MAKE SURE YOUR FIREPLACE IS SAFE

Accidents involving fireplaces are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is Caitlin Logan with some cool-weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely… Stay safe while you stay warm. Have your chimneys inspected and cleaned regularly.

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HULA CLASSES OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering hula classes. Children ages 5 through 12 are invited to learn traditional Hawaiian and Tahitian dances taught by instructor Pasi Larsen. Classes will be held at the Twentynine Palms Community Services Building on Saturday mornings, beginning January 10. The fee is just $5 per class.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ soccer at West Shores High School on Thursday, December 4, has been cancelled due to their field situation.

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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BODY OF ERIN CORWIN RETURNED TO FAMILY, VENUE CHANGE POSSIBLE

Three and a half months after the body of 19-year-old Erin Corwin was found at the bottom of a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms, a judge has released her body to her family in Tennessee. During a preliminary hearing in September for Christopher Lee—a former Marine who is charged

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION SENDS VACATION HOME RENTAL ORDINANCE TO CITY COUNCIL

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission finished its work on the vacation home rental ordinance at its meeting last night, and Okayed a staff report on donated land. Reporter Dan Stork gives a run-down on the long session… After a final painstaking session of crossing T’s and dotting I’s in the

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY PROMOTES TWO NEW MANAGERS

Two management positions for the Town of Yucca Valley have been filled by current employees. Sharon Cisneros, who has been employed as the town’s senior accountant since 2012, has been appointed as the Town’s finance manager. Sue Earnest, who is a former council member and mayor and has been working

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION THIS WEEKEND

The 2nd Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo will start this Friday with an opening reception at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… A gala opening reception for the second Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will kick off the three-day event Friday,

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35-ACRE LANDERS SOLAR FARM ON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

At its meeting on Thursday, December 4, the San Bernardino County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed solar project in Landers. The 3-megawatt field is planned for 35 acres south of Herdsman Road, between Sunny Vista and Summers Roads, a few blocks south of Reche Road.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH THE “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” DIRECTOR

The hilarious comedy “Shakespeare in Hollywood” continues its run at Theatre 29. ROP Broadcast student Kylie Robinson interviewed Director John Wright … I interviewed the director of Theatre 29’s production, “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” I asked John Wright what the play was all about. “Shakespeare in Hollywood” is about Oberon and

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CLUB TO HEAR ABOUT MESQUITE AS A FOOD

The Senior Club of Yucca Valley will present its first lecture tomorrow. Mesquite, its history, health benefits, soil remediation applications, a tool to fight climate change, and as a cash crop will be presented by Clay Elam, who served as a guide for Desert Adventures and has been a teacher

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DESERT CHRIST PARK TREASURE HUNT SATURDAY

Come hunt for Christmas ornaments, toys, candy canes and more during a treasure hunt sponsored by the Desert Christ Park Foundation Saturday, December 6. There will be a treasure hunt, hot cocoa and cookies, and a photographer will be available for Christmas photos. Stop by anytime between 2 and 4

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LECTURE ON CHRISTMAS FOOD AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

A look at Holiday foods from around the world will be given at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to the noon Brown Bag Lecture…. Most of us serve the same foods for Thanksgiving and Christmas: roast turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and pumpkin

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JOSHUA SPRINGS FOOTBALL TAKES STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Joshua Springs Lightning football won their sixth CIF Championship in school history Saturday night by defeating the Lancaster Baptist Eagles 42-6. After an 8-1 regular season, Joshua Springs met up with Lancaster in the CIF Finals. The Eagles’ offense came into the championship game, averaging a robust 84 points per

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team started their season on the road against Cathedral City High School yesterday. They played a hard-fought game, but ended on the short side of the scoreboard. The ’Cats lost 87-73. Coach Michael Schneider said Kyle Hope knocked down four three-pointers and

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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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MARINE HUMVEE FIRE BLOCKS MORONGO GRADE

A military vehicle in a convoy on its way to the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms caught on fire yesterday afternoon, shutting down the Morongo Grade for about half an hour. According to the CHP, the last Humvee in the convoy caught on fire about 3:10 yesterday about a quarter

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CONGRESSMAN COOK REVERSES HIS STAND ON CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The proposed Cadiz water project would move water from the Fenner Valley in eastern San Bernardino County to Orange County and other coastal areas, and has been opposed by local environmentalists. In June 2013, Representative Paul Cook asked the Department of the Interior to review the environmental impacts of the

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MAN HELD AFTER BURGLARIZING GIRLFRIENDS HOUSE

A Joshua Tree man who was a little too intent on getting the title of his car from his ex-girlfriend ended up being arrested Sunday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, Charles Bell, 28, went to his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 7400 block of Pinon Drive in Twentynine Palms to

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ANOTHER DUI FOR UNDERAGE MOTORCYCLIST

An underage man, who already has pled guilty to at least two charges of driving under the influence, was arrested again for DUI Sunday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bryce Cooper IV, 20, of Bakersfield, was driving his Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on Highway 62 at a high rate of speed

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