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An Unwanted Imposition: Dollar General

02/15/2013 ● By Steve

Supervisor James Ramos should work to halt this decision, based on a poorly made staff report, from going forward...

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.

It's Official - the Marines Plan to Take Most of Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Area

02/13/2013 ● By Steve

The Marine Corps has decided to take nearly 170,000 acres from the BLM's Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area to add to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms for training purposes.

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.

Vandalism Forces Emergency Closure to Barker Dam in Joshua Tree National Park

02/08/2013 ● By Steve

It was announced today by Joshua Tree National Park that due to recent vandalism to Barker Dam, Joshua Tree National Park is immediately closing access to the dam, a well known hiking destination.

Visit The Sun Runner at the LA Travel & Adventure Show!

01/10/2013 ● By Steve

Come visit The Sun Runner Magazine at the LA Travel & Adventure Show, January 12 & 13 at the Long Beach Convention Center! We'll be with the California Deserts Visitors Association, the Ridgecrest Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the City of Twentyine Palms promoting desert travel!

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!

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!