Tag: Palm Springs

Hundreds mourn hometown hero in three-day procession

By Joyce Nugent A homemade flag made by Army and Air Force veteran Brian Gray is left standing at the Palm Desert Sheriff Station. The flag reads “Hunter Lopez 9/21” in honor of United States Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez of Indio, who was among the 13 American service members killed during a terrorist attack

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Southeastern California’s unique desert landscape

Photos and story by Angel Peña Located about 50 miles east of Palm Springs lies a protected area of desert that is home to stunning rock formations, unique wildlife and several different types of desert plants.  Named after its iconic trees, Joshua Tree National Park became the 54th national park October 31, 1994. Since then,

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Slide Show: Snow Fire scorches near Palm Springs

By Joyce Nugent The Snow Fire was ignited by a burning vehicle at around 2:30 pm Sept. 17. By 7:30 pm the quick moving blaze had grown to 1,200 acres and evacuations were ordered for the small community of Snow Creek near Palm Springs. The fire ballooned to 2,500 acres by Sept. 18. An evacuation

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