MORE CARNAGE ON LOCAL ROADS, ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN THREE CRASHES

A 25-year-old male, assigned to the Twentynine Palms Marine Corp Base, was killed in a crash early Saturday morning. The man, who has not yet been identified by the coroner’s office, was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road about five miles north of Sheephole Pass east of

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CMC FOUNDATION 49 DOLLAR SALE RESULTS

Successful art buyer happily shows original Snake Jagger scene snagged by his sharp-eyed but camera-shy spouse [photo courtesy of Janis Commentz.]

Prospective buyers at CMC Foundation 49 Dollar Sale scan the exhibit wall

The 49-dollar art sale event conducted by the Copper Mountain College Foundation on Saturday December

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HI-DESERT CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

You have two chances to get your holiday musical cheer this weekend. Reporter Diana Jones invites you to hear the Hi-Desert Chorus…

The Hi-Desert Chorus, directed by Bill Barrett and accompanied by local composer Clyde Grabski, will perform its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert this Saturday, December 13, and

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AN ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery at a Joshua Tree fast-food restaurant early Wednesday morning. At 5:18, a man, identified only as a Hispanic adult male armed with a gun, came into Santana’s Restaurant and tried to kick in the kitchen door. When the employee heard the

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16-YEAR-OLD STRUCK BY A CAR IN JOSHUA TREE

A juvenile on foot was hit and badly injured by a car in Joshua Tree Tuesday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, Beverly Walker, 41, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 2002 Honda eastbound on Alta Loma Drive about 7 p.m. As she neared Olympic Drive, she struck a

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AN ARREST AFTER SHOTS ARE FIRED ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

A Twentynine Palms man is celebrating his birthday today in jail, following his arrest early Sunday morning aboard the Marine Base. Mark Blake, 31, today, is accused of felony spouse abuse after he pointed a gun at his wife and shot into the ceiling of a home in the 7100

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MAN TASED AND ARRESTED AFTER SHOTS FIRED IN YUCCA VALLEY HOME

A Yucca Valley man was tased and arrested Saturday morning after he shot a gun into his home’s ceiling and threatened his girlfriend with the gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Jackson, 47, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 7500 block of Fox Trail about11:30 a.m. when Jackson

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SOLAR PROJECTS HIGHLIGHT TONIGHT’S MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING

Solar projects highlight the agenda of the December meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the November meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, NextEra Energy’s Project Director, Jess Melin, introduces a proposed 100-acre solar

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PROTECTING COYOTE HOLE

There’s a new fence stretching along the northeast side of Quail Springs Road in Joshua Tree from Onaga Trail to Alta Loma, and then around the corner on Alta Loma. We found it’s part of an effort to protect Coyote Hole.

Back in the 1970s, San Bernardino County acquired the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The 2nd annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition continues through the weekend. There’s a juried art exhibition at the 29 Palms Art Gallery and artist booths on the lawn at the 29 Palms Inn throughout both days. In addition, there are talks on art, the desert, and the Park,

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DOGS FIND SKULL IN DESERT THURSDAY

We have more information about the human skull that was found by dogs in Joshua Tree Thursday. A woman called the Sheriff’s department shortly before noon Thursday to say that her dogs were playing with a human skull in her back yard in the 61400 block of DesertAir Road. Deputies

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JOSHUA TREE MAN MISSING AFTER HOUSE BURNS TO THE GROUND

A man is missing after his Joshua Tree home burned to the ground last month, and his family is asking for help in finding him. On Sunday, November 23, about 8 p.m., neighbors reported hearing several explosions coming from a home on fire at 63025 Sunny Sands Drive. The occupant,

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER GIRLFRINED'S BABY FOUND IN COMA

A Marine living in Joshua Tree was arrested last month after his girlfriend’s infant daughter was found in a coma. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the 5 1/2- month-old girl was brought to Hi-Desert Medical Center November 19 where doctors determined she had a brain hemorrhage, due to injuries

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KIDNAPPING AND ASSAULT IN WONDER VALLEY

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Saturday, accused of kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Terrance Hodges, 39, was arguing with his girlfriend about 5 p.m. Saturday in the 81400 block of Picadilly Road over his missing wallet. His girlfriend managed to call the Sheriff’s Department

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AN ATTEMPTED MURDER IN WONDER VALLEY

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted murder in Wonder Valley Thursday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, a woman in the 81000 block of Witt Drive in Wonder Valley called 911 to report that her neighbor from the 3100 block of Shelton Road had come to her door about 1:30

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COTTONWOOD TRAILS OPEN

In time for the busy fall and holiday season, a long-closed area of Joshua Tree National Park is again open to visitors. Ranger Pam Tripp invites you to Cottonwood Spring…

Here at Joshua Tree National Park we are excited to say that trails at the Cottonwood Spring area are now

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JOSHUA SPRINGS IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME THIS WEEKEND

Joshua Springs Lightning football will travel to Lancaster Baptist High School on Saturday night in a bid to win their sixth CIF Championship in the last eight years.

Joshua Springs (11-1), ranked No. 1 in California 8-Man football, will take on the Eagles (7-5), ranked No. 7 in California, in

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FALL VISITORS TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is a popular place this weekend. Ranger Pat Pilcher advises visitors on how to get the most out of it…

The Thanksgiving Holiday is upon us, and, the staff at Joshua Tree National Park is expecting a very busy weekend. Campgrounds will fill with climbers, hikers,

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF FRAUDULENTLY RAISING FUNDS

A Joshua Tree man is being accused of fraud after using fake pictures to claim bone cancer in a fund-raiser. Kevin Fish started the fundraiser earlier this month to raise $4,000 for what he described as his “final trip home” to Louisiana before he succumbs of cancer. Palm Springs television

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND MURDERED IN TENT BEHIND WAL-MART

A Yucca Valley man was found murdered in a makeshift tent behind Wal-Mart Sunday afternoon. A release from the Sheriff’s homicide detail said at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, deputies from the Yucca Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a deceased man, later identified as Jackie Singer, 58, of

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