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Re: Death Valley News

Postby deathvalleyjake » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:33 pm

UPDATE: Marijuana Farm Found At Death Valley National Park
It doesn't make sense to put so much effort into something that will be quickly discovered. The entire area around here gets visited by people one way or the other and obviously, "grow sites decimate vegetation around springs, poison wildlife, and are dangerous for the public."
In Death Valley, rangers last week raided a pot growing operation with thousands of plants that were irrigated with an extensive hose system pulling water from a spring in Hanaupah Canyon. The operation was stumbled upon by some hikers who thought three men installing the watering system were working on a park project.

LINK: https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2018/07/update-marijuana-farm-found-death-valley-national-park
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Re: Death Valley News

Postby wildbill » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:49 am

California ghost town sells for $1.4 million
This site isn't actually within DVNP boundaries, but it's not too far from the western edge.

A little over a month after a 19th century ghost town in California called Cerro Gordo went on sale, Brent Underwood bought it for $1.4 million, real estate agent Jake Rasmuson said. The asking price for Cerro Gordo is $925,000, according to a property listing.

LINK: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/ghost-town-sold-cerro-gordo/index.html
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Re: Death Valley News

Postby CrustyOldFart » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:08 am

Rogers Peak Multi-Use Instrumentation and Communication Facility
New telecom equipment to be installed between Death Valley and Panamint Valley. Will it make a difference to travelers? Who knows?
The summit of Rogers Peak is 9,980 feet, and is the only non-wilderness high point in the park. Rogers Peak is located between Telescope Peak and Mahogany Flat Campground in the Panamint Mountains. Rogers Peak has been used as communications and instrumentation site by various government agencies since the late 1950s. There used to be a privately-owned analog signal cellular site. Existing infrastructure at the site consists of two telecommunication towers (up to 66 feet tall), three buildings, two large ground-mounted solar panel arrays, concrete pads, propane tanks, and an unpaved graded road.

LINK: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=74087
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