YUCCA MESA STRUCTURE FIRE SENDS UP LARGE PLUME OF SMOKE

Yucca Mesa and Joshua Tree firefighters, along with a water tender from Morongo Valley, were called to a structure fire about 6 p.m. Thursday. The 1,200 square-foot triple-wide mobile home was in a remote area on Ducor Avenue, off Security Drive just east of Yucca Mesa Road, on the border

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VEHICLE FIRE SHUTS DOWN OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD

A truck towing a motor home caught on fire on Old Woman Springs in Yucca Valley about 8:45 p.m. last night. The fire shut down the highway at Paxton Road. The California Highway Patrol is investigating.

Photo courtesy of Heather Husty.

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ONE ARREST AFTER A MORONGO VALLEY BURGLARY

A Morongo Valley man was arrested late Monday night after a neighbor saw him burglarizing a home. According to a Sheriff’s report, about noon on Monday, a neighbor in the 11600 block of Rosewood Avenue in Morongo Valley saw a man, later identified as Anthony Canales, 57, climbing over a

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of March is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, March

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COMBINED ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Rotary Clubs will hold a food drive to benefit hungry residents and food banks in the Morongo Basin. Rotarians will be at all Stater Brothers locations in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms from 9 to 5 tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, to collect non-perishable food items or cash

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OPEN HOUSE/RECEPTION AT BOXOHOUSE SATURDAY

An open house and reception are planned tomorrow at a unique art destination in Joshua Tree. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to BoxoHouse … BoxoHouse will hold an open house and reception for its artist-in-residence Saturday afternoon. Olivia Parkes is a British-American artist who works primarily with painting and

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HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL, “URINETOWN” NOW RUNNING AT THEATRE 29

The hit Broadway show “Urinetown, the Musical,” a light and cerebral look at how greed and corruption on the highest levels impacts us all, is now playing at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms. The dark comedy, which ran on Broadway from 2001 until 2004, was nominated for ten Tony Awards

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FREE CONCERT AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms is offering a free concert tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely says come out and rock to Hush… After a tremendous inaugural year, the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms offers more free Friday night music concerts . They’re all live and on an outdoor stage.

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE NURSING STUDENTS CAR WASH TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College’s registered nursing class of 2016 is holding a car wash and bake sale Saturday, March 14, to raise money to cover graduation expenses. The car wash will be held from 8 to 1 at the Tractor Supply Company parking lot in Yucca Valley. For more information, or

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, March 14 for Furry Tales Doggy Day Spa. The new dog grooming business is located at 4890 Adobe Road, next to Navy Federal Credit Union, in Twentynine Palms. The ribbon cutting is set for 2 p.m. For

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DEATH CAFE IN JOSHUA TREE SUNDAY

For a lively talk, try the Death Café. Reporter Dan Stork resolves the paradox… The Transition Joshua Tree Heart & Soul Team invites the public to the Death Café. At Death Cafes, people drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death to help

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JOSHUA TREE VFW ST. PADDY’S DAY BASH TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a St Patty’s Day Bash 4:00 to 6:00 tonight at the post on Veteran’s Way in Joshua Tree. They’ll be serving up a corned beef and cabbage dinner for an $8 donation. No Sunday breakfast is scheduled. But

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GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITS YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL PROGRAM

A May 1 golf tournament will benefit the a vocational program at Yucca Valley High School. Reporter Taylor Thacker urges you to sign up to play at the new Hawk’s Landing course in Yucca Valley… The Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation has set the date of their annual

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Rob Grigsby will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Bob Paull will be cueing rounds from 7:00 to

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HISPANIC CLUB AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

A club that honors Hispanic culture is getting ready to take a field trip. ROP Broadcasting Student Nadine Castro explains… The Twentynine Palms High School Hispanic Club is a club where you learn about the Hispanic culture, heritage and tradition. This month the Hispanic club will be holding fundraisers to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity tennis suffered a tough loss to Indian Springs High School Wednesday. The two teams tied 9 sets to 9 sets, and games had to be counted with Indian Springs coming out on top, 77 games to 74 games. Coach William Shay said Marcus

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FIRE DESTROYS STRUCTURE THURSDAY EVENING

Yucca Mesa and Joshua Tree firefighters, along with a water tender from Morongo Valley, were called to a structure fire about 6 p.m. Thursday. The 1,200 square-foot structure was in a remote area on Ducor Avenue, off Security Drive just east of Yucca Mesa Road, on the border of Yucca

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13 ARRESTED AT MARIJUANA FARMS IN LANDERS AND LUCERNE VALLEY

Thirteen people were arrested at five locations during two days of marijuana raids in Landers and Lucerne Valley this week. On Monday, Sheriff’s deputies and investigators served two search warrants, including one in the 60200 block of Bearing Tree in Landers. There, narcotics detectives seized more than 1,000 marijuana plants

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SHERIFF’S SERGEANTS TALK ABOUT CHALLENGES IN ORV ENFORCEMENT

Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard told the Morongo Basin MAC and those at its Monday night meeting about the off-highway vehicle enforcement program of the Sheriff’s Department. Reporter Dan Stork says that the resources, methods, and challenges facing law enforcement were described…

Sergeant Millard explained that, given that OHV offenses are

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BABY GIRL MAKES EARLY ARRIVAL IN JOSHUA TREE

A baby girl couldn’t wait to make her entrance into the world yesterday. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, Joshua Tree firefighters were called to the 60100 block of Adobe at 10:18 Wednesday morning for a woman who was delivering a baby, but the woman delivered her first baby

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