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Pigeon Fever outbreak in wild horses being held for controversial sale

To The Desert Independent

November 11, 2018

Sunday, November 4 the Forest Service killed 7 wild horses claiming that one had a positive test on October 26 for Pigeon Fever and 6 others were showing symptoms. In addition, they killed 4 others; two for what they said were preexisting conditions and two acute, including a foal. MORE

First flu-associated death reported

November 11, 2018

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – A 60-year-old Riverside man who recently died at a local hospital tested positive for influenza, according to health officials. The death is considered the first flu-associated death of this flu season in Riverside County. The Riverside resident had recently been hospitalized and died at the facility earlier this week, according to health officials. MORE

Legal action filed against BLM Gold Rock Decision

To The Desert Independent

November 1, 2018

On Tuesday, October 30, Wild Horse Education (WHE) filed legal action against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approval of the Canadian Fiore Gold Rock mining project. The group asserts that BLM failed to notify and include wild horse interests in the decision process. The filing also alleges that BLM did no analysis on the effected wild horse population that including “page and specific failure” was impossible in the documents filed Wednesday. MORE

CHP encourages teens and parents to Start Smart and Stay Safe

November 1, 2018

CALIFORNIA – Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, a dangerous situation the California Highway Patrol (CHP) addresses with its Start Smart program. Designed for newly licensed or soon-to-be-licensed teen drivers and their parents, Start Smart is a two-hour driver safety class conducted throughout the state at no charge to the participants. It incorporates innovative techniques to capture the attention of teens and parents, providing a lasting experience. MORE

Conversation on “Why Israel Matters” at CSUSB

Wednesday, Nov. 14

PALM DESERT, Calif – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus will host a free event entitled, “Why Israel Matters” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the campus’s Indian Wells Theater. This event is part of a series of multigenerational, community-wide conversations about the experience of war. MORE

Beyond Crazy in America

Guest Opinion

To The Desert Independent

November 11, 2018

DR. GLENN MOLLETTEThe horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks California reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we thought there were some safe sacred zones in our country then we should ask the people in Pittsburgh. In particular, ask the people of the Tree of Life Synagogue in the community of Squirrel Hill where eleven people were murdered and six others wounded during a sacred hour of worship. MORE

Trappin for…Skunk?

Home Country
To The Desert Independent

November 11, 2018

SLIM RANDLESThe latest topic du jour at the world dilemma think tank is Dud Campbell’s trapline. It should be noted that no animals were harmed in the production. In fact, the “victims” of Dud’s trapline probably gained a pound or two during the ordeal.

It all began not long ago now when Mrs. Miller complained about having a raccoon come around at night and eating the cat food she’d left on the back porch for Sissy. MORE

$91K in crystal meth seized

November 11, 2018

YUMA, Arizona – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents working near the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint arrested one United States citizen and four illegal aliens from Mexico after they attempted to smuggle over 30 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States Wednesday, Nov 7. MORE

3rd man sentenced in Devils Hole Pupfish Case

November 1, 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – An Indian Springs, Nevada, felon who fired a shotgun at the Devils Hole gate padlock, destroyed a surveillance camera and equipment, and harmed endangered pupfish will be serving time behind bars. Trenton Sargent (age 28) pleaded guilty in July to one count of violation of the Endangered Species Act, one count of destruction of United States property, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. As a felon, he prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. MORE

CHP acts against adult driver distraction

November 11, 2018

Distracted driving is a problem across all age groups. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will address the challenges of distracted adult drivers, who are often role models for younger drivers, with the aid of a year-long grant. The Adult Distracted Driving (ADD) program, which started October 1, combines education and enforcement. MORE

Child sex offender arrested & drugs seized at checkpoints

November 11, 2018

YUMA, Arizona – Border Patrol agents assigned to Yuma Sector immigration check  points arrested four U.S. citizens, including a child sex offender, and four illegal aliens during three separate narcotics and human smuggling events over the weekend of November 3 and 4. MORE


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