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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.

Gathering Sunday to Remember Huell Howser

02/08/2013 ● By Steve

All of you amazing folks are invited to a Huell Howser Remembrance this Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the 29 Palms Inn. The event is an opportunity to share stories and remember the work of Huell, who died on January 7.

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!

Huell Howser dies at age 67

01/07/2013 ● By Steve

The Sun Runner has learned that longtime California's Gold TV personality, Twentynine Palms resident, and friend of this magazine, Huell Howser, has died at the age of 67.

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!

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!

Desert Theatre By Jack Lyons Sun Runner Theatre Editor

11/09/2012 ● By Steve


I caught up with a busy Gary Daigneault (via telephone), longtime past president of Theatre 29’s board of directors and the driving creative force behind the success of the Twentynine Palms community theatre from its inception in 1999. Original founders John (deceased) and Carol Calveri (now living in Colorado) have handed over the reins of operation to Brian and Patti Tabeling, and Daigneault, all of whom are still very much connected with the theatre.


Desert Writers Gather At Oasis Beneath The Full Moon By Steve Brown

11/09/2012 ● By Steve

Our Desert Writers Celebration, held under a full moon at the 29 Palms Inn on the Oasis of Mara, was a great evening of writers, poets, books, food (including our favorite Joshua Treets Ice Cream), music, and fire dancing.

The Sun Runner Expands Travel Features with Desert Road Trips Issue

10/22/2012 ● By Steve

The Sun Runner Magazine is expanding its popular travel coverage with the Desert Road Trips Issue for December, 2012/January, 2013.