STAR PARTY TONIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 10. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 10:30 p.m. Early January is one of the finest months to observe the heavens. Many of the best and brightest constellations are out

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ART RECEPTIONS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE, TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Shibui is Japanese for “restrained elegance” or “unobtrusive beauty” and is the theme for this month’s exhibit currently on display at Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree. Painters Janis Commentz, Marjorie Franklin, and Glenn Grubbs, along photography by Bill Dahl, pottery by Ed Keesling, and painting and fabric dolls by Anna

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN ARRESTED FOR VANDALISM AT YUCCA VALLEY CAR DEALERSHIP

Two Yucca Valley men have been arrested for causing nearly $50,000 in damages to cars at a car dealership. According to a Sheriff’s press release, on November 26, the general manager of the Yucca Valley Ford dealership reported that someone had thrown rocks at new and used vehicles on the

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR BILLY CLUB AND DRUGS

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after she was found with a billy club following a traffic stop in Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw a black sedan driving erratically southbound on Belfield Boulevard about 3:30 p.m. The deputy stopped the car at Belfield and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY, WILL HOLD HEARING ON UNDERGROUNDING UTILITIES

The Twentynine Palms City council will meet in a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. this Monday, January 12; note the change of day from Tuesday to Monday for this meeting. After an award to the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team for participation in the Cash for Trash program,

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin, but in January, the food will be distributed on the second Monday. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San

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12 CONTESTANTS IN MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT NEXT MONTH

Next week, Z107.7 will start airing interviews with the 12 contestants vying for the title of Miss Yucca Valley. From Yucca Valley High School are Carmen Alvarez, Amanda Cruz, Rosie Lemm, Julia Martinez, Olivia Paul, Sydney Rieman Sara Webb, and Katlynne Wells. From Joshua Springs Christian School are Dani Enos,

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WEDNESDAY LECTURE SERIES STARTING UP AGAIN NEXT WEEK

The Historical Society Wednesday Lecture Series kicks off next week in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us what the offering will be… Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society for their first Wednesday Lecture Series of the year. On Wednesday, January 14, the topic will be “Joshua Trees: History and

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, January 10, at Wal-Mart 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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COUNTY FIRE SPEAKS TO LATE DISCOVERY OF JOSHUA TREE FIRE VICTIM

The discovery of a charred body Monday in the rubble of a burned out house in Joshua Tree has raised questions of how the County Fire Department missed it following the fire seven weeks ago. According to County Fire Department Public Information Officer Tracy Martinez, when fire fighters arrived at

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MAN ESCAPES INJURY IN SPECTACULAR CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

A man escaped injury Wednesday morning when he crashed his car in Yucca Valley and it flipped onto its roof and slid about 500 feet. According to a Sheriff’s report, the unidentified driver told Sheriff’s deputies that about 5:20, he was driving eastbound on Highway 62 just east of Sage

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YOUNG HISTORIANS PROGRAM STARTED BY TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Twentynine Palms Historical society is looking for a few good young historians. Birthday girl and reporter Taylor Thacker tells us who is being recruited… The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is pleased to announce a program to encourage the youth of Twentynine Palms to become more familiar with our local

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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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