TOM PETTY TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The “Live at the Rock” concerts continue at Tortoise Rock Casino Friday nights. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to hear a Tom Petty tribute band tonight…

A tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is set for Friday, July 17, at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. The

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will hold a Christmas in July turkey dinner with all the trimmings Friday, July 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7. Sunday breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m., and don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to

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COUNTRY-ROCK BAND “NITRO EXPRESS” AT YUCCA VALLEY CONCERT TOMORROW

The Free Town of Yucca Valley summer concert series continues tomorrow night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you the hear the country rock sounds of Nitro Express…

Yucca Valley’s free summer music festival continues this Saturday, July 18 with Southern California’s own Nitro Express. Typically billed as a country rock band,

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BODY OF MAN MISSING SINCE 4TH OF JULY DISCOVERED IN PIPES CANYON WASH

The remains of a man were discovered in the desert Wednesday, 11 days after a man went missing in Landers. According to officials, Andrew Salazar’s girlfriend dropped him off at the Hero Market on Old Woman Springs Road about 6 p.m. July 4. About a half hour later, residents in

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PROSECUTION RESTS IN PHIPPS MURDER TRIAL

After 8 days and nearly three dozen witnesses, the prosecution rested its case yesterday in the murder trial of Joseph Phipps. Phipps, 42, is accused of shooting his wife, Christy Phipps, 35, in the head in their Joshua Tree home in January 2013. Phipps testified in his own defense Wednesday

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER ISSUES ALTA MIRA PROJECT WILL SERVE LETTER

The Joshua Basin Water District board issued a conditional will-serve letter for the controversial Alta Mira housing development last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the board was reminded they were not a land use agency…… At last night’s standing-room-only meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, members of the public

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LAST YEAR FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY CLUB FIREWORKS

More than 4,000 people went to Brehm Sports Park to watch the Yucca Valley fireworks on the Fourth of July, with thousands more watching from nearby homes and parking lots. The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley, which has sponsored the fireworks display for the past 32 years, has announced that

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SHERIFF WARNS OF ARREST WARRANT SCAMS

Scam artists are still luring trusting area residents into parting with their hard-earned money. Reporter Sara Snyder says beware of the “arrest warrant” scam… In this scam, con artists are taking advantage of technology that can change whatever is visible on Caller ID, and allow the to pose as the

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY TO HOLD DROUGHT INFORMATION SESSION

The Mojave Water Agency will hold an informational session about the drought, landscaping, and water restrictions. The session, “Putting Your Landscape on Life Support,” is Tuesday, July 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mojave Water Agency in Apple Valley. Information about setting up irrigation systems, how to help

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SURVEY SHOW STRONG SUPPORT FOR DRECP

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) aroused much local comment and involvement during its long development. Reporter Dan Stork says that a recent poll claims strong voter support for the plan… A new poll shows that two-thirds of registered voters who live in and near California’s desert region like

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FREE MOVIE IN THE PARK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents Movies in Luckie Park Thursday nights through July 30, on the north side of the racquetball courts starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy family entertainment at its best. Refreshments will be offered

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TENET HAS TAKEN OVER OPERATION OF HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

After literally years of planning, months of working out the fine print, and approval by the voters, Tenet Healthcare officially took over the operation of Hi-Desert Medical Center yesterday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains what that means… Tenet Healthcare Corporation began operating Hi-Desert Medical Center and its related healthcare facilities as

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus food on Friday July 17, from 10 am to noon, at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive, in Yucca Valley.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORIC BUILDING DEEMED “STRUCTURE OF MERIT”

The old hospital on Adobe Road, now home to Faith in the Word Church, will be awarded the “Structure of Merit” by Mayor Joel Klink tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely spoke with a member of the congregation about the upcoming ceremony…

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SKY’S THE LIMIT START PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, July 18. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 9:15 p.m. and end about 1:30. The highlight of the evening will be the bright summer Milky Way, along with the Summer Triangle, and Saturn and its rings.

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NEIGHBORHOOD DISPUTE RESULTS IN ARREST FOR RIMROCK MAN

A neighborhood dispute resulted in an arrest of a Rimrock man Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Dale Addy, 59, was working in his yard in the 52100 block of Pipes Canyon Road about 11 a.m. when his neighbor came outside and started walking his property line to inspect it

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXAMINES ADDING EAGLE MOUNTAIN AREA

The Eagle Mountain area and Chuckwalla Valley in Riverside County comprise 32,000 acres, two-thirds of which is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. These areas are surrounded by Joshua Tree National Park on three sides, and were a part of Joshua Tree National Monument until 1950 when they were

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49 PALMS CANYON CLOSED TO ALL BUT THIRSTY BIGHORN SHEEP

The popular 49 Palms Canyon Hiking trail from Twentynine Palms into Joshua Tree National Park is closed to anything but thirsty Bighorn Sheep. Because of four years of drought, other water sources for bighorn sheep in that part of Joshua Tree National Park have dried up, leaving the 49

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER CONSIDERS TWO “WILL SERVE” LETTERS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says, among items of interest, is the consideration of two controversial “will-serve” letters… At tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, directors will consider approval of a “conditional will-serve letter” for

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT CEO NAMED

At last night’s meeting of the newly re-designated Morongo Basin Healthcare District, Jackie Coombs was named its CEO. Coombs began working for the hospital district as chief nursing officer in 2006 and is currently employed as the Hospital’s Quality Manager. Coombs will leave her present position to oversee the

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