• Search and Rescue Crews Locate Missing Joshua Tree Hiker

    Joshua Tree National Park On Thursday, March 15, 2018, at approximately 7:29 am, the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station received a request for assistance from the Joshua Tree National Park regarding a missing person, Paul Hanks.  Story: KMIR EXCLUSIVE: Joshua Tree Couple Speaks Out After Arrest Deputies responded to the location and began assisting in the search. Sheriff’s Aviation […]

  • Woman Who Fell From Hiking Trail Airlifted, Hospitalized

    Palm Desert, CA A hiker who apparently took a fall on a Palm Desert trail Friday was airlifted out of the area and taken to a hospital. The Riverside County Fire Department, along with sheriff’s deputies, received word of a downed hiker around 10 a.m. on the Hopalong Cassidy Trail, according to Tawny Cabral of […]

  • Woman Airlifted Off of Hiking Trail Near Palm Springs, Hospitalized

    Palm Springs, CA A woman who was injured on a hiking trail near Palm Springs Tuesday was airlifted out of the area, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Riverside County and Palm Springs city firefighters responded at 12:20 p.m. to a report of an injured hiker on the Murray Canyon Trail, in an unincorporated […]

  • Governor Brown Signs Garcia and Mayes’ Bump and Grind Legislation

    Palm Desert, CA Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is excited to announce that today, Governor Brown has signed AB 661, Magnesia Spring Ecological Reserve: Mirage Trail. This measure joint authored with Assemblymember Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) would extend opening and closure dates for the Mirage Trail near Palm Desert; ensuring access to the Coachella Valley’s beloved […]

  • Using Military Lands to Protect the Desert Environment

    Twentynine Palms, CA Protecting America’s home front and environment are crucial for Southern California and thanks to protected lands in the High Desert, those two can be accomplished almost simultaneously. From thousands of feet in the air, views of desolate landscape are as far as the eye can see. "It’s really important to make sure […]

  • Coroner’s Identify Man Killed in Idyllwild Rock Climbing Accident

    Idyllwild, CA The name of an Oceanside man who died in a rock climbing accident in Idyllwild was released Thursday.    Jonathan Zuniga, 24, fell Wednesday while climbing Lily Rock, a popular rock climbing destination within Humber Park. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Santiago Agcaoili. Story: Search Continues For Missing Joshua […]

  • Hiker Airlifted Off Palm Desert Trail With Heat-Related Illness

    Palm Desert, CA A hiker overcome by triple-digit heat had to be airlifted off a Palm Desert trail today. County fire crews were dispatched just after 11 a.m. to a hiking trail near the 45000 block of Tanque de Agua Road, said Tawny Cabral of the Riverside County Fire Department. The unidentified hiker was hoisted onto a […]

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