MISSING 12-YEAR-OLD YUCCA VALLEY BOY FOUND SAFE

The 12-year-old boy who went missing Wednesday afternoon was found safe Thursday afternoon. Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick said the boy had been suspended from school at La Contenta Middle School for fighting, and he did not want to go home to face his parents. Warrick said the boy had thought

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ONE HOSPITALIZED, ONE ARRESTED, AFTER FIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

One man was hospitalized, and a second man arrested, following a violent fight in Yucca Valley yesterday. According to Sheriff’s reports, Christopher Benjamin, 23, of Yucca Valley, was arguing with his girlfriend about 9:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue in Yucca Valley. A group of men heard

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND SHARP DROP-OFF AT HDMC TOMORROW

Look around your house. Are there dangerous prescription drugs or sharps around? You can dispose of them safely tomorrow. Reporter Caitlin Logan says bring them to the Hi-Desert Medical Center… Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs and needles end up in landfills, posing a danger to the environment.

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DESERT SUN ARTICLE SAYS HIGHWAY 62 DEADLIEST IN THE REGION

Highway 62 is the deadliest highway in the Hi- and Low-Desert, according to an article in the Desert Sun. The newspaper studied crash reports and autopsy results from 2002 through 2012 and found that 182 people have been killed in 158 crashes on Highway 62 , and that the highway

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COUNTY OFFERING FAMILY LAW VIDEOS

The County is offering online assistance for residents going though family law issues. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how it works… Residents who are in family court over child custody, child support, or divorce can get help from San Bernardino County Superior Court through on-line videos. The videos will

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FINGERPOINT ROBBER ARRESTED FOR SIMLIAR CRIME EARLIER

The man accused of robbing a taco shop at fingerpoint Monday was linked to a similar robbery in October last year. Investigators say on October 19, 2013, an unknown black male walked into the Cheap Cigarettes business in the 56100 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley, covered his

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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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