As an Imperial Valley native and a longtime I.V. Press reader, I am disturbed by a few of the latest trends that have evolved in "our" desert.
The reason I say "our" desert is because the people of the Imperial Valley and Yuma areas, including my grandfather, were the desert pioneers. They first drove off-road machines called water-pumpers.
One of the things that turns my head is the very liberal, one- sided press who report about all of the money that the Bureau of Land Management and other governing bodies spend to protect what they call "their" desert. I personally pay for a yearly pass to the dunes, green stickers for all of my off-road equipment and registration for both my 4x4 and my travel trailer (which I use only for the desert).
Now if you multiply all of these fees times the 190,000 visitors BLM reported in the dunes over one weekend. you're looking at millions of dollars. So I am curious why BLM and the liberal press report that BLM is spending "their" money to protect us. This sounds like a bunch of organized propaganda to me, which if you know anything about the government and media, propaganda is what they do best.