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A government shutdown would close National Parks like Joshua Tree

While a Joshua Tree employee remains hopeful that a lapse in government funding will not occur, they are reviewing the National Park Services contingency plan. If you plan to visit a national park like Joshua Tree, you should expect services and facilities you usually use to be closed or unavailable. The park itself will be

Hiker dies after suffering a medical emergency

A hiker is dead after suffering a medical emergency on the San Jacinto Peak Trail near Pine Cove. The Riverside County Fire Department responded to the trail around 11:40 a.m. where they tried to reach the hiker. The Rescue 9 helicopter was unable to access the area where the hiker was located and the victim

Palm Springs road closures announced Saturday morning

The Palm Springs Police Department announced two road closures early Saturday morning due to blowing sand and limited visibility. The closed roads included: N. Gene Autry between Salvia Road and E. Via EscuelaE. Vista Chino between Clubhouse View Drive and Cathedral City Limits Meantime, as previously reported, Indian Canyon remained closed at the wash following extensive damage

Tram’s snow guessing contest kicks off Sunday

‘Tis the season for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s annual tradition: the snow guessing contest! From October 1 until the first measurable inch of snow falls at the Tramway’s Mountain Station, you have a chance to guess the date of the first snowfall. The first ten entrants to guess correctly will receive 4 regular Tram

PSUSD shares fundraiser for teacher who unexpectedly died

The Palm Springs Unified School District shared a GoFundMe page for a teacher who unexpectedly died. Ana Castillo died on Sept. 28. She was a Head Start teacher on the way to earning her MA, according to the GoFundMe. “She loved the children and families she worked with. It was her passion and she woke

New documents suggest Desert Health Care District CEO was terminated “without cause”

New information obtained by News Channel 3 reveals new details about former Desert Health Care District Dr. Conrado Bárzaga’s contract and final pay, suggesting he was terminated without cause. The documents reveal he was paid a severance of 6-months salary, totaling nearly 150-thousand dollars, along with over 34-thousand dollars in vacation time among other things.  The

High school football: PD defeats LQ in Flag Game to kickoff DEL play

What a week in local high school football, highlighted by the annual Flag Game between La Quinta and Palm Desert. Didn’t see this coming. That’s the beauty of this rivalry, I guess. Palm Desert takes the Flag back with a 30-14 win over La Quinta. It’s the Aztecs first win under head coach Rudy Forti.

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