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3 Dead in Fatal Traffic Collision along SR-178 Near Death Valley

A traffic collision that occurred along SR-178 near Death Valley which resulted in three fatalities. On 05/31/20 at approximately 12:21 PM, Luis Echeverria of Fontana, CA, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche westbound along SR-178 just east of SR-127. At the same time, Chantra Sun of Baldwin Park, CA was driving a 2017 BMW X5 […]

 
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Death Valley Vandal Identified Himself and Apologized

UPDATE: Man wanted for illegal acts of vandalism at Death Valley National Park (Posted 4/14/2020) The original story of vandalism the Sierra Wave posted on April 14 generated great indignation from park visitors. Charges have not been filed again the man yet. Penalties could include a fine and/or restitution charges. The man’s cooperative attitude will […]

 
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Update on Death Valley Body Recovery

Update on Death Valley Body Recovery [UPDATE: 4/07/2020- Sierra Wave spoke with the Inyo County Coroner’s Office to follow-up on this story. We found out the following: The decedent was William David Namahoe, a 55-years-old single male from Modesto, Calif. with family in Tracy. He reportedly worked at Costco and was described as someone who […]

 
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Schools closing in Inyo and Mono Counties Over Corona Virus Concerns

(Updated Monday, March 16 at 11:00 am) This is what we know so far: “Out of an abundance of caution…”is the phrase that begins the communications to parents from both Bishop Union High School in Bishop, Owens Valley Unified School District and Mammoth Unified School District in Mammoth Lakes, that the schools are closing. Student […]

 
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Saline Valley Warm springs Public Meeting

Release Date: November 4, 2019  Death Valley National Park News Release Saline Valley Warm Springs Public meeting DEATH VALLEY, CA – National Park Service (NPS) staff will host a public meeting on November 17th at 1:00pm to give an update about and discuss timelines for the recently completed Saline Valley Warm Springs Final Management Plan […]

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Woman dies in Death Valley

News release A woman died in Death Valley National Park this week as temperatures soared to nearly 120 degrees. The extreme heat is expected to continue through this weekend, with highs forecast at 120 degrees for today and 122 for Sunday. Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, emergency responders received calls about a non-responsive visitor south of […]

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Deaths at Mammoth Mountain, Panamint Valley

Mono County Sheriff’s Office news release On Saturday, June 22, 2019, at approximately 8:34 a.m., numerous 9-1-1 calls came into the Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch regarding a ski accident on Mammoth Mountain. Several witnesses reported seeing a skier lose control near the top of “Wipeout Chutes” near Chair 23. Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol was […]

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Mt. Whitney through Mobius arch in Alabama Hills.  Photo by Andrew Kirk

Alabama Hills, Death Valley benefit from bill in Congress

News release from Rep. Paul Cook’s office WASHINGTON- Tuesday, the US Senate passed S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The bill passed the Senate overwhelmingly. The National Resources Management Act was a package of bipartisan public lands-related bills that passed the House or Senate in the previous Congress. […]

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