FALL CAMPING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Cooler weather brings campers to our National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp offers visitors some camping tips… With this season’s cooler weather, campsites in Joshua Tree National Park have begun to fill every weekend, as early as Friday morning and through the weekends. Reservations can be made for Indian Cove

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NO BUS SERVICE ON THANKSGIVING

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will not operate service on Thursday, November 26, in observance of Thanksgiving Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Friday, November 27.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE SET FOR SUNDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Thanksgiving service is planned this Sunday night in Twentynine Palms. M. E. Tammi Rolloff has the details… The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association will hold a Thanksgiving service 6 p.m. Sunday, November 22, at Smith’s Ranch. The celebration of thanks will be followed by light refreshments. Smith’s Ranch is located

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY CLUB COLLECTING USED BOOKS

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is collecting books for all ages, whether hard back or paperback and to distribute to local organizations, libraries and children’s centers. The books should be in good condition and be free of any drawing or writing in the book. Books can be dropped off

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STATE OF THE BASIN: MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT AND HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

When Tenet took over the operations of the Hi-Desert Medical Center this summer, the healthcare district not only changed its name, but its focus, too. The chief executive officers for both the newly named Morongo Basin Healthcare District and hospital spoke to about 200 people in attendance at last week’s

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS BLANKET DONATIONS

Tender Loving Christmas is collecting donations to distribute to convalescent homes residents. Assignment reporter David Knutson has more… Tender Loving Christmas is asking for blanket donations for their donation to convalescent homes for the holidays. If you can help by donating any knitted, crocheted, or sewn blankets, you can drop

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CAMPING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is an ideal camping destination when you come prepared. ROP Broadcast Student Daneita Chestnut has a check list… Many people from all over the map come to visit Joshua tree National Park. According to park rangers Sara Sutton and Lorna Shuman Visitors are allowed to camp

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GOSPEL CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY NIGHT

The Seventh Day Adventist Church will hold a free gospel concert Saturday at 6 p.m. In addition to local talent, Pastor Curtis Wright—a world-class banjo player and fourth-generation musician—will be featured. Besides the banjo, Wright plays the violin, mandolin, harmonica, guitar and the Indian flute, and has played with Buck

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH THANKSGIVING MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Volunteers are needed for the annual Betty Garret Thanksgiving meal at Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms. Volunteers are needed to work on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, to decorate, serve the meals in the hall, as well as deliver meals. If you are interested in volunteering, call Teresa

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COUNTY PAYS $3.75 MILLION IN FATAL CAR CRASH INVOLVING MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF'S DEPUTY

Z107.7 News has learned that the County Board of Supervisors approved a $3.75 million settlement with the widow and children of a Twentynine Palms man who was killed in a traffic collision with a Sheriff’s deputy 2 ½ years ago, but due to squabbling among the family, the settlement hasn’t

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE KILLED IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CAR CRASH

A 19-year-old Marine stationed at the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms was killed early Wednesday morning in a car crash in Tulare County. According to the California Highway Patrol, Layne Johnson, a private first class armorer with VMU-1, was driving northbound on Highway 99 near Traver when he apparently fell

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DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is holding another drug take-back day tomorrow. Assignment reporter David Knutson has the details… Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills, posing a danger to the environment. The Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a Drop-Off Event for unwanted prescription drugs and

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THREE JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARIES

Three Joshua Tree residents were arrested Tuesday in connection with a burglary in Yucca Valley. During a follow-up investigation into the burglary, deputies went to a home in the 61500 block of Palm Vista Drive in Joshua Tree, where they found Christopher Harris, 37, Dawn Demaray, 23, and Tara Palkman,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday afternoon, after a neighbor saw him punching a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called to report that a man, identified as James Burke, 23, had pinned a woman down on the couch and was hitting her. When the neighbor confronted

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A SPATE OF BURGLARIES IN JOSHUA TREE

At least seven Joshua Tree residents reported burglaries Monday and Tuesday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a neighbor was notified by a security company about 3 p.m. Monday that a burglar alarm for a home in the 5800 block of Sunset Road had been activated. The neighbor saw that the back

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TENSION HIGH AS JOSHUA BASIN WATER APPROVES INACTIVE METER FEES

Tension was high last night in Joshua Tree as the Joshua Basin Water District convened a public hearing on instituting a basic monthly fee for inactive accounts. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz was at the standing-room-only meeting. Here’s what happened… Last night, the Joshua Basin Water District board voted 4 to

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TWO ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FOR STEALING FROM CARS

More information about a story we ran Tuesday after a Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday morning, accused of possession of stolen property. Thursday, November 12, a resident in the 7000 block of 49 Palms Avenue reported that her credit and debit cards had been stolen from her vehicle parked

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS $1.7 MILLION WATER DISTRICT BAIL-OUT

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night in a special and closed session. Reporter David Haldane says on the table is a proposed bail-out for the Water District… The Twentynine Palms City Council decided to cut it close Wednesday by postponing until November 30 a vote heralding the county’s

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THEATRE 29 SPONSORS OPENING NIGHT OF “THE FARNDALE CHRISTMAS CAROL”

Theater 29 is sponsoring the Gala Opening Night of the hilarious holiday comedy, “The Farndale Christmas Carol.” The fund-raiser includes a wonderfully catered hors d’oeuvres buffet and refreshments at 6 p.m., curtain at 7. There will be a lively live and silent auction with Gary Daigneault as your auctioneer, including

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CHOOSES THE LIBRARY TO GO INTO THE OLD PFF BUILDING

At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council was presented with three alternatives for potential use of the former PFF Bank Building: a new location for the town library; a new location for the Hi-Desert Nature Museum; or combination of the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the

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