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Sand Castles in the Coachella Valley – Awesome!

Whether it was at a beach that went on for miles or in a homemade box in the backyard, most of us can recall using buckets, shovels and water to create a sand castle or two during our childhood. Kirk

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Coachella Valley Daytrippen – Joshua Tree National Park Admission is FREE for 3 Day Weekend!

Coachella Valley Daytrippen – Joshua Tree National Park is FREE the entire 3 day President’s Day weekend. If you’re thinking of heading out to Joshua Tree National Park during the Presidents Day weekend, you’re in luck – all national park

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Renewable Energy: The Worst of the worst: Bechtel’s Soda Mountain Solar Project

Renewable Energy:  The Worst of the worst: Bechtel’s Soda Mountain Solar Project Many recreational users who I know: off-roading enthusiasts, rock hounds, hunters, backpackers and hikers have watched as federal land policy has resulted in a renewable energy gold rush

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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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Joshua Tree National Park Sees Record Visitation in 2014

Joshua Tree National Park Sees Record Visitation in 2014 Nearly 1.6 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park in calendar year 2014, up from 1.4 million in 2013. That is good news for the park and also for the surrounding

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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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Salvation Mountain – A Potential Environmental Nightmare Lying in Wait?

By Death Valley Jim For many years I have been asked, “Jim, have you been to Salvation Mountain?” Which I’ve quickly answered, “No, but it looks interesting. It just isn’t very high on my list of places that I want

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DEATH VALLEY JIM; A TESTAMENT TO THE GOOD LIFE

Exploring the desert full time for the past 3 years, Death Valley Jim has found the time to write 8 books on his findings; adventuring at times for 2 weeks or more deep into places that most of us will

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Something stinks…it’s The Salton Sea

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Sometimes from my home  in Joshua Tree, I can smell the foul odor of decaying fish from the Salton Sea, forty-seven miles away, but that is on a rather rare occasion.  For years I have seen photographs of The Salton Sea, in

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27th Annual Rose Show Palm Desert Highlights

27th Annual Rose Show Palm Desert Highlights! Wake up and smell the roses! Here are a few pics in case you missed (or had no idea) yesterdays 27th Annual Rose Show at the Palm Desert Community Center! Enjoy! note these

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The Living Desert will host its 9th annual Desert Garden Community Day

9th Annual Desert Garden Community Day Guests will learn how to create a flourishing vegetable garden in the desert, as well as ways to conserve water and support local wildlife. Desert resident Angela Fasano, Certified Arborist, Landscape Irrigation Auditor and

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Joshua Tree Music Festival – A Look Back At An Amazing Weekend!

Joshua Tree Music Festival – A Look Back At An Amazing Weekend!   As Joshua Tree Music Festival ends we take a moment and look back at an amazing weekend.  From the artist, musicians, food and beauty of the desert,

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9th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival

9th Annual Joshua Tree Music Festival by Lisa Alvarez Johson This weekend is the 9th annual fall Joshua Tree Music Festival.   This four day event started Thursday and will end Sunday.  What is great about the multiple day festivals we

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Coachella Valley Photo of the Day – Joshua Tree

Coachella Valley Photo of the Day. “Somewhere over the Jtree” by Jim Civello/ Coachella Valley

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Pioneertown’s Day in the Desert is just a few weeks away!

Pioneertown’s Day in the Desert is just a few weeks away! A DAY IN THE DESERT is an intimate music experience in a magical desert oasis. Time stands still as the lush sounds encompass the otherworldly natural setting. The artist

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Coachella Valley’s Living Desert is proud to announce the African Crested baby porcupine

The Living Desert is proud to announce the African Crested baby porcupine, born at the zoo in May, is now part of the Animal Encounters Program and is currently being trained for a part in the Wildlife Wonders show starting

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3.1 Earthquake strikes San Jacinto at 3:16pm Sunday

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.1 struck San Jacinto in Riverside County Sunday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake hit one mile north northwest of San Jacinto at 3:16 p.m. There were no immediate reports of

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Coachella Valley Spotlight on Local Amateur Photographer – Lisa Avlarez Johnson

Coachella Valley Spotlight on Local Amateur Photographer – Lisa Avlarez Johnson Lisa contacted us a few weeks ago and has already become our go to gal for capturing the daily happenings in the Coachella Valley. When the rain hit and flooded

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Joshua Tree Music Festival…Get involved!

The Joshua Tree Music Festival is a family event coming October 9th – 12th! Kids 10 and under get into the festival for FREE. GET INVOLVED…..volunteer in exchange for a festival pass. Sign up is live now on the GET INVOLVED page

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