• Increased Wildfire Risks Closes Whitewater Canyon

    The Bureau of Land management has decided to close the public lands near Whitewather Canon, temporarily because of increased wildfire risks. The safety closures go into effect Friday, July 2 through October 31. “With the approaching Independence Day holiday, public land users are reminded the possession or use of any fireworks, including “safe and sane […]

  • City Celebrates Revamped Indio Hills Trail

    (CNS) – Indio officials gathered at the start of the popular Indio Hills Trail to celebrate the recently completed improvements to the pathway, although residents were urged stay away due to COVID-19. The ribbon-cutting ceremony, originally set for March but postponed due to the pandemic, took place at the trailhead near where Golf Center Parkway […]

  • Palm Springs Brush Fire Blackens Three Acres, Quickly Contained

    A three-acre fire ignited near the Indian Canyons in Palm Springs Monday but was quickly extinguished by fire crews without causing any injuries or structural damage. The blaze broke out around 1 a.m. near South Palm Canyon and Acanto drives, according to the Palm Springs Fire Department. The blaze was brought under control within about […]

  • U.S. moves ahead with oil leases near sacred park

    U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other sites sacred to Native American tribes. The sale comes as Democratic members of Congress, tribal leaders and environmentalists have criticized the federal Bureau of Land Management for pushing […]

  • Major Solar Facility Approved for Desert East of Coachella Valley

    A solar facility set to occupy more than 3,000 acres east of the Coachella Valley has received final approval from the federal government, the Bureau of Land Management said Thursday. The 500-megawatt Palen Solar Project is slated for construction about 10 miles east of Desert Center, north of Interstate 10, according to the BLM, which […]

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