JOSHUA TREE BAND IN CONCERT AFTER WINNING NATIONAL COMPETITION

A Joshua Tree Band will perform after winning a national competition. The band, “Gene Jr. & The Family,” will perform at the National Association of Music Merchants or “NAMM” Show January 23-25 after winning a national competition sponsored by the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Founded in 1901, the NAMM Show

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SOROPTIMISTS, SKY’S THE LIMIT, BENEFIT FROM THEATRE 29 OPENING NIGHT

Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms will be sponsoring the opening night of Theatre 29’s first play of 2015, Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband,” under the direction of Butch Pelfrey and Tom Highfill. This wild drawing room comedy revolves around blackmail, political corruption and touches on the themes of public and

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ACCUSED KILLER OF ERIN CORWIN IN COURT, DEATH PENALTY STILL CONSIDERED

Wearing handcuffs and an extra-large green jumpsuit, Christopher Lee made another appearance in Joshua Tree Superior Court Tuesday morning. His time before Judge Rodney Cortez was short—just long enough for his attorney to request a date in March for a preliminary hearing. Prosecutor Sean Daugherty told the judge the district

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WE CLARIFY DETAILS ON THE DISCOVERY OF A BODY IN FIRE RUBBLE

A clarification on a story we ran yesterday about a body found in the rubble of a Joshua Tree house fire. We reported a man who’s been missing since a November 23 fire at his residence in Joshua Tree is believed to have been found dead in his burned-out home.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCIDENTLY STABS HIMSELF WITH A SWORD

A Twentynine Palms man literally fell on his sword Monday afternoon. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, the man, identified by the Sheriff’s Department only as being a 21- or 22-year-old resident of the 6700 block of Adobe Road, was in bed with a sword leaning up against

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YUCCA VALLEY CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

A two-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley sheared off a power pole and shut down Onaga Trail for an hour and a half Tuesday evening. Fire Captain Rick Denison said shortly after 5 p.m., “right-of-way issues” led to collision between a vehicle traveling northbound on Bannock Trail and a vehicle traveling

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in special session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 5:15 today. Among the items on the agenda are a closed session meeting in which it will negotiate

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MISSING JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND

A man who’s been missing since a November 23 fire at his residence in Joshua Tree is believed to have been found dead in his burned out home. According to a Sheriff’s report, workers cleaning up the fire debris at the home of David Frowery in the 63000 block of

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MINOR EARTHQUAKE HITS LANDERS EARLY THIS MORNING

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake rattled the Landers area north of Yucca Valley early this morning. According to the U.S. Geologic Society, the 3.0 quake hit at 1:49 a.m. A USGS map shows it originated just north of Linn Road, east of Old Woman Springs, and was at a depth of

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OHV ENFORCEMENT OPERATION NETS FOUR TICKETS, 24 WARNINGS

January 2 and 3, a multi-agency Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement operation took place throughout the Morongo Basin. The operation involved County Sheriff’s and Code Enforcement Officers. They targeted areas where high volumes of complaints about off highway vehicle activity have recently originated. The operation focused on the Yucca Mesa, Landers, Sunfair

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“AN IDEAL HUSBAND” OPENS FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

The opening night gala for Theatre 29’s first production of the 2015 season, Oscar Wilde’s comedy “An Ideal Husband” will be sponsored by Soroptimists International of 29 Palms. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely with all the gala details… The classic comedy, “An Ideal Husband,” opens the Theatre 29 season with

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SIX BURGLARIES AND ATTEMPTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating at least six burglaries and attempted burglaries over the New Year’s weekend in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s reports, burglars attempted to break into a business in the Historic Plaza between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The employee said the door had pry

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LUCERNE VALLEY MAN KILLED WALKING ACROSS S.R. 247 LAST NIGHT

A Lucerne Valley man was killed last night walking across State Route 247, Old Woman Springs Road. According to the County Coroner, at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, 69-year-old Lucerne resident Alfred Moreau was walking across Old Woman Springs Road when he was struck by a vehicle. Moreau was transported to an

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YET ANOTHER SCAM TO WATCH OUT FOR

The dishonest people that try to trick you out of your hard-earned money are at it again. Reporter Taylor Thacker warns us about another scam that targets Craig’s List offerings… Con artists are always scheming to take your money. In a recent scam, an individual who posted an object for

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THEATRE 29 NAMES TWO “VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR” FOR 2014

Two Morongo Basin residents were named “Volunteers of the Year” Saturday night at the annual Theatre 29 Volunteer Appreciation dinner at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. A packed house of over 120 showed their appreciation as the 2014 Board President Brian Tabeling named Judy Andreshak and Mike Lipsitz to the

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AUDITIONS ONE WEEK FROM TODAY FOR “URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL”

Auditions for Theatre 29’s “Urinetown, the Musical,” the edgy new Broadway hit, are coming up. Actors as well as a back stage crew are needed for the production. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely with all the opportunities… Theater 29 Director Gary Daigneault and his team seek several performers for the

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CALL FOR ART FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS’ CENTER

“Winter Skies” will be the theme for the winter Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center in downtown Twentynine Palms January, February, and March 2015. Area artists are invited to submit an original piece of art for possible inclusion in the group exhibition, and are asked

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FURNACE AND SPACE HEATER SAFETY TIPS

Accidents involving furnaces and space heaters are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is Caitlin Logan with some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely… Stay safe while you stay warm! Before weather gets

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MORE NEW LAWS FOR 2015

School districts that gather information about students from social media can only collect information that is directly related to school or student safety. The information must be destroyed when the student turns 18 or leaves the school district. The Department of Motor Vehicles must provide a free identification card to

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET

The California Retired Teachers Association will begin 2015 by meeting on Friday, January 9, at 10 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road. Members will enjoy a talk on “Travel Extends Your Life,” to be presented by Steve Kanold. Please call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 no later than

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