MAN ESCAPES INJURY IN SPECTACULAR CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

A man escaped injury Wednesday morning when he crashed his car in Yucca Valley and it flipped onto its roof and slid about 500 feet. According to a Sheriff’s report, the unidentified driver told Sheriff’s deputies that about 5:20, he was driving eastbound on Highway 62 just east of Sage

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YOUNG HISTORIANS PROGRAM STARTED BY TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Twentynine Palms Historical society is looking for a few good young historians. Birthday girl and reporter Taylor Thacker tells us who is being recruited… The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is pleased to announce a program to encourage the youth of Twentynine Palms to become more familiar with our local

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JOSHUA TREE BAND IN CONCERT AFTER WINNING NATIONAL COMPETITION

A Joshua Tree Band will perform after winning a national competition. The band, “Gene Jr. & The Family,” will perform at the National Association of Music Merchants or “NAMM” Show January 23-25 after winning a national competition sponsored by the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Founded in 1901, the NAMM Show

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SOROPTIMISTS, SKY’S THE LIMIT, BENEFIT FROM THEATRE 29 OPENING NIGHT

Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms will be sponsoring the opening night of Theatre 29’s first play of 2015, Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband,” under the direction of Butch Pelfrey and Tom Highfill. This wild drawing room comedy revolves around blackmail, political corruption and touches on the themes of public and

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SUNDAY SLOW JAMS COMING TO Z107.7 RADIO

With the start of a new year comes new programming to Z107.7. Managing editor Tami Roleff says late-night listeners will be treated to music for loving… Smooth and sexy, old and new R&B love songs can be heard six nights a week in a new program on Z107.7, Slow Jams.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 10. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 10:30 p.m. Early January is one of the finest months to observe the heavens. Many of the best and brightest constellations are out

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LOCAL TOPS GROUP HELPING WITH SENSIBLE WEIGHT LOSS

The number one New Year’s Resolution on the top ten 2015 list is to Lose Weight! TOPS, an acronym for Take Off Pounds Sensibly, has been helping overweight individuals become thinner, healthier and just more comfortable since 1948! The mission of the non-profit, weight-loss organization is to support members as

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR UPCOMING HOMELESS COUNT

A local homeless count, designed to help getting help to our local homeless population, is set for later this month. Reporter Diana Jones says they are looking for volunteers… Volunteers are needed for a one-day count of homeless persons living in the Morongo Basin. The Point-in-Time count is headed by

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan wrestling team was victorious over Rancho Mirage High School—both on the JV and Varsity level— last night in Trojan gym. Coach Brandon Whitbread said first the Trojan JV team beat the Rattlers 38-12, led by pins from Enrique Luna, Samson Nunez, and Vanessa Contreras.

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ACCUSED KILLER OF ERIN CORWIN IN COURT, DEATH PENALTY STILL CONSIDERED

Wearing handcuffs and an extra-large green jumpsuit, Christopher Lee made another appearance in Joshua Tree Superior Court Tuesday morning. His time before Judge Rodney Cortez was short—just long enough for his attorney to request a date in March for a preliminary hearing. Prosecutor Sean Daugherty told the judge the district

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WE CLARIFY DETAILS ON THE DISCOVERY OF A BODY IN FIRE RUBBLE

A clarification on a story we ran yesterday about a body found in the rubble of a Joshua Tree house fire. We reported a man who’s been missing since a November 23 fire at his residence in Joshua Tree is believed to have been found dead in his burned-out home.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCIDENTLY STABS HIMSELF WITH A SWORD

A Twentynine Palms man literally fell on his sword Monday afternoon. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, the man, identified by the Sheriff’s Department only as being a 21- or 22-year-old resident of the 6700 block of Adobe Road, was in bed with a sword leaning up against

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YUCCA VALLEY CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

A two-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley sheared off a power pole and shut down Onaga Trail for an hour and a half Tuesday evening. Fire Captain Rick Denison said shortly after 5 p.m., “right-of-way issues” led to collision between a vehicle traveling northbound on Bannock Trail and a vehicle traveling

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in special session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 5:15 today. Among the items on the agenda are a closed session meeting in which it will negotiate

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RAMOS NAMED CHAIRMAN OF COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The County Board of Supervisors elected Supervisor James Ramos to serve as Board Chairman for the next two years yesterday. “I am honored my colleagues have chosen me to lead the Board over the next two years. It is truly humbling to serve as the first Native American Supervisor and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 8. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will establish dates and times to interview applicants for the part-time caretaker position; schedule the mid-year budget review workshop; and discuss options to fill

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LOCAL DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN MEETINGS AND PROJECTS

At Saturday morning’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, officers will lead a planning session aimed at charting the course of the organization through the 2016 presidential election. Local Democrats are encouraged to bring their visions for the future direction of the Club. Also on the agenda are proposed

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SIGN UP EARLY FOR BLACK ROCK LECTURE ABOUT DROUGHT

The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and Copper Mountain College are sponsoring the third event in their Black Rock lecture series, “Water in a Decade of Drought.” This free event requires pre-registration; here’s reporter Rebecca Havely to tell you how to register… Everyone wants to know, will this

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SHIBUI AT THE ROUTE 62 GALLERY IN JOSHUA TREE

Shibui is Japanese for “restrained elegance” or “unobtrusive beauty” and is the theme for this month’s exhibit currently on display at Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree. Painters Janis Commentz, Marjorie Franklin, and Glenn Grubbs, along photography by Bill Dahl, pottery by Ed Keesling, and painting and fabric dolls by Anna

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TODDLER BOOT CAMP AND STORYTIME TOMORROW

Toddler Boot Camp will begin tomorrow 10:30 am and run through February 12 at the Twentynine Palms Library. The six-week session is open to children 1 to 3 years of age. Toddler Boot Camp is designed for the more active toddler, focused on the development of gross motor skills, listening

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