Police recover trailer stolen from Carr Fire evacuees. Culprit in slammer.

Investigators recovered a travel trailer and other items from a trailer that was stolen from a family fleeing the devastating Carr Fire in Northern California in August. They also found the thief, who will now be spending the next five years in prison. The Shasta County district attorney’s office says 20-year-old David Fuentes was sentenced Wednesday for burglary, unlawfully taking…

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Joshua Tree NP closures announced due to heavy rains and flooding

Snowbirds are on the move to the deserts of Southern California and Arizona, but this year’s weird weather has already produced dangerous flash floods in some areas. On Sunday Joshua Tree National Park closed all dirt roads as the National Park Service announced numerous closures due to a Southern California storm that popped up Friday. The NPS said that power…

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High bear activity forces closure of part of Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is a popular winter snowbird location along the Rio Grande River in Texas, but authorities have been forced to close the popular Lost Mine Trail area due to increased bear activity, reports National Parks Traveler.  The closure includes the trail, trailhead, parking area and north facing slope of Casa Grande Peak. Alternative areas for hiking and camping in…

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