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Coachella Valley’s Bighorn Institute

     The most exclusive place in the Coachella Valley belongs to the Bighorn Institute… and no, it’s not a golf course. By Scott Alvarez What exactly is a Bighorn Institute? Bighorn Institute is an “invite only” facility that is

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Are Rattlesnakes in the Coachella Valley Out of Hibernation?

CoachellaValley.com ‘s very own Jill Hayes had the scariest encounter of her life while hiking in Palm Springs. By Scott Alvarez / CoachellaValley.com Jill Hayes was out hiking when she suddenly came across a rattlesnake. While the California Poison Control Center

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History of the Cabazon Dinosaurs, Claude K. Bell, 1960’s

Coachella Valley -Cabazon Dinosaurs, Claude K. Bell, 1960’s  Mr. Bell spent more than two decades and $300,000 creating the giant creatures on an otherwise desolate stretch of Interstate 10 near Palm Springs. The dinosaurs, a 150-ton, concrete brontosaurus named Dinney

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Coachella Valley loves this shot. Who needs hamburger meat?

  I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why the Roadrunners feel so comfortable around here? What gives?

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Expert Advice on Hiking or Backpacking with Your Dog

Expert Advice on Hiking or Backpacking with Your Dog From REI Whenever I get out my hiking or backpacking gear, it’s my dog, Kiwi, who is the most excited about the trip. She loves coming along, but it’s important for

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Vandalism in Death Valley – Offering A reward of up to $5,000

Good news: The Devils Hole vandals have been identified.Thank you to everyone that contributed helpful information! Death Valley National Park needs your help identifying these men who pulled over a gate, illegally drove off-road, shot at two locks and several

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What to do if bitten by a snake.

If you live in the Coachella Valley you should learn how to handle a snake bite.  Each year, about 8,000 venomous snake bites occur in the US and about 5 of those people die. You’ve got a good chance of

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Keep Pets Safe in the Heat

The Coachella Valley is HOT in the summer.  Practice basic summer safety for your pet! Never leave your pets in a parked car Not even for a minute. Not even with the car running and air conditioner on. On a

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At Risk Horses Finding a Home at Joey’s

JOEY’S HOME ANIMAL RESCUE by Lisa Alvarez Johnson I had the pleasure of visiting Joey’s Home Animal Rescue for horses on the Yucca Valley mesa the other day and got quite the education on these beautiful creatures. There are so many

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Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Show

The Opening Event of the Dog Showing Year starts right here in the Coachella Valley. This 4 day Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Show extravaganza is being held at the Indio Empire Polo Fields and starts New Year’sDay EMPIRE

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Budweiser Clydesdales returning to the Coachella Valley, your chance to catch them up close!

Budweiser Clydesdales making a visit to the Coachella Valley on April 22 from 2-4 p.m. Arriving in an eight horse hitch they will be harnessed and hitched to the red beer wagon on a.. http://happening.coachellavalley.com/budweiser_clydesdales More about Clydesdales: Clydesdale breed

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Did you know April 17 is bat appreciation day? And why not?

National Bat Appreciation Day is observed annually on April 17th.  This is the best time of the year to celebrate bats, as they are now beginning to emerge from hibernation. National Bat Appreciation Day  a great time to learn about

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The Desert Tortoise of Joshua Tree – A Threatened Species

The Desert Tortoise of Joshua Tree – A Threatened Species Desert tortoises are a threatened species that lucky visitors may get to see in Joshua Tree. Sadly, being hit by cars is a significant cause of tortoise mortality. Watch out

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Forget Punxsutawney Phil! California Has ‘Mojave Maxine’

Ground Hog Day has nothing on Mojave Maxine …SoCal students invited to guess when the desert tortoise will emerge.   The east coast has Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day to let them know when they can expect spring. California has

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HITS Horse Show in Thermal

HITS in Thermal by Carol Parker January 13th – March 15th, 2015 Catch a glimpse of equestrian stars at HITS Horse Shows 2015! Location: HITS Desert Horse Park | 85-555 Airport Boulevard, Thermal, California 92274 Schedule: Tuesday – Sunday |

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Coachella Valley Meet The Alpine ibex

Coachella Valley Meet The Alpine ibex Although they do not live in the Coachella Valley our team finds them AMAZING and after you see what they can do we know that you will also! Ibex are wild goats that live

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8th Annual Fall Family Festival – November 8th!

8th ANNUAL FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL SET FOR NOVEMBER 8TH IN OLD TOWN LA QUINTAFestival Accepting Applications for Sponsors LA QUINTA, CA – (August 28, 2014) – About Families Inc., For Moms and Babies and Old Town La Quinta present the 8th

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Living Desert Spooktacular

Living Desert Spooktacular Weekend! by Tony Fernandez (Palm Desert, CA) Wow did our family have some fun, more than we had anticipated, it was for sure a treat. Rebecca Brown (Market & Public Relations Manager) was willing to give us

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Coachella Valley Happenings for Oct. 24 – Oct 26

 An Insider’s Guide to Great Things To Do in The Coachella Valley! FRIDAY, October 24th Patriot Ride La Quinta – http://patriotrideforourheroes.com/ 2nd Annual Patriot Ride For Our Heroes Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM – Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5:00

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Coachella Valley’s Living Desert’s Jaguar Cubs Receive Names!

Coachella Valley’s Living Desert’s Jaguar Cubs Receive Names! Jaguar Cubs Receive Names: Rico and Tesoro The Living Desert’s first-ever jaguar cubs, born April 26th, recently received official names from two different contests. The two male cubs are now called “Rico,”

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