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Missing Campers in Death Valley

Missing Campers in Death Valley

APRIL 9, 2021 - Update from Inyo County Sheriff’s Office: The two missing individuals: 32-year-old Alexander Lofgren, and 27-year-old Emily Henkel, both from Tucson, AZ, were located today shortly after noon. They were spotted through aerial reconnaissance in a very...

Grand Canyon Re-Opens East Gate

Grand Canyon Re-Opens East Gate

Grand Canyon, AZ - Beginning April 8, 2021, visitors traveling to Grand Canyon National Park will be able to enter the park through the East Entrance at Desert View. Park officials, working with tribal and state officials, stakeholders and community...

Fuel Service Restored at Dangling Rope Marina

Fuel Service Restored at Dangling Rope Marina

April 7, 2021 - Lake Powell boaters are advised that boat fuel is again available on Lake Powell at the Dangling Rope Marina, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Electrical service has been restored; however, payments are cash only until internet and phones services are...

NY Times features DesertUSA

NY Times features DesertUSA

A wildflower bloom near Hemet in 2017.  David McNew/Getty Images By Priya Arora Good morning. With spring in full swing, and the idyllic super blooms like the ones that took place in 2017 still in people’s minds, you may be wondering how the state’s wildflowers will...

California Condors Will Take Flight in Pacific Northwest

California Condors Will Take Flight in Pacific Northwest

March 23, 2021 - For the first time in 100 years, the endangered California condor will return to the Pacific Northwest. Once on the brink of extinction, this iconic species has made significant steps towards recovery. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,...

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It’s a Lensbaby, Baby

It’s a Lensbaby, Baby

I have to admit it, I love my Lensbaby. I know it is probably not logical to “love” an inanimate object, so I suppose I should qualify my original statement. I love what my Lensbaby can do and how it affects an image and yes, how it inspires me. After taking several...