. The explosion appears to have been caused by a propane leak. The investigation continues, but foul play is […]

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Death Valley Hosted 820,000 Visitors in 2020 | Half of Usual Total Due to Stay at Home Order

DEATH VALLEY, CA – About 820,000 people visited Death Valley National Park in 2020. This was about half the number of people that visited the park the previous year. Breaking down the figures by season illustrates the impact of the coronavirus pandemic over time. Winter: The year started out strong. The park had its third-busiest […]

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Help keep the lights on at Panamint Springs Resort

A GoFundMe Account has been set up for Panamint Springs Resort, familiar to almost everyone who enters visits Death Valley National Park The COVID-19 Pandemic has been really tough on small businesses everywhere, but none more so than businesses located in rural counties and in resort towns near our national parks. Panamint Springs, a rustic […]

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Peak Named After Endangered Pupfishes

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Earlier this year, the Domestic Names Committee of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names voted unanimously to approve the proposal to name a peak after the Devils Hole pupfish and Ash Meadows Amargosa pupfish. At 4,355 feet in elevation, the previously un-named Pupfish Peak is a high point in an area […]

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Death Valley National Park campgrounds opening for cooler weather

(Press Release DVNP 10/14/2020) DEATH VALLEY, CA – Fall temperatures signal the start of camping season in Death Valley National Park. Texas Springs, Sunset, and Stovepipe Wells Campgrounds will open on Thursday, October 15. At that point, all individual campsites in the park will be open. The park’s 762 individual campsites are limited to no […]

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