OKTOBERFEST TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Yucca Valley Oktoberfest, set for October 25. Reporter Cara Conway tells you how to get them… Let the festivities begin on Saturday, October 25, when the second annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival takes place from 2 to 9 p.m. Partnering with the Yucca

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday, October 1, at 3:00 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there

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35TH ANNUAL DESERT RUN TO BENEFIT SEARCH AND RESCUE

This weekend’s Desert Run is a lot of fun for off-road enthusiasts for a great cause. ROP Broadcasting student Kyle Jarrard has details… The 35th annual desert run will be held Saturday, October 4, at Means Lake in Johnson Valley. Vehicle registration at Lake Means will take place Friday, October

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ART RECEPTION FRIDAY AT 29 PALMS VISITORS CENTER ART GALLERY

An opening reception will be held on this Friday “Gold, Iron and Steel: A Metallic History of the Morongo Basin,” the new art exhibition at the Downtown Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. The public is invited to attend the reception from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and meet the artists. Refreshments will

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REPUBLICANS OPEN YUCCA VALLEY HEADQUARTERS TODAY

Morongo Basin Republicans announce the opening of their Headquarters today. Located at 56969 Yucca Trail, the headquarters will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All voters wishing to register before the November election date are encouraged to

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM BROWN BAG LECTURE THURSDAY

A father-son team will share Civil War treasures Thursday at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to a Brown Bag Lecture… Join the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and a father-and-son presentation team on Thursday, October 2, for a hands-on display of hundreds of authentic relics

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School volleyball teams made the trip to Desert Mirage on Monday afternoon. The varsity team fell 1-3. Coach Matt Jennings said the team saw some standouts: Ashley Schwartz with 10 kills; Ashley Priest with nine kills and four blocks; Jade Adair- was 14 for 14 serving,

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LANDERS WOMAN KILLED IN FATAL ATV CRASH

A Landers woman was killed late Saturday night following a crash of the all-terrain vehicle she was riding. The crash occurred about 9 p.m. Saturday night near Joshua Tree Lane and Booth Road when the driver of the ATV, as yet unidentified, left the road, and Katrina Eberhardt, 29, was

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ABANDONED MORONGO VALLEY HOMESTEAD DESTROYED BY FIRE

An abandoned homestead in Morongo Valley was destroyed by fire Sunday evening. Shortly before 7 p.m., multiple witnesses informed Morongo Valley fire fighters that billowing black smoke could be seen from a structure fire in the 51000 block of Aspen Drive. Fire fighters from Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Cal

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN RESCUED AFTER SPENDING A NIGHT IN A SEPTIC TANK

A Twentynine Palms man spent a cold and wet night in a septic tank before he was rescued by fire fighters Saturday morning. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, the elderly man, who was not identified, was walking around his property in the 2400 block of Lear Avenue about 7

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CONTROVERSIAL PALEN SOLAR PROJECT WITHDRAWS PROPOSAL

Environmentalists have been alarmed at the prospect of a solar concentrator in the desert near Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Dan Stork reports that it appears that the 750-foot tower surrounded by thousands of mirrors is not going to happen… On Friday, Palen Solar Holdings of Oakland filed a Notice

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ALL FIRES NOW REQUIRE PERMITS BECAUSE OF DROUGHT

The drought and regional weather conditions have added up to a requirement of the permit for any fires. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the restrictions… Due to the drought in California, there is an increased potential for major wildfires. Fire fighters are on high alert, and they are asking everyone

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“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” OPENS FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

“Alive. It’s alive! It’s alive!” “Young Frankenstein,” a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece, opens this Friday at Theatre 29 for a five-week run. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s

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AUDITIONS FOR “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” IN ONE WEEK

Even as one show opens, the hard-working volunteers at Theatre 29 are preparing for their next production. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says auditions will be held a week from today… Auditions for the last production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, “Shakespeare in Hollywood”, have been scheduled for Monday, October 6 at

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JOSHUA TREE GEM, MINERAL, AND CRAFT SHOW OPENS WEDNESDAY

The 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Craft show is coming to the Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree. The show runs from Wednesday, October 1, through Sunday, October 5, with doors opening at 9 a.m. daily. More than 60 vendors will offer rough and polished gems, jewelry, beads, gifts, minerals, geodes,

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CONTESTANTS SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS OUTHOUSE RACES

Signups are now being accepted for the Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days Outhouse Races. Build it, sit on it, and push your outhouse to the finish line! Roll it the fastest and your team will win the coveted Toilet Seat Trophy! Challenge your friends, heck, challenge your enemies. Four walls, a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOROPTIMISTS SEEKING TRAINING AWARD APPLICANTS

The Twentynine Palms Soroptimist Club is giving young women in our area and opportunity for educational cash awards. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to apply… Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms is actively seeking applicants for their 2014 “Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women.” This program is

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats football team opened the 2014 De Anza league season with a 30-22 win over the newest De Anza league school, Rancho Mirage. Coach Ernest Martinez said key standouts from Friday’s game were Beayahn Carrllo with 215 yards on 17 carries, and Jimmy Shragge with

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KEYS RANCH TOURS

The popular Keys Ranch Tours are about to resume. Ranger Pam Tripp has the time and fee schedules…

Joshua Tree National Park is pleased to announce our Keys Ranch tours for the 2014 through 2015 season. Beginning October 17, tours of the historic ranch will be offered three times a

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BE A PART OF THE GREAT SHAKEOUT

Are you ready for the Big One? Managing Editor Tami Roleff says there’s still time to register for the Great California Shakeout…

The earth starts shaking. It could be “The Big One.” Do you know what to do the moment the shaking starts? Your instinctive actions can save you from

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