News around the High Desert can arrive in little gentle gusts of wind or full-blown twisters. In this case, the news about Scenic 247 is subtle and growing in a ground swell of political emotion.
Scenic routes and corridors can be a very good thing for remote locations like Barstow, Lucerne Valley, Johnson Valley, Flamingo Heights, Landers, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms. They bring attention to natural attributes that desert communities can extol. Getting the politicians to jump on board is exciting.