SIDEWALK ASTRONOMY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit is offering Sidewalk Astronomy this Saturday/ Reporter Caitlin Logan gets out her telescope……

Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center offers a Sidewalk Astronomy session on Saturday, September 20th, in between 7:25 pm and 2 am. This free event takes place at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine

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NEW FILM, “STAGE DOOR DIVAS” DEBUTS TONIGHT IN PALMS SPRINGS

The creative team behind the hit off-Broadway musical “Fabulous Divas of Broadway” and “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood,” recently seen at Theatre 29, have combined the highlights from both shows into one film, “Stage Door Divas.” Stage Door Divas is an 80-minute documentary film that chronicles Alan Palmer’s love of the

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CASINO NIGHT BENEFITS JOSHUA TREE VFW

Practice your poker face and your dice-throwing. It’s Casino Night tonight in Joshua Tree. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how you can be a part of a fund raiser for the Joshua Tree VFW Post…

Black Jack, craps, poker and roulette. If you like gaming, place your bets on

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JEWISH HIGH HOLY DAYS SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for Yom Kippur, will be held in Desert Hot Springs, at Mission Lakes Country Club. The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area, is sponsoring these observances during the High Holy Days. Admission is free to Jewish residents of

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ONE-YEAR-OLD SURVIVES BEING WASHED AWAY IN JOSHUA TREE FLOODING

A one-year-old Joshua Tree boy miraculously survived after being swept away by flood water in Joshua Tree. The powerful flood Tuesday destroyed the family home, washed away the boy’s bedroom—and carried one-year-old Tristan away along with it.

“We really thought that we lost him,” Tristan’s mother Ryan Scarcy said. A

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SWIFT WATER RESCUES ARE DANGEROUS: PART 2 OF 2 IN A SPECIAL REPORT

All county fire fighters receive basic training in swift water rescues, and some receive advanced training. The county’s fire department strictly regulates how swift water rescues are done, and who can perform them, and requires a minimum of five specially trained rescue personnel for swift water rescues: a supervisor who

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ROBS TWO ELDERLY VICTIMS AT KNIFEPOINT IN PALM SPRINGS

A Yucca Valley man who allegedly robbed two 80-something Palm Springs residents at knifepoint and stole their car, was behind bars in Joshua Tree Thursday. Daniel Volrich, 24, was arrested Wednesday at a Yucca Valley home for investigation of the crimes, which occurred August 26. The victims had left their

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STRAIGHT TALK ON THE DROUGHT FROM THE MOJAVE WATER AGENCY

The state is in a drought. The Mojave Water Agency will be giving a special event that will explain exactly what that means. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation…

California’s drought continues to dominate the headlines. New drought regulations are in effect and consumers are being asked to conserve every

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HIGHWAY PROJECT CONTINUES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Yucca Valley highway project continues on Highway 62, between Apache Trail and Palm Avenue, and includes the construction of curb, gutter, sidewalks, raised median islands, and a traffic signal at Church Street. The sidewalk, curb and gutter, and handicap ramps on the north and south side of State Route

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FATAL JOSHUA TREE FLASH FLOOD VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the man killed in a flash flood Tuesday as Karl Wyne, 66, of Joshua Tree. Wyne had operated a local electrical business for many years and had served on the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors. Bystanders told authorities that Wyne, who was driving

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A SPECIAL REPORT ON FLASH FLOODING AND SWIFT WATER RESCUES

Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us in part one of a two-part report about flash flooding and swift water rescues… As this week’s flash flooding in Joshua Tree demonstrated, fast-moving water can be extremely dangerous in the desert. “It does not take very much moving water at all, as little

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BODY FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE IDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the body found in the desert in Joshua Tree September 6 as Glenda Latino, 46, of Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, Latino was last seen August 16 when she checked herself out of Hi-Desert Medical Center; she was reported missing August 21. Latino’s body

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INFORMATION CORRECTED ON MISSING ELDERLY JOSHUA TREE WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department has corrected information about a missing woman who walked away from her car in Twentynine Palms last week. Monday, September 8, Nola Taylor, 85, was driven to her home in Joshua Tree from Desert Hospital in Palm Springs by her son; she did not drive herself home

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday evening after his girlfriend said he refused to let her leave the residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, William Porter, 27, was fighting with a woman in the 3500 block of Porter Boulevard about 4:15 p.m. The report states the woman could be

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STORMS CAUSE A FATALITY IN JOSHUA TREE, MUD AND FLOODING

A man was killed yesterday afternoon when his SUV was swept away in a raging flash flood in Joshua Tree. According to County Fire Captain Matt Anderson, the man, identified only as being in his 66 years old, was driving his Chevy Blazer on Sunny Vista when he encountered a

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PETITION TO PERMIT MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY STARTING

When the Yucca Valley Town Council refused to extend the permit to allow California Medicinal Solutions to remain in business last year, the Morongo Basin lost its only legal medical marijuana dispensary. Some residents plan to circulate a petition for a proposed ordinance that would allow a limited number of

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YUCCA VALLEY PREPARING FOR MORE THUNDERSTORMS

The Town of Yucca Valley is preparing for thunderstorms expected to move through this week. The heaviest rain is forecast to occur today and evening bringing increasing chances of flash flooding. Residents are advised to take precautions and avoid unnecessary travel when possible. The Town’s Public Works crews are preparing

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Caitlin Logan checks the agenda… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will review their fourth quarter ending financial report summary for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION DENIES 200-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission met last night in closed session and then in regular session where they held a public hearing regarding an appeal of the Community Development Director’s determination regarding an Environmental Impact Report on a proposed 200-unit multi-family apartment complex to be built near the MCAGCC Condor

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BREAKING NEWS FLASH FLOOD UPDATE

A TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR IN JOSHUA TREE AROUND 4PM TUESDAY RESULTED IN SERIOUS FLASH FLOODING THROUGHOUT THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND SOME SURROUNDING STREETS, INCLUDING MUDSLIDES ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF JOSHUA TREE. LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED A TRUCK STUCK IN FLOOD WATERS AT SUNNY VISTA AND ALTA LOMA, WHICH EYEWITNESSES

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