FIRE NEAR ARROWHEAD QUICKLY CONTROLLED YESTERDAY

Firefighters stopped the forward spread of a 15-acre brush fire in the nearby San Bernardino Mountains and got it fully contained less than five hours after it started, fire officials said. The Arrowhead fire, which started about 3 p.m. Sunday, closed down Highway 18 between East 40th Street in San

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MAJOR EXERCISE CONTINUES ABOARD THE 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

This reminder to those who live in and around the Twentynine Palms Marine Base. A battalion-level exercise will run through September 8. Marines and sailors of Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, are taking part in the training exercise.

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TIPS FOR CALLING 9-1-1

We all know to call 911 in case of an emergency. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips on how you can help dispatchers if you ever need to call 911… Calling 9-1-1 can be intimidating, but try to stay as calm as possible. Be prepared to provide your name,

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TRAIL PROJECT, PIONEERTOWN WATER, ON AGENDA FOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING TOMORROW

Among items of local interest at the county’s board of supervisors meeting tomorrow, the Supervisors will be asked to approve a grant award of $200,000 to develop 3.1 miles of trail at Desert View Recreational Trails Project in Joshua Tree, over a five-year- period, along with a 20-year performance contract

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THEATRE 29, LOCAL CHAMBERS, TO ANNOUNCE 2016 SEASON

If you’re eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Theatre 29 2016 season, save the date of Wednesday, September 23. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… In a special tri-chamber event, the local chambers of commerce will host an event announcing the highly anticipated Theatre 29, 2016 season. The event

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MONSOONS BRING WILDFLOWER ACTIVITY TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park has put out a special monsoon edition of its blooming wildflower report. Golden carpets of manybristle cinchweed are covering the desert floor on the west entrance to the park, along with yellow bushes of desert senna, and several other colorful flowers. Desert sand verbena, creosote flowers,

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ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Enjoy the fall weather by joining a slow-pitch, adult softball league offered by the Town of Yucca Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has all the bases covered and tells you how to join in … Slow-pitch, adult softball begins next week and includes a men’s league, women’s league or two coed

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

After struggling last year, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan Football team started out their season with a big win Friday night. Coach Andrew Amarosa said his varsity team won the game with Granite Hills High School, 27-6. Amarosa said the team dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR HOLDS OFFICE HOURS MONDAY

Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington holds “office hours” at the Town Hall every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to discuss concerns, ideas for the community, or to learn more about the activities going on in the town. Meetings

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HARRISON HOUSE CONCERT TO MARK ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

There will be a very special concert at the Harrison House in Joshua Tree this Sunday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Chamber music concert will commemorate the Armenian Genocide… Harrison House will commemorate the centennial of Armenian genocide with a performance by the Pogossian family string quartet and quintet.

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HOLLYWOOD KNOCK-OUTS AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO IN OCTOBER

A one-of-a-kind special event will be coming to Tortoise Rock Casino in October. It’s Hollywood Knockouts, featuring gorgeous women, exciting dance performances, oil wrestling, and hot cream mania. The production is 8 p.m. October 3. Tickets for Hollywood Knockouts are $20 and are available at TortoiseRockCasino.com or call 800-585-3737. Doors

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ENJOY THE NIGHT AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Sometimes you just don’t feel like going out to explore our neighboring national park during the heat of the summer. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper says that night time is a good time to experience your national park too… At Joshua Tree National Park summertime temperatures often climb above 100

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in September for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ROADS FLOODED DURING RAINSTORM EARLIER THIS WEEK

The rain storm that hit east of Twentynine Palms Wednesday caused flash flooding in Joshua Tree National Park. Sections of Pinto Basin Road were flooded, with mud, rocks, and debris covering the road. Park road crews and heavy equipment operators were on site after the rain and the majority of

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ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT JOSHUA TREE PHARMACY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary at Star Pharmacy in Joshua Tree. Deputies were alerted to the burglary in the 6400 block of Hallee Road by an alarm that went off about 5 a.m. Some calls to 911 reported hearing gun shots in the area. It appears a

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TWO VEHICLE CRASH SENDS PREGNANT WOMAN TO HOSPITAL

A pregnant woman was taken to the hospital Thursday following a broad-side collision in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a car driven by a woman identified only as “Castellano,” was northbound on Acoma Trail and had stopped at the stoplight at the highway about 8 p.m. When the

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THEATRE 29 OFFERING TILES FOR SERENITY PATIO

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be

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RUBBER DUCKIES ARE BACK

The Rubber Duckies are back! The Center for Healthy Generations, formerly the Morongo Basin Senior Support Center in Yucca Valley, is hosting a Rubber Ducky fundraiser September 18 at 6 p.m. The Center for Healthy Generations is located at 57121 Sunnyslope Drive. Call 760-365-9661 for more information.

HUNKS COMING TO TORTOISE ROCK CASINO IN SEPTEMBER

Las Vegas-style show will be coming to Tortoise Rock Casino in September. It’s Hunks: The Show, featuring chiseled men that have been hand-picked from around the world. The production is 8 p.m. September 19, and includes choreographed dance numbers, elaborate costume changes, acrobatics, comedy, and singing, with everything from “A

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RIDE YOUR OFF-ROAD VEHICLE RESPONSIBLY

Next weekend is Labor Day, and the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Make sure that your actions do not ruin the off-road experience for others. Reporter Sara Snyder has some tips on how to ride responsibly… According to county, state, and federal laws,

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