Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

News in Death Valley

Stargazers Take a Dim View of Las Vegas

January 20, 2009, 7:47 am
High atop Dante's View, overlooking sheets of salt flats and ribbons of sand dunes, night watcher Dan Duriscoe shone a laser beam at the North Star and steadied his digital camera at the starry heavens.Click. The sky looks dark.Duriscoe panned the camera toward the light factory of Las Vegas, ...

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Death Valley Park Struggling to Keep its Sky Black

December 23, 2008, 7:33 am
High atop Dante's View, overlooking sheets of salt flats and ribbons of sand dunes, night watcher Dan Duriscoe shone a laser beam at the North Star and steadied his digital camera at the starry ...

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Board Denies Off-road Vehicle Access to Death Valley National Park

December 22, 2008, 2:00 pm
The Interior Board of Land Appeals has denied yet another attempt by extreme off-road vehicle enthusiasts to gain access to Surprise Canyon, a rare, fragile desert stream in Death Valley National Park. This is the third failed attempt in the past two years by off-roaders to gain motorized access ...

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Defunct Mines Safety Risk but No Funds for Fixes

November 17, 2008, 7:10 am
Here in ghostly Skidoo, the holes and tunnels are everywhere, nearly a thousand of them puncturing mountains and cratering the desert. Cold winds blow through darkened shafts. Bats flutter in and out at twilight. Linda Manning, an expert on abandoned mines at Death Valley National Park, peered into a tunnel ...

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Death Valley Struggles to Make Abandoned Mines Safe

November 6, 2008, 7:38 am
Reporting from Death Valley National Park -- Here in ghostly Skidoo, the holes and tunnels are everywhere, nearly a thousand of them puncturing mountains and cratering the desert. Cold winds blow through darkened shafts. Bats flutter in and out at ...

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The RIGHT Places: Death Valley National Park

October 15, 2008, 7:25 am
While many people in the country will spend the winter shivering in their fleece and staring at gray skies, visitors to California’s Death Valley National Park will be hiking, swimming, golfing and watching some of the most breathtaking sunsets in the ...

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Devil's Hole Pupfish Count Rebounds

October 9, 2008, 12:37 pm
Tiny neon-blue pupfish that are struggling to survive in a spring-fed cave in Nye County have rebounded this fall to 126 adult fish, 34 more than last fall's count and the highest number recorded since 2004, a federal biologist said ...

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National Park Service Shuts Abandoned Mine

September 18, 2008, 12:49 pm
The National Park Service has closed one of Death Valley's most well-known abandoned mines because of mounting safety concerns. The Keane Wonder Mine and the ruins surrounding it will remain off limits to all vehicle and foot traffic until safety concerns can be addressed, park officials ...

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National Park Service Shuts Abandoned Mine

September 18, 2008, 12:49 pm
The National Park Service has closed one of Death Valley's most well-known abandoned mines because of mounting safety concerns. The Keane Wonder Mine and the ruins surrounding it will remain off limits to all vehicle and foot traffic until safety concerns can be addressed, park officials ...

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‘It was life-changing'

July 29, 2008, 8:49 am
He was in church, listening to Psalm 23, when Roger Homrich was inspired to hike across Death Valley. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…'' So the 26-year-old Dundee graduate began planning a backpacking trip. Not just a few miles. He wanted to walk 225 miles ...

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No human remains found at Manson ranch

May 21, 2008, 6:56 pm
Inyo County sheriff's investigators Wednesday ended their search for human remains at a remote Death Valley National Park ranch used in 1969 as a hide-out by Charles Manson and his followers."One bullet casing was found in the site," Inyo County Sheriff's Lt. Jim Jones said, "but forensic testing indicates ...

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Way cool: Death Valley National Park charms families

May 14, 2008, 11:18 am
About 300 miles northeast of Los Angeles, vast Death Valley National Park is a place of extremes: hottest, driest, lowest. Amid its timeless quietude, visitors may hear the wind traveling across the desert floor or the echo of a raven's caw off a distant mountain. Families might enjoy visiting ...

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