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Death Valley National Park Continues a Phased Reopening on Friday, June 26, 2020

{Press Release: Death Valley National Park Continues a Phased Reopening on Friday, June 26, 2020} Death Valley, CA – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Death Valley National Park is increasing recreational access according to the park’s phased reopening plan. The […]

 
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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: Navy pilot died in crash in Death Valley

UPDATE The pilot of an FA-18E Super Hornet died after the fighter jet crashed Wednesday in Death Valley National Park, the U.S. Navy reported Thursday. The U.S. Navy confirmed the death of the pilot just before 12:40 p.m. Thursday saying, “The Navy has confirmed that the pilot of the FA-18E died in the crash. In accordance with DoD […]

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Government shutdown affecting local national parks

By Deb Murphy Today marks the 19th day of the federal shutdown. Bishop’s office building housing the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management staffs has a note on its locked door, idle vehicles sit in the parking lot. Visitors can tool around Manzanar but can’t get in the building to view the exhibits. […]

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Inyo Supervisors: community grants, consultant’s advice

The Inyo Supervisors will start out their Tuesday meeting on a light note. The County Administrator will announce the winners of the Inyo County Offices Holiday Door Decorating contest and present awards and prizes. Then, it’s on to heavier matters like the County Services Year-In-Review presentation. The CAO and County Departments will review departmental highlights. […]

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Government shutdown furloughs scores in Inyo-Mono

Residents of the Eastern Sierra continue to express deep disappointment in Congressional failure to keep the government running. Those employed by the federal government have a deeper level of concern. Many of them are out of work. Only through informal reports and nothing official, the Inyo National Forest and all of its ranger stations and […]

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Government shutdown hurts local workers

As of last night at midnight in Washington, D.C., Congress had failed to pass a budget and the government shut down. This in the face of polls that show that only 10% of those surveyed approve of Congress. Locally, the shutdown means job furloughs without pay for federal employees and closure of national parks. Inyo […]

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Caltrans realigns Towne Pass

Towne Pass Rockfall Project – 24 Hour Traffic Control Inyo County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has begun a project to realign the Towne Pass section of State Route 190 in Death Valley National Park which is about 11 miles east of Panamint Springs. Construction is scheduled to work 24 hours a day […]

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