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In the living room at Scotty’s Castle are businessman Albert Johnson, right, his wife, left, and Death Valley Scotty. The two men formed an unlikely and very interesting partnership that resulted in the construction of the Castle, and Scotty’s well-publicized exploits in Death Valley. Photo courtesy Eastern California Museum.

Death Valley: ‘Scotty’ and wildflowers

Press releases Death Valley, CA –The Metabolic Studio IOU Radio Players will be performing Death Valley Scotty live at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center in Death Valley National Park, on January 30, 2016 at 6 p.m. The live performance is a benefit fundraiser, with proceeds from the sale of $20 tickets going to ongoing work […]

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French tourist dies in Death Valley

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On June 6th, 2014 Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification that 54 year old French national, Guy Brossart, had been located deceased after not returning to a tour bus following a brief stop at the Mesquite Dunes. According to the information provided, the bus stopped around 2:30 PM at the Mesquite […]

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Cover of Gold and Silver in the Mojave

Filmmaker and author will sign books

Nicholas Clapp signs latest book, “Gold and Silver in the Mojave” at Museum   (Press Release) Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author Nicholas Clapp will be signing copies of his latest book, “Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier,” at the Eastern California Museum in Independence on Saturday April 13 from 2-4 […]

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Inyo, BrightSource sign deal

On the eve of hearings on the proposed Hidden Hills Solar project near Death Valley, BrightSource Energy and Inyo County have signed an agreement that addresses Inyo’s concerns, pays the County $15 million, minus certain credits, and assures Inyo will not oppose the project in front of the California Energy Commission. In a last minute, […]

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Friday flooding

Mono County Undersheriff Ralph Obenberger confirmed that flooding did hit areas of northern Mono County Friday. Heavy rains fell and seriously flooded the road to Twin Lakes out of Bridgeport. Obenberger said that a call came in at 6:15 Friday evening that water and mud a few feet deep had flooded out the road on […]

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Museum photogravures

The Eastern California Museum in Independence will be open to the public during all three days of the President’s Day Weekend. The Museum and bookstore will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Feb. 18-19-20. The three-day weekend offers an excellent opportunity to view the museum’s current special exhibit, “Photogravures by Edward […]

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Ubehebe all over again?

Does a volcanic eruption lurk somewhere beneath Death Valley? A team of scientists at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory say they have uncovered evidence that suggests the Ubehebe (U-bee-hee-bee) Crater last erupted only 800 years ago, not thousands of years ago as earlier thought. The website LiveScience.com reported their findings. Researchers recently said that Death […]

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SCE blocks solar power at federal parks

On the front page of the Los Angeles Times Monday, a story revealed that Southern California Edison has blocked the use of solar power at facilities in Death Valley and Mono Lake. Edison officials declined to comment on the story that says the national park service and national forests have been negotiating with Edison for […]

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