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The Legendary Marta Becket is set to Return to the Stage

10/26/2013 ● By Steve

After years of rumors of abuse, tumult, and chaos, the Amargosa Opera House - and the legendary genius behind it - is set for a grand encore!

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.

Catch Desert Cultural Treasure, Author Robin Maxwell, at Comic-con This Weekend!

07/13/2012 ● By Steve

This Saturday, Comic-con attendees will be treated to a special panel discussion featuring one of the desert's cultural treasures, author Robin Maxwell, as she and other authors and illustrators discu

Salvation Mountain's Creator, Leonard Knight, Faces Amputation

07/01/2012 ● By Steve

Leonard Knight, the man who created Salvation Mountain, near Slab City and Niland on the eastern side of the Salton Sea, is facing the amputation of his right leg above the knee.  According to a

Desert's Surf Guitar King, Dick Dale, Hits the Road on Tour This Summer

04/30/2012 ● By Steve

Legendary Surf Guitar King Dick Dale is back on the road with his band, touring with son Jimmy on drums.  He's already played Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina, and

Honoring a Desert Treasure: Elden Hughes

04/30/2012 ● By Steve

By Paul SmithThe Minerva Hoyt Award is presented annually by the Joshua Tree National Park Association to commemorate the conservation leadership of Minerva Hoyt. Minerva was a wealthy South Pasadena

The Sun Runner names Leonard Knight a Cultural Treasure of the California Deserts

04/30/2012 ● By Steve

Back in 1967, Leonard Knight was visiting his sisterIrene in San Diego. She was a strong Christian andLeonard, well, he wasn't. But while sitting in hisvan one day, he underwent a life-changing reli