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Wildfire Season Arrives Early in the Desert

05/02/2013 ● By Steve

The first of May brought the first desert wildfire to California. The Summit Fire began shortly after noon on May 1 in the Banning Pass, sending up a large plume of smoke west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

Motoring a Desert Treasure: Riding the Mother Road

03/11/2013 ● By Steve

The Sun Runner Magazine's Steve Brown and Mr. Route 66 - Jim Conkle - take a journey down Route 66 through the Mojave Desert - and history, from Victorville, California, to Kingman, Arizona.

Remembering a True Desert Treasure: Huell Howser

02/14/2013 ● By Steve

If there ever was a “Mr. California,” someone who loved this state completely, and shared it freely with those who would join him, it was Huell.

Bad Science, Dead Bobcats

02/11/2013 ● By Steve

Not long after my story in the December, 2012 issue conveyed a warning about posting photos of your friendly neighborhood bobcat for bobcat hunters and trappers to see, all hell broke loose in and around Joshua Tree when video astronomer and desert renaissance man Tom O’Key found a bobcat trap set on his property.

The Real Route 62 Guide to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities

01/07/2013 ● By Steve

Welcome to the digital edition of The Real Route 62 Guide to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities!

"Pop pop pop, get ready to watch the Yucca kids drop"

12/20/2012 ● By Steve

"Pop pop pop, get ready to watch the Yucca kids drop." That's what the Yucca Valley High School student posted on Facebook on Wednesday of this week. What may have been intended as a sick joke was taken appropriately as a threat by law enforcement.

Threats of gun violence made against Yucca Valley schools this morning

12/20/2012 ● By Steve

The San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department is working on violent threats made against Yucca Valley school children. Police are at schools at this hour.

Here Kitty, Kitty... (Bobcat trapping endangers desert wildlife)

12/07/2012 ● By Steve

It’s not widely known among desert wildlife lovers that they themselves may sometimes be one of the biggest threats to the wildlife they love. That’s certainly true in the case of the desert folks who love to post photos of the bobcats coming to visit their homes or drink from the birdbath in their yard.

The 2012 Desert Road Trips Issue

12/03/2012 ● By Steve

Join The Sun Runner Magazine for our first Desert Road Trips Issue, featuring the Southern Loop from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea, Borrego Springs and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, to Felicity - the center of the world and home of the Museum of History in Granite, to Yuma, Arizona, Castle Dome ghost town, Quartzsite, and more!

Video of Harrison House's "Under the Scorpio Moon"

11/02/2012 ● By Steve

Enjoy the video of Harrison House Music & Arts' production "Under the Scorpio Moon: A Performance Art Experience," filmed October 17, 2012 during the Hwy 62 Art Tours by Dan O'Dowd.