MAN AND DOG INVOLVED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

A man and his dog escaped serious injury after the truck they were in rolled onto its side following a crash in Yucca Valley Thursday afternoon. Richard Koch, 65, of Johnson Valley, was driving the Tacoma truck eastbound on the highway just east of Sage Avenue about 3:10 p.m. when

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FIRE EXPLORER PROGRAM OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Many young people consider a career as a firefighter. ROP Broadcast student Jacob Bell says the Twentynine Palms Fire Explorer program is a great place to start… Firefighting is one of the most dangerous careers in the world, but it can also be the greatest. A firefighting career can start

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SIX NEW COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS COMING TO THE MORONGO BASIN

The fire stations in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree will be receiving new firefighters this weekend. Graduation from the county fire department’s intensive, six-days-a-week training academy for fire fighters is today. Of the 28 cadets who entered the training program 10 weeks ago, six will be coming to the Morongo

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, November 15, at Walmart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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ED-VENTURES IN BAKING AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Kids will have fun baking at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow. Reporter Caitlin Logan heats up the oven… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is hosting the next edition of Kids Ed-Ventures this Saturday, November 15, at 10:00 a.m., showcasing the wonderful world of baking. Just in time for the holidays, children

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DRECP COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED

In response to public requests, state and federal officials have extended the public comment period for the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan for 45 days. The comment period, originally scheduled to close on January 9, will be extended through February 23. The draft DRECP is an energy and conservation

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SEE’S CANDY AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library try to nourish your sweet tooth twice a year. Reporter Dan Stork says the winter See’s candy sale is ready to roll… Beginning Saturday, November 15, See’s Candy will be available for purchase at the Joshua Tree branch Library. Now through December 4,

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SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not be serving a dinner tonight. Sunday breakfast from 8 to 11 will include pancakes, eggs, quesadillas, omelets, bacon and sausage, and don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Free Food for Life meals will be served by Palms Baptist Church Saturday from 3 to 5 at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall. Volunteers needed for cooking, setting up, serving, and cleaning up for the thanksgiving meal. If you are interested in working at this meal, please

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SKY PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, November 15. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end with moonrise about midnight. The focus of the star party will be fall constellations, the Silver Dollar galaxy and Helix nebula. Bring binoculars, telescopes,

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SAM SLONEKER CELEBRATION SUNDAY

A celebration of life of Sam Sloneker will be held Sunday, November 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. Sloneker was a well-known percussionist, and friend of the arts, live music, and theater. The celebration will include a jam session and potluck in the Friendship Hall of the Joshua Tree Retreat center.

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SHERIFF SEARCHING FOR MISSING 12-YEAR-OLD YUCCA VALLEY BOY

Edward Lockhart, the 12-year-old Yucca Valley boy who had been missing since 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon, has been found safe and sound and is now home. No further information on his return is available at this time.

PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN MORONGO VALLEY INDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the Morongo Valley man who was hit and killed by a car as he was crossing the highway in Morongo Valley Monday evening. Shortly before 6 p.m., Arthur Dachroeden, 80, was in the highway’s westbound number one lane near Desert Willow Trail, when he was

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FALLEN CLIMBER RESCUED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A man was rescued in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday morning, after he dislocated a hip following a fall while climbing near Jumbo Rocks campground. According to a park press release, David Mazal, of Bishop, was belaying for another climber on the Gem route of the Conan’s Corrider climb about

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL GREENLIGHTS HOUSING PROJECT, BOWDEN ACTING CITY MANAGER

Recently, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission unanimously recommended that an environmental impact report be prepared for The Ridge at Twentynine Palms, a 200-unit affordable housing project to be sited on the south edge of the Marine Base, across the fence from Condor Elementary School, before the project be allowed to

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER CLOSE TO CHOOSING AFFILIATION PARTNER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors heard presentations at its meeting last night from the two for-profit health care groups that are interested in affiliating with the hospital. Tenet Healthcare Group has 12 California hospitals, including Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK in the Coachella Valley. Strategic Global Management

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE EXPO IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

Are you ready in case of disaster? Do you know what to do, where to go or what supplies you may need till help arrives? If you answer no or are not sure come to the Emergency Preparedness and Response Expo this Saturday November 15, from 9 a.m. to 1

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WE ATTEND A FREE ACTING CLASS AT THEATRE 29

Theater 29 has extended its offering of free method acting classes now through December 7 on Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. The classes are taught by Desert Theater League award-winner Abe Daniels. Our assignment reporter Rebecca Havely attended last Sunday’s class and offers this review… The classes are offered for

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT ON Z107-7 UP-CLOSE SHOW TOMORROW

The new superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park will be on the Up Close show Friday, November 14. David Smith recently proposed increases for admittance to and user fees in the national park, and this is your opportunity to tell Smith your views on his proposal to increase fees, and

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in open and closed session this afternoon. Reporter Caitlin Logan checks the agenda… Copper Mountain College’s regular board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. The board oversees the educational programs, policies, and financial matters of the college. The meeting

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