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Ringwald introduced honest journalism to desert

As it was about journalists themselves, an unusual (for the time) United Press International story appeared in newspapers all over the country in May of 1968. It began: “Riverside, Calif. (UPI) — A newspaper whose editor once faced arrest because of its investigation of alleged mishandling of the property and estates of Indians is the … Read more

Major League Show Jumping leaps into desert for high-stakes finale

If I told you that Olympic athletes were competing for millions of dollars in the desert and you could watch them for free, you’d be excited, right? Well, get excited. It’s happening. This weekend and next weekend, the newly formed Major League Show Jumping circuit will finish off its second season in Thermal at the … Read more

Desert Healthcare District unveils van to offer care in remote areas

A new “clinic on wheels” from the Desert Healthcare District will soon hit the streets and deliver medical services to the Coachella Valley’s most underserved populations and hard-to-reach communities. District officials, Desert Regional Medical Center health care professionals and other community leaders gathered Friday at the Palm Springs hospital to unveil the mobile medical van. … Read more

Texas French Bread’s BBQ Epiphany, Little Ola’s Stylish Turkeyday Switch, Getting a l’ILHIGH with Good Work Austin, Falling Into La Condesa, Desert Door at the Driskill, and More: All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering – Food

Here’s some of what’s happening in Austin’s culinary scene, as wrangled from numerous PR releases, words on the digital street, and even the occasional (verified) IRL eavesdroppings. Sotol, so good – at the Driskill’s Great Texas Dinner (Photo by courtesy of Jane Yun) Yes, citizen, it’s your “Food News Buffet” for the penultimate week of … Read more

$222K Porsche 911 Dakar brilliantly melds sports car and desert racer

If you ever wanted to jump a $222,000 sports car off a sand dune, then sleep in a tent on its roof — good news. Starting next spring, a few lucky buyers will get the Porsche 911 Dakar, a limited-edition 473-hp dynamo boasting a lifted ride, 3.2-second 0-60 mph time and more. The tent’s extra, … Read more

On unusual desert stage, a World Cup like no other

After a troubled build-up, stories about deaths of migrant workers, human rights violations, exclusion of the LGBTQI+ community, and serious allegations of corruption, one of the most controversial football World Cups ever will get underway in Doha on Sunday. On the manicured pitches inside futuristic stadiums, several intriguing storylines will play out over the next … Read more

Mahindra Scorpio N, Land Cruiser, Jeep Wrangler go off-roading in desert

Mahindra Scorpio N is currently the talk of the town. It was one of the most anticipated products from Mahindra this year. It received an overwhelming response from customer and it currently has a long waiting period. We have started seeing videos from Scorpio N owners who took the delivery of the SUV. There are … Read more

Utah’s West Desert could hold a decade’s worth of indium

Utah’s West Desert is home to the only recognized deposit of indium in the United States. The little-known metal is used in everyday devices like smartphones and solar panels. The Utah Geological Survey was recently awarded a $300,000 federal grant to further investigate whether the indium in western Juab County is worth extracting. The research … Read more

Qatar unveils 6,000 cabin World Cup fan village in desert

Qatar on Wednesday unveiled a 6,000-cabin fan village in an isolated lot near its airports, an offering for housing toward the lower end of what’s available for the upcoming World Cup just days away from starting. As journalists toured the cabins, desert winds kicked up sand at the 3.1 square-kilometer (1.1 square-mile) site, which housed … Read more

Constituency watch | Lahaul & Spiti: In cold desert, the hot topics: ‘missing’ water, lack of jobs

The largest constituency in Himachal Pradesh, spread over nearly 14,000 square kilometres, Lahaul Spiti polls barely 14,000 votes out of the total population of around 32,000. But that does not reduce the fervour of elections in this remote area with the candidates pushing forth their campaign just as anywhere else in the hill state. Vast … Read more