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The Red Carpet Comes to Yucca Valley “Free” Film Festival

Yucca Valley will be hosting a FREE film festival, The 1st Annual Yucca Valley Film Festival.  This will be your chance to walk the red carpet.  Of course as lovers of the Mojave Desert we often see a carpet of flowers blooming in the spring, all for free.  Now in the fall we also have […]

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 shots of people, […]

Kakurega In The Mojave Desert

I remember the first time I saw it, back in the 1970’s I was driving north up California Highway 395 between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence.  On the west side of the road were the relics of something that seemed important in the past. Driving past these ruins to go to some other […]

Skeletal Remains in Joshua Tree National Park Identified

On Friday, December 20, 2019, Joshua Tree National Park law enforcement officers found human skeletal remains and personal belongings in the 49 Palms Canyon area. The decedent was identified this week by the San Bernardino County coroner as Paul Miller, 51, of Ontario Canada. Miller was last seen on the 49 Palms Oasis Trail in […]

Temporary Closures to Protect Nesting Falcons in Big Bend

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, TX – Beginning February 1st, the National Park Service (NPS) will temporarily close select areas in the Chisos Mountains to protect nesting falcons. In August 1999, the Peregrine falcon was removed from the federal endangered species list, a move prompted by the falcon’s comeback from the brink of extinction. However, throughout […]

BLM and NPS Rescue Family of Five Stranded after Following GPS

ST. GEORGE, Utah – Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service law enforcement rangers’ knowledge of the remote, rugged Arizona backcountry – coupled with a solid relationship with the Mohave County Arizona Sheriff’s Office – led to the successful rescue and reunification of a family of five who became stranded in mud and snow […]