• Taxpayers Pick Up Cost For Most Hiker Rescues

    Palm Desert, CA Your tax dollars pay for teachers, law enforcement and first responders, and according to California law they also pay for most search and rescue operations of a stranded hiker.  "Depending on the circumstances of the rescue, if it entails using a helicopter which is very expensive, you’re looking at a thousand to twelve hundred […]

  • Job Fair for High School Graduates Held in Indio

    Indio, CA The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is hosting a High School Graduates job fair for any 2016 graduates.  The job fair is today, at the Riverside County Workforce Development Center in Indio, from 9am to 2pm.   The numerous positions are looking for applicants wanting to work in law enforcement or supporting positions. For applicants […]

  • Salton Sea Management Workshop to be Held in Palm Desert

    Palm Desert, CA The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will be hosting a community workshop over the ongoing management of the Salton Sea.  Being held on Thursday, June 30th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the workshop will feature the most up-to-date information on management efforts.   Bruce Wilcox is the Assistant Secretary for Salton Sea […]

  • Indio Brush Fire Burns Cars, Golf Cart and a Tree

    Indio, CA A brush fire in Indio torched seven cars, a golf cart and a tree this morning before county firefighters extinguished the flames. Firefighters responded at 4:49 a.m. to reports of a possible structure fire near the 81000 block of Oleander Avenue, but instead encountered a brush fire that had spread to two to three nearby cars, […]

  • Extreme Heat Causes Dangerous Fires Across Southern California

    A monster heat wave in Southern California has brought triple digit temperatures across a large swath of the region and fueled dangerous fires. Many KMIR viewers asked where exactly a layer of smoke filling the sky was coming from. Cal Fire says that layer of smoke our viewers were referring to is actually an accumulation […]

  • Extreme Heat Means Potential Loss For Local Farmers

    It’s not breaking news. We’ve known for some time. Today was set to be hot – and it delivered. For the second straight day, the Coachella Valley saw record heat.We know these kinds of extreme temperatures can be dangerous but they can also be expensive. And while it will likely cost you extra money on your air conditioning […]

  • American Eagle Cancels Palm Springs Flights due to Extreme Heat

    PALM SPRINGS, Ca. The extreme heat gripping the desert has had an impact on air travel to and from Palm Springs International Airport.   American Airlines confirms they canceled 3 American Eagle flights Monday due to the heat. The flights were all Phoenix to Palm Springs round-trips: Flight 3089: Phoenix-Palm Springs-Phoenix scheduled to leave Palm Springs […]

  • Couple Who Saved Girl From Electrocution Recognized

    PALM SPRINGS, Ca. The Palm Springs Fire Department recognized the heroic efforts of an off-duty doctor and his nurse wife for saving the life of a nine-year-old girl shocked in a swimming pool on Easter Sunday.  Dr. James Stockdill and his wife Debra Stockdill were playing golf when the incident happened.  "The most important thing I think for […]

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